Week Ending 29th September 2017

Posted on: 29/09/2017

Dear Parents/Carers,

We are now well into Term 1 and the students will be preparing for their first assessments before the October half term. This will provide their tutors with a valuable insight as to how progress has been made since the start of the new academic year and enable them to fill any gaps in their learning. While moving through the school during the day students appear well focused in their lessons so I am sure they will fly through their assessments.

Expectations Evening for Year 9 this week was very well attended and we are hoping for an equally good turnout for Year 10 next Tuesday. These evenings are so valuable not only for the students but parents as well.

While looking at our students over coming difficult topics and showing determination in their studies I have drawn parallels with the coverage of the Invictus Games currently taking place in Toronto. We were fortunate enough in July 2014 to host a training weekend for Help for Heroes Sitting Volleyball team to assist with their preparations for the inaugural games in 2014. It was a privilege to host the team and for the students to witness real determination and strength of character first hand.

Our Executive Headteacher, Mrs Lodge was delighted to accept an invitation to the House of Lords on Wednesday this week. This was to celebrate some of the outstanding Design, Engineer, Construct work that had been taking place in schools across the country last year. She is very much hoping that both Wilmington Grammar Schools will be showcasing their own work in the near future!

The school has also received a lovely letter from the charity CRY in relation to a donation that was made by our students for £172.10 in memory of former student Jack Thompson. The boys support of the excellent work CRY carry out will hopefully mean that cardiac problems in the young can be identified and treated without further loss of life.

Sixth formers in Year 12 across WG6 have been having 1:1 interviews this week to check they are settling onto their new programmes of study and ensure that their A Level choices are appropriate for their intended career destinations. It has been wonderful talking to the students and sharing their enthusiasm for the future.

PE - Football

Year 7 Kent Cup - 1st Round – bye awarded

Year 8 Kent Cup - 1st Round - Away to Bonus Pastor on Tuesday 26th September
3-3 draw after extra time but sadly lost on penalties.
Goal scorers were George Jackson, Joe Hyde and Harrison Harvey with Alex Ball saving a penalty during normal time.
Player of the match was Kai H.

Year 10 beat Ravensbourne 3-2 to progress into the next round.

Year 11 beat Northfleet Boys 2-0 to go into the next round.


Art club students have been working on stop motion puppets. The boys have worked really hard on their puppets and should be congratulated on their efforts.


to Dawid M (11 Newton) for fantastic work in German.  He has displayed excellent translation skills – translating on the spot to the class both accurately and fluently.


to  Matthew R WG6 for completing the homework task and meeting the deadline despite missing the previous lesson!

KS4 – Calder G Y10 – Exemplar work on Hurricanes Harvey & Irma (please see below)

KS3 – Student of the week – William W – beautifully well-presented workbook this term and full marks in Coasts test today.

Parking near the school

We have received some complaints from our neighbours of cars parking across their driveways at the end of the school day.  Could we please remind parents when collecting their children to be courteous of our community and ensure parking is not across driveways or on double yellow lines/zigzag lines.  Dartford Council send out a Highways patrol car frequently.

Another full week at WGSB!

Kind regards,

Mr Guthrie

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