Week ending 8th June 2018

Posted on: 08/06/2018

Weekly blog ending 8th June 2018

Dear Parents, Carers,

We are now in our final term of the academic year. We still have a few more weeks to go before all the public examinations are complete and the Year 11 and Year 13 students can take a well-earned break; we wish them all the best with their remaining exams and look forward to seeing them in August when they collect their results.  Internal exams are also taking place and we wish all of our boys the very best. I realise that this can be a stressful time and they need to balance their revision with time to relax.

As always in the final term we have lots of events taking place, see dates below.   Our new Year 7s for September will be spending a day with us next month, and we look forward to welcoming new families to our community.   Due to the demand for school places, this year places were only offered  within our Parish area, and reached our 150 PAN before extending to all Parish areas.  We have 53 feeder schools this year compared with 80 from last year!

Kent 16+ Travel Card

Students entering Wilmington’s Sixth Form or Year 13 in September 2018 and who wish to apply for the Kent 16+ Travel Card may now make an application to KCC.  Please note that this year all applications and payment must be made directly to KCC, the school will not be accepting payments.  The council will be offering the opportunity to split the full year cost of £400 by applying two separate half-year passes costing £200 each for Terms 1 – 3 and Terms 4 – 6 respectively; please see attached letter for further details.  Passes will be sent to school for collection, and will arrive by September if KCC receive applications by Friday 13 July.  For more details of the Kent 16+ Travel card please visit the following link: www.kent.gov.uk/post16travel.

Enrichment Week

Please ensure that any outstanding payments are made as soon as possible via ParentPay.

Enrichment Week

Please ensure that any outstanding payments are made as soon as possible via ParentPay.

Tennis Club

Tennis Club takes place after school on Thursdays (3.30pm-4.45pm).  From beginners to intermediate/advanced skills, if students are interested in playing tennis please see Mrs Deicher or Mr Sage for more information.

Yr 10 end of year exams

Monday 4th– Friday 15th June

WGSB Art & Photography Exhibition

Thursday 14th June, 6pm-8pm

Yr 7 & 8 end of year exams

Monday 18th – Friday 22nd June

PTA Summer Fair (@WGSBPTA)

Saturday 23rd June, 11am-2pm

Sports Presentation Evening

Wednesday 27th June, 7pm-9pm

Yr 7-10 Award Presentation Evening

Wednesday 11th July, 7pm-9pm

Sports Day

Thursday 17th July

Enrichment Week

Wednesday 18th – Friday 20th July

Year 10 Work Experience

Monday 16th – Friday 20th July

Year 12 Work Experience

Monday 16th – Friday 20th July



WGSB Library (@WGSBL)

Description: National Book TokensThe National Book tokens are running their annual schools competition.  They are giving one lucky entrant the chance to win £5,000/€5,000 of National Book Tokens for their school - enough to buy hundreds of new books for the library. And just in case that warm, fuzzy feeling isn't enough, the winner also gets £100/€100 of National Book Tokens to spend on themself!  Read more at https://www.nationalbooktokens.com/schools#.WxmeE-QUeHk#X7xfUvkW2qy3yHhQ.99


German Exchange Students

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We are pleased to announce our annual German exchange hosting students from Hola school in Germany, will be visiting us on Monday 11th June.  More information will appear in next week’s blog.



Best wishes,


Charlie Guthrie

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