Farewell to the Blog…on this platform

From today, latest news and updates will cease to be posted to the Principal’s Blog. The academy’s new website www.winsfordacademy.net will now accommodate the blog under the News & Events section. Updates will be just as regular.

Thank you for following the blog on this platform. If you would like to get email notifications of updates of the blog on the new website then visit www.winsfordacademy.net and scroll down the left hand menu until you reach the Follow This Website Via Email box.

The posts on this platform will remain until the end of September, at which time they will be archived. 

An Outstanding Learning Experience

A must watch film capturing the brilliant student outcomes from our World War 1 cross-curricular project, 15th-18th July 2014.

Congratulations Britten House whose domination extends to a fourth year

For a fourth consecutive year, Britten House swept the board the annual End of Year Celebration Assembly, holding on to trophies for House with the  ‘Best Attendance’, the ‘Highest Number of Vivos’, the ‘House Competition Winner'; and the overall ‘House of the Year’.

Congratulations to Britten students and Mrs Graf, Head of House, who has carried on where Mr Clarke left off. Mrs Graf handled the pressure brilliantly and, like Sir Alex Ferguson before her, motivated her team to demoralise the opponents. All that was left for Mr Hicks to ask of all Elgarians, Purcellians and Sullivanites to “feel the pain” in order to motivate to go again with resilience in September.

A special mention must, however, go to Mr Freeman’s Elgar who pushed Britten as hard as they had ever been pushed before and to Purcell who retained the honour of winning Sports Day.

In other prizes…

Ellie Woodward and Ellis Rowland were presented as Sports Captains, with their deputies, Joel Vernon and Olivia Munro beside them;

Jenson Whalley was recognised for his outstanding contribution to the Premier League Reading Stars project;

Hannah Words received a £25 ASDA gift voucher and won the competition for her logo design that will front the academy’s bid to become an EcoSchool;

KS3 Gardeners were rewarded for their excellent contribution to this year’s Royal Horticultural Show;

James Twelvetrees of Sullivan House was awarded a special prize for making outstanding academic progress.

Chloe Corcoran of Elgar House was recognised for her outstanding contribution to academy life.

Warm congratulations to all these students.





Representing the voice of young people in Winsford

20140715_100227A number of our students have been invited, by partner agencies, to represent the voice of youth in Winsford. They have been chosen for their willingness to engage in other projects over the last few years within Cheshire such as the Young People’s Senate, Lifestyle Centre Healthy Eating Project and the Custody Suite Review.

They will be asked questions about young people’s perspective by the Winsford Town Council, Cheshire West and Chester Locality Team, Youth Service, the Police, the Children’s Society and Youth Participation Team. It will involve some training as they have to look at value for money, the impact a project might have for the area and the expected outcomes. They will be expected to garner views and opinions of lots of young people in order to help make their decisions and shape their views.

This week they had their first training session with some of the agencies in school and were discussing if there was a pot of money available what would they choose to send it on to benefit the young people of Winsford and why.

The pupils representing Winsford are:-

Jamie Hurst
Bradley Rowbotham
Chloe Donnelley
Ella O’Hare
Charlie West
Rhys Harrison
Samantha Tidd
Georgia Plumb

Report by Mrs J Tringham (Associate Assistant Principal for RESPECT)