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Ammonite 907: 16th November 2018
Posted on: 16/11/18

Ammonite 907: 16th November 2018

Ammonite 906: 9th November 2018
Posted on: 09/11/18

Ammonite 906: 9th November 2018

Artisan & Craft Market 2018
Posted on: 08/11/18

Artisan & Craft Market 2018

Ammonite 905: 26th October 2018
Posted on: 26/10/18

Ammonite 905: 26th October 2018

BET School Experience Day
Posted on: 25/10/18

BET School Experience Day

The Bath Studio School
Posted on: 25/10/18

The Bath Studio School

The Bath Studio School

Please see the statement regarding The Bath Studio School (Pdf, 61kb) released by the Wellsway Multi Academy Trust on Tuesday 23rd October 2018.

Ammonite 904: 19th October 2018
Posted on: 19/10/18

Ammonite 904: 19th October 2018

Ammonite 903: 12th October 2018
Posted on: 12/10/18

Ammonite 903: 12th October 2018

Ammonite 902: 5th October 2018
Posted on: 05/10/18

Ammonite 902: 5th October 2018

Ammonite 901: 28th September 2018
Posted on: 28/09/18

Ammonite 901: 28th September 2018

Ammonite 900: 21st September 2018
Posted on: 21/09/18

Ammonite 900: 21st September 2018

Open Morning 2nd October 2018
Posted on: 20/09/18

Open Morning 2nd October 2018

Please note this event is intended for families who were unable to join us for the open morning in July.

A welcome from the Principal and members of the senior leadership team from 9.00am in Mendip Hall; before prosepective parents (and children) are able to tour the school with students.  The morning will provide an opportunity to see the school in action; to visit curriculum areas and discuss the Wellsway School experience with students and staff.  Pleae be advised that the morning finishes at 10.45am but that the last tour will depart at 10.20am.

Limited car parking is available on site; should the weather be fine we advise those living within walking distance to enjoy the fresh air and arrive on foot.  Please contact us in advance if you have any mobility needs.

Ammonite 899: 14th September 2018
Posted on: 14/09/18

Ammonite 899: 14th September 2018

Ammonite 898: 7th September 2018
Posted on: 07/09/18

Ammonite 898: 7th September 2018

Success at Wellsway School
Posted on: 23/08/18

Success at Wellsway School

Year 11 students at Wellsway School have yet again achieved an outstanding set of GCSE results.

All schools have had to deal with significant changes to GCSEs and the uncertainty this brings. We are delighted that over 80% of students have passed English and maths at Grade 4 or better and 77% gained 5 or more good passes including English and maths. Particularly pleasing was a significant improvement in the attainment of students across the Sciences, including an incredible 13% achieving a grade 9 in Chemistry (a grade reserved for the highest attaining student nationally).

We would also like to say congratulations to the following students who have achieved the following outstanding individual successes: Megan Sullivan (8 x 9s, 2 x 8s, 1 x 7), Samuel Their (7 x 9s, 2 x 8s, 1 x 6), Alyssa Hunt (6 x 9s, 2 x 8s, 2 x 7s, 1 x 6), James Spincer (3 x 9s, 5 x 8s, 2 x 7s, 1 x 6), Andrew Dubois (4 x 9s, 2 x 8s, 1 x 7, 2 x 6s) and Nathan Coltart (4 x 9s, 4 x 8s, 1 x 7, 2 x 6s).

“These fantastic results are testament to the hard work of students, the dedication from staff and the support of parents and carers and the Wellsway Mulit-Academy Trust.  We are immensely proud of the students' achievements and look forward to welcoming many of them back to continue thier journey with us in September”

Matthew Woodville,

Principal.

Significant Improvements at all A Level Grades for Wellsway School
Posted on: 16/08/18

Significant Improvements at all A Level Grades for Wellsway School

Significant Improvements at all A Level Grades for Wellsway School

Significant Improvements at all A Level Grades for Wellsway School

Wellsway School has a tradition of excellent Sixth Form achievement. We are delighted that there has been a significant rise in results at all grades with 81% at A*-C.

Principal Matthew Woodville said "We are extremely proud of the year group and of their achievements.  These results mean that this talented group of young people will go on to pursue their ambitions in the work place, at universities and colleges, or in apprenticeships and other training courses.  We wish them every success for the future.”

 "I would like to take this opportunity to formally acknowledge the focus and determination shown by the Year 13 students to their studies and congratulate them on their success.”

These excellent results are thanks to the hard work and commitment shown by staff at Wellsway School and across the Wellsway Multi-Academy Trust’s Collaborative Post-16 Provision. Thank you to the families of our students and the wider Keynsham community for the support provided.

We would also like to say congratulations to the following students who have achieved the following outstanding individual successes at A Level or their Level 3 equivalent:

Nathan Tozer 3 A*s, Tom Davies 2 A*s and 2 As, Beth Gledhill 1 A* and 3 As, Alex Pusey 1 A* and 3 As, James Gulliford 1 A* and 2 As, Freya Money 3 As, and Rebecca Masters, Jade Brown, Rose Ford and Rebecca Rogers triple Distinction*s.

We are proud of all of our students and feel honoured to have had this Year 13 group learning with us, as individuals and collectively.  We look forward to hearing of their further successes and achievements in the future.

Ammonite 897: 20th July 2018
Posted on: 20/07/18

Ammonite 897: 20th July 2018

Wellsway School uniform reminder
Posted on: 19/07/18

Wellsway School uniform reminder

Ammonite 896: 13th July 2018
Posted on: 13/07/18

Ammonite 896: 13th July 2018

Ammonite 895: 6th July 2018
Posted on: 06/07/18

Ammonite 895: 6th July 2018

Update: school uniform in hot weather
Posted on: 02/07/18

Update: school uniform in hot weather

Due to very high temperatures forecast for the remainder of the week we will continue to allow students to wear their PE kit with trainers OR their school uniform without a blazer or tie, with school shoes. 

We will provide further updates in due course regarding week commencing 9th July.

We urge all students to drink plenty of water and to wear sunscreen to stay safe in the Sun.

Ammonite 894: 29th June 2018
Posted on: 29/06/18

Ammonite 894: 29th June 2018

School uniform in hot weather
Posted on: 26/06/18

School uniform in hot weather

Ammonite 893: 22nd June 2018
Posted on: 22/06/18

Ammonite 893: 22nd June 2018

Ammonite 892: 15th June 2018
Posted on: 15/06/18

Ammonite 892: 15th June 2018

Ammonite 891: 8th June 2018
Posted on: 08/06/18

Ammonite 891: 8th June 2018

Ammonite 890: 25th May 2018
Posted on: 25/05/18

Ammonite 890: 25th May 2018

Ammonite 889: 18th May 2018
Posted on: 18/05/18

Ammonite 889: 18th May 2018

Double accolade for Wellsway Multi Academy Trust
Posted on: 18/05/18

Double accolade for Wellsway Multi Academy Trust

Double accolade for Wellsway Multi Academy Trust

Andrea Arlidge, chief executive of  Wellsway Multi Academy Trust, has been named a national leader of education (NLE), and Wellsway School has become a national support school and a national teaching school.

National leaders of education use their knowledge and experience to provide additional leadership capability in other schools in need of support.  

Teaching schools work with partner schools in an alliance to provide teacher training and  professional development.

Mrs Arlidge said: “We are delighted that the strength of Wellsway School and our multi academy trust has been recognised in this way. We are looking forward to developing our work as a teaching school, supporting school staff and new entrants to the teaching profession to make a difference in their schools and trusts.”

Schools Minister Lord Agnew said: “I’d like to congratulate Wellsway School and Andrea Arlidge on being appointed as a teaching school and a national leader of education. They should be very proud of this achievement. 

“Teaching schools and national leaders of education are supporting other schools, attracting and training the best new teachers and developing the next generation of leaders.” 

Ammonite 888: 11th May 2018
Posted on: 11/05/18

Ammonite 888: 11th May 2018

Ammonite 887: 4th May 2018
Posted on: 04/05/18

Ammonite 887: 4th May 2018

Ammonite 886: 27th April 2018
Posted on: 27/04/18

Ammonite 886: 27th April 2018

Ammonite 885: 20th April 2018
Posted on: 20/04/18

Ammonite 885: 20th April 2018

Ammonite 884: 13th April 2018
Posted on: 13/04/18

Ammonite 884: 13th April 2018

Changing the School Day: Consultation
Posted on: 23/03/18

Changing the School Day: Consultation

Ammonite 883: 23rd March 2018
Posted on: 23/03/18

Ammonite 883: 23rd March 2018

Ammonite 882: 16th March 2018
Posted on: 16/03/18

Ammonite 882: 16th March 2018

Easter holiday multi-sport camps
Posted on: 13/03/18

Easter holiday multi-sport camps

Pro-Coaching logoWellsway Sports Centre and SBL Sports Centre have joined forces with local company Pro-Coaching to host camps this Easter for children aged 5-13 years.

The highly qualified and experienced team who have been running camps around the South West since 2001, will be at Wellsway between 26th-28th March, and SBL between 3rd-5th April.

Booking is highly recommended due to demand, please visit www.pro-coaching.co.uk for more details and to secure your place.

Ammonite 881: 9th March 2018
Posted on: 09/03/18

Ammonite 881: 9th March 2018

Ammonite 880: 23rd February 2018
Posted on: 23/02/18

Ammonite 880: 23rd February 2018

Challenge programme information
Posted on: 23/02/18

Challenge programme information

Ammonite 879: 8th February 2018
Posted on: 08/02/18

Ammonite 879: 8th February 2018

South Gloucestershire Bus and Coach No 432 route
Posted on: 06/02/18

South Gloucestershire Bus and Coach No 432 route

South Gloucestershire Bus and Coach Company recently announced that it intends to cease operating the 432 bus from 8th February. This service is used by some students from Longwell Green, North Common, Oldland Common and Willsbridge to travel to and from Wellsway School and IKB Academy. 

Representatives of the parents affected, the Bus Company and the Principal of Wellsway School are meeting tomorrow in an attempt to resolve this matter. We will continue to work with families in an attempt to ensure a transport provision that meets their needs.

Ammonite 878: 2nd February 2018
Posted on: 02/02/18

Ammonite 878: 2nd February 2018

Delight as Wellsway School gets another Good Ofsted report
Posted on: 31/01/18

Delight as Wellsway School gets another Good Ofsted report

The Head of Wellsways School, Matthew Woodville outside the school with three students following their successful Ofsted report, January 2018Wellsway School remains a good school in the eyes of the education watchdog Ofsted.

Three inspectors who visited the 1350-pupil secondary in Keynsham in January said it continued to deserve the rating of good, which it received in 2014.

They noted a number of improvements brought about by the principal, Matthew Woodville, since his arrival in April 2016 and said senior leadership was very strong. They also praised the support given to the school by the Wellsway Multi Academy Trust.

In a letter to Mr Woodville, lead inspector Kathy Maddocks said: “Senior leaders have an accurate understanding of what needs to be done to make sure pupils gain even greater successes. You are working well as a team. You provide and receive good training from the Wellsway Academy Trust which has benefited the school.”

Changes in staffing, expectations and procedures had led to improved teaching and learning, she reported. A greater focus on students with special educational needs was also noted..

Ms Maddocks said the school was right to be proud of the good progess being made by pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds. She also said the school had raised expectations for the high proportion of students who were most able.

“Too many teachers were not pushing pupils to gain grades that reflected their true potential. You have made teachers more aware of the capability of pupils. Now, pupils receive greater challenge in their learning,” she said. 

Ms Maddocks described Wellsway as having a “positive and friendly atmosphere.”

“Inspectors observed and talked with pupils, noting they were relaxed and happy,” she said.

Pupils told the inspectors that the school handled incidents of bullying effectively.

Plans to introduce more careers guidance for children from Year 7 to help prepare them for life beyond school were highlighted..

Mr Woodville said he was delighted that Ofsted had recognised the strengths of Wellsway School.

“I am pleased that Ofsted agrees with the direction the school is going in as we continue our  journey towards outstanding. We welcome this report, which acknowledges the changes we have made to support all students to reach their potential.

“We are confident the measures we have put in place will ensure students enjoy their time at Wellsway, make rapid progress and develop into confident, respectful and successful young people.

Andrea Arlidge, chief executive of Wellsway Multi Academy Trust, said: “Congratulations to Matthew Woodville and his team for this very successful Ofsted short inspection report. It is clear that staff, students and their families are benefiting from being part of a strong local partnership where everyone is working together to provide a high quality educational experience.”

More information

Ammonite 877: 26th January 2018
Posted on: 26/01/18

Ammonite 877: 26th January 2018

Ammonite 876: 19th January 2018
Posted on: 19/01/18

Ammonite 876: 19th January 2018

Ammonite 875: 12th January 2018
Posted on: 12/01/18

Ammonite 875: 12th January 2018

Ammonite 874: 5th January 2018
Posted on: 05/01/18

Ammonite 874: 5th January 2018

Explanation of attitude to learning, independence and readiness to learn
Posted on: 04/01/18

Explanation of attitude to learning, independence and readiness to learn

Ammonite 873: 15th December 2017
Posted on: 15/12/17

Ammonite 873: 15th December 2017

Ammonite 872: 8th December 2017 (Pdf, 0.7mb)
Posted on: 08/12/17

Ammonite 872: 8th December 2017 (Pdf, 0.7mb)

Ammonite 871: 1st December 2017
Posted on: 01/12/17

Ammonite 871: 1st December 2017

Tickets for the Christmas Concert
Posted on: 24/11/17

Tickets for the Christmas Concert

Tickets for the Christmas Concert can be purchased online through TicketSource. Please note the concert will take place on both Tuesday 12th and Wednesday 13th December, 7pm-8.30pm. We sell out every year so we recommend you purchase your tickets as soon as possible.

The Christmas Concert features our 50 strong orchestra, 70 strong choir, Year 7 choir, the whole cast of the school production and a few other treats along the way.

Our Year 11 Food Technology students are kindly making, and selling, refreshments. It promises to be a wonderful evening and we look forward to welcoming you. If you child is pupil premium please contact Ms McLean directly (imclean@wellswayschool.com) and we can organise tickets for you.

Ms McLean

Ammonite 870: 24th November 2017
Posted on: 24/11/17

Ammonite 870: 24th November 2017

Ammonite 869: 17th November 2017
Posted on: 17/11/17

Ammonite 869: 17th November 2017

Ammonite 868: 10th November 2017
Posted on: 10/11/17

Ammonite 868: 10th November 2017

Ammonite 867: 3rd November 2017
Posted on: 03/11/17

Ammonite 867: 3rd November 2017

Wellsway School gift and craft fair bake off
Posted on: 28/09/17

Wellsway School gift and craft fair bake off

Wellsway School gift and craft fair bake off

Wellsway School gift & craft fair bake off on Saturday 11th Nov 2017 at 10:30am. Star bake will win £30, 2nd prize £20 and 3rd prize £10. House points for all Wellsway students who enter. Open to everyone! Bake a cake for our craft fair and you may win a prize. Please deliver your cakes to Lansdown Hall for the craft fair from 9am - 10am Saturday, 11 November where it can be judged by our guest judge Mrs Allez. Please contact Wellsway PTA for more information and rules. After the competition your cakes will be donated to the craft fair to raise money for the PTA.

Amonite no: 862, 22nd September 2017
Posted on: 28/09/17

Amonite no: 862, 22nd September 2017

Duke of Edinburgh awards
Posted on: 28/09/17

Duke of Edinburgh awards

Duke of Edinburgh awards

Calling all year 9 students: Duke of Edinburgh's award is on its way

 

All year 9 students, parents and carers need to be thinking seriously about signing up to complete DofE at Wellsway! There will be an assembly for all year 9 students on Monday 25th September (normal tutor time). This will be followed by a parents' information evening at school on Monday 2nd October, 6.30-7.30 pm, Lansdown Hall. Both meetings will explain the benefits of DofE and what it involves, in terms of time, commitment and cost.

An invitation letter and enrolment form have been sent on Insight to all year 9 students. A deadline for return of the completed form and £50 deposit (online payment) will be given in the letter.

Mr Sage

Year 12 meet the tutor
Posted on: 25/09/17

Year 12 meet the tutor

Thank you very much for coming and meeting us last night, we hope you found the event useful and started to build some great relationships with our tutor team.

Meet the tutor - presentation (pdf, 470kb)

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