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Ammonite 929: 24th May 2019
Posted on: 24/05/19

Ammonite 929: 24th May 2019

Ammonite 928: 17th May 2019
Posted on: 17/05/19

Ammonite 928: 17th May 2019

Ammonite 927: 10th May 2019
Posted on: 10/05/19

Ammonite 927: 10th May 2019

Ammonite 926: 3rd May 2019
Posted on: 03/05/19

Ammonite 926: 3rd May 2019

Ammonite 925: 26th April 2019
Posted on: 26/04/19

Ammonite 925: 26th April 2019

Ammonite 924: 5th April 2019
Posted on: 05/04/19

Ammonite 924: 5th April 2019

Ammonite 923: 29th March 2019
Posted on: 29/03/19

Ammonite 923: 29th March 2019

Ammonite 922: 22nd March 2019
Posted on: 22/03/19

Ammonite 922: 22nd March 2019

Ammonite 921: 15th March 2019
Posted on: 15/03/19

Ammonite 921: 15th March 2019

Ammonite 920: 8th March 2019
Posted on: 08/03/19

Ammonite 920: 8th March 2019

Ammonite 919: 1st March 2019
Posted on: 01/03/19

Ammonite 919: 1st March 2019

Ammonite 918: 15th February 2019
Posted on: 15/02/19

Ammonite 918: 15th February 2019

Challenge Information Evening 11th Feb 2019
Posted on: 12/02/19

Challenge Information Evening 11th Feb 2019

Ammonite 917: 8th February 2019
Posted on: 08/02/19

Ammonite 917: 8th February 2019

Ammonite 916: 1st February 2019
Posted on: 01/02/19

Ammonite 916: 1st February 2019

Posted on: 31/01/19

Year 9 Pathways Evening CANCELLED

Dear Year 9 Parents and Carers,

I’m sure you will expect us to have kept a close eye on the weather forecast this week and may be aware there is now a higher grade Amber warning in place for our area.

https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/public/weather/warnings#?date=2019-01-31&region=sw&regionType=area&id=da2cef65-d414-4d8c-968e-ae65224819ec

In light of the current forecast of snow setting in around 5pm this afternoon, and having received advice from our Health & Safety advisors - Delegated Services, I am advising all staff to leave promptly after the students this afternoon. Therefore, with regret, the Year 9 Pathways Evening planned for this evening will be postponed. We will notify you of the new date in due course.

We hope to open the school as usual tomorrow. We have tested our systems and  if we do need to close the school, we will notify parents via: Insight message; a notice on the banner on the school website; as well as via the BaNES website www.bathnes.gov.uk/school-closures and local radio stations.

Wrap up warm and take care!

Best wishes,

Mr Matthew Woodville

Principal

Ammonite 915: 25th January 2019
Posted on: 25/01/19

Ammonite 915: 25th January 2019

‘GREASE’ Tuesday 5th – Friday 8th February 2019
Posted on: 21/01/19

‘GREASE’ Tuesday 5th – Friday 8th February 2019

Grease production poster, Wellsway SchoolTickets are now SOLD OUT

General Admission £8.00 and Concession £4.00

Tickets can be only purchased from Ticketsource

Well done to all involved in rehearsals for Grease. We’re making great progress and look forward to showing you the final result.

Our sincere thanks to parents and carers who continue to be so supportive.

Ammonite 914: 18th January 2019
Posted on: 18/01/19

Ammonite 914: 18th January 2019

Ammonite 913: 11th January 2019
Posted on: 11/01/19

Ammonite 913: 11th January 2019

Ammonite 912: 20th December 2018
Posted on: 20/12/18

Ammonite 912: 20th December 2018

Ammonite 911: 14th December 2018
Posted on: 14/12/18

Ammonite 911: 14th December 2018

Ammonite 910: 7th December 2018
Posted on: 07/12/18

Ammonite 910: 7th December 2018

Ammonite 909: 30th November 2018
Posted on: 30/11/18

Ammonite 909: 30th November 2018

Ammonite 908: 23rd November 2018
Posted on: 23/11/18

Ammonite 908: 23rd November 2018

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.

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

Wellsway School uniform reminder

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.

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

School uniform in hot weather

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.” 

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

Changing the School Day: Consultation

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.

Challenge programme information
Posted on: 23/02/18

Challenge programme information

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.

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.”

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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

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