June 14, 2024

Digital Wellbeing Conference at Merchant Taylors' Hall

Last term, head students Archie and Emily visited Merchant Taylors' Hall for a Digital Wellbeing…
June 14, 2024

Headteacher's Message - Friday 14th June

The House system lies at the heart of our school with the balance between competition…
June 10, 2024

Rotary Club 'Student of the Term'

Over the past couple of terms, Mr Lyons has been asked to nominate a student…
June 06, 2024

Headteacher's Message - Friday 7th June

We have returned after the half-term break to a busy week in school. Tours of…
June 06, 2024

Young Carers in Schools Award

We’ve won a prestigious award for our work supporting young carers with their education.  We…
June 06, 2024

History Workshop at Merchant Taylors' Hall

Earlier this week, we took 30 Year 8 students to Merchant Taylors’ Hall, Threadneedle Street,…
May 23, 2024

Headteacher's Message - Friday 24th May

It is hard to believe that we are already at the half-term break and it…
May 17, 2024

Headteacher's Message - Friday 17th May

For the second successive Friday last week the school was filled with students in bizarre,…
May 15, 2024

Unique Art Awards

Lizzie, Year 7, has been working with Mrs Williams, Art Technician, over the past couple…
May 10, 2024

Headteacher's Message - Friday 10th May

Last Friday was our Year 11 Celebration Day followed by the Prom in the evening…
May 03, 2024

UKMT Team Maths Challenge

Tilda (Yr 8), Syrah (Yr 8), Callum (Yr 9) and Joseph (Yr 9) visited Headington…
May 03, 2024

Headteacher's Message - Friday 3rd May

We have moved into May with a typically busy week in school with Year 11…
April 26, 2024

Headteacher's Message - Friday 26th April

It has been great this week to see the photos and start to get feedback…
April 18, 2024

Headteacher's Message - Friday 19th April

It has been great to have everyone back in school after the Easter holiday –…
March 28, 2024

Spring Newsletter 2024

In our latest newsletter, the dark of winter gives way to the colours of spring,…
March 27, 2024

Headteacher's Message - Thursday 28th March

We have hurtled towards the end of term at pace and it has been a…
March 22, 2024

Headteacher's Message - Friday 22nd March

In a busy week, I have to start by saying a huge “well done” to…
March 21, 2024

UKTA National Blackbelt Seminar & Grading Weekend

Wallingford School Leisure Centre was delighted to host the 'UKTA National Blackbelt Seminar & Grading…
March 15, 2024

My Time in Belgium

I was lucky enough to get to go on the Belgium trip at the beginning…
March 14, 2024

Headteacher's Message - Friday 15th March

It has been a very busy week in school with Year 10 students starting their…
March 08, 2024

German Exchange 2024

The week beginning 19th February, thirty-four GCSE and four A Level students took part in…
March 07, 2024

Headteacher's Message - Friday 8th March

One of the highlights of the year is the annual Ninja Warrior competition and the…
February 29, 2024

Headteacher's Message - Friday 1st March

Today sees the launch of our annual parent and carer survey and we are keen…
February 27, 2024

Diary of Geography Trip to Iceland

GCSE and A Level Geography students spent three days in Iceland over half term, and…
February 23, 2024

Headteacher's Message - Friday 23rd February

Assemblies this week started with Year 7 having their new School Passports launched on Monday…
February 19, 2024

Unforgettable Adventure in Barcelona!

Our Sixth Form trip to Barcelona was an unforgettable adventure from start to finish. Despite…
February 09, 2024

French Exchange 2024

From 26th January to 2nd February, I took part in a French exchange to Oxford’s…
February 09, 2024

The Addams Family Musical

We were thrilled to present to audiences the Wallingford School’s 2024 production of The Addams…
February 09, 2024

Headteacher's Message - Friday 9th February

It was a pleasure to be part of the Key Stage 4 Options Evening for…
February 01, 2024

Poetry Live!

On the 24th January, Years 10 and 11 embarked on a trip to The New…
February 01, 2024

Headteacher's Message - Friday 2nd February

Wednesday was a pause for most students with the Inset Day – although not all,…
January 25, 2024

Headteacher's Message - Friday 26th January

The anticipation has been building for a while but we are almost there – our…
January 17, 2024

Headteacher's Message - Friday 19th January

It has been a pleasure over the past couple of months to read our Year…
January 10, 2024

Headteacher's Message - Friday 12th January

Firstly, a Happy New Year to everyone! The school returned on Monday with a few…
December 20, 2023

Winter Newsletter 2023

On the last day of Term 2, Wallingford School gave to me,The Winter Newsletter Twenty-Twenty-Three.…
December 19, 2023

Headteacher's Message - Wednesday 20th December

It has been a great ending to a long and busy term with so much…
December 15, 2023

Clean Sweep in the Merchant Taylors' Photography Competition!

This year’s Merchant Taylors’ Company Photography Competition was introduced to students in October, where they…
December 13, 2023

Headteacher's Message - Friday 15th December

There has been a really interesting series of assemblies this week on The Ripple Effect…
December 07, 2023

Headteacher's Message - Friday 8th December

The message in assemblies this week has been Thinking of Others and has provided some…
November 30, 2023

Headteacher's Message - Friday 1st December

We are now three months in to their Wallingford School lives and I have to…
November 23, 2023

Headteacher's Message - Friday 24th November

This week’s assemblies have had the title “What do I not know” and have focused…
November 22, 2023

Why I Love Science

Before half term, Miss Sutton helped run a science essay writing competition for the STFC…
November 16, 2023

Headteacher's Message - Friday 17th November

This week is national Anti-Bullying Week and Deputy Headteacher Mrs Lewis has been leading assemblies…
November 10, 2023

Headteacher's Message - Friday 10th November

In the couple of weeks since the half-term holiday I have been in and out…
November 07, 2023

Wallingford Taekwon-do Medal Haul

Wallingford Taekwon-do took six students to the UK Open Championships 2023 and came away with…
November 02, 2023

Headteacher's Message - Friday 3rd November

I think it is fair to say that Autumn has properly arrived this week as…
October 17, 2023

Headteacher's Message - Wednesday 18th October

Although a shorter week in school, it has been a busy one. Amongst other things,…
October 12, 2023

Headteacher's Message - Friday 13th October

Our Sixth Form Open Evening took place on Wednesday and it was great to welcome…
October 06, 2023

Headteacher's Message - Friday 6th October

It was fantastic to welcome so many prospective students and families to Wallingford School last…
September 29, 2023

Headteacher's Message - Friday 29th September

Wallingford School is a school with an identity. The only school in the town, comprehensive…
September 22, 2023

Headteacher's Message - Friday 22nd September

Yesterday evening saw the final Parent-Tutor evening of the start-of-term series with Year 11 families…
September 15, 2023

Headteacher's Message - Friday 15th September

At the end of the first full week of school it is safe to say…
September 08, 2023

Headteacher's Message - Friday 8th September

It has been great to welcome everyone back to school in a very warm first…
August 24, 2023

Key Stage 4 Results 2023

Students at Wallingford School received their Key Stage 4 results this morning and we could…
August 17, 2023

Key Stage 5 Results 2023

We are tremendously proud this morning of all of our Year 13 students as they…
July 21, 2023

Summer Newsletter 2023

And now, it's the end of the school year, and so we face the final…
July 21, 2023

Headteacher's Message - Friday 21st July

At the end of a long and very busy year it seems right to reflect…
July 13, 2023

Headteacher's Message - Friday 14th July

The penultimate week of the school year continues to be exceptionally busy with a fantastic…
July 07, 2023

Headteacher's Message - Friday 7th July

Yesterday was the Taster Day for our rising Year 7 students and it was a…
June 30, 2023

Sponsored Walk 2023

We're really excited to end our academic year on a high by bringing the whole…
June 30, 2023

Headteacher's Message - Friday 30th June

Yesterday evening was our annual school Founder’s Day. It was a great event and a…
June 22, 2023

Headteacher's Message - Friday 23rd June

On Tuesday evening a new addition to the school calendar took place with the first…
June 22, 2023

HR Wallingford Visit for INWED23

It was a privilege to be invited to HR Wallingford last week for International Women…
June 15, 2023

Headteacher's Message - Friday 16th June

We talk a lot in school about our ethos of “Sending every young person out…
June 13, 2023

Toll Gemacht, Alexander!

Huge congratulations to our Year 8 German student Alexander Simpson for having come 2nd in the…
June 13, 2023

Thumbs Up for New Minibus

We were really excited by the arrival of our new minibus last week, which has…
June 09, 2023

Headteacher's Message - Friday 9th June

It was great to be able to attend the AGM of the Wallingford School Association…
May 25, 2023

Headteacher's Message - Friday 26th May

We have been hosting Open Mornings with tours of the school for current Year 5…
May 23, 2023

Matt Falls for Skydiving

Matt, Year 12, has never been one for sport at school, but has taken his…
May 22, 2023

Florentina at The Cathedral of Polo

In April, Year 8 student Florentina was invited by the Argentine Polo Association to play…
May 19, 2023

Charlie's Work Experience - A Ringing Endorsement

Charlie, our Year 8 bell-ringer we wrote about last November had the unique chance to gain…
May 19, 2023

Headteacher's Message - Friday 19th May

Last Friday was the second successive Friday on which the school was filled with some…
May 16, 2023

Jasmine and Orla & the Wallingford Wildcats

Jasmine and Orla in Year 8 are members of the Wallingford Wildcats hockey team, and…
May 12, 2023

Headteacher's Message - Friday 12th May

Year 11 Celebration Day took place last Friday followed by the Prom in the evening.…
May 12, 2023

The King and Lizzie

Lizzie, Year 10, has been part of the Girlguiding youth steering group 'Amplify' for the last…
May 05, 2023

Headteacher's Message - Friday 5th May

We are fortunate to be part of a great school community at Wallingford School. As…
April 28, 2023

Headteacher's Message - Friday 28th April

We often talk in school about the “beyond the classroom” aspect of our core ethos…
April 21, 2023

Headteacher's Message - Friday 21st April

The sun has generally been shining during the first week after the Easter break as…
March 31, 2023

Headteacher's Message - Friday 31st March

As we break for the Easter holiday I would like to encourage everyone to read…
March 30, 2023

Spring Newsletter 2023

Before you race into our latest newsletter, take a good look at this phenomenal hand…
March 24, 2023

Headteacher's Message - Friday 24th March

The interform lunchtime House football finished this week culminating with the Year 11 final. It…
March 23, 2023

York Trip Diary - Day Three

Wednesday 22nd March This morning we went to the National Railway Museum where students could…
March 22, 2023

York Trip Diary - Day Two

Tuesday 21st March First stop was York Minster, the second largest medieval gothic cathedral in…
March 22, 2023

York Trip Diary - Day One

Monday 20th March After a long journey, we arrived in York and headed straight out…
March 16, 2023

Headteacher's Message - Friday 17th March

There has been a raft of House activities taking place in school this week and,…
March 10, 2023

Belgium Trip Diary - Day Three

Today was a dry day - hurray! We had a 2 hour coach journey to…
March 09, 2023

Headteacher's Message - Friday 10th March

There have been several highlights this week in a typically busy week in school. At…
March 09, 2023

Belgium Trip Diary - Day Two

Today has been another tremendous day in Belgium. The day got off to a great…
March 08, 2023

Belgium Trip Diary - Day One

First day in Belgium. A long day, after a very early start, but a really…
March 06, 2023

Building Bird Boxes at Earth Trust

Great work from our Year 10 Skills students at Earth Trust last week. Some of…