West London Free School

West London Free School

Weekly Update

  

Dear Parents and Carers,

Please see below points of information for the relevant years for this Friday’s weekly update, 22nd September 2017.

Years 7 to 13 : Open Day for Entry into Year 7 in September 2018

As notified in the last two Friday updates, our Open Day for Year 7 entry in September 2018 is taking place tomorrow, Saturday 23rd September. Today school will be finishing at 2.45pm.

Years 7 to 13 : Staff INSET

As notified in the last two Friday updates and as shown on the school calendar, the school will be closed for Staff INSET on Monday 25th September.

Years 12 and 13 : Update Letter

Please find attached a sixth form update letter from Dr Nottingham.

Year 11 : Sixth Form Open Evenings

On 16th and 18th October, we will be holding Open Evenings for prospective Sixth Form students for 2018 entry. These will be held at the Sixth Form centre, Franklin House, 2 Bridge Avenue, Hammersmith, London W6 9JP. This event is for internal and external students. There are two time slots available, 5.30pm-6.30pm and 6.30pm-7.30pm per evening. Please follow this link for the booking form: http://www.wlfs.org/Admissions/Open-Evenings/

Years 7 to 13 – Nose/Facial Piercings

No facial piercings (lip, nose, eyebrow etc.) are permitted as part of the WLFS uniform.  Any pupil who arrives at school with a piercing will be placed in Isolation for the remainder of the day or until the item is removed (as with any uniform infraction).  Covering piercings with plasters/surgical tape is also not permitted and no consideration will be given to ‘closing-up’ of piercings.

Years 7 to 11 : Payment for school lunches and break purchases

Please can we remind parents to keep the School Lunch and Snack Money Account in ParentPay topped up at all times. If this balance drops to zero, your child will not be allowed to buy anything at break time. They will still be given lunch, but we will then be chasing you for the outstanding payment and it would greatly alleviate the administration burden on the school if you could avoid this being necessary.

Please remember that the money in this account can be used for both snacks and lunches. If you wish the money on the account to only be used for lunches, please email your child’s name to finance@wlfs.org and we will put a zero limit on their account for break time purchases.

For parents new to the school, you should have received activation details for your ParentPay account either via a letter given to your child, or via email. For those who have not yet activated their account and there is a balance owing, we will send another copy of this by post today. Please check your mail and activate your account and settle any amounts outstanding. If you have any queries, please contact finance@wlfs.org.

 For parents whose children are entitled to free school meals, please be assured that, although we still require your child to go through the till at lunchtime, it is the school not you who will be charged by the caterers for their meal. We are waiting on the Council to confirm free school meal entitlement for some children. Please also be assured that when this entitlement is confirmed we will refund any balances on your account.

Years 7 to 13 : Orchestra rehearsal next week

Please note that due to the Inset Day on Monday, orchestra will rehearse on TUESDAY next week (3.45pm in N06).

Years 7 to 13 : Film Competition: Base@theReed Digital Media Centre

Please find attached a copy of the up-coming Film Competition for young people 11-18 years. We are Base@theReed, a new digital media youth centre located in North Kensington.

This wonderful opportunity will give young people a chance to create a two-minute short based on our themes:

 1). My community*

 2). If I had the power to change the world*

Entries can be made on anything from a mobile phone, camcorder to an iPad or DLSR and will be judged by a panel of industry professionals. Schools can win £1000 and students £250 Amazon Vouchers, so please spread the word and let’s make this wonderful competition a roaring success.

Please note: The deadline for submissions will be Friday 20th October 2017.

 

Please see the following attachments:

Years 12 and 13 : Sixth Form Letter

Years 7 to 13 : Film Competition Flyer

 

With best wishes,

Mr H R Jones

Headteacher

 

 

 

 

Dear Parents and Carers,

 

Please see below points of information for the relevant years for this Friday’s weekly update, 15th September 2017.

 

Years 7 to 13 : Incident This Morning at Parsons Green

As you may be aware, there was an incident at Parsons Green station this morning. We're confident that none of the staff or students at West London Free School have been affected but we have allowed all students to call or text home during Period 1 this morning. If you have not heard from your son or daughter and would like to confirm they are safe, please feel free to contact Reception on 020 8600 0670 (Franklin House extension is 680).

Further, today's detention has been cancelled and will instead run on Monday 18th September. Students will be encouraged to go directly home at the end of the day.

We hope that your friends, family and loved ones are safe; our thoughts are with those affected.

 

Years 7 to 13 : Open Day for Entry into Year 7 in September 2018

Our next Open Day for Year 7 entry in September 2018 will be taking place on Saturday 23rd September. On the Friday before Open Day, 22nd September, school will finish at 2.45pm.

 

Years 7 to 13 : Staff INSET

The school will be closed for Staff INSET on Monday 25th September following the Open Day, as shown on the calendar.

 

Years 12 and 13 : Update Letter

Please find attached a sixth form update letter from Dr Nottingham.

 

Year 11 : Sixth Form Open Evenings

On 16th and 18th October, we will be holding Open Evenings for prospective Sixth Form students for 2018 entry. These will be held at the Sixth Form centre, Franklin House, 2 Bridge Avenue, Hammersmith, London W6 9JP. This event is for internal and external students. There are two time slots available, 5.30pm-6.30pm and 6.30pm-7.30pm per evening. Details of how to book will follow shortly.

 

Years 7 to 11 : Payment for school lunches and break purchases

Please can we remind parents to keep the School Lunch and Snack Money Account in ParentPay topped up at all times. If this balance drops to zero, your child will not be allowed to buy anything at break time. They will still be given lunch, but we will then be chasing you for the outstanding payment and it would greatly alleviate the administration burden on the school if you could avoid this being necessary.

Please remember that the money in this account can be used for both snacks and lunches. If you wish the money on the account to only be used for lunches, please email your child’s name to finance@wlfs.org and we will put a zero limit on their account.

For parents new to the school, you should have received activation details for your ParentPay account either via a letter given to your child, or via email. For those who have not yet activated their account and there is a balance owing, we will send another copy of this by post today. Please check your mail and activate your account and settle any amounts outstanding. If you have any queries, please contact finance@wlfs.org.

For parents whose children are entitled to free school meals, please be assured that, although we still require your child to go through the till at lunchtime, it is the school not you who will be charged by the caterers for their meal. We are waiting on the Council to confirm free school meal entitlement for some children. Please also be assured that when this entitlement is confirmed we will refund any balances on your account.

 

Years 7 to 11 : Clubs

The clubs programme will be starting this coming Monday, 18th September. You should have received confirmation of your child’s place on a club, but if you have any queries about this or your child’s position on a waiting list, please contact clubs@wlfs.org.

 

Years 7 to 13 : Message from the Music Department

Please note that ALL instruments at school should be labelled clearly with your child’s name. This applies to both privately owned instruments and to instruments rented from the WLFS. Any unlabelled instruments will be held by the music department until labelled.

 

Years 7 to 13 : Film Competition: Base@theReed Digital Media Centre

Please find attached a copy of the up-coming Film Competition for young people 11-18 years. We are Base@theReed, a new digital media youth centre located in North Kensington.

This wonderful opportunity will give young people a chance to create a two-minute short based on our themes:

1) My community*

2) If I had the power to change the world*

Entries can be made on anything from a mobile phone, camcorder to an iPad or DLSR and will be judged by a panel of industry professionals. Schools can win £1000 and students £250 Amazon Vouchers, so please spread the word and let’s make this wonderful competition a roaring success.

Please note: The deadline for submissions will be Friday 20th October 2017.

 

Please see the following attachments:

Years 12 and 13 : Sixth Form Letter

Years 7 to 13 : Film Competition Flyer

 

With best wishes,

Mr H R Jones

Headteacher

 

 

Dear Parents and Carers,

Please see below points of information for the relevant years for this Friday’s weekly update, 8th September 2017.

 

Years 7 to 13 : Open Day for Entry into Year 7 in September 2018

Our next Open Day for Year 7 entry in September 2018 will be taking place on Saturday 23rd September. On the Friday before Open Day, 22nd September, school will finish at 2.45pm.

 

 Years 7 to 13 : Staff INSET

 The school will be closed for Staff INSET on Monday 25th September, as shown on the calendar.

 

Years 12 and 13 : Update Letter

The first Sixth Form update letter will be issued next Friday.

 

Year 12 : Music Lessons

Instrumental and singing lessons for Year 12 pupils will begin the week commencing 18th September.. Please kindly settle any unpaid fees for the term, ahead of this date. If you do not wish your child to continue with lessons, please email Mrs Smith (j.smith@wlfs.org) by Monday 11th September at the latest, in order to avoid paying half a term’s cancellation fee.

If your child would like to begin music lessons, please complete an online application form (www.wlfs.org /pupils/music lessons) by Monday 11th September.

 

Year 7 : Assessment Evening, Monday 11th September

The Year 7 Assessment Evening will be taking place at Palingswick House on Monday 11th September from 6pm. All Year 7 parents will have already received details of how to make an appointment.

 

Years 7 to 11 : Extra-Curricular Programme

The extra-curricular programme commences on Monday 18th September. Details of the programme and how to book places for the clubs will be sent out to all parents this coming Monday 11th September.

 

Years 7 to 13 : White City Youth Theatre

Please find attached a letter and leaflet from the White City Youth Theatre, who are an established community youth theatre that has been running for the past twelve years in White City and Shepherds Bush for children and young people between the ages of 9-18 years. They run workshops every Monday evening at the Bush Theatre and are recruiting new members this coming Monday 11th September. Their senior group is at 5.45-7.30pm.

 

Please see the following attachments:

Years 7 to 13 : White City Youth Theatre letter and leaflet

 

With best wishes,

Mr H R Jones

Headteacher

 

 

 

Dear Parents and Carers,

 

Please see below points of information for the relevant years for the final weekly update of the Trinity term, 20th July 2017.

 

Years 7 to 12 : Message from Mr Jones

I would like to wish everyone a restful and happy summer break. We look forward to seeing pupils back in September – Year 12 on Tuesday 5th September and Years 8-11 and 13 on Thursday 7th September. We will also be welcoming the new Year 7 on Tuesday 5th September.

 

Years 7 to 12 : Catering

Please be aware that the Trust has served notice on Chartwells, our catering provider, and our contract with them across all of our schools will come to an end after this term. From September, catering will be provided by a much smaller organisation called Alliance in Partnership, or AiP, from whom we expect to receive a better quality, more consistent and more personal service. This arrangement will initially be for just one year, but if it proves successful, we may extend our contract with them.

We will be in touch with further details about the new caterer and new payment arrangements before the beginning of next term. Please be assured that any snack card balances will automatically be transferred from Chartwells to AiP and will be available for your child to spend next year.

 

Years 7 to 12 : Job Vacancies

We currently have a number of full and part time job opportunities for support staff, across the schools within the WLFS Trust:

 

  • Receptionist
  • Sixth Form Reception and Attendance Officer
  • Sixth Form Study Supervisor
  • Learning Support Officers
  • Registrar and School Office Assistant
  • Lunchtime Supervisor.

 

Please see the links below for full details.

http://www.wlfs.org/Vacancies/

http://www.wlfs-primary.org/Personnel/Vacancies-and-Schools-Direct/

http://www.wlfs-kpa.org/Vacancies/

 

 

Years 7 to 12 : Message from the Metropolitan Police

We are experiencing an increase of young person’s bank accounts being used for criminal activity.

Young people are being approached by criminals who are obtaining bank account and pin numbers, this is either done by force or for a financial incentive.

We need your support to help educate young people around this issue.

Bank accounts are private and must only be used by the account holder. Any misuse could not only be criminal but could cause serious credit issues for the account holder!

Police are working in partnership with many schools across London to combat this issue. Action Fraud is the tool to report any fraud.

Please see the attached flyer for further details.

 

 

Years 7 to 12 : Michaelmas Term Music Lesson Fees

There will be a slight increase in music lesson fees from September:

30-minute lessons will now cost £14.25 each (previously £14.00)

20-minute lessons will now cost £9.50 each (previously £9.30)

15-minute lessons will now cost £7.15 each (previously £7.00)

 

In the past we have charged for 10 lessons per term. The pupils will continue to receive a total of 30 lessons per school year, but eleven lessons will be taught in both the Michaelmas and Lent terms, with 8 lessons taught in the shorter Trinity term. This will result in a larger charge on ParentPay for each of the first two terms, and a reduced fee in the final term.

If you have any queries about this, please do not hesitate to email Mrs Smith at j.smith@wlfs.org.

As ever, please cancel lessons by emailing me, and please apply for lessons using the online application form on the school website (pupils / music lessons).

If your child is currently having music lessons but does not wish to continue, please email Mrs Smith by Friday 7th July in order to avoid being charged for half a term’s lessons. Year 11 pupils may let Mrs Smith know by 1st September please.

 

Years 7 to 12 : Message from the PTA

WLFS PTA Summer Fair

A big thank you to everyone who helped make this year’s Summer Fair such a huge success. Great fun was had by all and the Fair raised £2,800, plus £1,200 for Estate Agents boards, making a grand total of £4,000. A fantastic effort by all. Thank you everyone for your support.

 

Years 7 to 12 : Message from the Music Department

One of our peri music teachers, Sam Swallow, is organising a fundraising gig to raise money for those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire. Please see the attached flyer for further details. Hope you can make it!

 

Please see the following attachments:

Years 7 to 12 : Fundraiser Concert flyer

Years 7 to 12 : MoneyMule Flyer

 

With best wishes,

 

Mr H R Jones

Headteacher

 

 

 

Dear Parents and Carers,

Please see below points of information for the relevant years for this Friday’s weekly update, 14th July 2017.

 

Message from Mr Jones

On the last day of term, Thursday 20th April, pupils will have an earlier lunch at 12.00pm and will be dismissed after lunch at 1.00pm.

 

Year 12 : Update Letter

Please find attached the Sixth Form update letter and attachments.

 

Year 11 : Sixth Form Barbeque, 18th July at 4-6pm

All Year 11s who have received conditional offers to join the Sixth Form in September are invited to this event, along with their parents. This will be a great opportunity to meet other new prospective students and the Sixth Form tutor team. Numbers are limited, so please RSVP as soon as possible to l.frederick@wlfs.org.

 

Years 7 to 12 : Les Miserables

This year’s production of Les Miserables will be taking place on 19th and 20th July. Please follow this link to purchase tickets: http://www.wlfs.org/WLFS-School-Musical-Les-Miserables/.

 

Years 7 to 12 : Michaelmas Term Music Lesson Fees

There will be a slight increase in music lesson fees from September:

30-minute lessons will now cost £14.25 each (previously £14.00)

20-minute lessons will now cost £9.50 each (previously £9.30)

15-minute lessons will now cost £7.15 each (previously £7.00)

In the past we have charged for 10 lessons per term. The pupils will continue to receive a total of 30 lessons per school year, but eleven lessons will be taught in both the Michaelmas and Lent terms, with 8 lessons taught in the shorter Trinity term. This will result in a larger charge on ParentPay for each of the first two terms, and a reduced fee in the final term.

If you have any queries about this, please do not hesitate to email Mrs Smith at j.smith@wlfs.org.

As ever, please cancel lessons by emailing me, and please apply for lessons using the online application form on the school website (pupils / music lessons).

If your child is currently having music lessons but does not wish to continue, please email Mrs Smith by Friday 7th July in order to avoid being charged for half a term’s lessons. Year 11 pupils may let Mrs Smith know by 1st September please.

 

Years 7 to 12 : PTA Summer Gala & Auction Night Results

The PTA are delighted to announce that a staggering £21,000 was raised last Friday evening at the WLFS PTA Summer Gala & Auction night. The evening was a huge success and a big thank you goes to all those parents, teachers and pupils who donated their time as well as auction lots to help raise funds for our school. Please see a short report attached here with some images from the night and look out for an extended report in this month’s issue of The Review.

 

Years 7 to 12 : Messages from the PTA

Thank You!

A big thank you to all parents, carers and friends of WLFS who recently volunteered to display an Estate Agent’s board advertising the WLFS Summer Fair and helped secure the £1,200 sponsorship money offered by Douglas & Gordon.

The WLFS PTA Summer Fair Is Almost Here!

Please remind your children:

*the Summer Fair starts at 4pm THIS MONDAY, 17th July

*to have money in their pocket so that they can enjoy all the fun of the Fair, and

* to spread the word to their friends and classmates.

Parents, carers, teachers and governors, please come along and join the pupils celebrate the end of the school year. Have FUN on the “Total Wipeout” Sweeper game, Photo Booth and the ever popular Sponge the Teacher, Tug of War, Tombolas and Lucky Dip, INDULGE with homemade cakes, tempting street food, Pimms and other refreshing drinks, SAVE MONEY on the 2nd hand uniform stall or just RELAX & ENJOY the music and ambience of the Fair. Bring your friends, family and neighbours – all welcome!

Don’t forget to buy your raffle tickets – on sale at the Fair only – to have the chance to win the 1st prize of £150 cash.

Any donations of uniform, tombola prizes, cakes or time still gratefully received.

We look forward to seeing you all there!

 


 

Years 7 to 11 : Lost Property

There is a large amount of unmarked lost property, which is not being collected. Parents are welcome to come into the school to check this. If items are not collected by the last week of term, these will be given to charity.

 

Please see the following attachments:

Year 12 : Sixth Form update

Year 12 : Sixth Form UCAS Guide

Year 12 : Personal Statements and Finance

Years 7 to 12 : PTA Gala Report

 

With best wishes,

 

Mr H R Jones

Headteacher

 

 

Dear Parents and Carers,

Please see below points of information for the relevant years for this Friday’s weekly update, 7th July 2017.

 

Year 12 : Update Letter

Please find attached the Sixth Form update letter.

 

Year 11 : Sixth Form Barbeque, 18th July at 4-6pm

All Year 11s who have received conditional offers to join the Sixth Form in September are invited to this event, along with their parents. This will be a great opportunity to meet other new prospective students and the Sixth Form tutor team. Numbers are limited, so please RSVP as soon as possible to l.frederick@wlfs.org.

 

Years 7 to 12 : Les Miserables

This year’s production of Les Miserables will be taking place on 19th and 20th July. Please follow this link to purchase tickets: http://www.wlfs.org/WLFS-School-Musical-Les-Miserables/.

 

Years 7 to 12 : Michaelmas Term Music Lesson Fees

There will be a slight increase in music lesson fees from September:

30-minute lessons will now cost £14.25 each (previously £14.00)

20-minute lessons will now cost £9.50 each (previously £9.30)

15-minute lessons will now cost £7.15 each (previously £7.00)

In the past we have charged for 10 lessons per term. The pupils will continue to receive a total of 30 lessons per school year, but eleven lessons will be taught in both the Michaelmas and Lent terms, with 8 lessons taught in the shorter Trinity term. This will result in a larger charge on ParentPay for each of the first two terms, and a reduced fee in the final term.

If you have any queries about this, please do not hesitate to email Mrs Smith at j.smith@wlfs.org.

As ever, please cancel lessons by emailing Mrs Smith, and please apply for lessons using the online application form on the school website (http://www.wlfs.org/Music-Lessons-Form).

If your child is currently having music lessons but does not wish to continue, please email Mrs Smith by Monday 10th July in order to avoid being charged for half a term’s lessons. Year 11 pupils should let Mrs Smith know by 1st September please.

 

Years 7 to 12 : Message from the Music Department

The Band Project are offering WLFS pupils a discount for their excellent summer courses in July and August. Please see the attached flyer for more information.

 

Years 7 to 11 : Lost Property

There is a large amount of unmarked lost property, which is not being collected. Parents are welcome to come into the school to check this. If items are not collected by the last week of term, these will be given to charity.

 

Please see the following attachments:

Year 12 : Sixth Form update

Year 12 : Student Guide to UCAS

Years 7 to 12 : Summer Flyer

 

With best wishes,

 

Mr H R Jones

 

 

 

Dear Parents and Carers,

 

Please see below points of information for the relevant years for this Friday’s weekly update, 30th June 2017.

 

Years 7 to 12 : Message from Mr Jones

Please find attached a leaflet with details of a support group for parents in response to the fire at Grenfell Tower, which is meeting on Thursday 6th July.

 

Year 12 : Update Letter

Please find attached a letter from Dr van den Heuvel.

 

Year 11 : Sixth Form Barbeque, 18th July at 4-6pm

All Year 11s who have received conditional offers to join the Sixth Form in September are invited to this event, along with their parents. This will be a great opportunity to meet other new prospective students and the Sixth Form tutor team. Numbers are limited, so please RSVP by 3rd July to l.frederick@wlfs.org.

 

Years 7 to 10 : Activities Week

Parents are reminded that trips in Activities Week which have a cost attached should be fully paid. Details of any amounts outstanding can be found in ParentPay.

 

Years 12 : Art Exhibition

The AS Level art exhibition will be taking place on Monday 3rd July at Franklin House. Please see the attached flyer for further details.

 

Years 7 to 12 : Rome: Architecture through the Ages

Starting with the visible layers of history in present day Rome, one of our parents, David Height will be giving a talk on the changing architecture of Rome: from the glory days of Republican and Imperial Rome, to the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque city. This talk is of particular relevance to those attending the Rome trip this year and to any other pupil who has visited Rome or is interested in architecture and history. It will be taking place at Palingswick House between 16.00-17.00 on Monday 3rd July.

 

Years 7 to 12 : Messages from the PTA

Join us at the WLFS Summer Gala! Have a wonderful evening and support the school!

Have you bought a ticket for the WLFS Summer Gala & Auction Night on Friday 7thJuly? This very special evening event will be the culmination to a whole week of fundraising activities at WLFS by pupils, the PTA, teachers and parents and we’d love you to be involved.

Don’t miss out on a magical evening of entertainment and fun. See the school hall transformed into a midsummer garden - on arrival you will be presented with a cocktail and the ticket price also includes a delicious three-course supper and a fantastic array of entertainment – a sneak peak of Les Miserables numbers, comedy, magic and music, plus a fundraising auction of amazing goodies. By buying a ticket you will be contributing already, so please join in the fun -Tickets available on ParentPay now – don’t delay!

 

The Big WLFS Fundraising Week 3rd - 7th July

Next week, in the lead up to the Summer Gala, pupils will be involved in a fun week of fundraising activities with all proceeds going to our school. From Tuesday to Thursday Years 7, 8 and 9 will host cake sales at Palingswick House, so please encourage your child to bake and bring delicious items to sell, and also to bring in some money to purchase cakes.

Year 7 Cake Sale - Tuesday 4th July

Year 8 Cake Sale - Wednesday 5th July

Year 9 Cake Sale - Thursday 6th July

On Friday all pupils are invited to participate in a ‘Wear Your Own Clothes Day’ for a donation of £2 - this is a much anticipated day for the children as it will be the first at WLFS!

Thank you for your support!

 

Years 7 to 12 : Michaelmas Term Music Lesson Fees

There will be a slight increase in music lesson fees from September:

30-minute lessons will now cost £14.25 each (previously £14.00)

20-minute lessons will now cost £9.50 each (previously £9.30)

15-minute lessons will now cost £7.15 each (previously £7.00)

 

In the past we have charged for 10 lessons per term. The pupils will continue to receive a total of 30 lessons per school year, but eleven lessons will be taught in both the Michaelmas and Lent terms, with 8 lessons taught in the shorter Trinity term. This will result in a larger charge on ParentPay for each of the first two terms, and a reduced fee in the final term.

If you have any queries about this, please do not hesitate to email Mrs Smith at j.smith@wlfs.org.

As ever, please cancel lessons by emailing me, and please apply for lessons using the online application form on the school website (pupils / music lessons).

If your child is currently having music lessons but does not wish to continue, please email Mrs Smith by Friday 7th July in order to avoid being charged for half a term’s lessons. Year 11 pupils may let Mrs Smith know by 1st September please.

 

Years 7 to 11 : Second Hand Uniform

We are having a sale of second-hand uniform at the Summer Fair. If you have any unwanted uniform in good condition, please bring this into Reception at Palingswick House for us to include in the sale.

 

Years 7 to 11 : Water Bottles

Now that the weather is so warm, please remember to send your children into school with water bottles.

 

Please see the following attachments:

Years 7 to 12 : Grenfell Tower leaflet

Year 12 : Sixth Form update from Dr van den Heuvel

Year 12 : AS Level Art Show Poster

Years 7 to 12 : Summer Gala Invitation

Years 7 to 11 : Cake Sale

Years 7 to 11 : Wear Your Own Clothes

 

With best wishes,

 

Mr H R Jones

Headteacher

 

 

 

Dear Parents and Carers,

 

Please see below points of information for the relevant years for this Friday’s weekly update, 23rd June 2017.

 

Years 7 to 12 : Message from Mr Jones

Thank you for the many donations of clothing, food, toiletries and bedding we have received for the people who were affected by the fire at Grenfell Tower. The donation centres are now closed, but monetary donations are very much needed. Please see the below message from the Triborough Education Service:

The Council would like to thank all those who have made generous donations of food, clothing and other items. We would ask you to please hold off for now as we have been inundated with useful items. When we need donations again we will update via our website and social media.

The Kensington and Chelsea Foundation has today launched a Grenfell Tower appeal for funding, with support from London Funders and the London Emergency Trust Fund.  Monsoon/Accessorize, who have their headquarters close to Grenfell Tower, were among the first to support the appeal, with a hugely generous donation of £100,000.  Details of the appeal and how the public can support it can be found on the website. 

Today, we organised for the school to take part in the ‘GreenforGrenfell’ campaign and it was wonderful to see so many pupils supporting this.

 

Year 12 : Update Letter

Please find attached a letter from Dr van den Heuvel.

 

Years 7 to 10 : End of Year Exams

Please find attached the end of year exam timetables for Years 7 to 10. Years 7-9 exams will take place within normal lesson time. Year 10 exams will take place in the main hall, and if a pupil does not take that subject, they will be in lessons as normal. If you have any queries, please contact Mr Littlewood at r.littlewood@wlfs.org.

 

Years 7 to 10 : Activities Week

Parents are reminded that trips in Activities Week which have a cost attached should be fully paid. Details of any amounts outstanding can be found in ParentPay.

 

Years 7 to 12 : Rome: Architecture through the Ages

Starting with the visible layers of history in present day Rome, one of our parents, David Height will be giving a talk on the changing architecture of Rome: from the glory days of Republican and Imperial Rome, to the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque city. This talk is of particular relevance to those attending the Rome trip this year and to any other pupil who has visited Rome or is interested in architecture and history. It will be taking place at Palingswick House between 16.00-17.00 on Monday 3rd July.

 

Years 7 to 12 : Tickets on Sale Now!! - The WLFS PTA Summer Gala & Auction Night - Friday 7th July

Book your tickets early, first-come first-served. Reserve a table for your friends or form group or just turn up on the night and join a communal table. Don’t miss out on what should be a fun and entertaining evening and help raise funds for our school!

 

Years 7 to 11 : Art Exhibitions

The GCSE Art Show will be taking place tonight between 4-7pm and the KS3/4 Art Show will be taking place on Thursday 29th June 2017 between 4-7pm. Please see the attached flyers.

 

Years 7 to 12 : Message from the Music Department

The Rhythm Studio is a rock and pop music academy in West London where students are inspired to develop their musical talents while learning the songs that they know and love, rocking out in bands and playing live gigs. The Rhythm Studio Foundation is pleased to announce that applications are now open for its 2017/18 scholarship scheme, now in its 5th year. The scholarships offer successful applicants  50-100% funding for one-to-one weekly tuition on drums, guitar, bass, piano, vocals or music technology over the course of three terms at The Rhythm Studio’s facilities at The Kensington & Chelsea College in Wornington Road, W10 5QQ. 

Students need to demonstrate that they have a passion for music and a clear need for financial assistance. This short video clip will give you a good idea of what The Rhythm Studio Foundation’s scholarship scheme has to offer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBlUCGkcCLY  and you can also meet one of last year’s award holders Shamime here .

If this is of interest, please apply directly to the Rhythm Studio Foundation.

 

Years 7 to 12 : Message from the PTA

Save the Date

This year’s WLFS Summer Fair will be held on Monday 17th July (4-7pm).  Please put the date in your calendar and come along and join governors, teachers and, most importantly, the pupils celebrate the end of the school year.  Food, drink and fun aplenty.  More details to follow shortly …

 

Sponsorship for the WLFS Summer Fair

Estate agents, Douglas & Gordon, have once again kindly offered to sponsor our Summer Fair.

WITH LESS THAN A WEEK TO GO UNTIL THE DEADLINE, WE STILL NEED ANOTHER 20 ADDRESSES in W4, W6 or W12 to secure the £1200 sponsorship money.  If you are able to display a Douglas & Gordon board advertising the Summer Fair outside your home/property* during the weeks leading up to and including 17 July, please email your following details (or that of a friend, neighbour or family member) to us at pta@wlfs.org as soon as possible:

 

*Name:

Address:

Email address:

Contact telephone number:

* (NB you must be a home owner or, if a tenant, obtain your Landlord's consent)

Pupils’ Midsummer Fundraising Week

During the week leading up to the PTA Midsummer Gala, the pupils will also be hosting some fundraising cake sales. Please help your child with baking (or purchasing) a cake on their day and make sure they have some change with them so that they can buy cakes. More details will follow next week! 

Many thanks for your continued support.

 

Years 7 to 11 : Second Hand Uniform

We are having a sale of second-hand uniform at the Summer Fair. If you have any unwanted uniform in good condition, please bring this into Reception at Palingswick House for us to include in the sale.

 

Years 7 to 11 : Water Bottles 

Now that the weather is so warm, please remember to send your children into school with water bottles.

 

Please see the following attachments:

Year 12 : Sixth Form update from Dr van den Heuvel

Years 7 to 10 : EOY Exams Timetable

Years 7 to 12 : Rhythm Studio Scholarship Awards

Years 7 to 11 : Art Exhibition flyers – GCSE and KS3&4

 

With best wishes, 

Mr H R Jones

Headteacher

 

 

  

    

  

Weekly Updates 

16th June 2017

9th June 2017

26th May 2017

19th May 2017

12th May 2017

5th May 2017

28th April 2017

21st April 2017

31st March 2017

24th Mar 2017

17th Mar 2017

10th Mar 2017

3rd Mar 2017

10th Feb 2017

3rd Feb 2017

27th Jan 2017

20th Jan 2017

13th Jan 2017

6th Jan 2017

15th Dec 2016

9th Dec 2016

2nd Dec 2016

25th Nov 2016

18th Nov 2016

11th Nov 2016

4th Nov 2016

21 Oct 2016

14th Oct 2016

7th Oct 2016

30th Sept 2016

23rd Sept 2016

16th Sept 2016

9th Sept 2016

 

 

Our Vision

Our Blogs