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, 19th May 2017.

 

Year 12 : Update Letter

Please find attached a letter from Dr van den Heuvel.

 

Years 7 to 12 : Football Final at QPR, Sunday 21st May

The WLFS Year 9 Boys’ football team are playing in a final this Sunday at Loftus Road. Please come along to support them – all details are attached.

 

Years 7 to 11 : Trinity Term Lunches

Lunch fees for the Trinity term are now due and are available for payment on ParentPay. The amount for this term for Years 7-10 is £142.20. For Year 11, we have calculated the amount owing based on your child’s last GCSE exam. The amount is shown in ParentPay.

 

Years 7 to 10 : Activities Week - Payment requested

Parents of pupils who are participating in a trip which has a cost attached are asked to review their payments so far for the trip and to ensure they are on track to have the trip fully paid by 1st June 2017.

 

Years 7 and 8 : House Singing Competition, Wednesday 24th May

All Year 7 and 8 pupils will take part in the house singing competition next Wednesday 24th May. Parents are most welcome to attend the competition, which will take place at 3.15pm at St Augustine’s Church, 55 Fulham Palace Road, Hammersmith, London W6 8AU.

All pupils will be dismissed directly from St Augustine’s at 4.00pm. Should you wish for your child to be accompanied back to Palingswick House and dismissed from there, please email your written consent directly to Mrs Smith (j.smith@wlfs.org) no later than Tuesday 23rd May.

 

Years 7 to 12 : Music Department Summer Concert

Parents, carers and siblings are all warmly invited to the Music Department Summer Concert on Monday 12th June. Performances will be given by various string, brass and wind groups, and refreshments will be served. Please see the attached flyer for further details. We hope to see many of you there.

 

Years 7 to 12 : Message from the PTA – Summer Gala and Auction Night

We hope you have saved the date - Friday 7th July - for the most ambitious and exciting fundraising evening that WLFS has seen thus far - a spectacular evening of entertainment, comedy, fun, food and wine. With a theme to suit the midsummer date, the evening promises to be a magical gathering to showcase the school’s many talents and to raise funds to help its continued success. But we need your help - if you, a member of your family or a friend could donate a lot to be auctioned on the night please let us know. You may have a personal contact or work for a company who could donate something. You may have a holiday home you could make available or access to a special experience. You might have a skill you could donate such as tennis lessons or garden design or you may have access to tickets to a gig or the theatre. An auction lot could be just about anything and all proceeds will be going straight back to our school. If you are able to donate an auction item please contact the PTA at pta@wlfs.org and help us make this a night to remember.

 

Please see the following attachments:

Year 12 : Sixth Form update from Dr van den Heuvel

Years 7 to 12 : QPR Schools League Finals Programme

Years 7 to 12 : Summer Concert flyer

Years 7 to 12 : Summer Gala and Auction Night 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, 12th May 2017.

 

Year 12 : Update Letter

Please find attached a letter from Dr van den Heuvel.

 

Years 7 to 11 : Trinity Term Lunches

Lunch fees for the Trinity term are now due and are available for payment on ParentPay. The amount for this term for Years 7-10 is £142.20. For Year 11, we have calculated the amount owing based on your child’s last GCSE exam. The amount is shown in ParentPay.

 

Years 7 to 10 : Activities Week  - Payment requested

Parents of pupils who are participating in a trip which has a cost attached are asked to review their payments so far for the trip and to ensure they are on track to have the trip fully paid by 1st  June 2017.

 

Years 7 to 12 : Music Department Summer Concert

Parents, carers and siblings are all warmly invited to the Music Department Summer Concert on Monday 12th June. Performances will be given by various string, brass and wind groups, and refreshments will be served. Please see the attached flyer for further details. We hope to see many of you there.

 

Years 7 to 12 : Message from the PTA – Summer Gala and Auction Night

We hope you have saved the date - Friday 7th July - for the most ambitious and exciting fundraising evening that WLFS has seen thus far - a spectacular evening of entertainment, comedy, fun, food and wine. With a theme to suit the midsummer date, the evening promises to be a magical gathering to showcase the school’s many talents and to raise funds to help its continued success. But we need your help - if you, a member of your family or a friend could donate a lot to be auctioned on the night please let us know. You may have a personal contact or work for a company who could donate something. You may have a holiday home you could make available or access to a special experience. You might have a skill you could donate such as tennis lessons or garden design or you may have access to tickets to a gig or the theatre. An auction lot could be just about anything and all proceeds will be going straight back to our school. If you are able to donate an auction item please contact the PTA at pta@wlfs.org and help us make this a night to remember. 

  

Please see the following attachments:

Year 12 : Sixth Form update from Dr van den Heuvel

Years 7 to 12 : Summer Concert flyer

Years 7 to 12 : Summer Gala and Auction Night 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, 5th May 2017.

 

Year 12 : Update Letter

Please find attached a letter from Dr van den Heuvel.

 

Years 11 and 12 : Trip to Madagascar

There is a rescheduled seminar for a proposed trip to Madagascar by Operation Wallecea, which is now taking place this coming Wednesday 10th May at 5.30pm at Franklin House. Please see the attached invitation for further details.

 

Years 7 to 11 : Trinity Term Lunches

Lunch fees for the Trinity term are now due and are available for payment on ParentPay. The amount for this term for Years 7-10 is £142.20. For Year 11, we have calculated the amount owing based on your child’s last GCSE exam. The amount is shown in ParentPay.

 

Years 7 to 10 : Activities Week  - Payment requested

Parents of pupils who are participating in a trip which has a cost attached are asked to review their payments so far for the trip and to ensure they are on track to have the trip fully paid by 1st  June 2017.

 

Years 7 to 12 : Message from the PTA

SAVE THE DATE

...coming your way this summer...the biggest fundraising event ever staged at WLFS, a night of entertainment, fun, food and wine ...you will not want to miss it...so put the date, Friday 7th July, in your diary...and watch this space...

 

Please see the following attachments:

Year 12 : Sixth Form update from Dr van den Heuvel

Year 12 : Information for Candidates Exam Sheet

Years 11 and 12 : Madagascar Trip Letter

 

  

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, 28th April 2017.

 

Year 12 : Update Letter 

Please find attached a letter from Dr van den Heuvel.

 

Years 7 to 12 : Letter from Mrs George-Samuels 

Please find attached a letter from Mrs George-Samuels, Assistant Headteacher – Pastoral Care and Inclusion.

 

Years 7 to 11: Biometric registration 

Cunninghams have deferred our biometric registration day from 3rd May to 10th May. Therefore, if any parents have not managed to return the permission slip by today, which was the original deadline, we would be grateful if you would try do so by Friday 5th May. Obviously, we will accept permission slips after this date, but if we can have them by 5th May it will give us time to collate and organise them, which will ensure that the registration day runs smoothly. Thank you for your cooperation! 

A copy of the permission slip and letter explaining why we are moving to a biometric system is attached for your convenience.

 

Years 7 to 12 : Fundraising 

We are pleased to announce that the Foundation Trust has received a generous donation from Johnnie Boden, entrepreneur and founder of the British clothing retailer, Boden, to sponsor our school hockey teams. The donation will pay for boys’ and girls’ WLFS team kit as well as transport to hockey fixtures over the next three years. We look forward to showing off our hockey teams in their smart new outfits from September. 

The Trust hopes to secure sponsors for other sports in the coming months and is actively pursuing donors. All ideas for potential donors are welcome.  The Foundation Trust can be contacted at foundationtrust@wlfs.org.

It is of course not only sports sponsorship that we are seeking funding for, but many other extra-curricular activities.  The full list can be viewed here http://www.wlfsft.org/Fundraising/ 

As ever, we’re very grateful to parents who are able to contribute via monthly donations. These donations fund the core of the extra-curricular programme.

 

Years 7 to 11 : Trinity Term Lunches 

Lunch fees for the Trinity term are now due and are available for payment on ParentPay. The amount for this term for Years 7-10 is £142.20. For Year 11, we have calculated the amount owing based on your child’s last GCSE exam. The amount is shown in ParentPay.

 

Years 7 to 10 : Activities Week  - Payment requested

 Parents of pupils who are participating in a trip which has a cost attached are asked to review their payments so far for the trip and to ensure they are on track to have the trip fully paid by 1st  June 2017.

 

Years 7 to 12 : Message from the PTA

SAVE THE DATE

...coming your way this summer...the biggest fundraising event ever staged at WLFS, a night of entertainment, fun, food and wine ...you will not want to miss it...so put the date, Friday 7th July, in your diary...and watch this space...

 

Please see the following attachments: 

Year 12 : Sixth Form update from Dr van den Heuvel

Years 7 to 12 : Letter from Mrs George-Samuels

Years 7 to 11 : Biometrics Letter

Years 7 to 11 : Biometrics Opt-In Form

 

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, 21st April 2017.

 

Year 12 : Update Letter

Please find attached a letter from Dr van den Heuvel.

 

Years 7 to 12 : Fundraising

At the Parent Governor Forum yesterday, we updated parents on the work the Foundation Trust is doing to fundraise for the school via grants, local business and high net worth individuals. We encourage you to find out more at the Foundation Trust website wlfsft.orgThank you to all who have been in touch with ideas for potential donors to the school.  We will follow up all leads. Parents can contact the Foundation Trust at foundationtrust@wlfs.org.

Parent/carer contributions through standing orders remain a key contributor to enhancing the educational experience for all pupils.  Additional support for extra-curricular activities can always be used.  We would like to remind parents that the voluntary monthly donation of £35 is a guide only.  Parents who would like to change the amount of their monthly donation do not need to inform the school.  They just need to advise their bank of the revised amount, and this will be reflected on the Trust’s regular bank statement. Many banks offer a facility to change standing order amounts via their online banking system. As ever, we are grateful for all donations received.

 

Years 7 to 12 : The Review

Please follow this link http://www.wlfs.org/docs/Newsletters/WLFS_Newsletter_Mar_17_Final.pdf, for the March edition of the school's monthly newsletter, The Review.

 

Years 7 to 11 : Trinity Term Lunches

Lunch fees for the Trinity term are now due and are available for payment on ParentPay. The amount for this term for year 7 -10 is £142.20. For Year 11, we have calculated the amount owing based on your child’s last GCSE exam. The amount is shown in ParentPay.

 

Years 7 to 10 : Activities Week  - Payment requested

Parents of pupils who are participating in a trip which has a cost attached are asked to review their payments so far for the trip and to ensure they are on track to have the trip fully paid by 1st  June 2017.

 

Years 7 to 10 : Activities Week – Rome trip

A place has become available for the Rome trip, at a cost of £660. Please contact Miss Stevens on a.stevens@wlfs.org if your child is interested in participating in this trip.

 

Years 7 to 12 : Message from the PTA

SAVE THE DATE

...coming your way this summer...the biggest fundraising event ever staged at WLFS, a night of entertainment, fun, food and wine ...you will not want to miss it...so put the date, Friday 7th July, in your diary...and watch this space...

 

Years 7 to 12 : Summer Latin Camp

Please find attached a flyer for this year’s Summer Latin Camp, which will be taking place from 24th July to 5th August at Wells Cathedral School. For further details, please go to www.latincamp.co.uk.

If you have any queries, please contact Miss Thompson at d.thompson@wlfs.org.

 

Please see the following attachments:

Year 12 : Sixth Form update from Dr van den Heuvel

Years 7 to 12 : Summer Latin Camp 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, 31st March 2017.

 

Years 7 to 12 : Message from Mr Jones

I would like to take this opportunity of wishing you all a very pleasant Easter break. We look forward to seeing everyone back at school at the beginning of the Trinity term on 19th April.

 

Year 12 : Update Letter

Please find attached a letter from Mr Fordham and Dr van den Heuvel.

 

Year 11 : English GCSE Workshop – Romeo and Juliet

Dr Rachael Newberry (Lecturer, Goldsmiths College) and Debra Penny (NT actor, study skills coordinator) will be running a half-day workshop for students studying Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet for their English GSCE this Summer. The 3-hour workshop will consider characterisation, textual analysis, text in performance and past essay questions. It will culminate in a visit to Shakespeare’s Globe to watch Emma Rice’s adaptation of the play. There will be no more than 12 students learning together. The workshop will be held in The Long Room, St Martin’s Church, Mortimer Road, NW10 on Saturday 22nd April from 1430-1730. To book, please follow this link https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/romeo-and-juliet-workshop-tickets-32651962900

 

Year 12 : New Opportunities for Young People at the National Theatre

Please see the attached flyer for the National Theatre youth programme aimed at 16-21 year olds.

 

Years 7 to 12 : Message from the Music Department

THE SONG ACADEMY YOUNG SONGWRITER 2017 COMPETITION - Entry deadline is 2nd April 2017

Aged 8-18? Written your own songs? Then enter our Young Songwriter 2017 competition! Our star-studded judging panel includes Tom Odell, Conor Maynard, Imogen Heap, Rumer, Fraser T Smith, Eg White & Jamie Theakston.

You can enter up to 5 individual songs and 5 group songs.  Closing date is 2nd April 2017. All lyrics and music must be the entrant’s own original work. Professional recordings are not required as songs will be judged on their originality, lyrics, melody, composition and hit-making potential.  The competition is separately judged for the 8-12 and 13-18 age categories. Get ready and enter at www.songacademy.co.uk/says17.  Entry is £5 per song to cover administration costs.

Winners will record their winning song at a top recording studio in London, have a professional music video and photos, win a Focusrite Scarlett2i2 Studio, Farida Guitar & 4 tickets to Beautiful – The Carole King Musical in London and perform at our Young Songwriter 2017 live showcase in London and in the Voice In A Million Show at Wembley Arena!

Watch our 27 second trailer bringing the competition to life.

Watch our 3 minute trailer video bringing the competition to life. 

Get ready and be part of the largest community of young songwriters!

 

Years 7 to 12 : Message from the PTA

SAVE THE DATE

...coming your way this summer...the biggest fundraising event ever staged at WLFS, a night of entertainment, fun, food and wine ...you will not want to miss it...so put the date, Friday 7th July, in your diary...and watch this space...

 

Years 9 to 12 : Free Easter Holiday Opportunity at The Bush Theatre

The Bush Theatre is running a free creative workshop for teenagers over the Easter holiday, details of which are below:

Making Stories - Saturday 8th April, 2-4pm

Devising drama exercises for teenagers aged 14-18 years - work as a company to find and shape stories from your own experiences!

Please book online using the following link: https://www.bushtheatre.co.uk/event/unleashing-your-imagination/

 

Years 7 to 12 : Summer Latin Camp

Please find attached a flyer for this year’s Summer Latin Camp, which will be taking place from 24th July to 5th August at Wells Cathedral School. For further details, please go to www.latincamp.co.uk.

If you have any queries, please contact Miss Thompson at d.thompson@wlfs.org.

 

Please see the following attachments:

Year 12 : Sixth Form update from Mr Fordham and Dr van den Heuvel

Year 12 : National Theatre Youth Programme Flyer

Years 7 to 12 : Summer Latin Camp Flyer

 

With best wishes,

Mr H R Jones

Headteacher 

  

  

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