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  • Tuesday 1 November 2022 Exemplary Leadership Programme We are proud to be part of the Exemplary Leadership Programme (ELP). This programme enables participants of all settings to build and enact their school leadership knowledge in very specific domains:
  • Wednesday 19 October 2022 Victoria and Albert Museum Trip It was great to be able to take the whole of Year 9 out to the Victoria and Albert Museum to see the ceramics department for our current project.
  • Tuesday 18 October 2022 Paddleboarding on the Thames
  • Monday 17 October 2022 Ofsted: Pupils Flourish Here
  • Sunday 9 October 2022 To Kill a Mockingbird Trip
  • Thursday 25 August 2022 2022 GCSE Results
  • Monday 4 July 2022 Kenilworth Castle Trip The trip to Kenilworth Castle could be described as an extraordinary adventure. Prior to departing from the West London Free School, the atmosphere was buzzing, partly due to the expectation of a fact filled day out but also at the prospect of missing a day of school. Before the students would trudge their way to the coaches, the nutritious meals provided by the school’s catering department had to be hauled into the bottom of each bus. There were cheese and tuna sandwiches as well as a crunchy apple and a bottle of cool mineral water. Students then filed into their history classes and marched over to the coaches to begin their journey.
  • Sunday 19 June 2022 Carnegie Shadowing Club Our Yoto Carnegie Greenaway Awards Shadowers enjoyed their final session with lots of treats and heated debate! Congratulations to Katya Balen.
  • Monday 13 June 2022 Art Show We had a fantastic Friday evening at the Art Exhibit. It was great to see so many people supporting our artists. Well done to all the pupils and to the Art department for putting this exhibit together. And a big thank you to the PTA for providing drinks and refreshments.
  • Tuesday 24 May 2022 Bertha Earth Programme Earlier this month the Bertha Earth programme came to its crescendo with the Jamie’s Farm residential in Monmouth. The feedback from both pupils and staff on the trip was that it was one of the most enriching and unique experiences of their lives.I think Mr Mansel-Lewis, Lily and Avive encapsulate the week perfectly below:“As a teacher who went on the Jamie's Farm trip, it was an immense privilege to see fourteen Y7 pupils spend a week adopting an agricultural lifestyle in the Wye Valley, in Wales....from learning how to use an axe, to chasing sheep into shearing pens, to cooking breakfast with Jamie's Farm's own eggs, there was never a dull moment”. (Mr Mansel-Lewis)“During my trip with Bertha Earth I have realised the importance of nature ... I got to work with lots of different animals, found out that chopping wood is an amazing stress-reliever, went on an exciting hike across the border and met some incredibly nice people that I will remember forever”.
  • Tuesday 10 May 2022 Julius Caesar at Shakespeare's Globe Last Thursday, pupils in Year 10 and 11 had the rare opportunity to see Julius Caesar performed live at Shakespeare's Globe: there can’t be a better way to see this GCSE text come alive than this. Thanks so much to Ms Wright for organising such a smooth trip!
  • Tuesday 3 May 2022 The Livat Local Art Competition Adea in Year 9 has won a prestigious art competition to celebrate the upcoming Grand Opening of Livat Hammersmith - the new and improved Kings Mall.
  • Monday 4 April 2022 Theatre Production of Hunt After several months of rehearsals, a select group of Year 9 and 10 pupils put on a successful production of 'Hunt' at Hammersmith Academy, as part of their home performance in the National Theatre Connections festival.
  • Wednesday 30 March 2022 Founders' Day Today we joined together as a whole school community, gathered in one place, to celebrate Founders' Day. Founders' Day is a central part of the school calendar it was a joyous occasion to celebrate together for the first time in three years.
  • Tuesday 29 March 2022 Science Week Our pupils had an exciting Science Week. Each day included a number of activities both across the school and at various other locations.
  • Monday 14 March 2022 National Reading Champions' Quiz On Friday, the library was abuzz with the sound of two enthusiastic Year 8 teams taking part in this year’s National Reading Champions’ Quiz. We didn’t make it to 1st, 2nd or 3rd place but Team A came an impressive joint 4th out of twenty-eight competing schools followed by Team A in joint 12th place! Congratulations to our eight participants. All great competitors!
  • Friday 4 March 2022 New Art Computers: Investment from The Knowledge Schools Foundation Trust (KSFT) The Art Department welcomed new computers at West London Free School (WLFS), including 12 at the Sixth Form, last year thanks to investment through the Knowledge Schools Foundation Trust. The new devices have opened up new learning opportunities for students as they are now being taught programmes such as Photoshop and SketchUp. With the new set up there is an allowance for one computer per student in lessons.
  • Monday 7 February 2022 Hammersmith and Fulham Foodbank The Hammersmith and Fulham Foodbank were blown away with the kindness shown by the school with all the food donations that were made in December.
  • Tuesday 1 February 2022 Music Trip to the the Peak District Our Year 8 & 9 girls’ and boys’ choirs went to Ilam Hall in Derbyshire for a weekend of singing and fresh air in the Peak District. The combination was ideal and the rolling green hills provided the ideal environment to get out of normal school life and do some really lovely singing.
  • Tuesday 18 January 2022 Royal Academy of Arts Workshop As part of Biba's prize for winning the Royal Academy of Arts Young Artist's Award, our students were given the opportunity to participate in an oil painting workshop led by visiting artists. Looking at famous artists such as Chardin, Rembrandt and Soutine, Year 10 artists had a 3-hour session experimented with intuitive ways of painting and colour mixing with oil paint.
  • Thursday 18 November 2021 Tate Britain Visit The Art department took all the Year 11 students to the Tate Britain for a drawing session to inspire their Wearable Sculpture project.
  • Wednesday 17 November 2021 Nature Connect Day at GROW Farm Our Year 7 Bertha Earth Ambassadors kick-started their programme with a Nature Connect Day at GROW Farm in Totteridge. The pupils were introduced to the key themes of the project through various activities such as: A sensory farm tasting tour; learning about agro-ecological farming practices; working in groups to create a wood chip path and seed sowing.
  • Thursday 11 November 2021 Guest Author Sarah Govett We had the pleasure of having children’s author Sarah Govett speak to our Year 7 and 8 students. She also delivered a bespoke creative writing workshop for a select number of pupils. It was lovely to see the students so engaged and ready to learn about creative writing.
  • Thursday 21 October 2021 WWT London Wetland Centre Visit Congratulations to the 15 Year 8 pupils who were chosen to attend WWT London Wetland Centre for a Geography rewards trip. Pupils were chosen to attend this trip due to a combination of high attainment and excellent attitude to learning across all subjects.
  • Thursday 21 October 2021 Wimbledon Bookfest We are so proud to announce that two of our students were commended for the entries to the Wimbledon BookFest Young Writers’ Competition 2021. One of the entries was published. Students and staff are invited to read a copy of the anthology in the library. You can also read it here.
  • Sunday 10 October 2021 10 Years of West London Free School In September 2011, the West London Free School opened its doors to its first cohort of Year 7 pupils. The first day of school was a first of many accomplishments for pupils, staff and parents.
  • Monday 27 September 2021 Happy 10th Birthday WLFS This month we celebrate 10 years since we opened West London Free School. Join us a journey through the last decade.
  • Monday 13 September 2021 10 Year Celebrations This September we celebrate 10 years of West London Free School. At our anniversary celebration we had the privilege to hear from our guest of honour, The Right Honourable Nick Gibb, along with other key members of the West London Free School community.