6 February 2017

Call for Ex-Students to join Westleigh's Alumni

If you are an ex-student who would like to share your experiences of how well you have done after leaving Westleigh High School, please contact Mrs Furlong on enquiries@westleigh.wigan.sch.uk to join our Alumni. We would love to hear from you!

30 January 2017

Please read the letter from the Headteacher to accompany the Ofsted Report

The Ofsted Report is now available to view on the school website or through the Ofsted website (http://reports.ofsted.gov.uk) {document-group:ofsted-documents}

20 December 2016

Westleigh Students raise over £5,000 for Wigan & Leigh Hospice

Students raised money this year for Wigan and Leigh Hospice, with the final cheque value presented to the charity of £5,395.74 which is a truly outstanding amount! We are so proud of all our students for raising money in a variety of ways such as sponsored walks, running 26 miles, custard pie throwing and a variety of ingenious ways to get involved. The cheque was presented to Maxine Armstrong from the Hospice at an assembly on 16 November 2016 and she was very happy indeed to receive such a large donation. Thank you to all our students and staff!

9 December 2016

Author Dan Freedman Visits Westleigh

On Tuesday 6th December, Year 7 had the honour of a visit from Dan Freedman, author of a range of children’s football books and creator of the ‘Jamie Johnson’ books. The event focused on Dan’s experience as a football journalist, with reference to his time with the England Football team at the ‘World Cup’. Dan spoke of his experiences over the past 10 years, being rejected by publishing companies but refusing to give up, until he landed a deal with a major publishing firm. The key messages which were delivered within the visit was about resilience, perseverance and following your dreams. Students were given the opportunity to ask questions and delve into the life of an author. The morning was made extra special with a gift given to each student - a brand new book from Dan! There were queues of students lining up to get the signature of this truly inspirational and engaging author! Thank you for the experience Dan Freedman – from all of Year 7!

8 December 2016

Y7 Movie and Spooky Night

To help our Year 7 students to feel part of the Westleigh Community, Mrs Watling, Miss Lovatt and Mrs Coleman arranged for 3 enrichment evenings to take place which were designed to ease the transition into secondary school and help the Y7 students to make new friends. Also, as our Y11 Student Leaders had been assigned to Y7 students as ‘buddies’ they also wanted to get involved in organising and running these events, which really helped. The first night that took place was a ‘Movie Night’ and Y7 students were invited to come into school and watch a movie together. The Student Leaders sold tickets for the event, signed the students in, sold popcorn/crisps and drinks and made sure that everyone had a great time and left with lots of new friends! The second night was arranged over Halloween and so the students (and staff) all dressed up for a ‘spooktacular’ night! The outside area was set up as a ‘spooky garden’ and the classrooms were all set up with ‘spooky and scary’ activities such as – ‘terror pin bowling’, ‘a spiders web maze’; ‘eyeball’ & spoon race; a gunge bucket and apple string bobbing! At the end of the evening, there were lots of prizes for the forms who had won the most points during the different games! It was a ‘horrible’ event enjoyed by all! The final event planned is the Christmas Disco, where students can dress up, have a dance and maybe even a few Strictly Ballroom moves will be showcased! This is the first year we have introduced these evenings and they have been very popular. The Y11 Student Leaders have loved getting involved and it has helped them to share how they felt when they first started school. Welcome to Westleigh Year 7 … we hope you’ve loved it so far!

8 December 2016

Y7 Movie and Spooky Night

To help our Year 7 students to feel part of the Westleigh Community, Mrs Watling, Miss Lovatt and Mrs Coleman arranged for 3 enrichment evenings to take place which were designed to ease the transition into secondary school and help the Y7 students to make new friends. Also, as our Y11 Student Leaders had been assigned to Y7 students as ‘buddies’ they also wanted to get involved in organising and running these events, which really helped. The first night that took place was a ‘Movie Night’ and Y7 students were invited to come into school and watch a movie together. The Student Leaders sold tickets for the event, signed the students in, sold popcorn/crisps and drinks and made sure that everyone had a great time and left with lots of new friends! The second night was arranged over Halloween and so the students (and staff) all dressed up for a ‘spooktacular’ night! The outside area was set up as a ‘spooky garden’ and the classrooms were all set up with ‘spooky and scary’ activities such as – ‘terror pin bowling’, ‘a spiders web maze’; ‘eyeball’ & spoon race; a gunge bucket and apple string bobbing! At the end of the evening, there were lots of prizes for the forms who had won the most points during the different games! It was a ‘horrible’ event enjoyed by all! The final event planned is the Christmas Disco, where students can dress up, have a dance and maybe even a few Strictly Ballroom moves will be showcased! This is the first year we have introduced these evenings and they have been very popular. The Y11 Student Leaders have loved getting involved and it has helped them to share how they felt when they first started school. Welcome to Westleigh Year 7 … we hope you’ve loved it so far!

8 December 2016

Westleigh Wonderland!

Father and Mrs Christmas visited Westleigh High School on Saturday 3 December 2016. They brought lots of goodies with them which were sold at the Christmas Fair. They also made sure that there were lots of games for little boys and girls to try their skills at, such as find Rudoph's nose, and find Santa in the chimney. There was also a craft area where children could make their own snowman cookies and Christmas cards. The busiest room of all was Santa's grotto, where Santa met all the young boys and girls who had been good all year and gave them a Christmas gift. It was a wonderful day filled with fun and Christmas cheer! Thank you to all our supporters, for everyone who helped to make it such as success! Full story in December's Westleigh magazine!

8 December 2016

Remembrance 2016

School falls silent for act of remembrance. Students at Westleigh High School marked two minutes’ silence on Friday 11th November as part of our collective act of remembrance. The anniversary of Armistice Day, the end of the First World War, was an opportunity for students and staff to remember the sacrifice made in both World Wars and in other conflicts. Each year students create a display, which provides a focus for remembering. This year, students shared their thoughts on poppy wreaths, writing on them the reasons why they wish to remember. The wreaths by each class were used to create an outstanding Remembrance exhibit. Poppies and images of remembrance were also included. Y7 students and staff also visited St Paul’s Church for a Remembrance Service. Students from across the year groups had the opportunity to perform readings and reflect upon the important of remembrance in our 21st century community. Aaliyah Pitchford, Ellie Blood and Niamh O’Connor from Y8 also contributed to the service with outstanding vocal performances. Students who are members of the cadet armed forces also visited the church in uniform to pay their respects. Head of History Mike Cunliffe said, “Students appreciate how important it is to learn about and remember what people went through in war. It is about more than studying History, giving everyone a time to remember what older generations and current service members of the armed forces have been through in the wars.”

8 December 2016

Good Citizen Awards

Well done to our students who have been awarded with a Good Citizen Award for Kindness, Generosity and Caring acts around school. We are very proud of you!

31 August 2016

Welcome Back!!

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