” … pupils who spoke to inspectors were effusive about their experience in school” (Ofsted, 2019)

We firmly support the adage that ‘your school days are meant to be the best of your life’. Consequently, we offer a vast range of enrichment activities above and beyond the normal curriculum. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Duke of Edinburgh Award. The school has one of the largest cohort of any school or organisation in the East of England.
  • Trips and visits. In recent years pupils have visited Iceland with Geography, New York with performing arts and been skiing in the Alps. We also have regular diving trips to Malta and the annual adventure sports week in the South of France.
  • Higher Education visits. Pupils visit a number of universities during their time at William Edwards.
  • A vast range of extra-curricular clubs (sport). The PE department run a large number of before and after school clubs including the rugby academy on Thursdays.
  • A vast range of extra-curricular clubs (wider curriculum). Most subject areas offer after school or lunchtime clubs.
  • Pupil leadership opportunities – these are many and varied across the school.
  • Volunteering within school and the local community – All Yr 9’s take part in one of these projects throughout the year, in line with the DofE Bronze Award.

WES ASSEMBLIES 2020 / 2021

Headteacher’s assembly : welcome and school valuesSBE
Student Voice and leadershipAWO
Keeping safe : online / social media / fake newsMOV
Local and national diversity : our communitySV
National Poetry Day – Theme of Vision : Seeing things from other perspectivesEng
Black History Month : focus on local historyBPE
Positive and negative influence of the mediaABA
World affairs and global communitiesSBE
Cultural diversity (languages)GNE
Student Voice / House feedback & rewardsAPO
British Values : respect, liberty and the rule of lawMOV
Our community : the very young and the very oldAWO
Diversity : Culture, Trade and PeopleGeog
Anti bullying attitudes and actionsSBE
Power & authorityBPE
Sporting successesADO
Cultural diversity (faiths and beliefs / Holocaust Memorial Day)ESC
What can we learn from History?SBE
Words and language and their impact on usSLE
Student Voice / House feedback & rewardsAPO
World Book DayEng
National Science WeekGDO
Healthy Lives, Healthy MindsCGR
Public Services in our SocietyAWO
Ramadan & cultural festivalsLLI
Mental health and wellbeingAWO
Young people who are changing the worldSBE
Tolerance & understandingLME
Cultural diversity (food and places)VJA
Scientific discoveries & their impactCDU
World Environment Day (5 June)MOV
What is happening in the world?History
Student Voice / House feedback & rewardsAPO
National Sports WeekADO
Olympic Games / global eventsAWO
Headteacher’s assembly : end of year reviewSBE