Computers to support Learning

We are delighted that some of our pupils have been able to benefit from the scheme below.   BUSINESSES URGED TO SUPPORT SCHOOLCHILDREN’S ACCESS TO ONLINE LEARNING DURING COVID-19 LOCKDOWN   Business leaders in Winsford and across Cheshire are being … Continued

Careers Festival

An exciting Careers Festival over 4 days next week from Tuesday 19th May. Tuesday & Wednesday there will be live interviews with employers from lots of different sectors, videos looking at ‘A Day in the Life’ of over 50 different … Continued

Tycoon in Schools competition

Year 10 Business students are currently taking part in the Tycoon In Schools competition. On the national leader board they are in 12th position with just 2 days of selling! They are selling sweet cones which are available to buy … Continued

World Book Day in the Maths dept

On Thursday March 5th, to celebrate World Book Day, Rob Eastaway, Zeeman Medal winner for the promotion of Mathematics and author of books on Mathematics such as ‘Why Do Buses Come In Threes?’ and ‘Maths On The Back Of An … Continued

Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award

Congratulations to the following pupils who were awarded their Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award at a ceremony in Chester last night. It has been a life changing experience and has provided opportunities for our pupils to develop essential skills for … Continued

Wellbeing Workers

WELL-BEING WORKERS FILM SPECIAL RELEASE We are so excited to be able to share with you the very special film produced collaboratively by all 13 schools from The Winsford Education Partnership. The film has been written by young people from … Continued

Money Matters

The Maths department have had a fabulous day today working with students in Y7-10 on ‘Money Matters’ It is incredibly important that we teach our students the knowledge and skills that will enable them to be financially aware and successful … Continued

Jet 2 visit

Today we had the pleasure of welcoming Amanda Kay into school from Jet2.com who spoke to a number of groups. She started with Y11 in an assembly looking at the range of jobs in a large company such as Jet2.com … Continued

High School Musical Auditions

We are pleased to announce that this year’s school production will be High School Musical. Auditions take place on Wednesday 12th February 2020, 3.15pm – 5.00pm.

Cheshire Cross Country Trials

Cheshire Cross Country Trials: Saturday 1st February 2020 First of all, a big thank you to Miss Devaney and Mr Hunt for giving up their time on Saturday morning to help set up and marshal the county cross country trials … Continued

Girls Liverpool Hope University Visit

Today we took 65 Year 9 girls on their first school trip to a University. This trip was a chance to empower the girls in Y9 and for them to consider higher education as a future prospect. Liverpool Hope was … Continued

Humanutopia Heroes Training

Over the last few weeks Y9 have taken part in a Humanutopia project. The whole year group had a day looking at the barriers to learning, their current attitudes and values and their future plans. They had the opportunity to … Continued

Winsford Academy General Election

The Winsford Academy had its own General Election vote today. The pupils were engaged, interested and wanting to debate the issues such as Brexit, the NHS and the Economy. The pupils voted at the end of the day after having … Continued

Christmas Kindness Advent Calendar

This Christmas, at the Academy, we are participating in a Christmas Kindness Advent Calendar. We would like to invite as many people as possible in our community, to join us in spreading some Christmas Kindness.

Y10 Music Trip to Liverpool

Both Year 10 GCSE Music classes went to LIPA (Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts) to take part in a percussion workshop with an graduate from LIPA. Whilst at LIPA students also had a tour of the university seeing the cutting … Continued

Debating Competition

Our school debating club were invited to compete with other school from The Fallibroome Trust. Ten of our students attended to debate topics with other secondary/6th form students. In teams they took turns to argue for and against the two … Continued

Camps International – Cambodia

A group of our students are fundraising to take part in an expedition to Cambodia next summer. The programme through ‘Camps International’ offers a mix of wildlife conservation and community projects and the students will have the chance to make … Continued

Pencil Cases

We are now selling pencil cases at school for £1. An important part of being ready to learn is having the necessary equipment. Remember that no equipment for 2 days in a week will result in a 15 min detention … Continued

H&C visit to South Cheshire College

Our year 11 H&C pupils visited the Warrington campus of South Cheshire College on Friday for a masterclass delivered by one of the chef lecturers. They had lunch at the college and then participated in a variety of activities. Their … Continued

Remembrance Day 2019

‘They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them’ Our Pupil Leadership team … Continued

Anti-bullying Ambassadors

Mrs Rollinson & Mrs Leech had the pleasure of escorting 10 students to Warrington on Tuesday for training to become school Anti -Bullying Ambassadors. The project is through the ‘Diana Award’ and the students spent a full day learning about … Continued

History Trip to London

Our History Department visited London to give pupils the opportunity to experience and immerse themselves into the areas of the curriculum they were learning about. Day 1 Students learnt about the Globe theatre, Swan and Rose theatre, where the original … Continued

Girls Football

On Wednesday evening, I took the year 7/8 girls to Whitby High, Ellesmere Port, for their first-round cup match. The girls won 5-4 and, although they took an early lead of 4- 0 in the first half, the girls then … Continued

Royal Marines Visit

Royal Marines Visit: Tuesday 1st October 2019 The academy students had the privilege of a visit from the Royal Marines as part of their careers drive within schools. Students were given an in-depth talk regarding the modern training involved in … Continued

Primary Schools Festival

The PE department were host to the first primary school sporting event of the as the primary schools competed in the football league programme. Over the course of the next few months the local primary schools will be taking part … Continued

Bishop of Uganda visit

On the afternoon of Friday 20th September, Winsford Academy welcomed a visit from the Bishop of Uganda, Rev. Dr. Hamlet Mbabazi Kabushenga, and his wife Kellen. A group of thirty students met with them in the theatre. Upon their arrival, … Continued

Camp Kenya 2019

Almost two years ago, three students from our school embarked on a fundraising mission that would take them on a trip of a lifetime to Kenya. The month long expedition through Camps International required each of them to raise £4000 … Continued

Wembley Trip

England v Bulgaria 7th September 2019 Three Winsford lions and two very excited teachers travelled to London’s Wembley stadium (the home of football) to watch a Euro 2020 qualification game between England and Bulgaria. England were top of their group … Continued

Welcome to Year 7

We welcomed all our new Year 7 students today with a family breakfast. We look forward to sharing the next stage of their learning journey with them and getting to know them all.  

Exam Success for the Class of 2019

Winsford Academy are thrilled to celebrate the achievements of the class of 2019 and are proud to continue our significant and sustained improvement in rates of progress over a three year trend. Academy Principal, Mrs Amanda Harrison said: ‘We are … Continued

London Performing Arts Trip

On Tuesday 16th of July, the Performing Arts Team took a group of thirty students to London to provide them the experience of watching a couple of musicals in the West End. After a smooth journey to the capital, the … Continued

Duke of Edinburgh

Winsford academy now offer pupils in year 9 and above to be part of the Duke of Edinburgh award. 2019 brought us our first successful year of Duke of Edinburgh bronze award, it is an opportunity for our students to … Continued

Winsford Academy Sponsored Walk

We are incredibly proud of our students today. They have completed a sponsored walk in aid of St Luke’s Hospice and in memory of Viv Howard, a much loved member of staff. Students showed incredible resilience and strength of character … Continued

Knights Grange Elite Performance Centre

The Winsford Academy is proud to announce that we have been chosen as the only partner school for the Knights Grange elite performance centre. This will be the first major facility of its kind in Europe and we are pleased … Continued

Coffee Mornings at Winsford Academy

We will be holding coffee mornings on Thursday mornings from 10.10am -11.10 am. These will take place in term time throughout May and June. During the sessions, staff from the Academy will pop in and answer questions on different issues. We … Continued

Camp Kenya Fundraising Team

The Winsford Academy Camp Kenya Fundraising Team will be doing face painting, glitter faces and candy floss. Please come down and show your support

Winsford Academy Camp Kenya Fundraising Team

The Winsford Academy Camp Kenya Team will be raising money for their expedition to Kenya where they will participate in sustainable community and conservation projects. They will be doing face painting, glitter faces and candy floss Please pop down and … Continued

KS3 Exam Time Table

PERIOD 1 PERIOD 2 PERIOD 3 PERIOD 4 PERIOD 5 PERIOD 6 MONDAY 18TH JUNE Y8+Y9 Assembly Y9 SCIENCE 1 HOUR Y8 SCIENCE1HOUR TUESDAY 19TH JUNE Y7 Assembly Y7 MATHS 45 MINS Y7 MATHS 45 MINS Y8MATHS 45 MINS Y8MATHS45 … Continued

Message from the Mayor of Winsford

There have been many Engagements during my past Mayoral year, however very few have given me as much pleasure as attending Sir John Deane’s year 13 Awards Ceremony on May 10th one of my last few in office as Mayor. … Continued

Camp Kenya 2017 Blog

Over four weeks during the summer, students from The Winsford Academy had the opportunity to take part in a life-changing expedition to Kenya, along with students from Grimsby and Essex. We stayed in three very different camps; Muhaka, Shimoni and … Continued

Ski Italy – Day 5

The intermediate group had their first go on the black runs today, trying all three that were open. They did fantastically well and are all really proud of themselves. The beginners did some lovely blue runs on the other side … Continued

Ski Italy – Day 4

The beginners and the intermediates have carried on perfecting the skills they have been learning all week. Both groups are confidently skiing down runs, intermediates on the reds and beginners on the blues. The weather has been beautiful again and … Continued

Ski Italy – Day 3

The weather today was cooler so our extra layers were needed!! The intermediate group started the day on the 6 man lift and got straight on to the blue runs, perfecting their parallel turns. They did runs on the other … Continued

Ski Italy – Day 2

Both groups are progressing beautifully! The beginners have started to use the drag lift, skiing down a lovely slope to practice their long turns. They have mastered the snow plough and all are able to ski down a slope with … Continued

Ski Italy – Day 1

Both groups were allocated to instructors to begin their ski tuition. We were all shocked at how warm it was; the sun was shining from the time we stepped onto the slope and shone brightly all day. Good job we … Continued

Ski Italy 2017

After around 21 hours of travelling, we arrived in Courmayeur tired, but pleased to be able to get off the coach and stretch our legs! We had a chilled day, getting settled into our hotel rooms, visiting the supermarket and … Continued

AO.com Challenge

On Tuesday 7th March Mrs Graff took 5 Business Studies students to a Business challenge day at AO.com logistical headquarters in Crewe. Our pupils were Jonathan Wareing, Callum Martin, Teigan Bryning, Nicole Bishop and Millie Wady. The event was attended … Continued

Shakespeare Schools Festival

  Othello I am pleased to report that for the second year running Winsford Academy drama department have entered and performed at The Shakespeare Schools Festival. Last year the students performed Hamlet and this year the students performed Othello. The … Continued

Sugar Craft Masterclass

Cake@Winsford Academy welcomed a local cake designer Sarah Murray to work with them on a sugar craft masterclass. The cake club which is oversubscribed is an extra-curricular club held after school on Wednesday evenings led by Mrs J Charity and … Continued

Winsford Academy pupils honour Remembrance Sunday

Students from the Winsford Academy laid a wreath on behalf of the school at Sunday’s remembrance parade. On Friday 11th November the school fell silent for 2 minutes following a rendition of The Last Post by Andy Peacock.  It  was lovely to … Continued

Roald Dahl Centenary Celebrations in the Library

We celebrated Roald Dahl day in the Library this year with some special centenary celebrations. Forty five students took part in three competitions at lunchtime and enjoyed sharing their memories of their favourite Roald Dahl books and getting creative! Well … Continued

Camps International Team Kadazan Borneo 2016

This summer, I had the pleasure of taking students from Winsford Academy to the other side of the world for 4 weeks! Lottie Williams, Brandon Lewis and Kenny Batin all took part in an expedition through Camps International, to Borneo. … Continued

Open Evening 2016

The Winsford Academy Open Evening takes place on Tuesday 20th September, 2016 from 6pm until 8pm. We would like to share with you, our achievements to date, the wonderful environment, and the opportunities our pupils are immersed in.  There will also be a … Continued