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

Summer 2017 Exam Result Press Release

Winsford Academy are extremely proud of the achievements of the class of 2017 and are celebrating a sustained improvement in securing good rates of progress year on year across most subject areas, particularly English, Science, Spanish and History. In total … Continued

Winsford Academy are extremely proud of the achievements of the class of 2017 and are celebrating a sustained improvement in securing good rates of progress year on year across most subject areas, particularly English, Science, Spanish and History. In total … 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

GCSE Results 2016

Winsford Academy are celebrating the outstanding achievements of its year 11 pupils in the class of 2016. As an Academy, our focus is on the development of the young people within our care, their achievements and aspirations and in instilling … Continued

Success at the Book Fair

A massive thank you to all the students who supported the Scholastic Book Fair. We raised £217 and this money will be spent on new books for the Library. We hope to hold more book fairs in the future.

Celebrating The Cheshire Schools’ Book Award 2016

Tuesday 28th June saw the annual celebration of The Cheshire Schools’ Book Award in our Academy Theatre. This year was the tenth anniversary of the Award and the Theatre was packed with over 200 students and staff from schools across … Continued

The Winsford Academy is a GOOD School – Ofsted May 2016

The Academy was judged to be Good for ‘overall effectiveness’ and commended for ‘rapid and sustained improvement’ since incorporation into The Fallibroome Trust in September 2014. Inspectors were impressed with pupils’ behaviour and pride in their school and commended a … Continued

London 2016

I have had the pleasure of accompanying 33 Performing Arts students to London for two days. Following a long but comfortable journey to London (and a trip to Starbucks) we parked up at London’s Hard Rock Café for some well-earned American … Continued

Mamma Mia!

I had the pleasure of organising and taking 30 academy students to the Palace Theatre in Manchester on the 18th May to watch Mamma Mia. We left at lunchtime to watch this outstanding matinee performance. The performance was inspiring for all … Continued

Dance Workshops

Students in Year 9 and 13 have been enjoying new leadership roles by attending one of our feeder Primary Schools, delivering exciting  dance workshops. Academy Dance students have been working with pupils in Year 3 and Year 6 in preparation … Continued

Dance Workshop

Students in Year 10 enjoyed participating in a contemporary workshop led by one of our ex-students Timea Buchelova. Timea left the Academy 2 years ago, having achieved Distinction* in Dance BTEC Level 2. Timea has enjoyed developing her talent, studying Level 3 … Continued

Winsford Academy Inspected

Staff, students and Governors welcomed a team of Ofsted Inspectors to the Academy between the 3rd and 5th of May 2016. We have been expecting a Section 5 Inspection since September and were pleased to present our Academy to a very … Continued

Winsford Academy Welcomes Minister for Schools

Schools’ Minister Nick Gibb was impressed by the standard of education on view at The Winsford Academy during his visit this week. The Minister was given a tour of the Academy’s impressive building and met with representatives of the school council, … Continued

Book Fair – 28th April – 5th May

We are holding a Scholastic Book Fair in the school library between 28th April – 5th May. Students are able to purchase books at break and lunchtime. Books will also be on sale during the Year 8 Parents’ Evening on … Continued

Spectacular Spectacle at the Dance Showcase

Having attended each of the dance shows since joining the Academy in September 2013, I have been floored on each occasion by the overarching talent which abounds. Last night, I was lucky enough to be asked to assist in the … Continued

Lancaster University Visit

On 3rd March, Mrs Bedson and twenty-six of our students visited Lancaster University. The visit gave them the chance to see university life all on one campus . The students took part in an enterprise and team building day and also had the … Continued

Celebrating World Book Day

We celebrated World Book Day in the Library this year by taking part in the National Book Tokens Competition in the Library at lunchtime. Students created their own book token around a book related theme and were joined by students … Continued

Into the Woods

Year 13 Drama students are currently completing a site specific unit.  The students are required to perform a piece of theatre that cannot be performed in a Theatre or any space built for the purposes of performance. The students are gaining … Continued

Stoke City FC

On Wednesday 2nd March 2016, Mr Pendlebury and Mr Duff accompanied myself and 12 boys to Stoke City FC as part of the Premier League Reading Stars Programme. The students enjoyed a tour of the ground followed by an evening … Continued

Table Tennis Championship

On Tuesday 9th February, Jamie Wlosinski, Daniel Harrison, George Smith and Alex Murrell represented the Academy at the School’s Individual Table Tennis Championships. Jamie and Daniel took part in the boys U16 category and George and Alex in the Boys … Continued

Food Safety Lessons

Mrs Charity organised for Dr Caroline Millman from Manchester University to work with our KS3 and KS4 pupils Wednesday 24th February.  Dr Millian is completing research into food safety education in particular Campylobacter and food poisoning. Dr Millman worked with several groups … Continued

Spelling is the New Black

If you were asked to spell ‘automaticity’, how would you fare? Sound the word by its individual syllables, recognising the two key words within it? Picture the word appearing in front of you? Write it down first? In the week … Continued

Ski – Day 6 (Travelling Home)

Day 6 was rushed, although we did get a lie in with breakfast being served half an hour later at 07:30.  Bags were packed and rooms were emptied after breakfast, ski gear was put on and we were ready to … Continued

Ski – Day 5

Today (Friday 12th) wasn’t as cold with temperatures only dropping to -7!  Once again the skiing was fantastic for all groups with the beginners getting a taste of an easy red run. The morning started off quite bright, but after … Continued

Ski – Day 4

Thursday 11th February – after an extremely cold start, with temperatures as low as -15 degrees, the students were once again committed, enthusiastic and keen to get straight on to the slopes. Although the sun was out for most of … Continued

Winsford Academy Appoint New Principal

Mrs Amanda Harrison has been appointed as the new Principal of The Winsford Academy, with effect from 6th June 2016. Mrs Harrison is currently Senior Deputy Head at Ysgol Clywedog School in Wrexham. She played a major role in transforming … Continued

Publication of 2014-15 Examination Results

You will know that we strongly object to the DfE’s decision to ignore the achievements of 49 Year 11 students who sat the English (Combined) exam. This has resulted in the publication of misleading information in the 2014-15 School’s Performance Tables.

Literacy Prezi

The Prezi below was delivered to newly qualified teachers in Cheshire West to train them in aspects of literacy and how it impacts on the job of all teachers. It also outlines many aspects of the key areas we are … Continued

Conference 2015

As a sign of our commitment to the importance of Literacy in our community, we opened our doors up to other local schools and held our first inaugural “Literacy & Learning Conference” on the 22nd of May 2015. The event … Continued

Ofsted Comments

There has never been a better time to join the Sixth Form, but don’t just take our word for it… “All sixth-form teaching seen by inspectors was good.” “The sixth form is led well-this has led to improved teaching, learning … Continued

House Events Calendar

Beyond our traditional enrichment programme, we run a busy programme of House Events in which all 4 Houses compete to win the end of year House Event Award. A typical programme is outlined below: EVENT NAME DEPT TERM     … Continued

The Role of the Form Tutor

At Winsford Academy we believe that the role of the Form Tutor is instrumental in the development of students throughout their school career. A Form Tutors role is central in both caring for pupils and, crucially, monitoring their progress both academically and … Continued

Controlled Assessment

Some subjects require Controlled Assessments, which provides an opportunity to do some independent research into a topic. The regulations state that: The work which you submit for assessment must be your own. You must not copy from someone else or … Continued

Lateness

Pupils are expected to be in their form rooms at 8.50am. If they arrive between 8.50am and 9.20am then they should still go straight to their Coaching room or assembly to be registered and not to Main Reception to sign … Continued

Basic Equipment

All students are expected to have the equipment, shown above, with them every day at the academy. A poorly equipped student builds many learning barriers which are incredibly easy to avoid. A well prepared student is ‘quick off the blocks’ and … Continued

Uniform

We are particularly proud of the appearance of our students. Our philosophy is that an emphasis on smart appearance feeds into good behaviour and good behaviour underpins effective learning. Our spirit of constructive, positive competition is reflected in our uniform. In … Continued

Students Daily Checklist

Students can refer to this handy checklist to remind themselves of what is required on a daily basis at the academy: Dinner Money/Sandwiches Student Planner Homework Pens Pencils Colouring Pencils Ruler Eraser Pencil Sharpener Borrowed Library Books – if due … Continued

Sample Assemblies

A small selection of Principal’s assemblies from academic year 2013/14:  View Directory

Healthy Menus

Please click on the link below to see the 3 week menu choices available to our students at breakfast, morning break and lunchtime. If you would like to make any enquiries about catering at the academy, please contact the Head … Continued

Essential E-Safety

With the rapid advance of the internet and its wide mix of uses and applications, the world wide web has engaged us in a social revolution and many of us enjoy the benefits this new and powerful form of communication brings. Equally, however, … Continued

Transition Week

In July, Year 6 students spend three full days at the academy taking part in a wide range if activities to gear themselves up for the September start. We take transition seriously knowing that only safe and secure students thrive … Continued

New Intake Evening

All new parents with children starting in Year 7 are invited to a New Intake Parent Evening in the July preceding September. The evening provides parents with the opportunity to meet with a wide range of specialists, meet The Principal, … Continued

Admissions

If you would like to secure a place in Year 7 at the Academy you should apply through the Cheshire West and Chester School Admissions procedure. Please click here to visit the site. You can contact the Admissions team on 0300 123 … Continued

50 Reasons Why…

Those visitors to this website who attend the academy, work at it or send their children to it, know how good a school The Winsford Academy is. When a school is transforming, however, negative perceptions can stick around longer than … Continued

Dynamic Displays

The outstanding leadership of Mrs S Keegan is transforming our facility into a stimulating environment which uses display to reinforce learning and to celebrate achievement.

The Theatre

Lighting in the theatre Georgia Parkes Russell performs in The Theatre:

Best Acoustic Design

“A sound effect on people”. The acoustic design of our new build has recently won an International Award from the Acoustic Noise Consultants Group, beating off stiff competition from architectural projects in Cambridge and Lisbon. Click on the link below … Continued

Ski – Day 3

Wednesday 10th February – Best day yet!! Started off really cold in the morning, fingers and toes were freezing, but the sun was out by mid-morning which took the chill off. The progression today was astonishing with all beginners confidently skiing … Continued

National Libraries Day 2016

We celebrated National Libraries Day in the Library this year, by thinking about why we love the School Library. Students shared their thoughts on some pink hearts which will be used to decorate the Library. The top five highlights include: … Continued

Ski – Day 2

Tuesday 9th February 2016 – day 2 has been a great success! The beginners have moved onto the slopes, snow ploughing their way down, some picking up quite a lot of speed! After some jiggling around with the levels, some … Continued

Harry Potter Book Night Celebrations

We celebrated Harry Potter Book Night in the Library this year, by taking part in the Bloomsbury national competition to invent your own magical spell. Students invented their own spell including details such as the spell name, the words that … Continued

Investigating How Children Learn to Write

A2 English Language students are working through a unit which focuses on how children learn to write, from first making marks on a sheet of paper to writing a whole text – something our students know as extended writing. This … Continued

Ski – Day 1

Monday 8th February 2016 – the day started with an early 7am breakfast.  After getting all our ski gear ready with the kit buddies making sure nothing was forgotten, we were ready to set off for the slopes by 8am, … Continued

Ski Italy Update

Following a very long journey, the skiers arrived in Pila on Sunday 7th February at 12.30pm, which they were all very pleased about! They all gathered for lunch, then went off to ski fit.  Finally, checking into their hotel to relax before hitting … Continued

January Sports Report by Mr Hunt

The PE department have been working extremely hard throughout the month of January.  Continuing with weekly clubs of netball, basketball, volleyball, badminton, table tennis and football coaching. In addition to the usual extra-curricular offer we have hosted a series of … Continued

Kane plays for Everton Academy

Kane Ode has been a dedicated player in a Winsford local team for a number of years. Recently talent scouts came to watch his team play and Kane was selected to attend trials at Everton’s training ground- Finch Farm. Kane took part … Continued

Important Update – Sixth Form Planning

Dear Parents, You will know that we made the decision to suspend the Sixth Form last year. This was because there were not enough students planning to choose our Sixth Form. We are now about to undertake a feasibility study with … Continued

Duke of Edinburgh

For the first time students from the Winsford Academy have succeeded in achieving the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award. Nine students in year 11 should be congratulated on their accomplishment in attaining this nationally recognised award. We as a school … Continued

Road Safety

The focus of assemblies this week is Road Safety. The darker evenings and mornings often give rise to a peak in road traffic accidents during this time of year. Busy motorists, minds on Christmas preparations and excited children discussing presents … Continued

Anti-Bullying Week

This week is the Academy Anti-Bullying week. We have a number of activities taking place –  Year 11 Anti-Bullying Team delivering assemblies, a performance on Wednesday afternoon looking at issues to do with bullying and a themed Anti-Bullying Day on Thursday … Continued

Celebrating Accelerated Reader Success

Well done to English classes 7C1, 8C1, and 9A5 for passing the greatest number of Accelerated Reader quizzes in the first half of the autumn term. Students take Accelerated Reader quizzes on books they have read, at their book level, … Continued

Celebrating our Reading Champions

Our reading champions enjoyed a celebratory breakfast in the Library on Friday morning before School, tucking in to bacon and sausage batches, toast, tea and orange juice. All students had achieved the Silver and Gold Accelerated Reader award last half … Continued

Year 8 7-a-side Football Festival

On Tuesday 17th November, Mr Hunt took eleven Year 8 boys to Middlewich to take part in the annual 7-a-side festival. The boys did extremely well at last year’s tournament and were the eventual winners so had the added pressure … Continued

Hamlet

In the lead up to the performance of ‘Hamlet’ by the students of the Winsford Academy at the Crewe lyceum, Monday saw the first full run through dress rehearsal in which gained quite the audience as performing arts students from … Continued

Diversity

On Saturday 7th November,  Miss Ryan (Teacher of Dance) organised her first Dance Theatre visit to watch Diversity at The Empire Theatre in Liverpool. Academy Dance students left school in high spirits. On the way into Liverpool the students were lucky … Continued

SHAKESPEARE SCHOOLS FESTIVAL

The UK’s largest Youth Drama Festival returns to the Lyceum this Autumn. The Shakespeare Schools Festival works with over 1000 secondary, primary and special schools all over the UK, making it possible for them to stage abridged Shakespeare productions in … Continued

When Ted met Georgia

November 4th 2015 is a day Sixth Form student Georgia Parkes-Russell will remember with justifiable pride. It is the day she represented The Winsford Academy at the seventh TedX conference to be hosted by The Fallibroome Academy. TED stands for … Continued

Uncovered – Music Event

“Uncovered” is our latest music event, this time organised by Year 11 GCSE Music Students.  It takes place on Tuesday 10th November 2015, 7.00pm at the Winsford Academy and  is being held to raise money for St Luke’s Hospice, The Royal British Legion and also … Continued

‘TedX’

Fallibroome Academy will be hosting its 7th TEDxyouth@manchester conference on Wednesday 4th November, 9.00am-12.30pm; the theme is Perspective. We are thrilled to announce that Georgia Parkes-Russell, one of our talented Sixth Form students, will be speaking about the issue of … Continued

Year 9 Girls Rugby

Our Year 9 girls have taken part in another great festival run by Northwich Rugby Club. The day consisted of training drills, skills and practices. The girls won all their matches and showed determination, passion and honour in all their … Continued

Blowing Hot Air

The fourth debate this Half Term was confidently argued between three Year 10 girls and the three Sixth Form students. The topic? This House believes that smoking should be illegal. We were thrilled to welcome a growing audience and for … Continued

Tycoons in School

Four entrepreneurial teams from the Academy were successful in securing funding from the Peter Jones Foundation as part of their Tycoon In Schools Competition. Each team will be running their business from 2nd November until 18th December. The aim of … Continued

Year 7 Football Team

The Year 7 football team celebrated their first win of the season on Tuesday 13th October against UCAN 7-0. Goal scorers: Ryan Hough – 2 goals Zak Roberts – 2 goals Rio Johnson – 1 goal Lewis Griffin – 1 … Continued

Shakespeare School Festival

We are very excited to be part of the Shakespeare School Festival which sees locals schools performance various plays written by Shakespeare which takes place at the Lyceum Theatre in Crewe. Our students were very excited to finally work on … Continued

Cheshire Schools’ Book Award 2015-2016

The launch of the Cheshire Schools’ Book Award 2015-16 Students and staff from High Schools across Cheshire attended last night’s launch of the Cheshire Schools’ Book Award at our Theatre. Celebrating their tenth anniversary this year, the annual Book Awards … Continued

Dragon’s Den Success

Report from Miss Edwards, Head of ICT & Business. I am pleased to report that Top Bunts secured an investment from the Dragon’s Den on Thursday 8th October. The students had the fantastic idea of selling handmade Christmas themed bunting. I was … Continued

Celebrating National Poetry Day

Students have been celebrating National Poetry Day this week with House competitions in the Library. Tuesday lunchtime saw competitions for years 7 and 8, and Wednesday lunchtime for years 9 and 10, with students taking part across the two days. … Continued

Tip Tapping to the Top!

Dance teacher Miss Ryan has successfully introduced Tap into the Dance curriculum. Since purchasing academy tap shoes, the students have developed a passion for this new dance style. Miss Ryan is currently completing her NQT year at Winsford Academy and … Continued

Coming soon to Winsford Academy Theatre – tickets now available!

The Winsford Academy is proud to host a special afternoon event in aid of the town’s Dingle Centre and the Alzheimer’s Society. Tickets are available via the following weblink: Thanks for the Memory Tickets Alternatively, telephone 01606 551122 or email ticket.sales@thanksforthememory.org.uk   … Continued

Working hard for a life changing opportunity 

A big well done to our Camps International students, who are working tirelessly with Mrs Leech to raise significant funds for a once in a lifetime expedition to Borneo. The team have committed to four consecutive weekends with many more … Continued

Record Results at Winsford Academy

The Academy’s First Cohort How much expected progress do Winsford Academy students make in English and maths when compared with national progress levels? Schools are measured on the levels of progress individual students make. Irrespective of what level in English … Continued

DEBATE CLUB IS IN SESSION

Today saw our first live debate and consisted of staff vs Sixth Formers. The motion? ‘This House believes that single sex education is more effective.’ In a lively thirty minute exchange of statistics, anecdotes and rebuttals (some Points of Order … Continued

Dizzy Goals – first House competition of the year!

The House competition got underway last week with a record turn out of 189 students for the opening event, Dizzy Goals. The competition involved students running around a ball fifteen times and then attempting to strike the ball into an empty … Continued

5 Star Food Hygiene

Congratulations to our Catering and Food Technology teams who today achieved the highest award available from the Food Standards Agency for levels of hygiene in our food classrooms and kitchens! Below, our Catering Manager, Mrs A Pepper, proudly displays the … Continued

An introduction to Olaq

Moved by the plight of children from Syria, you may be be aware that last week the academy organised a charity collection of essential items to help Syrian refugees. Commenting on her leadership of the collection, Head of Year 10, … Continued

Visitor’s Book 2015

Please click on the link below to find out what visitors to our academy say about us… Visitor’s Book (Sept 2015)

In the grip of Numeracy Ninjas

Mrs Lea, Whole School Literacy & Numeracy Coordinator reports: Students across Years 7, 8 and 9 are being put through their paces at the start of every Maths lesson for the next ten weeks, whilst we pilot an intervention programme … Continued

Extracurricular Programme 2015/16

Please click on the link below to access the academy’s fantastic extracurricular programme for 2015/16. Extracurricular Timetable If you require any further information regarding any of the activities on offer please have no hesitation in contacting Mrs S Keegan, Assistant … Continued

Mr Tomlinson: Our Great Northern Runner

Congratulations to Mr Tomlinson who is not only a high quality maths teacher but also a tremendous athlete. During Sunday’s Great North Run, Mr Tomlinson finished a highly impressive 35th out of a field of 57,000. The race was eventually … Continued

Winsford Academy Camp Borneo Fundraiser

There will be a Bingo & Quiz Night at the Conservative Club, Ways Green, Winsford on Friday 18th September. The event is organised as part of the fundraising efforts to assist our students in achieving their dream of taking part … Continued

Academy donations Syria bound

Mrs Bedson, Head of Year 10, reports: ‘I would like to thank the staff and students for all their donations and help with the Syria refugee collection. This week shows how we can work together to help others. A massive … Continued

“Fresh air will do you good!”

The arrangements for student mobility during break and lunchtime around the school is changing. Presently, the students have been provided the opportunity to be inside during these times and this has demanded a level of independence and self-regulation by the … Continued

Academy Collection for the Children of Syria

Our school community has been genuinely moved about the plight of Syrian refugees desperate to escape the troubles afflicting their war torn country. The charity, ‘From Warrington to Calais’ is picking up our collection of goods on Friday morning and … Continued

International Literacy Day 2015

At the end of August, a little over a year after giving birth, Jessica Ennis triumphantly claimed gold at the World Athletics Championships in Beijing. She is a mama, a machine and unsurprisingly, a role model to many. For the … Continued

Camp Kenya/Tanzania 2015 – Team Simba

Report by Mrs C Leech Summer 2015 was my third trip to Kenya with Camps International, once on a recce and twice on expedition and I don’t think I will ever tire of this amazing country. It’s not just the … Continued

Academy Achieves Record Results!

I am delighted to report that this year’s examination results at Winsford Academy have broken all records for progress and attainment previously achieved at the acdemy and its predecessor schools. I am particularly proud of the outstanding performance of our … Continued

The Morning After The Night Before

  The morning after the night before saw our Celebration Award Winners pose for official photographs to mark the event. Here are our award winners in full.    

Summer Reward Meal

On Thursday afternoon, it was a pleasure to take pupils who had won an award at Celebration Evening to Pizza Hut in Crewe. A fabulous time was had by all, the photographs, taken by Grant Moores, tell the story much … Continued

Dates for the Diary – Performing Arts Events 2015/16

Following on from the outstanding programme of performing arts events in 2014/15, the academy is pleased to share next academic year’s big events. Get them in the diary now! Our shows always sell-out! Wednesday 18th November 2015 Academy performance of … Continued

Celebration Evening 2015

Last evening, it gave me the greatest of pleasures to welcome students, parents, staff, governors, the Fallibroome Multi-Academy Trust and members of the local community, including Mayor Gaskill-Jones and Cllr Kennedy, to our celebration of student excellence. It was also … Continued

Principal’s Commendation #27: Olivia Wood

Mrs Partington nominates Olivia Wood (8A1) for her outstanding writing in RE focused around inspirational people and her own advice for happiness, strength and courage. Olivia has been working on the Dalai Lama’s speeches, specifically learning about how he uses the … Continued

Young Decision-Makers

Working in partnership with Weaver Vale Housing Trust, a number of pupils from our newly appointed Prefect Leadership Team, were today trained on decision making for the Bursary scheme operated by Weaver Vale Housing Trust. The scheme offers tenants between … Continued

Outstanding Success for Academy Karate Champs!

The academy has yet more reason to be proud of its wonderful students with the news that four of our girls became medal winners at the Go-Kan-Ryu Karate-Do World Cup at the Echo Arena, Liverpool a couple of weekends ago. … Continued

Purcell Dominate Sports Day

Friday 15th July, saw the culmination of an outstanding year of sporting enrichment with the annual academy Sports Day. Congratulations to Purcell House who reinforced their reputation for sporting excellence with a handsome victory over Britten, Elgar and Sullivan. Thanks … Continued

Outstanding Performing Arts Provision

Enjoy our video of the Performing Arts Awards Evening 2015, an outstanding showcase of work created in dance, drama and music. Our Performing Arts team do not stop. Beyond the classroom they provide an impressive array of enrichment. This year … Continued

Performing Arts Awards Evening 2015

A collection of images from an amazing evening of entertainment which saw the academy celebrate the best of the best performing arts items from a packed year of showcases, examinations, trips and clubs. A full report and film of this … Continued

Afternoon tea with the academy

Congratulations to the Year 10 Hospitality & Catering group who today, as part of their studies, prepared and served afternoon tea for residents of our local care homes. Everyone who attended enjoyed themselves and the students really pulled out all the stops … Continued

Mid-Cheshire Athletics Trials

Over the last few weeks students from across the academy have been competing in various athletic competitions, with the most recent being the Mid-Cheshire Athletics trials which were held on separate dates throughout May and June. 80 students from the … Continued

Prefect Training

On Friday 3rd July, our current Year 10 prefects underwent an extensive day of training as part of the academy’s commitment to developing leadership and employability skills. The afternoon was focused on enabling students to think about how they can … Continued

Hamlet – The Official Cast List

Hamlet– Michael Jeffries Claudius– Robin Kumar Lead Ghost– Shannon Wilkinson-Jones Ghost Ensemble– Charlotte Shepherd, Rhiannon Edwards, Lauren Robinson, Keren Murphy, Elizabeth Davies, Emily Scholes, Jack Devey, Luke Hunt, Taylor Falland-Stubbs, Jeffery Jones, Kieron Wilshaw, Megan Taylor, Ellie Barnes and Ethan … Continued

Year 7 Alice in Wonderland Showcase

As the finale to their first year of Drama education at the Academy, this week saw all year 7 students working collaboratively towards a performance of Alice in Wonderland. Lewis Carroll’s vibrant and twisted tale was brought to life by … Continued

The Year in Review 2015

It’s that time of the year once again when we can sit back and celebrate just some of the many achievements of our students at the academy. The film captures our vibrant culture, the extensive opportunities available to all and … Continued

The Barbary Macaques of Morocco and Algeria

Report by Eve Harrison and Robert Brough (Science Hot Scholars) Last Saturday, a group of students from Year 10 visited Monkey Forest to see and learn about the Barbary Macaques of Morocco and Algeria. Accompanied by Mr Vanezis and Miss Ball, … Continued

Selection of Sport Captains & Hot Scholars

“An integral part of raising the profile of sport at the Winsford Academy is the proactive use of Sports Captains and Hot Scholars”. Mr Hunt (Director for Sport & PE) As we approach the end of the current academic year … Continued

Democracy Day Finale

On Thursday, Academy pupils took part in the final Winsford wide Democracy Event. We and the primary schools went to the Council Chambers in Wyvern House to deliver to local councillors our arguments to help improve Winsford: Development of an … Continued

Academy at D-Fest

Mr Bancroft, Head of Music, reports: Last Saturday morning, 20th June, a number of our music students performed as soloists or in small groups at the D-Fest on Delamere Street, Winsford. They all gave fantastic performances. The academy is very … Continued

Two Amazing Days at the Cheshire County Show

Mrs Keegan, Associate Assistant Principal, reports: Students from the Winsford Academy were invited back to the Cheshire County Show this week to exhibit in the ‘School’s Out’ Marquee for the fifth year running. The theme this year was ‘Keeping our … Continued

The Cheshire Schools Book Award

Over 150 students from schools across Cheshire attended this years’ Cheshire Schools Book Award celebration evening held in our Theatre. The Cheshire Schools Book Award is an annual award which encourages students to read some of the latest teenage fiction … Continued

Young Sports Leaders at National Schools Sports Week

Congratulations to all of the academy’s Sports Leaders who, throughout the course of this week, assisted in the delivery of the National Schools Sports Week to our partner primary schools. The young leaders have been delivering and leading high quality sport to primary … Continued

Academy Win Again at The Cheshire Show

Another year, another Cheshire Show and another victory with the academy taking the prize for Best Interpretation in the school’s tent. To cap off the success, we were treated to a visit from HRH Countess of Wessex. The full story … Continued

Performing Arts Visit London

50 students from Year 8 to 11 spent a magical couple of days in London on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. It was a trip that had theatre at its heart. The students marvelled at the supremely talented casts … Continued

You Said, We Did!

Just some of things the academy has done in response to the voice of the student. Students are integral to improvements at the academy and their achievements are clearly stated on the walls of our theatre!  

Review of the Year

Please click on the image to read the academy’s Review of the Year, to be published in the Winsford Guardian this week.

Camp Borneo Team Pull in the Punters at D-Fest!

A couple of photographs from the Camp Borneo team who were fundraising at D-Fest on Saturday. The team raised just over £200 with s popular stall offering face painting, tombola, crafts and Guess the Name of the Teddy. It was a … Continued

UK Maths Challenge – The Winners!

Students from Winsford Academy achieved a range of awards in this years UK Intermediate Maths Challenge. Over 200,000 pupils from across the United Kingdom sat the challenge with only 6% to 13% of those pupils gaining a certificate. Just to … Continued

Shakespeare Schools Festival – Hamlet Auditions

  HAMLET WORKSHOP AUDITIONS Monday 29th June in the Theatre 3:15-5:30pm All years welcome. Large and small roles. Performing at the Lyceum in Crewe 18th November 2015 Follow Twitter for updates: @WinsfordPA Please click on the link below for a list of … Continued

Year 7 Orienteering

Robyn Brown, Rio Cross, Ellie Hitchen, Ryan Johnson, Kelsey Sullivan, Kloe Vincent, Molly Warburton and Cara Webb took part in the Mid Cheshire Orienteering competition. Both the boys and girls teams finished 3rd overall with outstanding performances by team leaders … Continued

Master Chefs!

Congratulations go to the academy chefs, Andrew Peacock and Rhys Harrison whose culinary treats went down a storm at The Future Chef 2015 area final held at West Cheshire College on 26 January. Andrew Peacock (9SOL) was just missed out on … Continued

Strategy in The Secret Bunker

On Wednesday after school a group of Academy pupils attended a Strategic Youth Consultation in the secret bunker under Wyvern House in Winsford. The bunker was the ‘secret’ headquarters for this area should there be an emergency such as nuclear … Continued