Head’s Message

Head’s Message

Although academic and sporting achievements are very important to us, we
also seek to cultivate good citizens – mature young people who care for
others and have a desire to give back to the community which has nurtured
them. Providing opportunities for our students to do this is a very
important part of school life, and we are extremely proud of those who step
up to the mark. Everyone is valued for their unique contribution to the
life of the school. We recognise the special gifts, talents and needs of
each individual as we strive for excellence. With over 1,600 students and
one of the largest and most successful Sixth Forms in the North East,
Whickham School has the capacity that enables us to offer an excellent
curriculum. Our students’ learning is constantly monitored to ensure they
have the challenge, support and guidance necessary to achieve the outcomes
that we expect and they deserve.

We have a tradition of offering a wide
variety of opportunities, with a diverse curriculum and many visits and
events designed to excite, interest and challenge. The influence of our
specialism in Sports is evident throughout the school and complements well
our many other strengths. We work hard to maintain our excellent links with
parents and the community, and we are constantly looking for ways of
enhancing these relationships. We have very strong links with our partner
primary schools in curriculum, sport and pastoral areas. These provide our
students with the best possible start to the secondary school phase of
their education. Whickham School and Sports College is a safe and happy
community where students can learn and develop as they grow into successful
young adults.

We look forward to welcoming you.

Steve Haigh (Head Teacher)


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