We are about to send out our e-mail invitations to new parents to access our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).
On the VLE, you can find learning resources, revision material, your child's attendance data and timetable, the school calendar and other news and information. If you subscribe to our News and Letters forum in the Parents' Area, you will receive an e-mail each time we add some news.
If you do not receive an invitation in the next few days, please check your Junk/Spam folder, in case our invite has been sent there.
If you've just forgotten your login details, you can use our Forgotten Password page (vle.wallingfordschool.com/login/forgot_password.php).
Show My Homework
A new way to record, track and monitor homework at Wallingford School.
We are excited to be launching Show My Homework, an online tool to help you keep track of your child's homework.
Show My Homework will allow you to see the details of the tasks your child has been set, as well as its submission status and grades.
✓ 24/7 access
✓ Apps available for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and Android devices
✓ Receive automated notifications before homework is due
You will be provided with login details to your personal account, ready-linked to your child’s homework calendar, but you don’t have to wait for that: simply visit wallingford.showmyhomework.co.uk to view our school’s live homework calendar. There is also a link at the top of this page and links from the VLE.
Be sure to view the video tutorials below, or click on the links to watch them on YouTube:
We hope that this service will provide parents with a clearer insight into the homework your child receives. More importantly, we hope that it will improve your child’s organisation, time-management, and help them to keep on top of their workload.
School Uniform Collection
You can visit the Uniform Shop at the following times:
- Wednesday 26th August, 7pm - 8.30pm
- Tuesday 1st September, 11am - 3pm
- Wednesday 2nd September, 11am - 3pm
Please follow the signs to the Sports Hall around the back of the school.
Visit our online Uniform Shop to place your orders.
GCSE Results 2015 - 84% 5 A* - C grades with English and Maths
This has been a very good year group to work with, so when we came into school in the morning we were hoping for our best results. There was even talk of 80% of students getting 5 A* to C grades, with English and Maths. Imagine our delight when we realised it was 84%. In fact we checked it several times to be sure.
The results are wonderful, and just reward for teachers who do so much more than anyone could reasonably ask (supported by a committed team of associate staff), a group of young people who set and meet high standards for themselves and parents who were the difference when things did not go so smoothly. Results like this occur when almost everything comes together perfectly.
It is a very happy school to work and study in, but it will feel even happier as we return to these results in September. Then the work starts again.
Everyone concerned should feel very proud of themselves.
A Level Results 2015
The students and teachers concerned are to be congratulated on today's A Level examination results. 36% of all A Levels sat were graded A or A*,which is a remarkably high standard, and 7% up on last year. We all hope these grades encourage young people to go on and achieve even greater things in the future.
In Memory of Liz Worsell
It is with great sadness that we mark the passing of Liz Worsell, who was a much-loved colleague and teacher at Wallingford from 1992 to 2011.
She was a committed teacher of RE and English and spent the latter part of her career on the Senior Leadership Team. She had many formal responsibilities but saw her principal one as looking after people and ensuring everyone had their fair share of fun. Liz was the first to spot if someone was struggling and was equally quick to ensure something was done to help them.
Everyone will have their favourite among the many memories of her joy for life. A strong one is the enthusiasm she had for telling everyone how she achieved a childhood ambition to work as a cowboy (sic) on a ranch in the American West this year. Hers was a very full life until the very end.
Liz loved her partner Rob and her family very much and our thoughts are very much with them. It is a huge loss, but being alongside Liz was a great privilege as well.
GCSE Results - 10 Steps to Success
GCSE Results Day
Thursday 20th August 2015
10am to 1pm - 6th Form Common Room
IF YOU ARE GOING TO BE AWAY
We will send the results to you, if you leave an A5 stamped addressed envelope with the office
If you ask someone else to collect them for you, they MUST bring a letter signed by YOU stating that they have your permission to collect your results.
G C E Results Day
Thursday 13th August 2015
A2: 8am to 12pm - Library
AS: 10am to 12pm – Library
IF YOU ARE GOING TO BE AWAY
If you are going to be away we will send the results to you, if you leave an A5 stamped addressed envelope with the office.
If you ask someone else to collect them for you, they MUST bring a letter from YOU stating that they have your permission to collect your results.
Re-Flex Canoe Trip
We got dropped off by Miss Dow on Thursday, and were met by a man called Andy. He gave us the safety equipment for canoeing, and we got into pairs for the canoes. We set off and I had to go with Mr Smith. He had to steer at the back of the canoe and I was at the front. I was the engine, and had to be quick and pacey. When we were drifting down the river I saw a lightening blue streak in the air, and there it was the famous king fisher. It was really quick, and Miss Dow said whoever saw one first would win a prize! (I got a malteaser chocolate bar).
I got really good at the canoeing. Mr Smith and I were a really good pair, and managed to keep at the front for most of the journey. I found it really interesting, and I was glad that I picked Mr Smith because he was quick too. He was the right person to go with, because he had good stamina and agility, so it meant it was easier for us to keep up front. I enjoyed it, and it was really educational because I learnt about the wildlife.
It was really relaxing and nice to explore new places. We got to camp after six hours of canoeing through the lovely stream and the sun was beginning to set. I felt really tired and exhausted but then we had to set up the campsite. We had to make a fire and get the tents up. I shared a tent with Mitch and Charlie. It took a long time to put up, and we started getting a bit frustrated because it was hard. We asked for a bit of help from Miss Calvert and Miss Gration, and I helped them to put their tent up too. After we put our tents up we got some food and a drink. We all sat down and had a nice group chat, and then we had 10 minutes of madness. Then we went to bed. All I could hear was Mr Smith snoring all night. He was really annoying and I thought he sounded like a dying whale. Then we went to Miss Gration's and Miss Calvert's tent to see what they were doing. They sent us back to our tents. We didn't want to sleep yet, so I started to watch Top Gear on my phone before I went to sleep. I couldn't get to sleep for the whole time because I kept being woken up by strange sounds.
I checked my phone, and it was three o'clock! I nudged Charlie, and then he woke up. I couldn't get to sleep, because I could hear loads of birds chirping, and dogs barking. Then I kind of dosed off. The next morning when I woke up it was all bright. I was shattered and I couldn't feel my legs I was that tried. Then I had my tablet and had a bacon roll and a nice drink then I got changed. That made me feel a bit better, so I wanted to get canoeing again. I went with Mitch and Jess this time round and we canoed down to Mapledurham and got an ice cream. When we got back to the campsite, we all worked together to pack everything away, and then Miss Dow came to pick us up and we all went back to school.
- King, Year 9