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Wheatley Park School Open Evening and Open Morning 2022
I am delighted to invite you to our upcoming Open Evening and Open Morning. As your child approaches secondary education age, we relish the opportunity to show you what Wheatley Park has to offer.
Our vision is to provide an outstanding education in the very broadest sense to each and every one of our students in accordance with our core school values of Everyone Learning and Everyone Caring. Our Open Evening will give you a chance to see the school for yourselves. You will be able to meet the staff and appreciate their passion for their work. You will also be able to talk to students of all ages to get a sense of how much they enjoy school life and are involved in their learning. The Open Morning provides an additional opportunity to see the school on a normal working day.
We understand that the choice of a secondary school is an important and sometimes daunting matter. Please do take the opportunity to visit on either or both of these occasions and make sure that all your questions are answered. Equally, you are welcome to make an appointment for a visit at another time or to discuss your child’s particular circumstances.
Our Open Evening will start at 6.00pm on Tuesday 27th September. You will be able to join a student-led tour or explore the school freely. There will be two Headteacher talks to ensure all families are able to attend. You can either arrive at 6pm for Mr. Martin’s presentation in the Main Hall with a tour of our site afterwards. Or you will be able to arrive after 6pm for a tour of our school followed by a 7.30pm presentation with Mr Martin. The evening will end after the second Headteacher talk at 8pm.
In addition to this, our Open Morning will be from 9.00am until 10.45am on Friday 30th September, beginning with a welcome reception in the Sixth Form Study Room located within the Sixth Form Centre. Please park in the main school car park adjacent to the Sixth Form Centre unless directed otherwise for both events.
On behalf of everyone at Wheatley Park, we look forward to welcoming you in person to our beautiful parkland site.
Heartfelt congratulations to every single Wheatley Park student from the Class of 2022 on achieving superb GCSE and technical award results.
An exceptional team effort between students, staff, parents/carers and the wider school community has enabled students from all backgrounds and starting places to flourish despite the pandemic arriving mid-way through the 11 to 16 portion of their education.
Long periods of online learning, COVID-related absence and heavily adapted classroom conditions have tested their resilience but not derailed them from the mission of each achieving their personal best, whether this was gaining a clutch of top grades or overcoming significant individual challenges.
United under the slogan, ‘It’s your life - train for it’, students are now enjoying the just reward for their commitment and dedication with the vast majority achieving the grades necessary to progress to their preferred destinations in education or training.
And exam results aside, the Class of 2022 leave behind a legacy to be immensely proud of at Wheatley Park, having exemplified our values of Everyone Learning and Everyone Caring at every opportunity.
For those students not returning to us in the Sixth Form this September, we wish you all the very best for the future, and thank you for being such highly valued members of our school community.
Head of Year 11
- 83% of students gained higher grades (4 - 9) in both English and maths
- 75% of students gained five or more higher grades (4 - 9) including English and maths
Wheatley Park Post-16 Results 2022
Wheatley Park School offers huge congratulations to our Year 12 and Year 13 students on their A level, AS level and VTQ results this year.
Our students have shown true grit and steely determination to overcome the significant challenges caused by the pandemic and achieve richly deserved successes.
The vast majority of Year 13 students gained the grades necessary to reach their preferred destinations. Out of a cohort of 105 students, about 70% will be heading to universities with the remainder taking up apprenticeships or employment.
Amongst the many outstanding individual achievements, previous Head Student, Samuel Hinks, achieved four A*s in maths, further maths, chemistry and physics to secure his place on an engineering degree at Cambridge University.
He thanked the staff and wider school community for all the amazing help and support before, during and after the pandemic that have made everyone’s achievements possible.
At A level, 31% of students’ grades were at A* to A and 61% were at A* to B. These figures cannot be compared directly with previous years because grade boundaries have been adjusted nationally as a way of transitioning back from a school-based assessment system in 2020 and 2021 to the standard examinations students sat this year.
This year is very much about celebrating the extraordinary resilience and positivity Wheatley Park students have demonstrated in the face of adversity.
In addition to their strong academic outcomes, we are incredibly proud that they have consistently lived up to our school values of Everyone Learning and Everyone Caring. We thank them for role-modelling these values so well and wish them every success in the future.
Head of Sixth Form
Samuel Hinks achieved 4 A*s to secure his place on an engineering degree at Cambridge
Peer-on-Peer Abuse and Harassment in Schools - The Wheatley Park School Response