Wellfield School achieves excellent GCSE results after pandemic hardship
A school in Wingate is continuing to show its dedication to its students’ success with activities over the summer – with pupils having done likewise with tremendous achievements in the classroom.
Wellfield School prides itself on being a happy, caring learning environment, and an exciting centre for learning for in the community, which it achieved with another outstanding year of GCSE results in 2021. Students really put in the effort, despite the extreme challenges that Covid presented, making Wellfield one of the highest achieving schools in Durham.
For example, students achieved a record number of grade 9s at GCSE, with achievement in English and Maths once again well above the county average, and above national average, too. Indeed, most subject areas have again achieved well above national expectations, and pupil progress over the last five academic years has been well above the national average.
Dance the night away
After this challenging year, GCSE results day corresponded with the Year 11 leavers’ Prom at Hardwick Hall on Thursday, 12 August.
The theme was “A Night at the Movies”, and despite leaving school in May, the Prom committee worked through remote Teams meetings to plan a great celebration. The evening was extra special, with the additions of a photo booth, a superb magician, culminating with a wonderful firework display. Students and staff agreed that the Prom was a wonderful evening.
“It was lovely to see all of our students really enjoying themselves with friends and teachers,” said headteacher Linda Rodham. “After a wonderful meal and speeches, the students danced the night away.”
Summer of fun
During the summer holidays, Wellfield has really gone the extra mile to ensure that every child can enjoy a wide range of fun and exciting activities to help them develop and have a wonderful time doing it.
Week one of the holiday saw over 200 students in school for Sports Summer School, which included a wide range of sporting and healthy lifestyle activities, including trampolining, rock climbing, crazy golf, archery, table tennis, cycling, paddle boarding at South Shields, netball, and football coaching with Sunderland Foundation of Light coaching staff.
In week two, the Performing Arts Summer school was attended by 35 students, who took part in singing, dancing, and acting workshops led by professional performers. Just before finishing for the summer, Grease was the word as the Performing Arts department produced their summer musical despite Covid restrictions.
In week three, over 170 students participated in Trip Week, which included visits to Whitby, York, the Lake District, and Flamingo Land in North Yorkshire.
Weeks four to six are dedicated to the Football Academy Summer School, as over 100 students are participating in 12 days of coaching delivered by the Andrew Jinks Football Academy coaching staff.
Week six is also Primary Transition week at Wellfield. Over three days, all students starting in year 7 in September will work in school with their class tutors, Head of Learning and teachers to complete a wide range of activities.
For more information on Wellfield School and what it can offer your child, visit www.wellfieldschool.net.