Year 8 Parents Evening

Thursday 7th February 2019 from 4:30pm – 7:00pm

Note: A PDF copy of the letter sent home can be found here

Dear Parent/carer,

Y8 Parents Evening will take place on Thursday 7th February 2019 from 4:30pm –7:00pm.

Given how crucial your support is we ask that you attend and invite students to
accompany you so that class teachers can fully share how your child is progressing. On the evening you will also be provided with your child’s latest progress update which you can refer to during any conversations with staff.

In addition, you will be given an opportunity to select an appointment, with a member of the Senior Leadership Team, in the next few weeks to discuss your child’s subject choices in Year 9.

If you are unable to attend and you wish to gain any further clarification please
contact your child’s Year Team Leader and/or subject team leaders who will be
happy to help.

Finally we believe that the partnership approach that exists between home and
school remains the key to our team’s success and will ensure the best outcomes for your child.

To confirm your attendance please can you complete the reply slip and return to your child’s Form Tutor by Friday 25th January 2019.

Many thanks for your continued support.

Yours sincerely,

Phil Davis

Arrangements for the End of Term

As we come to the end of another term, I would like to thank you for your continued support. I would also like to take this opportunity of reminding you that the Academy will close for the Christmas break on Thursday 20th December 2018. Students will be dismissed from the Academy at the normal time of 2:45pm. There will be no early closure.

In an attempt to enter into the Christmas spirit and raise funds, we will be holding a ‘Christmas jumper’ and/or ‘Christmas hat’ day on the last day of term. Students will be required to pay £1.00 to allow them to wear a Christmas jumper or hat instead of their usual Academy uniform jumper.

Please note, all other uniform standards will remain in full. The only item of clothing that may be replaced is your child’s Academy jumper. The Academy will not allow fashion jumpers displaying motifs and/or baseball caps.

Students are expected back into the Academy on Monday 7th January 2018 at 8:30am. The Breakfast Club will be running from 8am.

I would like to take this opportunity of wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Yours sincerely

Phil Davis

Wingfield Academy Bus Service

A copy of the letter sent home to parents can be found here

I am writing to you regarding a new service we would like to offer all students. We have had a school bus for the past year; this bus transports students from out of area to and from the Academy daily. In September we had the opportunity to hire a larger bus from Marsland Travel.

Therefore I would like to offer your child the opportunity to use the school bus, however there will be a charge for this. The cost per journey will be 80p this can be paid directly to the bus driver or alternatively you can pay for the full week/month via ParentPay (a pass will be issued at break time on a Monday if you pay via ParentPay).

The bus route and approximate timings for you to review can be found here. Afternoon drop of times will commence from approx. 2.55pm, and drop students off in reverse order.

Marsland Travel is a well-known reputable company with a vast amount of transportation knowledge. All the drivers have had the relevant DBS checks carried out. And MarslandTravel has provided the academy with the relevant assurances that their buses are safe to carry passengers and are road worthy.
A member of the Academy staff will meet and greet the students upon arrival at the Academy, and a member of staff will meet the students at the end of each day to ensure they are escorted to the bus.

If you require any further information regarding this service or have any queries relating to how to use ParentPay, please speak to a member of our finance team who will be happy to help.

Yours sincerely

Mr B Picton
Assistant Headteacher

Year 7 Football Team Into ESFA Cup Fourth Round

Wingfield’s Year 7 team progressed to the fourth round of the English Schools Cup with a sensational 9-6 victory at Wickersley on Wednesday evening.

With the scores tied at 6-6 following Irfan Bogle’s last second free kick to take the game into extra time, a calm and measured final 14 minutes saw the boys score three goals to get past the third stage of the nationwide competition.

In one of the most enthralling matches the Academy has ever witnessed, Wingfield took the lead four times at 2-0, 3-2, 4-3, and 5-4 before trailing 6-5 late on.

But with the last kick of the game, Irfan Bogle’s free kick gave the boys the least they deserved with a period of extra time, before three goals saw Wingfield eventually sail through the third round of the competition.

Adrian Nguea scored four goals, Jack Dudhill and Irfan two apiece, with Maddox Brooks also on the scoresheet.

The fourth round draw will be made on Monday 19th November.

GCSE Presentation Evening – Thursday 29th November 2018

Wingfield Academy will be hosting this years GCSE Presentation Evening on Thursday 29th November at 6.00pm. This is an opportunity to celebrate achievements and present GCSE certificates. Certain students will also be presented with ‘Special Achievement Awards’.

2018 Leavers are invited to attend with up to two guests to attend. There will be a formal presentation with speeches, therefore we ask attendees to wear smart or formal wear; please do not wear tracksuit bottoms, baseball caps, etc. After the presentation there will be a buffet in the Griffin Dining Hall. The event should end around 8.30pm.

In order for the necessary seating and catering arrangements to be made, I would be grateful if you could RSVP your attendance by contacting Reception on 01709 513002 before Monday 26th November. Alternatively, you can get in touch via the Contact Us page. Please include your name and the number of guests joining you. If we do not hear from you by this date, we will assume that you are unable to attend.

Double Wins For Year 7 at Oakwood

Wingfield’s Year 7s ended their first half term at the Academy on a high with the A Team and B Team defeating their Oakwood counterparts 5-0 and 7-0 respectively on Wednesday evening.

Every member of the squad represented Wingfield superbly, on and off the pitch, with glowing reports from Oakwood staff and players, with both teams cheering for each other after the matches.

Y7 Parent/Carer ‘Meet the Tutor’ Event

Firstly, I would like to thank you for choosing Wingfield Academy as your preferred secondary school. Your children have settled in well and it has been an absolute delight to see them learn and make the steady transition from primary to secondary over this half term

Secondly, I have pleasure in inviting you to the ‘Meet the Tutor’ event which will be held on Monday 19th November 2018 and Monday 26th November 2018 from 3:00 pm until 4:00 pm. A member of Academy staff will contact you in order for you to make an appointment for the date and time most suitable for you.

Form Tutors are your child’s first point of contact and this meeting will provide an opportunity for you to speak with your son or daughter’s Form Tutor to discuss how your child has settled into secondary school life and to address any pastoral issues or concerns.

Academic progress will not be discussed at this meeting but you will be able to discuss this aspect at the formal Year 7 Parent/Teacher Consultation Evening which will be held later in the school year on Thursday 21 st March 2019.

Finally, Year 7 have enjoyed an early lunch this half term in order to help them settle in and make new friends and this has been successful. With effect from next term which commences on the 5th November, all Year 7 students will follow normal Academy lunch practice. Any student with a packed lunch will have access from 12.05 pm to the main assembly hall, and those students requiring an Academy lunch will have access to the Griffin from 12.15 pm.

Please do not hesitate to contact the Academy if you have any queries.

Yours faithfully

Pippa Allan
Deputy Headteacher