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Wallington High School for Girls

Wallington High School for Girls

'A strong learning community. Pupils are proud of their school. The broad curriculum and high prior attainment of pupils lead to strong achievement.' OFSTED 2019

Co-Curricular / Enrichment

 

Extra-Curricular Activities

We pride ourselves on the number and range of extra curricular activities on offer to our students. By extending their learning to outside of the classroom, students have the opportunity to expand their horizons. We strongly recommend that all students supplement their academic studies by participating in at least one extra-curricular club. 

The PE department also run an extensive programme of sports clubs, details of which will have already been given to your daughter in tutor time. The PE Fixture list is also available on Twitter.  You will need to have a twitter account to follow @WHSGPE. The Music and Drama departments will be following up the huge success of last year’s production of Hairspray with ‘We Will Rock You’ with a range of roles to suit all ages.

To view the full range of extra-curricular clubs and activities on offer for your daughter, please click here

Enrichment Programme: Visits and Events

We are proud of the range of activities and events that we offer at Wallington High School for Girls, all dedicated to developing important skills that complement your daughter’s academic study.

As part of our enrichment programme, we dedicate specific days when all students are off timetable to enjoy the varied activities on offer.  This year, these days are Wednesday 6 November 2019, Thursday 12 March and three days during the last week of term: Monday 13 - Wednesday 15 July 2020. 

Some of the experiences our students will participate in this year are: Poetry Writing at London Zoo, a Problem-solving Day, a Forensic Science Day, a Macbeth Workshop Day at the Globe Theatre, a visit to the Tutankhamun Exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery, a History Walk in East London, a visit to Sea Life in Brighton and a West End Theatre experience. Our aim is to take full advantage of our close proximity to London/the Home Counties and all the opportunities that they provide.

Events and Trips

There are many events and trips that run each year providing additional opportunities.  An example of the experiences our students have had in previous years is detailed below;

Events

  • Maths Challenges
  • STEM Competitions
  • Young Enterprise
  • Speak Out Challenge (Public Speaking Workshops)
  • Engineering Education Scheme
  • Gym & Dance Display / Dance Showcase
  • Music Concerts / Competitions
  • Foreign Language Plays
  • Careers Evenings
  • Team Building Days
  • Forensic Science Challenge  
  • Work Experience
  • Take Your Daughter To Work Day
  • Art and DT Exhibitions

Trips (residential trips destinations vary from year to year)

  • Ski Trip to Europe
  • WW1 Battlefields (History)
  • Cologne (German)
  • CERN, Geneva
  • New York (Media Studies)
  • Swanage (Geography)
  • South Africa Netball
  • London Theatre Visits
  • London Art Galleries
  • Curriculum Visits in History, Science, Geography, Design & Technology
  • World Challenge

Parents will be asked to cover any additional costs of an event or visit which the school may incur; any cost for a visit is kept to a minimum, taking into consideration best value for money, established reputations and wherever possible using Transport for London’s free school travel for pre-arranged small group bookings. Should we receive insufficient funds the visit or event may not go ahead and therefore to secure all bookings please adhere to the payment schedule.  If there are any financial difficulties, please refer to our Charges and Remissions Policy on the school website.  

Details on our Enrichment programme will be sent home via email with information on how to pay through sQuid. 

Please note that the school adheres to the deadlines it sets for permission slips and payments for all visits and events and that late returns cannot be accepted.  

World Challenge

Each year students take an active role in supporting World Challenge projects which have involved teams travelling to many destinations around the world, including:  Vietnam, Morocco, Croatia, Siberia, Tanzania, Venezuela, Kyrgystan and Montenegro. The trips involve a wonderful mix of adventure, combined with community work projects, supporting local initiatives. The next trip planned involves both Year 11 and Year 12 students who will be visiting Uzbekistan in July ’20.