Monday, October 16, 2017

WENSLEYDALE SCHOOL - Bus for free from September 2018

Record numbers attend The Wensleydale School’s Open Evening – press release

Extra chairs were required as families flocked to The Wensleydale School and Sixth Form Open Evening last night.
 Over 250 people came to look around the Leyburn school, which is significantly higher than numbers who have typically come to the event in previous years.

 Julia Polley, Headteacher, felt that this was a sign of the progress the school has made.
 “Given our strengthening results, the very positive feedback from Ofsted and the outstanding performances by our students at some high-profile events, last year felt like a significant year for us.
 “We have always had incredible support from our immediate community but, looking at where people travelled from to visit us last night, it would appear that this support is starting to spread.”
 Based on this growing interest, The Wnsleydale School is now looking to trial a free bus service from Catterick in the 2018/19 academic year.
 “The interest from places near the A1 is growing, but parents were understandably concerned about travel costs. Our governors have, therefore, agreed to trial a free bus service next year which, if successful, we will look to roll out in future years.”
 As part of the night, guests got to take part in some spectacular science experiments, were impressed by the musical talents of the students and got to experience some of the lessons and activities that students of the school do on a daily basis.
 “The feedback from those who attended was amazing. The highlight for me, however, was seeing how animated our students were when they talked about their education and experience here at the school.”
 If any families were unable to attend the Open Evening then Mrs Polley said the door was always open for them to come and have a look round.
 She added: “If you would like to come and have a look, then please just give us a call and arrange a time. We would be delighted to show you around.”
 Families are also able to watch the school’s new video prospectus on their website. For more information, please visit: