The Willink School

The Willink School


 Village School, Global Outlook

School Vision

The governors and staff of The Willink School are committed to provide a purposeful, caring, respectful and high achieving learning environment for students aged 11 to 18 years. In partnership with parents we aim to give every student a high quality, well-balanced education, enabling them to flourish and achieve their full academic and personal potential. With our language specialism the school is further committed to achieving excellence in language learning, giving students the opportunity to develop into confident and high performing linguists. We aim to ensure, that our students are equipped with the global understanding, adaptability and communication skills needed to grasp the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century.

Our Philosophy

The Willink offers a wide range of opportunities, academic, practical, cultural and linguistic, and sporting to all students. The school’s paramount concern is the individual student; their personal development, their academic tuition, their interests and their career needs. The school’s aims are:

 To promote the maximum possible development of individual students’ talents and potential within a tolerant and caring community

 To help students to develop a lively, enquiring mind and the ability to question, to argue rationally and to apply themselves to tasks and physical skills

 To help students to acquire in all areas of the curriculum the knowledge, understanding and skills relevant to adult life, employment and leisure in a fast changing world

 To help students to use language and number effectively

 To promote equal opportunities for all, to counter racism, sexism and all other forms of discrimination whenever they occur

 To encourage respect for religious and moral values and tolerance of other races, religions and ways of life

 To help students to understand the world in which they live and the interdependence of individuals, groups and nations, including awareness of economic and environmental issues

 To help students to appreciate human achievement and aspirations in all forms of human endeavour

 To help students in the development of their personal and social skills

Our aims are primarily concerned with individual students’ development. However, many parents will wish to know how these aims are implemented and to find out more about the philosophy, policies and practice of the school which turn ideals into real achievement. The most important of these can be quickly summarised:

 The school’s high expectations of students which encourage all to achieve their maximum potential irrespective of race, gender, background or ability

 Its emphasis both on hard work, especially homework, and on a broad balanced education of the whole person in which opportunities in drama, foreign languages, music, technology and sport play an important part

 Its effective pastoral and student support system, including year teams and houses, which provides encouragement, care and support for all students including the disadvantaged and those with learning difficulties

 Its continuing emphasis on the academic side including entry to higher education from its sixth form

Teachers’ expectations, like parental support, are known to be crucial to students’ success at all levels. Both have always complemented each other at The Willink. We know we can make a big difference in the lives of our students and we gladly accept our responsibility.