Headteacher’s Introduction

The ethos of the school

Wickersley School and Sports College is an oversubscribed 11-18 school with more than 2100 students.

Our inclusive Sixth Form is particularly strong with over 450 young people on roll.

We have clearly defined aims and values:

“We aim to send every young person out into the world able and qualified to play their full part in it”

What this means is that we want our students to leave us as confident, well-rounded, well-qualified, caring, enthusiastic young people ready to start their adult lives.

At Wickersley, you can expect children to be well taught, and be given the support they need, and to be pushed and challenged when they need to be.

We promote a high challenge-low fear environment, where students are encouraged to have a go without fear of making a mistake.

We’re an old-fashioned school in many ways, in that we expect students – and staff – to have good manners, to be polite and respectful to one another, to be tolerant and considerate, and to uphold our “Wickersley Values”. Our school is business-like and purposeful and students are here to work hard.  Smart dress, good attendance and punctuality underpin our success and our ethos of high expectations. Wickersley students are ready to learn and make the most of opportunities that come their way!

There are also countless opportunities to learn, develop, make new friends and have fun through extra-curricular activities. We’re a Sports College, and there are over 20 different sports offered throughout the year. In addition to this, we offer extra-curricular opportunities in drama, music, dance, and many other areas. There are countless trips, outings and charity events too.

Arguably the single most important thing we need to teach children in their time with us is resilience. If young people develop their ability to have a go, make a mistake then bounce back and learn from it, then ultimately, they’ll be better placed to succeed in the long run. We promote the wider attributes that children will need throughout their lives through our “Ready to Learn” focus – please have a look at the Ready to Learn section of this website for more information.

Wickersley houses the resource base for Secondary Hearing Impaired Pupils.

For Years 7 to 11 admissions information, please contact Rotherham Local Authority Admissions Department on: Telephone Number: 01709 822508; Address: RMBC, Riverside House, Main Street, Rotherham, S60 1AE

For sixth form admissions please refer to the “Wickersley Sixth Form” section of this website, to read our Sixth Form Admissions Policy.

Elaine Renavent, Headteacher

Elaine Renavent
Headteacher