Wickersley School and Sports College is an 11-18 school with 2150 students on roll, including 390 in our oversubscribed sixth form. We consider ourselves to be a genuine comprehensive school, catering for students of a wide range of abilities, needs, aspirations and backgrounds. The school is part of Wickersley Partnership Trust (WPT), a family of like-minded secondary and primary schools.
At Wickersley School and Sports College, we want all students to leave able and qualified to play their full part in the world. This means that we want each student to start their lives equipped with not only the qualifications, in terms of GCSE grades, but also the skills and attributes that they will need in order to deal with the challenges of life beyond their time at school.
For this reason, we say and do things in a certain way at Wickersley, referred to as, ‘The Wickersley Way’. The Wickersley Way allows us all to promote the skills and attributes our children need in order to develop their independence, responsibility and resilience to have a happy and successful life. We promote a high challenge-low fear environment, where students and staff are encouraged to have a go without fear of making a mistake.
Our vision is for all pupils have every opportunity to fulfil their potential; a school where our challenging and diverse curriculum and high quality teaching and learning, alongside our supportive pastoral care will secure achievement and success for all.
We are 100% child centred and believe that all children have the right to a quality education, and we encourage, challenge and support every child, regardless of their background, to achieve their personal best. Our school is business-like and purposeful and the vast majority of our students want to learn. Smart dress, good attendance and punctuality underpin our success and our ethos of high expectations. We are striving for excellence in all the work that we do.
My staff and I are excited by the prospect of working with you. The combination: home, school and student here at Wickersley will prove to be unbeatable.
Mr. T Hardcastle