WELCOME TO THE WILLINK SCHOOL
A warm welcome to The Willink. Thank you for your interest in our school.
Our prime aim at The Willink is to provide the highest standard of education for all of our students so that every student achieves their maximum potential. With a blend of personal care and attention to detail, we continue to build a school community where students, parents, staff and governors work together in partnership to forge a creative and healthy environment for learning and personal development. Our ethos is encapsulated in the phrase “village school, global outlook”: to develop mature and responsible citizens who, as members of society, will go on to make a positive contribution to Britain in a global context.
We are proud of our heritage as a Language College. This tradition continues through our status as an International School, as a centre for excellence in language teaching, and our charity work at home and abroad. As the lead school in the Three Counties Teaching Partnership, training high quality entrants to the teaching profession is also part of our raison d’etre.
There is a very happy atmosphere at Willink. It is genuinely a place where young people of every talent and aptitude can thrive and blossom. We do aim to build on every child’s strengths; to encourage our students to be well-disciplined, polite and considerate, well-motivated and compassionate. We are very proud of the confident, skilled and ambitious students who leave us.
Our standards are always well above national averages, but over the last few years examination results have steadily risen and the school is now acknowledged as one of the highest achieving schools in the region. Students across the ability range are well catered for including gifted and talented children and those with special needs. In 2015 68% of our students gained A*-C passes in English and well over 70% in mathematics, science and a humanity; 42% gained the English Baccalaureate. Results at A Level fluctuate a little each year, with between a quarter and a third of grades achieved being A*/A. Every year the Willink sends a large contingent to the UK’s top Russell Group universities and in September 2015 a record number of ex-students began their studies at Oxford and Cambridge.
At our last Inspection in 2014, The Willink was considered to be good school with outstanding features. The Inspection Report noted high achievement, a rising trend in achievement across the ability range, good and outstanding teaching, outstanding behaviour and strength in leadership at senior level, middle level and governance. Our aim now is simply to continue to strive for excellence in everything we do so that we provide the very best education for our young people.
Please do make an appointment to visit us during the school day when members of the school community will be pleased to show you around. I look forward to welcoming you to The Willink School.