Category: Pupils

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NEW SCHOOL YEAR

We have been delighted to meet our new Year 7 pupils this week! On Monday, they enjoyed the usual Induction Day adventures, including a Treasure Trail around the school as well as activities with their tutor group, learning how to use their cubby holes, valuables lockers, and homework diaries.

By Tuesday, normal lessons were underway, but ...

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LONDON PRIDE MARCH

This year we have been celebrating Pride Month in a variety of ways. Around school we have reminded everyone in our community why it is we recognise this awareness month. We strongly believe in promoting equality. It is our primary aim to ensure that everyone feels safe and respected. One of the ways we do this is to celebrate the diverse body that ...

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PLAYING AN ACTIVE ROLE

At Wilson's we believe that our pupils should have the chance to be heard as much as possible. We want pupils to play an active role in their education, whether that be shaping the strategy and direction of the school, or hearing each other's opinions. This happens in a variety of ways.

Pupil Voice
Pastoral leaders will ...

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MEETING ACROSS YEAR GROUPS

On Monday this week, the entire school met in 60 different rooms with their Vertical Tutor Group for the second time this year. As one of the new initiatives happening this year in the House System, students will regularly meet with their Vertical Tutor Group where they will be with three or four members of every year group in the school who belong ...

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A WILSON'S JOURNEY

When I started as the Southwark House Captain last summer, I didn't know what would happen across this year, but it's been amongst my best experiences at Wilson's. Some of what my role entails was already described to me, but being House Captain gave me the freedom to lead Southwark in ways which I felt would improve the unity of our house.

One ...

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LEAVERS' CELEBRATION

Today we said a fond farewell to the Upper Sixth class of 2022, as they prepare to sit their A Level examinations and then venture on "to fresh woods and pastures new". They joined us almost seven years ago and yet it seems hard to believe that it is already time to say farewell. To mark their departure, the departing students and staff ...

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IT'S BACK!

In 2017 Wilson's School Pride Society started marching at the annual London Pride Parade. This year the parade is back and once again we shall be taking a place. It has always been such a joyous experience for both staff and students to take part in and we are very much looking forward to attending once again.

Attendance at both our Pride ...

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A CELEBRATION OF SERVICE

The hard work and dedication of a huge number of people enable the smooth day to day running of the school, and key among these are our Prefects. The prefect body of 5 Deputy School Captains, 6 House Captains, 15 Senior Prefects and Duty Prefects are not just Prefects in title – they work exceptionally hard and it is no exaggeration to say that the ...

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SUBJECT COMMENDATIONS
Sixth Form Subject Commendations

In the last fortnight of the spring term, the Sixth Form Team invited Heads of Department to nominate students in their subjects to receive Sixth Form Commendations. When considering who to nominate for this commendation, we ask Heads of Department the following:

  • Who has demonstrated an unwavering ...
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SUPPORTING PRIMARY PUPILS

Last week on Monday, Wilson's Outreach Programme saw the launch of its new mentoring scheme with the first of its six mentoring sessions. Organised by Ms Paschoud and Miss Hughes, and with the oversight of Mr Coop, this project has the purpose of challenging and supporting selected children from our local primary schools as well as identifying ways ...

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33 OFFERS

Students at Wilson's attain places at a range of universities and we are proud of them all. At this time of year, we are particularly pleased to congratulate students who have received offers from Oxford and Cambridge. This year thirty three students have been offered places in a wide variety of subjects including: Medicine, Law, Economics, History, ...

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PRIZE GIVING

The Spring Term got off to a wonderful start with our first Prize Giving Ceremony for two years. Having been unable to celebrate the end of their time at Wilson's in the traditional ways, it was particularly special to welcome back members of the class of 2021 who left us for university at the end of last year. Together with our current prize winners, ...

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YEAR 12

In Monday's Year 12 Assembly, we were very pleased to present 10 Lower Sixth students with Form Awards. At the end of the Autumn Term, tutors were tasked with nominating just one student each for this award, based upon the following criteria:

  • Who had shown real dedication to the SCS (Sports, Creativity and Service) programme
  • Who ...
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ACADEMIC PROGRESS RECOGNISED

In the final weeks of the Autumn Term, the Sixth Form Team invited Heads of Department to nominate students in their subjects to receive Sixth Form Commendations. When choosing who to nominate for this commendation, we ask Heads of Department to consider:

  • Who has demonstrated an unwavering work ethic throughout this academic term?
  • Who ...
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PUSHING THE BOUNDARIES

Just before the Summer holidays, our current Year 13 students could be found in venues all over the school discussing with subject experts topics as diverse as the reintroduction of the Eurasian lynx, to the rationality of miracles. This was the culmination of the Templeton Scholarship Project — a newly launched initiative aiming to foster a love ...

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GET INVOLVED

Life has slowly been getting back to normal and it would be easy to presume that this would make things easy and that many of the struggles we experienced over the last eighteen months had simply disappeared. But the reality is that things at times are still difficult and it is OK to admit that. But there are some things we can do to help as we go ...

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THE SCHOOL MOTTO

This week, pupils in all year groups have reflected on the deeper meaning of the school's motto, which means "not for oneself but for all". These words obviously denote the importance of sharing, being selfless and looking out for others. But they also have a much deeper meaning: we value and trust others and we accept the profound value ...

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ENVIRONMENT & WELLBEING

Wilson's is very lucky to have two new prefects this year; Alex with responsibility for the environment, and Daniel with responsibility for wellbeing and participation in the school. Both are passionate about their new roles and are keen for you to join them and become involved.

Alex, Environment Prefect
Everyone cares about ...

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YEAR 7 WELCOME

The start of the new academic year is always an exciting moment as we welcome new Wilsonians, who join a tradition dating back to 1615! Edward Wilson would be so proud of the diversity of our school: just as four hundred years ago, pupils from a broad range of backgrounds are being shaped into kind, hardworking and impressive young men.

We ...

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COMPETITION WINNERS

Over the summer holiday, we received some very exciting feedback from Warwick University as to why our two entrants, Clint Broadhead and Prabhas Vedagiri had won their Global Sustainable Development competition in their respective categories: essay and creative submissions.

For Clint's essay the judging panel said:

"In a compelling ...

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THE LONDON INTERNATIONAL

This summer some of our students participated in the London International Model UN Conference and below is a write-up on it by Y13 student Neil (pictured):

The London International Model United Nations Conference is held annually with numerous international institutions ...

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WILSON'S BOY TOSSES THE COIN FOR THE WIMBLEDON MEN'S FINAL

Before I start, I would like to talk about Off The Record—the charity that I represent. They offer free and valuable mental health counselling for children and teens up to the age of 25. Their website can be found at https://www.talkofftherecord.org/

We started this magical day ...

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ACADEMIC RECOGNITION

In the final half of the Summer term, the Sixth Form Team invited Heads of Department to nominate students in their subjects to receive Sixth Form Commendations. When considering who to nominate for this commendation, we ask Heads of Department the following:

  • Who has demonstrated an unwavering work ethic throughout this academic term ...
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BBC SPRINGWATCH APPEARANCE

Arjun (Y13) presented on the BBC's Springwatch on 28 May, delivering a section on how sound informs his love of birdwatching. Beyond being a keen birder, Arjun is a high profile name in local environmentalism and conservation and he regularly interacts with a number of local, and national, charities in his work. His passion for his pursuits has always ...

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NEW APPOINTMENTS

We are delighted to announce Ronnie (pictured, below) as the new School Captain for 2021-21. During his time at the school Ronnie has been involved in a wide range of activities, with CCF, Duke of Edinburgh, working as part of the school's outreach programme and fundraising (through his cycling to Paris) just a few of the things he has been involved ...

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LOCKDOWN

Throughout this lockdown, despite the difficult times, I have tried to make the most of it. Online school, through staring at a screen for much of the day, was exhausting , so pursuits such as exercise were and still can be engaging. Since social contact is not a possibility right now, seeing people through calls and online platforms was uplifting. ...

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LOCKDOWN ACTIVITIES

The halfway point of an academic year usually passes without comment, amid the hurly-burly of school life. This year feels different and we are at a distinctly uncertain juncture once again, steeling ourselves for an unpredictable half term ahead. But, as ever, there is much to be grateful for. Following a substantial investment in technology by ...

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WINTER LOCKDOWN

Congratulations to all pupils and staff – and thank you to parents – for getting the term off to a great start in challenging circumstances. Once again, pupils have adapted to remote teaching with maturity, contributing their usual intelligence and good humour to our full timetable of live lessons.

Our adapted co-curricular programme is also ...

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RECOGNITION OF PROGRESS

Every year, the Sixth Form Team invites Heads of Departments to nominate students in their subjects to receive Sixth Form Commendations. When considering who to nominate for this commendation, we asked Heads of Departments the following:

Who has demonstrated an unwavering work ethic throughout this academic term? Who has done all they possibly ...


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