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'hegartymaths' Super School

'hegartymaths' our online Maths homework tool have let us know that we have become a Super School. This means that our average student worked for over 10 hours on hegartymaths this year for their homework. Well done to all.

New Catering Company

We have changed Catering company to start in September. Caterlink will use our existing kitchen staff but offer a new menu and way of doing things. They have provided the attached information for parents and students.

Enrichment Week

July saw our 2019 Enrichment Week, and students spent it on trips to places as exciting as France, Belgium and Wales, as well as more locally to London, Dover and Godinton House. As well as trips, we ran on-site enrichment activities such as Masterchef, Computer Programming, Arts Master and Woodland Skills. We mixed students up for the week so they get to work and socialise with a new set of friends, and, across year groups. The week had a really positive atmosphere and lots of fun was had. Opportunities were taken to learn new skills, in areas that we do not offer in normal lessons e.g. making a wreath from flowers you picked yourself, cooking a pie and making a bivouac in the woods.

Russell Group Residential

High achieving Year 12 students this week attended a Russell Group residential hosted by the University of Sheffield. They got to speak to academics, discuss how to get into the top universities and experience Student Union life. They also got to experience one of the last ‘paternoster lifts’ in the UK in the Arts Tower.

Official Opening by Lord Lieutenant

Wye School was honoured today by a visit from the Viscount De L'Isle, Lord Lieutenant of Kent, and Lady De L'Isle, who officially opened our new Margaret Williams Building. The event, which marks the completion of our building works, started with a tour of the school for the Lord Lieutenant and other guests, including a drama performance, a PE demonstration, an Art exhibition, and meeting Duke of Edinburgh and Combined Cadet Force participants. The Lord Lieutenant then unveiled a plaque marking the occasion and was treated to musical performances by Year 7 and Year 10 students. In their speeches at the event the Lord Lieutenant, Dame Sally Coates representing United Learning, Margaret Williams the Chair of Governors and Luke Magee the Principal, all thanked the parents, students, local community and external people involved with setting up and opening Wye Free School in 2013 for their support and hard work, and everyone who has helped deliver our new buildings and facilities. Wye School’s journey to completion finishes in September when the first Year 13 students will round off the seven years of growth since opening.


Year 11 Prom

Year 11 and their teachers had a lovely evening at Boughton Golf Club for the Class of 2019 Prom. A group of Year 11s took on the task of setting out the room, and did a great job. Some of the cars Year 11s arrived in were amazing, two Rolls Royces, convertibles and an American classic. An evening of dancing and fun marked the end of their compulsorary education.

Prize Winner

Congratulations Jacob Eason, Yr 12, who after exhibiting his art in Downing Street last week has this week won the Walmer Art Competition run by English Heritage whose judges felt his work 'really captured the essence of Walmer Castle’s gardens.' #educationwithcharacter

Prime Minister praises Wye 6th Form artists

Six Year 12s from Wye School today exhibited some of their artwork in the White Drawing Room of 10 Downing Street. The Prime Minister, the Education Secretary and the Schools Minister all took time to talk to each student about their work and the Prime Minister referred to it as 'brilliant' and the Education Secretary as 'wonderful' in their speeches to a reception held in the State Rooms afterwards. 

Mr Magee is extremely proud of how well the Year 12s represented the school and spoke with confidence about their pieces. Dame Sally Coates, the leader of secondary schools in United Learning, watched how our students handled themselves and told Mr Magee 'your students were really impressive.'

After the reception ended the Wye group were given a private tour of the building and met Larry the cat. We also got to sit on a chair worth £250,000, which is not something any of us had done before.

Year 11 Food Tasting Menu

Year 11 students treated staff to a tasting menu today. The rumour that the Principal ate everything is not true.................

Macbeth Homework

Year 8s displaying their impressive Macbeth homework in which they designed props to accompany their written responses to the tragedy.

Landscaping underway

Provision of footpaths, coach parking, car parking, bike storage and an outdoors social area between the two buildings has started. The pictures show the views towards the field and towards the Kempe Centre from the Margaret Williams Building. 

Half Term Ski Trip

Our half term Ski Trip this year to Piancavallo, Italy, was very successful. 40 pupils traveled, of all different skiing abilities, to tackle the slopes just south of the Alps. They all had a thoroughly good time and have definitely improved their skiing skills.