Show Pony Winner

Congratulations to Year 10 student Rhea Shakespeare who won her class in the Royal Windsor Pony Show this month.  Rhea won the 148cm Novice Show Pony category with her 5 year old pony called ‘Sparkton Feel The Fun’ (show name) or Fergal which is the pony’s every day name.

This is not the first time that Rhea has been a winner in this show as she won in 2015 with her pony ‘Black Magic’ and came second last year.

Rhea is a very talented rider and we are proud to share her success.

Change to Bus Service

Please be advised that we have received notification from National Express that from September 17 the 255S service will no longer operate from the school layby but instead will pick up and drop off on Station Road in Wombourne.

More details regarding this can be found below:

Change to 255S Service

Well Done Sasha!

Congratulations to our Year 7 student Sasha Hughes who, alongside her school work commitments, works hard looking after her pony and competing at the weekends in dressage competitions.

For the past twelve months she has been working hard learning new dressage test routines and has competed locally at Kingswood Equestrian Centre and Rodbaston to try and qualify for a major UK tournament during the school holidays in July this year.

Sasha’s parents have informed the school that they are very proud to say that Sasha and her pony Brambles have qualified through various rounds winning both her classes to qualify for the TrailBlazers UK National Dressage Finals at Stoneleigh Warwickshire for four days at the end of July. She will compete against many other under 16 competitors from around the country.

Good luck to Sasha and Brambles and we look forward to hearing about your success after the summer holidays.

Maths Challenge Success

Two Year 8 students, Louis Powell and Aidan McTighe, along with two Year 9 students, Hal Simpson and William Abbott will be competing against teams across the UK for this year’s UK Team Maths Challenge trophy.  The team were runners up in the Regional Final held in Wolverhampton and won the opportunity to compete in the National Final at the Royal Horticultural Halls in London on Monday 19th June 2017. Over 1750 schools entered the competition and 88 have qualified to take part in the Final.

The National Final of the Team Maths Challenge, which is run by the UK Mathematics Trust, involves teams of four students from Years 8 and 9, competing in:

  • a group circus involving hands-on maths problems;
  • a series of shuttles in which the answer from one question feeds in to the next;
  • a crossnumber (mathematical crossword);
  • a relay race combining physical and mental agility;
  • a separate poster competition based on a mathematical subject.

A huge well done to all four students who have made it to the final, this is an incredible achievement.  Good luck for the 19th June.


School Name Change Update

Thank you to everyone who responded to the consultation proposal on changing the name of the school. Governors will be considering the responses and making a decision at their next Full Governors Meeting on Monday 22nd May 2017. Details of the final decision will be available on the website and WISE shortly after that.

Christine Brown


District Football

Year 11 students Alastair Lochhead, Tom Hunt, James Fletcher and Tom Cottis played in the District Final Cup against Aston on 7th May. Unfortunately the penalties shoot out was not in their favour as they lost in the end but the team have done an amazing job to get so far within the football league.

Manager Simon King said ‘Couldn’t be more proud of the boys tonight. Dominated Aston from start to finish. Football is cruel to lose on penalties…… he has also thanked the boys for their contribution to schools, district football and the loyalty they have shown right from playing in the U12s football to being young men.

Congratulations to all the team, we are very proud of you.

European Level Football Success

We would like to congratulate Year 12 student Phoebe Warner for reaching the finals of the Under 17 Women’s European Football Championships representing Ireland.

She is currently playing in the tournament in the Czech Republic and we would like to wish her the very best of luck.

Phoebe’s parents and Ounsdale are very proud of her achievements.

We will keep you updated with her journey in the championship.

Ski Trip to Italy

Mr Askin, Mr Donoghue, Miss Willetts and Miss Fellows would like to thank the 32 students from Years 8 & 9 who travelled with them on the 2017 Ski Trip to Passo Tonale in Italy during the Easter break. We had a fantastic time with lots and lots of sunshine and a fair bit of skiing on snow and a little bit on water! The students all should be very proud of just how much they improved and how well they represented the school and themselves throughout the week! I hope that the experience they had has inspired them to want to Ski again. Mr Askin.’


School District Final

Well done to our Year 9 footballers, Harry Clifton, Joe Foulkes and Kyle Price who played with Brierley Hill and Dudley against Wolverhampton in the School District Final at the Molinuex on 2nd May.  They were runners up after the final score which was Wolverhampton 3 – Brierley Hill and Dudley 1. They played incredibly well and enjoyed the experience of playing at the Molineux.  Congratulations lads, you should be very proud for getting so far!!