By Maureen Brettell, Head Teacher


Hasn’t time flown? I keep having to pinch myself to remember that I have only been head of this fantastic school for just 14 weeks!

We have continued to see great successes for our pupils this half term, in sports, in terms of academic progress and preparation for working life. Congratulations must firstly go to our primary and key stage 3 teams for their showing in the Cheshire Schools’ Boccia competition. Our Key stage 3 team came a very honourable 3rd, and our primary pupils, on their first outing managed to bag first place and will now go on to represent Cheshire at National level.

If you haven’t visited us for a while, you may not have noticed a fabulous addition to our facilities; our Art Garden. Staff and pupils came together at the end of National Anti-Bullying week in November, and created a multi-sensory garden space, with the themes of reflection, togetherness and healing. If you didn’t get a chance to join us on the formal opening day on 23rd November, please have a look at our video of the day, which can be found on our website.

We have as a school, been looking at what it means to be a member of Team Woolston Brook, and how we can reflect our identity and values to the wider community in Warrington. Staff and pupils have been involved, and all have asked for their views on our uniform and school logo throughout the term. Our Pupil Voice SLT Lead, Annamarie Ellis recently sent results of this in the form of the new school top and uniform expectations…There is also a uniform option for staff, too

To finish, a reminder that school closes at 1 pm on Wednesday 19th December, and reopens to staff and pupils for spring term on Thursday 3rd January. Here’s wishing you all a safe and relaxing Christmas and a happy new year.