KEY STAGE 5 NEWS 2020-2021
KS5 Marie Curie Run 180 Challenge
4th November 2020

Students in KS5 participated in the Run 180 Challenge and collectively raised £881 for Marie Curie. Some of our students tried jogging and running for the first time and we are very proud of their efforts.

On Wednesday 4th November, our local Marie Curie representative Peter Sara collected the funds and congratulated students for their efforts.

Miss Mohammed - KS5 Class Teacher

End of Term Message
22nd October 2020

As we come to the end of our first half term this academic year, I wanted to let you know that your son/daughter has made an excellent start to Key Stage 5. I wanted to personally thank you for your support in your son/daughter’s education at Weatherfield Academy.


The students have been completing assessments this half term and I am pleased to say some students (they will have been notified by letter) will be taking their GCSE Maths exams when we return after half term – we all wish them well with these exams and know they will do themselves proud.


The students have also enjoyed their week with NCS and following this have all taken part in the Marie Curie 180 walk/run. We have already received sponsor money and we are very pleased with the efforts of all students and the money raised so far, thank you. Miss Mohammed will let us know the total amount raised, once all monies have been received.

After half term there will be a change to the timing of lunch in Key Stage 5 – it will be –

11.45 to 12.10/15 – outdoor activities on the astro/playground/field (weather permitting).

12.10/12.15 to 12.30 lunch in the school hall for those that have school dinners (packed lunches will continue to eat in the classroom), if students need to use the microwave they will be given sufficient time to heat their meals up and eat them comfortably. (They will not be rushed).

12.30 back to class for afternoon lessons.

Year 14 students and leavers

I am working very closely with local authorities and teachers in respect of students leaving us this academic year to ensure they receive their full options of different pathways. I have already arranged virtual meetings with Develop, Dunstable and will be arranging one with Oaklands too. I am attaching a copy of an email sent by Central Beds College as regards their virtual open event.

We wish you all a good half term and look forward to seeing your son/daughter on the 3rd

Mrs Carol Patterson
Head of Key Stage 5

Our Week With NCS
16h October 2020

What is NCS?

The National Citizen Service. NCS is specifically designed for 16 to 17-year-olds. the NCS experience will give you a clearer idea of what you want from your future.

Review of NCS

NCS is really good and it's good to work with friends and staff in different activities. We all liked it a lot. The sausage game was really fun!

Our favourite activities:

  • Stuck in the mud

  • Bouncy Sausages

  • Walking Planks

  • Sponge Game

  • Human Cluedo

  • Tuf of Ware

  • Ninja Game

Written by AP/NU/PP/DO/ET

Mr J Selmes


Weatherfield Academy

Brewers Hill Road, Dunstable



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