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Natwest Money Sense Workshops for Weatherfield Academy

As part of our Young Money (Financial Education at Weatherfield Academy), we arranged for Natwest Money Sense to deliver 4 workshops to our four key stage groups, KS2, KS3, KS4 and KS5.


On Monday 25th February 2019 – KS5 enjoyed the ‘Designing a Crowd Funded Project’ workshop.


On Monday 5th March 2019 – KS2 took part in the ‘How We use Money’ workshop.


On Monday 12 th March 2019 – KS3 experienced the ‘Fraud Scene Investigators’ workshop




On Monday 19th March 2019 – KS4 participated in the ‘A mobile plan’ workshop.


All the workshops were excellent and students learned new information about money.


Mrs Patterson, Maths Co-ordinator would like to thank all students and staff for taking part in these workshops. All students will receive a certificate and gift from Natwest as a thank you.

Children in Need 2018 at Weatherfield Academy Organised by the School Council

Jordan Chung, Chairperson for the School Council would like to thank everyone at Weatherfield Academy for their generosity in supporting our Children in Need Mufti Day and Cake Sale.


We raised over £200 which is a fantastic amount of money. Thank you to everyone who donated cakes, dressed up and helped in any way THANK YOU.

Grandparents Lunch a Great Success!

Thank you so much to all the grandparents (fifty nine this year!) who joined us for a delicious roast dinner on Wednesday 4th October. Sixth Form students conducted tours of the academy following the lunch and a wonderful, happy time was had by all. 


Each year we hold Grandparents Lunch as well as Mother's Day Lunch and Father's Day Lunch. These occasions are always so successful and are a lovely way for us all to work together to support the children and young people as much as we can.


Here are some messages from grandparents that attended:

'It was a real treat to have lunch with my grandson at his new school. I was very impressed  with what the school has to offer and the staff were very welcoming. Hopefully future visits will be possible.'

'Really enjoyed our lunch with our Grandson Callum. Staff and pupils were very helpful. It was nice to have a tour of the school.​ Best wishes to everyone at the school.'

'This was my first Grandparents lunch & I enjoyed very much. The idea is great fun & a lovely experience. I wish it would have lasted longer as my 'old jack' go at a much slower pace than the younger ones! Thank you all & I look forward to the next time.'

Thank you so much to all involved, especially our excellent Kitchen Manager, Mrs Karen Bunker and her assistant, Wendy.

Reward Walks

Meet Dobby the school dog - he will be visiting on Tuesdays and offering 'Reward Walks' for pupils who have been very well behaved. 


Today he enjoyed his first walk by Callum, Evelyn, Scarlett, Callum, Bobby and Sinead. 

MacMillan Staff Fundraising

The staff have been holding four coffee mornings this half term to raise funds for the MacMillan charity. Lots of delicious foods have been tempting us in the staffroom and we have been extremely happy to all support such a worthwhile cause.

We are pleased to announce that we have raised £172.50!

'Into Film Festival' Rewards Visits

We are pleased to announce that for the Autumn Term Rewards Visits students have the opportunity as part of the Into Film Festival, to visit Luton Cineworld.


The Into Film Festival supports the vision of putting film at the heart of young peoples’ education. It is the largest youth film festival in the UK and we are very proud to be part of this event. The festival provides educators with resources to support them in delivering lessons linked to the films they will be watching as their reward for trying ‘to become the best person they can be.’


KS2 - ‘Captain Underpants’ on Thursday 23rd November.


KS3 - ‘Aladdin’ on Wednesday 8th November.


KS4/5 have the opportunity to see either – Their Finest on Thursday 16th November or Wonder Woman on Friday 24th November.


Rewards visits are for those students who have achieved enough reward points for them to attend.

Sports Awards 

The Annual sports awards at Weatherfield Academy was a massive success again with the recipients all being very worthy winners. 

Some of the decisions for the awards were very difficult this year with a lot of students being eligible for a few awards.

Mr J Henkes

Sports Day Shenanigans

A sports day to remember.   


Despite the heat of the day of the 4th July all participants put in an amazing effort to make Weatherfield Academy's Sports day a a huge success. 


The Schools Long and high jump records looked in jeopardy early on in the day as the students were putting in sterling efforts in all of the field events.  I was particularly impressed with Ethan Day, Bradley Morris, Charlie Birch and Ben Wright. as their High jump final was a sight to behold. 


The afternoon races continued to wow the huge crowd during the course of the afternoon with some of the efforts not leaving a dry eye in the house.  


Thank you to all involved, a great day had by all. 

Mr J Henkes

Winners of County Finals


Last hurrah ends in County Victory 


A final round of games left the two county champions in a dead heat with both Weatherfield Academy and The Chiltern School winning the Ability Counts Disability Football League.


A fitting end to some glittering Weatherfield football careers that day meant that the team will be starting fresh next year with some talent coming through from Key Stage 3. 

Mr J Henkes

Weatherfield Academy 6th Form End of Summer Term July 2017

This Summer Term has been very busy with all 6th Form students completing their accreditations and coursework, our Duke of Edinburgh Bronze and Silver Awards took place and our yearly visit to Blue Peris with KS5 and KS4 students.

We had our leavers’ assembly on Thursday 6th July with our special guests the Town Mayor, Councillor Gloria Martin and Mrs Hunt, Chair of Governors, Weatherfield Academy.

We had 17 leavers this year and the assembly celebrated their time at Weatherfield Academy and some of the recent events they had taken part in including our Weatherfield Careers Academy in partnership with staff from the Department of Work and Pensions.

Some of the students performed songs and all the leavers read out their memories of Weatherfield Academy.

The Jim Hunt Trophy was presented by Mr Selmes, the Town

Mayoress and Mrs Hunt – the winner this year was – CHARLIE BIRCH

Congratulations Charlie on this amazing achievement for all your hard work whilst at Weatherfield Academy.

We would like to wish our leavers all the best for their futures – well done to you all on your excellent achievements.


If you require any further information about the 6th Form at

Weatherfield Academy, please do not hesitate to contact me directly on – 01582 605632 or by email

Mrs C Patterson

Head of 6th Form

Weatherfield Academy

Youth Parliament - Make Your Mark

Weatherfield Academy took part in the Make Your Mark Youth Parliament vote on Monday 3rd October 2016.

Over 52 of our students took part in the vote.

Well done everyone for taking part – the highest votes were given to:

VOTES AT 16 – Give 16 and 17 year olds the right to vote in all elections/referendums.

The second highest was Tackling racism and religious discrimination, particularly against people who are Muslim or Jewish

Ability Counts 'Academy'

5th October 2016

Kitastic start to the season. 


Thanks to the Wonderfull donation from the Luton Rotary Club Our school has received this very smart new Nike football kit.  Boosting the whole teams self confidence and drive to succeed. 


Our Year 4/5 football team has been part of the Beds FA Disability football league since its inception over a decade ago. This wonderful opportunity to play football in a competitive yet nurturing environment, is still going strong due to very generous donations from the Rotary club of Dunstable and Luton Respectively. 



The students were given this Kit on the inaugural day of the season making sure that this year will be one to remember. 

Mr J Henkes

Anglia in Bloom Award

We have won a trophy and certificate for Anglia in Bloom's Best Young Person's Project aged 12-18 years  for our academy grounds and we were shortlisted for best special needs school garden and therefore won a certificate. The awards were presented on our behalf to John Crawley, Dunstable Town Council's Head of Grounds and Environmental Services.

PFEG Centre of Excellence Award in Financial Education

Weatherfield Acacdemy becomes one of 100 Schools in the United Kingdom, to achieve the PFEG Centre of Excellence Award in Financial Education – A huge achievement for Weatherfield – WELL DONE


Mrs Hoare and Mrs Patterson (Maths Co-ordinators @ Weatherfield Academy) are delighted to announce Weatherfield Academy has now become a Centre of Excellence in Financial Education, PFEG. “Over the past year Weatherfield Academy has been working collectively towards gaining this highly sought after honour and one we are extremely proud of for our school,“  said Mrs C Patterson.


PFEG – Personal Finance Education Group are the UK’s leading financial education charity and their vision “is a society in which all children and young people have the skills, knowledge and confidence to manage their money well, now and in the future.”

At Weatherfield Academy Mrs Hoare and Mrs Patterson, PFEG Champions, firmly believe that financial education is one of the most important skills to our young students. Weatherfield students will gain the skills they need to help them financially. 


For more information on Centres of Excellence in Financial Education - please 


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Mr J Selmes


Weatherfield Academy

Brewers Hill Road, Dunstable



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