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The Wordsley School

High Expectations + Challenge = Success

Return to School

Updated: Monday 1st March 2021

Mr Burton has written to parents/guardians today with information about our full reopening. The letter can be read in full here, and the key details included in the letter are:

  • Our remote learning provision will continue as it is currently taking place up to and including Friday 5th March 2021

  • For Monday 8th, Tuesday 9th and Wednesday 10th, work will be set for pupils on Satchel One but there will be no live element to lessons

  • Appointments for Lateral Flow Tests will be sent out this week, and pupils in Years 10 and 11 will be tested on Monday 8th March; Years 8 and 9 will be tested on Tuesday 9th March and Year 7 will be tested on Wednesday 10th March. Consent from parents needs to be completed by noon on Wednesday 3rd March - the links are in the letter.

  • All pupils will return to school on Thursday 11th March, with Year 11 returning at 8.30am; Year 10 at 9am; Year 9 at 9.30am; Year 8 at 10am and Year 7 at 10.30am. They will have a welcome back assembly with Mr Burton before beginning lessons.

  • Further lateral flow tests will take place in school, with the last scheduled day being Thursday 18th March.

  • Pupils will be provided with at home test kits to be completed on Sundays and Wednesdays until Easter.

  • Face coverings must be worn at all times in the school building unless medically exempt.

  • The rota for Pastoral Time will continue on Friday's for this term. The dates for each year group are in the letter.

We very much look forward to welcoming pupils back to school.

Options Information

Information about the options process for Year 9 pupils and their parents/carers are available here.


For information about how we are operating as a school, please see our Covid-19 Information.

Dudley is now subject to National Lockdown restrictions

When your child attends school, it will be compulsory for them to wear a face covering when moving around the school building. They can be removed in lessons or at lunch time, when seated and eating.

We thank you again for your trust and support in keeping our school community safe.

Supporting our families

Since 1st-7th February marks Children's Mental Health Week, we would like to take the opportunity to highlight where support can be found if your child, or indeed yourselves as parents, are struggling to manage your Mental Health in what are undoubtedly, very challenging circumstances.

As well as staff checking in with pupils via their remote learning, we are currently in the process of making well-being phone calls for all pupils. If you are concerned about your child during this period, we are still available at school to offer advice and support. You can contact school reception on (01384) 816015 or email at info@wordsley.dudley.sch.uk and a member of staff will get back to you. Alternatively, external support can be found via the sources here.

Our Philosophy

Everyone has the right to learn

  • We educate young people to the highest standard to ensure that their potential is realised.

Everyone shows respect for others

  • We value all pupils equally and constantly promote a sense of purpose, self-confidence and shared values.

Everyone takes responsibility for their actions

  • We expect hard work and highest standards of attendance, behaviour, punctuality and appearance.

House Point Totals

We're really proud of the achievements from our pupils.

We recognise them through the awarding of Achievement Points and Attitude to Learning Points.

These get turned into House Points.

The Headteacher's Video Updates

The latest update is from the 11th February 2021.

See all headteacher updates

Our Leadership Team

Mr G Burton


Mrs H Griffiths

Deputy Headteacher - Quality of Education (Intent and Impact)

Mrs L Parry

Deputy Headteacher - Quality of Education (Implementation)

Mrs K Weatherhogg

Deputy Headteacher - Behaviour & Attitudes

Mr A Fisher

Assistant Headteacher - Personal Development

Mrs C Lawrie

Associate Assistant Headteacher - SENDCo

As a school community, we strive for the best for our pupils.

Safeguarding & Child Protection Team

Our Designated Safeguading Lead is Mrs S Ketteringham. She is supported by deputies Mr S Wright-Evans and Mrs M Curtis.

Mrs S Ketteringham

Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mr S Wright-Evans

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead

Mrs M Curtis

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead & Pastoral Administrator

Contact Us

You can call us on (01384) 816015.

Lines are open between 8am and 4pm Monday - Thursday, and between 8am and 3.30pm on Friday.

Donna is always on hand to help.

Alternatively, you can email us or view other ways to contact us.

School Diary