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Newsletter

(Posted on 01/06/20)

A new Newsletter for May 2020 has been added to our website and can be found here Read more...


Phased re-opening of Shropshire Schools

(Posted on 23/05/20)

An open letter from Shropshire Council to parents and carers regarding the phased re-opening of Shropshire schools can be found here Read more...


Message from the Head - phased re-opening of School

(Posted on 22/05/20)

Dear all, I hope that you are all safe and well. There are conflicting messages in the press around the re-opening of secondary schools.I want to confirm that William Brookes School will not be opening to students from Y10 and 12 (new Y11 and 13) on Monday 1 June but we will:Share a plan with you, in early June, about re-opening when we have consulted with staff, Governors, Local Authority, Unions and DFE. The science around re-opening will... Read more...


Message from the Head

(Posted on 13/05/20)

It is with great sadness that I have to share news of two deaths:Ellie Hall an ex student has sadly passed after a fight against cancer. She only left school five years ago and this is a tragic loss of a young life and very kind person. I know this will have had a massive impact on some of our more recent ex students who will have shared many happy times with her.The second was the very sad loss of Maths teacher and Assistant Head Don Steward. Don... Read more...


Work Experience Programme News

(Posted on 12/05/20)

Dear students and parents, due to the current situation nationally we have decided to cancel the Work Experience Programme this year. This means that we do not expect students to attend a work experience placement during the week September 1st to 7th 2020.We have made this decision for several reasons but mainly because:We cannot at this time guarantee the well being of our students in prospective placements (this may change in the future but at... Read more...


New Timetables

(Posted on 30/04/20)

We have decided to introduce our 2020 to 2021 timetable from Monday May 4th. This will allow current year 9 students to start to study the subjects that they chose as part of the options process.You will still be able to access work that has already been set on ClassCharts but it will appear under your previous year group's work. New work will be uploaded into your new classes and students will start to get invites to join class groups on Microsoft... Read more...


WBS helping produce visors

(Posted on 23/04/20)

Following a request from the NHS in Staffordshire, our Product Design teacher Mr Colburn has set up a production line to make protective visors for themUsing students in school, our laser cutter and 3D printer, we assembled the first batch of 30 visors yesterday, 22 April 2020.Now that more materials have come into school today we are hoping to make a further seventy before the weekend.We distributed a trial batch to three local Care homes: The Wheatlands... Read more...


Coronavirus Much Wenlock Newsletter

(Posted on 06/04/20)

The Newsletter from Councillor David Turner can be found here. Read more...


Easter Opening Information

(Posted on 03/04/20)

Dear ParentWe are aware that students need a break at Easter like the rest of us. After making calls to parents/carers of students in school this week, we have decided to open for the following days over the Easter period:Next week we will be open on Monday and Tuesday (April 6 and 7).We will also be open on Thursday and Friday of the week after (April 16 and 17).Please contact me on grenwick@williambrookes.com if this gives you problems as... Read more...


Important NCS update

(Posted on 03/04/20)

If you were planning to take part in the NCS programme this summer please see the attached letter here. ThanksJohn ConnollyDeputy Head Read more...


Message about work set on ClassCharts

(Posted on 02/04/20)

Teachers will continue to set a range of activities on ClassCharts for students to complete at home. Some of this work is research based or projects that allow students to self-assess using success criteria. This type of work relies very much on students and parents engaging with it and using the materials to help learn and judge the quality of that learning for themselves.We are increasingly moving to ways of working that require students to submit... Read more...


Online Music Lessons

(Posted on 01/04/20)

Music Heroes, our specialist provider of Music Lessons are offering online music lessons at a discounted rate to both new and existing students. Should your child wish to take up this offer then further details can be found here Read more...