Thursday, 26 October 2017

Good News!

University Success

Congratulations to the following Winston students for gaining places at the following universities.  The hard work and determination demonstrated by these students, on a daily basis, together with the aspiration to achieve at the highest level is rewarded.  Well done to these students and everyone else from Winston who is following their dream.

Ruby Clare                    History of Art                                Christ's College, Cambridge
Thomas Hammond    Natural Sciences (Biological)       Robinson College, Cambridge
Harry Orrin                  Biochemistry                                  St. Hugh's College, Oxford
Robert Penman           Physics                                            Pembroke College, Oxford
 Rushil Gholkar         Mathematics                University of Warwick
Henry Silk                 Drama with Theatre Studies           University of Birmingham
Sam Cross                 Multimedia Sports Journalism       UCFB Wembley
Naomi Ehigie            Medicine                                            St. George's, University of London
Kamila Wisniewska  Economics with Management      Durham University
Charlotte Brown       Drama                                               Oxford School of Drama
Ciaran Quigley          Physics with Astrophysics              University of Bath
Joanna Rotherham   Creative Advertising                       Falmouth University

Collaborating in Lessons

7cf were being competitive and collaborative in their RE lesson – working in pairs to research key facts about the world’s major religions. The worked so well together trying out different research strategies; near the end of the timed task the students pulled out all the stops and two groups managed to complete the whole grid of facts.

Year 8 Grammar Stream

A Year 8 Grammar Stream student leading the class with solving algebraic expressions.

Assembly this Week

Mrs Ballam and her GCSE Food and Nutrition Group prepared an assembly on the issue of food and the impact of famine across the world. The facts were shocking and encouraged our students to think about how they could make a difference.

 Mr Burrows thanks Miss Chapman for her work as Year Leader with Year 9.  Miss Chapman is moving to Year 7 for the rest of the academic year.
Mr Burrows introduces Mrs Davis to Year 9 as their Year Leader for this academic year.

Friday, 20 October 2017

Careers Day

Our Careers Fair

Well done to everyone for ensuing that our Careers Fair was a great success, providing an invaluable experience for all of our students. 

With over fifty exhibitors, from across a range of industry sectors and colleges, students had an opportunity to talk through their options.  Each exhibitor discussed the range of roles within each business and they were impressed with the quality of questions that the students asked.  We appreciated the time given by businesses and colleges to support our students; it makes such a difference for young people to have the opportunity to talk to people actually working in each sector.

I would like to thank the Winston Team for ensuring the success of the event, with a special mention for Mrs Merryweather for all of her hard work and organisational skills.

Two of the many compliments received from the exhibitors:

Dear Marie,

On behalf of Steve and myself, I would like to thank you once again for inviting us along to represent the veterinary profession.

The day was wonderfully organised, from the initial greeting when we arrived to being escorted to our table.

The students we spoke to were a joy and we enjoyed educating them on the different roles there are within a veterinary surgery.

A thoroughly enjoyable day and we look forward to next year!!
Kind regards, Helen & Steve

Vets4Pets Byfleet

Luke and I just wanted to say thank you for inviting us to the Careers Fair today.
We very much enjoyed the day and loved meeting all the students.
We thought that the event was very well managed, from the first email, until we left the event this afternoon. 
We hope that you will also pass our thanks to the students who looked after us so well.  We were provided with an endless stream of tea and coffee, which makes us very happy 😊
We look forward to meeting you all again soon, and welcoming lots of your students to our training sessions and open evenings over the coming months.
With Thanks,
Claire Funnell & Luke Tuffs
Pulse Chertsey Football Academy.

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Year 11 Step Up!

Top of the World Challenge

Earlier this term Y11 were set the challenge of collectively walking/ running/ cycling or rowing the distance to "The Top Of The World" in order to raise funds for the charity of their choice, Woking Hospice. 

With the north pole lying 4,673Km away and Mt Everest at 7,406 Km the year group made short work of the closer target and, on Friday 13th October, embraced a 24 hour event to add to their total. The day shift saw members of all 11 tutor groups working hard in 30 minute gym sessions to cover a total 834.28 Km whilst a dedicated band of students stayed at school throughout the night to cover an additional 781.18 Km, with a standout individual effort by Tom Collins cycling 117.4 Km. The 24 hour total of 1615.46 Km has now meant that the year group have now covered 8401.98 Km almost 1000 Km further than the distance to Mt Everest proving that we can achieve great things when we work collectively toward a common goal. Great work Year 11! 

The next step is for the students to collect their sponsorship to reach their fundraising goal of £3,000. Please do dig deep to recognise our students dedicated efforts on behalf of this worthy cause.

 Image 2: 11 LSN covered the greatest distance (103.38Km) during the day.
 Image 1: 11LSN working hard on the dayshift
 Image 3: Mr Quinlan maintains morale with mind boggling card tricks!
 Image 4: The graveyard shift 4:40 a.m. and still going strong!

 Image 5: The last leg their last, 07:50 a.m. Saturday morning.

Saturday, 14 October 2017


Our Library

The library is developing rapidly and the roof is now in place.  The block and brick work have reached the level of the first floor. Students have been interested in the design of the exterior of the building as well as the layout of the interior.  The dormer section of the roof is there to accommodate the dome of the planetarium.
Mrs Cotter has sold a significant number of bricks, which will form a permanent display on the wall of the library, with each brick displaying the name of an individual or family.  If you would like to have your name in our library, email  This is a simply way to make a big difference.

The whole project will now be finished at the end of March 2018!