‘A simple act of kindness can make a tremendous impact on a person’s life’
The past 18 months have prevented us coming together to celebrate the successes of our pupils but this year, the parents of prize winners were able to join us in a socially distanced Speech Day, highlighting the achievements of the pupils throughout
9th July 2021 — ‘A simple act of kindness can make a tremendous impact on a person’s life’
The past 18 months have prevented us coming together to celebrate the successes of our pupils but this year, the parents of prize winners were able to join us in a socially distanced Speech Day, highlighting the achievements of the pupils throughout a difficult year for all.
Mrs K Neaves, Senior Deputy Head of Prep School, looked back on the past 18 months and the resilience and strength our pupils have shown throughout this time.
She told the story of the people living in the town called Gander, in Newfoundland, who showed kindness and hospitality towards the nearly 7000 passengers of the planes diverted on September 11.
The theme of kindness came from the Pupil Forum wanting to create an even friendlier playground to support those who were still healing from their experiences during lockdown. Mrs Neaves thanked them for their fundraising efforts which raised £1800 during this term.
‘Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about…. Be Kind…. Always.
Mrs Neaves spoke of the kindness of the School community in helping everyone returning from lockdown, ‘ready to face the challenges’.
The Prep School choir of 15, Prep Six pupils, left the audience feeling emotional with their strong performance of ‘Opportunity’ while Mia Lesniak and Kari-Ella Bailey sang ‘Count on me’ and ‘Someone you loved’, respectively, while playing the piano. It was a truly moving experience to see the pupils performing live.
Mia received our ‘Spirit of Magdalene House’ award which is presented to the pupil who encompasses our School ethos of taking every opportunity that is presented to them to help them discover who they are and become independent, life-long learners.
Kari- Ella was presented with the Music award for all her contributions to and participation in the Music and Musical theatre departments.
Our Endeavour award was presented to ‘All pupils within the Prep School’ for their true resilience, resourcefulness, reflectiveness and reciprocity through one of the toughest years they have faced.
The Head Girl, Georgia Ward, and Head Boy, Oliver Gee, shared their experiences at the School and spoke of the opportunities they had been given and their achievements throughout their time in the School. The greatest being both of them having the confidence to address an audience.
Mrs Neaves announced the new officials for the next academic year, with Dilan Kant as Head Boy and Phoebe Trew as Head Girl.
The House cup was won by Clarkson who had a convincing win.
The closing words given were from Princess Diana, as Speech Day was held on what would have been her 60th birthday.
“Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that someone may do the same for you.”
Wisbech Grammar Prep School offers the opportunity to more families in their new Early Years setting with two new Reception classrooms and an extended Kindergarten space.
3rd December 2020 — With two new Reception classrooms and extended Kindergarten space, WGS is offering the opportunity for more families to join their Early Years Setting whilst still keeping their class sizes small offering an exceptional start for all children..
Discover who you want to be ...
Our philosophy is to develop happy confident and highly motivated young individuals who have a genuine love for lifelong learning. The extra magic we provide is through our enriched curriculum, expert teachers, small class sizes, as well as following an Early Years Curriculum we are focused on enabling children to
Discover uniqueness, happiness, and the world around them.
Grow confidence, potential, and their young minds.
Learn creativity, inclusivity, and learning to learn.
Create memories, imaginations, and lifelong learners.
Our specialist teachers are focused on exceptional pastoral care and delivering an exciting curriculum including
This unique experience is born from the principle that children benefit greatly from the learning opportunities inherent in a natural, outdoor environment. Forest School helps children to grow in confidence as a result of the freedom, time, and space they are given to explore, create, and grow in an outdoor setting. With other benefits such as physical fitness, mental health, and learning by experience.
With sensory walks, foraging, nature art, shelter building, and hunting for mini-beasts, children at Wisbech Grammar School benefit greatly from taking part in our Forest School activities.
Best possible start...
Our Early Years offers children the very best possible start to their educational journey, benefiting from a bespoke setting as well as the fantastic facilities of our Prep and Senior. By embedding Kindergarten and Reception class within our Prep School, we provide children with the opportunity of experiencing all that Wisbech Grammar School has to offer, that little bit sooner.
Children thrive when they feel secure and valued and we make this our priority, this is achieved through our strong relationship between teaching staff key workers, children, and their families.
"Our daughter started Kindergarten at Wisbech Grammar School at the beginning of September 2020. In what has been a very challenging time for all, we cannot praise WGS and the Kindergarten staff enough for how they have supported and welcomed our daughter, at the start of her educational journey. Each day our daughter is excited to attend and sad to leave. I think that says it all. As parents, we could not ask for more. Each day we know our daughter is in the best hands. Always welcomed with warmth and a smile. Every day we know that we made the best decision for our daughter to attend WGS Kindergarten". Parent of Kindergarten pupil. Mrs G
Bright future for Alana Pritchard with Saracens Mavericks Futures Academy
Wisbech Grammar School are immensely proud of 5th Form pupil Alana Pritchard, who has been selected for Saracens Mavericks Futures Academy after a screening process that took place over October half term.
30th November 2020 — Wisbech Grammar School are immensely proud of 5th Form pupil Alana Pritchard (Wisbech), who has been selected for Saracens Mavericks Futures Academy after a screening process that took place over October half term. The Futures Academy is another step forward on the England Netball player pathway.
Alana started playing netball in Prep 3 at Wisbech Grammar School and has been a member of all the year group A teams, making her Senior 1st VII debut in the 3rd Form. She has been a member of Rookies Netball Club from the age of 12.
Alana was selected for Cambridgeshire County Academy in 2017 and made the switch to the Norfolk County Academy last season. Alana represented Norfolk in a county triangular tournament with Suffolk and Essex where she received the ‘Norfolk player of the match’ award.
Selection into the Futures academy is a huge step forward for Alana and we wish her the best of luck with her future training.
U11A Netball Team qualify for national stage for IAPS qualifier
A great achievement for our netball team in reaching the qualifiers.
5th March 2020 — The U11A team played in the U11 IAPS netball qualifier at Uppingham School on Thursday 27th Feb. The team played in a pool stage first, beating Gresham’s Prep 4-3, Stephen Perse Prep 10-0 and drawing with Leeds Grammar 5-5. The team played some fantastic netball but unfortunately, they lost to Wellingborough School, coming 2nd in their group.
The team then played in the quarter-final against Bablake. This was a closely fought game, with both teams playing excellent netball. Despite having to play extra time, the players for WGS kept their nerve and went on to win and progress to the semi-final.
They lost in the semi-final but came 4th overall; this means they qualify for the national stage of the competition which is played at Bryanston School in Dorset, on the 20th March
Head of Netball Sam Goodier said ‘this was a fantastic display of netball by our young netball players. They showed a great amount of skill, sportsmanship, and determination. They played for each other and the teamwork was outstanding. We are very excited to move onto the National Finals, which is an event the team has not played before; I am so proud of their achievements’
Pupils fully embraced World Book Day, dressing up as their favourite characters from books that they love.
5th March 2020 — World Book Day is a registered charity on a mission to give every child and young person a book of their own. It’s also a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) it’s a celebration of reading. In support of this fantastic day, Prep Pupils dressed up as their favourite characters and spent time sharing the stories that are special to them.
"This is a great event, and we are keen to ensure all children enjoy reading and make story-sharing a part of their every day lives. As referenced by World Book Day, reading for pleasure is in decline, so we are more than happy to support this initiative and spark the imagination of every pupil at our School. Our pupils have certainly embraced the day, and the costumes were fantastic. A big thank you must go to families for supporting this event". (Mrs Neaves, Senior Deputy Head, Prep School)