Vision And Values

As a community we are responsible for ensuring that our students leave John Willmott School as confident, skilled and moral citizens ready to be successful in an ever changing world.

We will endeavour to create a respectful community, characterised by acts of kindness, ensuring there is no harm to any individuals. Resilient, communicative and organised young people, the leaders of the future with drive and initiative. All leading to examination success that opens doors to the future.

We believe these values are essential elements to ensure that students achieve academic and personal success both in school and beyond. We will achieve these by working in partnership with the Governing Body, parents and carers and the local community.

The Pastoral System

On joining John Willmott School students are placed in mixed ability tutor groups. They will remain in this form with their form tutor for the duration of their time with us. Year 7 students have a teaching Head of Year and the remaining year groups have a non-teaching Head of Year who are responsible for their care, guidance and support of the children in their year group. There is also a nominated Assistant Headteacher attached to each year group who tracks and monitors student progress to ensure that students are fulfilling their potential in all aspects of school life. Our school is organised into four houses for the purpose of competitions and developing our family ethos.

The houses are:

Lancaster ………………… Red
Spitfire ……………………. Blue
Wellington ………………. Green
Hurricane ……………….. Yellow

There are opportunities to develop student leadership within our House System. Each house has their own leadership structure including House Captains from Year 11 and House Ambassadors from across all year groups.

Extra Curricular Activities

John Willmott School offers a wide range of opportunities for all students beyond the classroom. The PE department are a lead subject in this area, offering activities such as football, cricket, netball, rounders, basketball, dance, badminton, table tennis and many more. These happen both during lunchtime and after school.

Other clubs that run in school range from Drama, Maths, Debating, Book club, Darts club, IT club revision and booster sessions and
many more. Students are given opportunities to develop existing skills as well as being encouraged to learn new ones. There
are numerous visits, trips and residential experiences that are offered to students during their time at John Willmott School.

These opportunities contribute to developing the whole child which we see as a vital part of our role.