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Our Comic Relief cake sale today raised £260.57.

Thank you for baking/bringing cakes in, for buying cakes and for supporting with crowd control. It was a great team effort!

Our Year 11 boys football team took part in semi-final of the district cup against NBA on 15 March 2022. 

The boys played some fantastic football, making the school proud and themselves. The game finished 8-0 to JWS 

The final will be played at They all will be at Hollyfields Centre Club, Woodacre Road, Erdington B24 0JT on Monday 21 March.

Kick Off will be 3:45.

John Willmott School celebrates 12 Year 10 students as they graduate from unique university access programme

  • Year10 students at John Willmott in Sutton Coldfield have graduated from The Scholars Programme, run by education charity The Brilliant Club  
  • The hard-working students produced challenging university-style essays exploring Classical music, who is it for?

February 2022: John Willmott School is celebrating the success of 12 students as they graduate from The Scholars Programme, a national university access programme.

Year 10 students at John Willmott School were encouraged to think and work independently across seven tutorials with a subject expert PhD researcher. During the programme, they learnt about Classical music and then completed a challenging final essay which was given a university-level grade.

The Scholars Programme, run by UK-wide university access charity The Brilliant Club, supports students aged 8-18 to develop the knowledge, skills and confidence needed to progress to the country’s most competitive universities and succeed once there.

By bringing together two communities – PhD researchers and students – who might otherwise never interact with each other, young people can study innovative and inspiring topics that very few people have ever covered.

The Scholars Programme has helped students at John Willmott School to re-engage with learning and rebuild their confidence during a challenging period for education.

Beyond their graduation, these students have lots to look forward to because the programme has proven impact on university progression rates. For the fifth year running, independent UCAS evaluation has found that Scholars Programme graduates are almost twice as likely to progress to a competitive university compared with a group of students from similar backgrounds (44% vs. 28%).

Susie Whigham, Interim CEO at The Brilliant Club, congratulated the pupils on their achievements:

“Congratulations to these outstanding students as they graduate from The Scholars Programme. They join a community of over 90,000 young people who have taken part in The Brilliant Club since 2011.  

“Completing their final assignments was no doubt challenging, but it has shown that these students have a passion for learning and the knowledge to produce university-style work already. I hope they use these new skills throughout their education and continue their fantastic work.”   

The Brilliant Club

The Brilliant Club is a UK-wide charity that mobilises the PhD community to support students who are less advantaged to access the most competitive universities and succeed when they get there.

All of the students involved have shown resilience and dedication to the project, 

Congratulations to them on being phenomenal ambassadors for the school.

Thank you,

Jacqueline Miley