FIVE inspirational WCSA students are looking for sponsorship for a life-changing expedition to help poverty-stricken Myanma

The students are on a two-year programme of planning, money management and training in preparation for the trip in July 2017.



They need to raise £4500 each to help fund their student-led three-week World Challenge Expedition.

The trip will include helping villagers, school children and a community with building work, as well as helping in an elephant orphanage, and trekking around mountains.

It aims to encourage students to learn about responsibility, leadership, planning, teamwork, and physical and emotional challenges.
Teachers Eliza Slade and Emma Gibbins will be leading the trip.

Emma said: “They are wonderful students. This expedition will help a lot of people and also build life-long skills for the students.

“If anyone is able to support the students with sponsorship or would like more information, please contact us via email at or

Worle student already a Weston FC photographer

A WORLE Community School student is already a photographer for Weston-super-Mare FC.



William Cooper, aged 12, has his own photography business and is now taking photos for Weston’s first team games that appear in the local news Media.

Along with ex-PCSA student Alex Crowther, he is part of a team that gets out news from Weston FC.
William said: “I really enjoy taking photos and would like to be a photographer when I’m older, so I thought I would help out the club and start now.”

Head of School Jacqui Scott said: “What a wonderful thing for a student so young to be doing. He has real enthusiasm for photography. I’m sure he has a glittering career ahead of him.”

Former Worle student high flying at one of world's best animation firms responsible for Chicken Run and Shaun the Sheep

A FORMER Worle Community School student is now working for one of the world’s best animation companies.



Keith Kilpin designs games, apps and websites for Aardman Animations and received official credits for his work on the highly popular Shaun the Sheep film.After studying at Worle and then Weston College, Keith received a First Class foundation degree in graphic design before landing his dream role at the Bristol-based animations firm.Aardman have made nearly £1 billion worldwide and are responsible for a string of top animations including Wallace and Gromit, Chicken Run and Flushed Away.

Keith, aged 26, said: “said: “From an early age I was doodling and creating new things. I started drawing as a hobby and never stopped.

“Working at Aardman Animations is a dream come true.”

Worle student sets sight on refereeing world cup final

A WORLE Community School Student is aiming to be the first ever woman to referee a world cup final.



Year 10 Elana Titcombe, aged 15, is already refereeing games in the Woodspring League and has all her refereeing qualifications to set her up for a career in the profession.

She is outstanding in her GCSE PE work, is studying Science, and also now wants to take Sport Science in a bid to get all her qualifications to achieve her dreams.

She is also coaching Year 7 hockey in her spare time, and has just been giving the prestigious Sports Tie for her dedication to PE at Worle.

She said: “Women can be great referees. I love watching games and learning from the best. I get paid for it and have lots of fun while doing it.”

“I have signed up to the Football Futures Leaders programme and am excited to get on doing it.”

Head of School Jacqui Scott said: “We are so proud of Elana for all her achievements. She has a big career ahead of her.”

Contract for the provision of grounds maintenance services on behalf of The Priory Learning Trust

Location: Priory Community School and Worle Community School, Weston Super Mare

Expressions of interest are invited from appropriately experienced and qualified contractors for the supply of bespoke Grounds Maintenance Services to the above schools.

Services to be provided will include the maintenance of sports facilities, the tending of ornamental borders, hedge cutting and various ancillary works including planting and minor improvement /landscape construction projects to school grounds. The contract will be let for a period of three years initially, with an option to extend for a further two years at the discretion of the trust. The new arrangement will be formulated on the basis of one contract, with each site being billed appropriately. The planned start date is 1st April 2017 and tenders will be dispatched in January 2017.Applicants will in the first instance be required to complete a Pre-Qualification Questionnaire covering financial, economic, technical, professional and environmental matters.Prospective applicants should note that the closing date for receipt of completed Pre-Qualification Questionnaires is 20th December 2016.

Requests for Pre-Qualification Questionnaires and all applications should be made to:

Miss A Boyle
Project Support Manager
Priory Community School
Weston Super Mare
North Somerset
BS22 6BP

Tel: 01934 511411

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An entrepreneurial Worle student has raised an incredible £4000 in only nine months so he can help children living in poverty near India next summer

Year 9 student Josh Harper, aged 14, is joining five other WCSA students in a World Challenge expedition to Myanmar near India in July.



The trip will include helping villagers, school children and a community with building work, as well as helping in an elephant orphanage, and trekking around mountains.

Incredibly, he has already raised the £4000 needed for the trip through organising a ball in Lympsham, a day out at Bath Races and other events.

His church Milton Baptist Church has also helped him out by allowing him to sell cakes and garden for members.

Now he aims to help the other five WCSA students to raise all of their money needed to go on the trip via fundraising and finding sponsors.

Josh, who aims to go to Cambridge, Bath or Edinburgh Universities before embarking on a career as an architect, said: “I am so excited to go on this expedition. My school and church have been really helpful and I was amazed to raise the money so soon.”

ONE TEAM: Student Leaders from PCSA and WCSA pictured together during Non-Uniform Day for charity

Head boys and girls from two Weston schools join together to find and celebrate achievements of their 2500 students in new ‘Be a Hero’ campaign.


Please note that students are not wearing uniform because it was a charity non-uniform day.

Head boys and girls from two ambitious schools are working together to find and celebrate the achievements of 2500 students.

Priory and Worle’s Head’s leadership teams want to let the entire community know how brilliant their students and schools are.

This week the Head Boys and Girls, and Deputy Head Boys and Girls, met together at the launch of the ‘Be a Hero’ campaign in partnership with Hutton Moor Leisure Centre. The campaign aims to find inspirational students and to tell the community about them.

PCSA is the first member of the new The Priory Learning Trust (The PLT) and it is now assisting at WCSA, bringing the sharing of ideas, resources and support together.

PCSA Head Boy Will Bailey said: “The Be a Hero campaign is a great way for us to find out all about our inspirational students and to tell the whole community about them.”

WCSA Head Girl Iona Kempton said: “Our students are doing incredible things inside and outside of school. There is a real excitement around our community about the future.”

PCSA Head of School Jane McBride said: “It was wonderful to bring both schools together with the students sharing ideas. The Be a Hero campaign is already going down extremely well.”

WCSA Head of School Jacqui Scott said: “These are exciting days ahead for all of us and it was a joy to see students already joined together helping and supporting each other with a common aim.”

Meet Worle's own Deliciously Ella

A health conscious Worle Community School student has started her new role as Deputy Head Girl and is determined to spread her passion for health food.



Phoebe Kibble, aged 15, is a follower and advocate of world health food expert and author Ella Woodward – known as Deliciously Ella.Now she is determined to further boost the health of students which she said will have knock on effects on their energy, sport and GCSE studies.

Her passion has already seen her influence the health and eating habits of fellow students.

She also eager to a biochemist when she graduates.

Phoebe said: “I have never felt healthier. Since transforming my eating habits I have had more energy, suffered only one cold, and can eat as much as I want. It even helps me in my studies to have a clearer mind and be more focussed.”

Head of School Jacqui Scott, herself a follower of health food, said: “Phoebe has such enthusiasm for her health food and has already had an effect on other students lifestyle habits. Healthy lifestyle definitely has a positive effect on a child’s whole life.”

Hundreds of good samaritan student 'heroes' across two Weston schools are to be rewarded for their achievements

Monthly prizes for Priory and Worle students showing kindness or outstanding attitude and character traits will get big rewards at Hutton Moor Leisure Centre.



The ‘Be a Hero’ campaign at both Priory Community School and Worle Community School will be available to every student in every year group.

The aim is to encourage even more wonderful behaviour at school and the community.

Teachers, Tutors and members of the public are being encouraged to email positive experiences of students from both schools and nominate them for a monthly prize.

Prizes in the new The Priory Learning Trust initiative include family swim tickets, children’s basketball lessons, cycle workout classes, and other healthy activities.

Head of Careers James Wilmot says “We have hundreds of heroes across both schools. We want to find and reward all that is good about each and every student.

“It’s about reinforcement of positive behaviour such as kindness, improvement in timekeeping, better behaviour in class, helping someone with their shopping or helping someone across the road. It could even be picking up litter outside the school. Basically it can be anything positive that helps people in school or in the community.”

Dave Somers, General Manager of Hutton Moor, said: “We are really pleased to be working with The Priory Learning Trust on this exciting project that helps students raise their aspirations. We always welcome opportunities to engage with the local community and young people.

“This partnership with Hutton Moor Leisure Centre and Worle and Priory schools, will reward students who really want to make a difference to themselves, their school and their community.

“Our prizes have been deliberately selected to encourage an active and healthy lifestyle for the students, their friends and their families.”

To nominate a student, please email with the name of the student, their year group, school and the reason why they should be a rewarded as a hero.

Worle Community School student starts new role as Head Girl after two weeks helping poverty-hit children in Africa

A Worle Community School student has taken up her new role as Head Girl just weeks after working with African children at the Hope Village Project in Malawi.



Iona Kempton, aged 16, is now helping Worle Community School with her leadership and influence, after returning from Malawi where she spent two weeks helping out in rural communities.

Iona plans a career in archeology after doing A Levels and a University course possibly at UCL, but is determined to keep up her interest in oversees service especially areas like Nepal, where she lived with her family for 6 years.

Speaking about her recent trip to Africa she said: “My sister Sian and I enjoyed very much serving people in Malawi especially working alongside children who have very little and helping run medical programs with my mum who is an ITU nurse.

“I am also very excited to be starting at Worle as Head Girl and am determined to help here and make a difference in any way.”

Christmas Lunch

Please click here to download a flyer.

Christmas lunch will be provided in the School’s restaurant on Wednesday 14th December at a cost of £2.20.

To reserve your meal, please arrange payment by 10am on Monday 12th December via ParentPay (Please use the separate Christmas lunch service rather than paying through the usual school meal service).

Please note that payment on the day can not be taken for the Christmas meal although a selection of cold sandwiches/baguettes and Hot grab and Go dishes will be available to be purchased from the Food Cube via the normal biometric system.

Students entitled to Free School Meals will automatically be allocated a Christmas meal.

For further information please contact the Finance Office on 01934 529530.

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Progress Update from Miss Scott (Head of School)

Thank you to all parents, carers and students for their support in Term 1. A quick update as we come towards the end of Term 1.

Some parents / carers have asked us to host an evening to update on progress at the school – we are waiting for our OfSTED visit which we think will be in Term 2 (November). We will then host an evening in November / December and will be able to advise you then of progress made at the school and talk about plans for the Worle as an Academy in the future.

I toured new potential new parents around on Friday – they were very complimentary about our students and staff and we are very pleased with progress. Our focus has been on improving behaviour and developing teaching and learning this term. For example, we have new mock exams next week on Monday, October 17th and Tuesday, 18th for certain Year 11s (60) and full mock exams in December (all students). Students have been advised and have been working towards these key dates. These are very much supportive progress checks with results published ASAP and students advised of next steps. Already these students have been attending additional Period 6 lessons with staff this term in GCSE English and maths (3.15 – 4.15) – thank you to staff and students for these extra lessons.

We hope you like the ‘Friday Fabulous Calls’ – each member of staff including myself and Mr Coles calls three families to say ‘well done’ each Friday – often many schools miss the students who ‘day-in and day-out’ just ‘get it right’. We hope that you may have received a call or an e-mail about this – more calls will follow! We are very keen on politeness and good manners and you may even get a call just saying how polite your son / daughter is.

Please do have a look at the new Worle Community School website, which is being developed and a new PLT website (Priory Learning Trust). Interestingly, these sites are managed by an ex-student who started doing the role whilst studying for his A Levels and now has a degree in Computer Science and a great ‘real job’ in Bristol. Thank you Joe.

Lastly, you may be interested to know that The Priory Learning Trust Teaching School Alliance has 14 places for teacher training next year. 4 in maths, 4 in science, 4 in ICT and 2 in primary teaching. So, if you know of local people who might like to train as a teacher through The PLT at either Worle School or Priory – please do contact us at Worle or Priory. We can provide more information and these roles come with bursaries. Clearly, this programme will add another 12 secondary teachers to our schools and this will create more staff in the classrooms teaching our children.

We welcome any feedback – uniform does again seem a concern for some parents – all thoughts on this are welcome here on FB and to us by e-mail. We are happy to listen to parental views and feedback.

Again my sincere thanks for your support this first term. We will post this on the website for all parents to see – please do pass on to friends and families.

Best wishes,

Miss Scott (Head of School – Worle School)

Mr. Coles is the Executive Principal of The Priory Learning Trust.

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Free 8am healthy breakfasts on offer for students at Worle Community School

The new Worle Community School are now giving out free 8am breakfasts to students.


All students who turn up early to school will be given a healthy and delicious porridge with optional honey or jam, and orange juice to start their day.Research has showed that children who start the day with nutritious food and exercise are more likely to achieve higher grades in their studies.

Parent Becky Fuller said: “Free porridge would be great as my daughter cycles each day so it would warm her up before school starts!”

The free porridge idea is the latest of large scale changes made at the new Worle Community School. Things already to change include culture, staffing, buildings, and the placing of large colourful inspirational photos and quotes of inspirational world figures up on classrooms.

Head of School Jacqui Scott said: “Breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day. We would encourage as many students as possible to get in school early where there will be a positive atmosphere alongside a great breakfast.”

Worle Community School student stars in New York Post for his singing and guitar playing

Emilio Santoro, aged 13, has starred in the world’s Media for his singing and guitar playing talent.

Year 9 student Emilio featured in the New York Post and Daily Mail after performing at the annual Porthcawl Elvis festival attended by hundreds.



He got into music aged only four and is now performing a wide range of Elvis Presley songs in pubs and bars across Somerset in front of hundred of people.He also is a very talented footballer, playing centre back for title winning teams North Somerset Development Centre and Milton Nomads, and featured in Worle’s Holland football tour last week.

Emilio said: “I enjoy singing and guitar playing and would love to be doing this as a career one day.”

WCSA Head of School Jacqui Scott said: “Emilio is obviously a fantastic talent and we are very proud of his achievements inside and outside of school.”

Worle Community School deputy head boy joins high achieving siblings in achieving in and out of the classroom

A WORLE Community School student is joining his high achieving siblings in making his mark in and out of the classroom.



Oliver Cunningham is deputy head boy and has just achieved his sports tie because of his sporting prowess, and is high-flying in his GCSE work.He also plays football for the school and for local teams at the weekend, as well hockey for the men’s and Under 16s teams at Weston Hockey Club club.

He also finds the time to referee boys and girls football at the weekend.

Incredibly, Oliver’s two siblings were collecting awards at the school’s awards evenings last week.

His older brother Stan was back to collect a sporting award weeks into his scholarship at Millfield, one of the world’s best public schools.

And his younger sister Annabel was also picking up a sports award.

Head of School Jacqui Scott said: “Well done to all three members of the Cunningham family.”

Worle students to raise thousands in memory of former student

A WORLE school has been celebrating the life of its former student Mary Collard by planning to help a charity that has raised multiple thousands this year.


11 year old Worle Community School student Mary Collard died in 2012 from Bone Cancer, and now the current students will be helping to raise thousands for the Bone Cancer Research Trust.

Incredibly, family and friends have helped raised an unbelievable amount of £300,000 for the charity in the last four years.
Now in a special assembly to talk about charity, Worle students began their year of charity work in her memory.
This week the school also gave out the new Mary Collard prize to Bella Styles.

Head of School Jacqui Scott said: “We want to keep the memory alive of Mary with the award and also this year by raising a record amount. She was by all accounts a wonderful girl, and this work will give hope to others across the world.”

Ambitious Weston school launches new world-wide search for inspiring former students for partnership links

AN ambitious Weston school has launched a new world-wide search for its inspiring former students.


As Worle Community School steps up its transformation, it has launched an expanded new alumni to gather a community of students from the past who can now inspire and encourage current students.

They want former students across the world to get in touch via Facebook, Twitter and email to start a big community to help current students to achieve all they dream of.

Since July, PCSA led by Head of School Jacqui Scott have driven large scale changes in the school including culture, staffing, buildings, and placing large colourful inspirational photos and quotes of inspirational world figures up on classrooms.

They are also placing great emphasis on reward and praise of students, and encouraging all staff to build excellent relationships with students.

The Ofsted-outstanding PCSA are implementing all of the techniques that have helped make that school one of Britain’s best over the last seven years.

Now Worle plans to become an Academy and to join The Priory Learning Trust led by Mr Coles.

Ms Scott said: “We want to hear from our former students who are doing amazing things, to celebrate their achievements, and also to inspire our current students also to do inspirational things.

“We want to find students all over the world and see what they are doing now.”

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