Extended Project students celebrated their results this week with 100% gaining the qualification and over 90% gaining an A*- B grade. These are the first set of extended project results for Walton High and we are very proud of the independent skills and research abilities which such high attainment demonstrates. The course is offered to all Post 16 students and allows them to investigate, create or produce a research report, artefact or production of their choosing. Students conducted projects on a variety of topics, outside of their curriculum, such as stem cell research, ancient tribes and youth research.

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We have a brand new, state of the art gym in our school. Much effort and time has gone into the design and planning of this exciting new facility to benefit everyone. Crucially, students will be able to use the equipment in lesson time. Younger students will experience cardiovascular machines, probably for the first time in their lives. Older students will benefit from weights, free weights and muscle resistance apparatus. There is also the option to use the latest technology to link to other subjects such as Maths and Languages.


You can see Mr Stilton trying the gym out for the first time.

Once again, our U15 girls’ football team have done us proud. They have always been a very competitive side. Some of these girls actually won the U13 Girls County Cup a couple of years ago, which has been this school’s greatest sporting achievement to date.


This year, they had another good run in the English Schools Football Association National Playstation Cup. Following a bye in the first round, they beat Wootton Upper School 4-0 with two goals from Holly Graham, one from Casey Chapman and an own goal to ease them through to the third round where they played Comberton College from Cambridge. This produced another 4-0 win in what Mr Baxter described as their best performance ever. He doesn’t remember seeing them play as well before. The girls were 2-0 up at half time with a goal from Ruby Tracey, who is a relative newcomer to the team and Britteny Crewe. After the break, the girls added to the score with two goals from Casey Chapman. There were really good performances from everyone, but particularly Lucy Kane, Casey, Carrie Mancini, Ruby, Grace Woodman and Charlie Aldridge in goal, who, by now, had kept clean sheets in both these games.


In the fourth round, however, they were beaten by Cheney School from Oxford who won 4-0. It might have been a different story if Casey’s perfectly placed curled shot from the edge of the box hadn’t been superbly saved by Cheney’s keeper who somehow managed to fingertip the ball onto the bar in the first half. Charlie Aldridge, in goal for us, was much the busier keeper and kept us in the game for much of the time. Mr Baxter and the rest of the team voted her both Man of the Match and Players’ Player.

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