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Wed 09 Feb 2022
VIDEO BOOKS & ACTIVITIES TO ENJOY TOGETHER
Take ten minutes to share stories with your little ones. Our Share A Story Corner videos have familiar characters and easy to follow stories, and tips for reading together. Look at the pictures together, guess what the characters are up to and ask your child what they think will happen next. Your child will soon be asking to read together again and again!
It’s never too early to read stories with your child and spending just ten minutes every day enjoying books together can make a BIG difference to their development. Sharing stories boosts creativity and imagination, improves wellbeing, is a positive experience for parents, carers, guardians, grandparents – everyone! – and is great fun!
You can also buy all the books here on our Bookshop.org page.
COMING SOON… brand new video stories, Ruby’s Worry and Ravi’s Roar, written and illustrated by Tom Percival. Part of the Big Bright Feelings series published by Bloomsbury these beautiful and thought-provoking picture books will come with accompanying activities for children and parents/carers to enjoy doing together.
Mon 07 Feb 2022
Our Worship Council lead worship in school every week.
This week’s worship:
Put Out Into The Deep
After a night of unsuccessful fishing, ‘put out into the deep’ was an instruction Jesus gave to Simon Peter, James and John: words which changed their lives!
This week children considered the power of Jesus’ words, matched only by the power of His actions: miracles.
Children learned about the difference between miracles and natural occurrences and watched an interpretation of the Gospel where Simon Peter met Jesus, followed His instructions, witnessed a miracle, left His nets and followed Him.
Why not watch the video again with your child:
Fri 22 Oct 2021
Please find attached the new Walsall School Catering Winter Menus. Please check the dates carefully as menus change each week.
I am aware that last week one meal option, for one of the days was not available, this was due to supply issues, however an appropriate substitute was substituted. There are always four complete meal options available for the children, which are all prepared and cooked on-site.
The information Emailed contains contact details for the Walsall Council Catering Team who are all available for you to reach out to.
Carol Smith is the Regional Operations Manager, and the Catering Manager for St Giles' CE Primary. Please do reach out to her directly if you have any specific concerns and questions.
Carol Smith Walsall Catering Operations Manager
- Fri 08 Oct 2021
Tue 21 Sep 2021
Apply for a secondary school place
On this page
- Before you apply
- Deciding on your school preferences
- When you need to apply
- Apply for a secondary school place
- Get support with making your application
- Supplementary application forms
- When you'll receive your offer
- Make a late application
Children born between 1 September 2010 and 31 August 2011 are due to transfer to a secondary school (year 7) in September 2022.
It is important that you submit your application by the closing date of 31 October 2021. If you apply late, you may not get a place at one of your preferred schools.
If you live outside Walsall, you should complete an application from your home local authority (even if you are applying for a Walsall school).
- Explore school websites, read school admissions policies and entry criteria. This will help you understand how schools make their admissions decisions.
- Try to attend school open evenings. Speak to staff, and ask about the admissions criteria they used last year. Some schools may be holding their open evenings virtually this year. Individual school websites will have the most up-to-date information.
- You should also think about how your child will travel to and from school.
You should include five schools on your application, and list them in order of preference. If you only express a preference for a single school, you risk being offered a place that you are unhappy with. You should also choose schools that your child has a realistic chance of getting in to.
Walsall Council has a duty to offer your child a school place. We always try to meet your first choice, but sometimes we receive more applications than the school has places available. We'll then try to offer your next highest preference. If we cannot meet any of your preferences, we will offer you a place in the nearest school to your home address with available places. We will also put your child’s name on the waiting list for your preferred schools.
If your child is already of school age, you can apply direct to your preferred schools during the school year. This is known as a mid-year admission or transfer.
The schemes for co-ordinated admissions document tells you more about:
- when key decisions are made
- evidence for late applications
- what to do if you live near a borough boundary and want to apply for a school in another authority
- which schools are their own admissions authority
Applying for schools outside Walsall
If you live in Walsall but any of your preferred schools are outside Walsall Borough, you can still apply in the same way. Walsall Council runs a co-ordinated admissions scheme with neighbouring councils and admissions authorities, so you only have to complete one application.
To apply for a September 2022 place, complete our online application by 31 October 2021. You can use the application portal every day from 8am to 9.30pm.
Our step-by-step admissions guide will take you through the whole admissions process. It explains how to create an account, how to log in, and how to submit your application.
The guide is only available in English. If you need extra support, you can contact the admissions and appeals team.
You can also download our information booklet.
Some schools need you to complete their own forms as well as the online application. You can download the forms for the schools you're interested in:
- Aldridge School - music scholarship place:Document 1:Download PDF
- Blue Coat CE Academy:Document 2:Download PDF
- Brownhills School:Document 4:Download PDF
- Ormiston Shelfield Community Academy:Document 2:Download PDF
- Ormiston Shelfield - sports place:Document 2:Download PDF
- Shire Oak Academy:Document 4:Download PDF
- St. Francis of Assisi Catholic School:Document 2:Download PDF
- St. Thomas More:Document 2:Download PDF
Please check the following school websites for their supplementary forms:
- Joseph Leckie Academy
- Queen Mary's Grammar School (Boys)
- Queen Mary's High School (Girls)
- Walsall Academy
You will receive your offer by email on 1 March 2022. The emails are sent automatically over the course of the day.
If you are not happy with your offer, you can appeal against the decision.
The online portal will be open until 9.30pm on 31 October 2021.
If you apply after this date, or change the name or ranking of a school, we will process your application as late.
Late applications received up to 4 weeks after the closing date (between 1 and 29 November 2021)
We will accept late applications as being on time if:
- you were unable to submit your online application on time because you moved into the Borough of Walsall after the closing date
- exceptional circumstances prevented you from submitting your online application
- you are a single parent and have been ill for some time
You will need to explain your circumstances when you apply.
You can view our late application policy for full details.
Late applications received more than 4 weeks after the closing date (between 30 November 2021 and 28 February 2022)
We will process your application as late. You will receive your offer after the secondary offer notification date.
Late applications received after the secondary offer notification date
We will process your application as late. You will receive your offer as soon as possible.
Fri 21 May 2021
Travel to Tokyo
To celebrate the rescheduled Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games, we're inviting families to get active with our virtual Travel to Tokyo challenge, Team GB and ParalympicsGB’s free programme for children aged 5 to 11 and their families.
Travelling in school teams, children will gain kilometres by logging their physical activity on the Travel to Tokyo website. Travel to Tokyo is all about getting active at home as well as in school, so teams will travel quicker by logging activity with their family. By taking part, pupils will grow in confidence and learn vital skills, such as teamwork and resilience, as well as having the chance to win exciting prizes along the way.
Teams will take the tourist route, travelling 47,349 kilometres and stopping off en route at cities which have hosted, or will soon host, an Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Travel to Tokyo is all about team spirit, so all participants belong to a school team. These have been automatically created for every primary school in the UK so you can immediately start logging activity against your team. You can get active alone or with family, at home or outdoors. Dancing in the kitchen, video workouts in the lounge, walking in the park or playing tag - it all counts towards your journey to Tokyo!
Families can find fun, free activities to help them get active at home
Would be great to see you all taking part!
- Sat 01 May 2021
Sat 01 May 2021
Thanks @Scopes4SEN, https://scopes4sen.weebly.com/
we have a telescope that can be borrowed from school to observe the night sky from your own garden. If you would like to borrow the telescope for a week long loan, please contact the School Office.
The telescope will need collecting by a parent and returned to school once the loan period has been completed.
- Sat 01 May 2021
Sat 01 May 2021
To celebrate Mental Health Week, Walsall College will be hosting a number of free workshops for adults at our Hawbush Campus in Leamore.
From Monday May 10th to Friday May 14th there will be a variety of activities for people to take part in and to help raise awareness of Mental Health.
These activities include:
10 MAY 2021
- Walking for a healthy mind 10am – 12pm
- Gardening to boost your mental health 12:30pm – 2:30pm
11 MAY 2021
- Walking for a healthy mind 12:30 – 2:30pm
- Mindfulness colouring 9:30am – 11:30am
12 MAY 2021
- Mental Health Awareness 12:30pm -2:30pm
13 MAY 2021
- Gardening to boost your Mental Health 12:30pm – 2:30pm
- Knit and natter 9:30am – 11:30pm
14 MAY 2021
- Create a stress ball 10am – 12pm
Our Hawbush Campus is located at Walsall College Hawbush Campus, Beeches Road, Leamore, Walsall, WS3 1AG and walk ins are welcome, but if you’d like to register please visit the following links: