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Key Dates

 

  September
 Thursday 14th  Open Evening
 Friday 22nd  Whole School Photo
October
Thursday 5th Presentation Evening
November
Friday 10th Remembrance Day Service
Tuesday 21st Shakespeare in Schools festival
December
Wednesday 6th Senior Citizens Christmas Party
January
Monday 29th

College Production: Grease (19:00-21:00)

Tuesday 30th

College Production: Grease (19:00-21:00)

Wednesday 31st

College Production: Grease (16:00-18:00)

Wednesday 31st

College Production: Grease (19:00-21:00)

February
Wednesday 7th Culture Day
 March
Thursday 7th Year 11 Parents’ Evening
Friday 8th World Book Day
Thursday 21st Year 9 Parents’ Evening
May
Thursday 9th Year 8 Parents’ Evening
 June
(Date TBC) Year 11 Prom 
(Date TBC)  Year 11 Leaver’s Day
July
Wednesday 3rd Sports Presentation Evening
Thursday 11th Year 7 Parents’ Evening
Saturday 13th Art Exhibition
Thursday 4th - 5th History and Performing Arts London Trip
Monday 15th - 19th Year 10 Work Experience
Wednesday 17th - 18th Year 7 Residential Trip
Fri 19th & Mon 22nd Sports Days 
August
Thursday 22nd  GCSE Results Day (Collection 9.00am - 11.30am)

October
Thursday 10th  Presentation Evening

 

Events

Youth Sport Trust Awards 2024

This week saw the Youth Sport Trust annual awards ceremony and we are delighted to share with you the news that the college received a commendation for the ‘Outstanding Contribution to the Community Award’. This award is judged against all school nationally, this recognises that Wright Robinson has harnessed the power of PE, sport and play to develop interventions which bring people and communities together to build back healthier, happier and more resilient young people.

 

The PE department at the college work tirelessly to promote sports and play under the My Mind My Body wellbeing programme, so it is extremely pleasing to see they have received national recognition for their achievements.

World Book Day 2024

Today, Wright Robinson College celebrated World Book Day. This event brings the whole college together to celebrate our love of books and reading and this year was no exception, as every student and staff member was involved. Students and staff members who chose to dress up really raised the standards from last year, the level of imagination and creativity on display was incredible to see. Well done to everyone who won an award for best costume and the remaining prizes will be given out on Monday including, best decorated form door, the masked reader results and many more fun and creative activities that have been taking place throughout the day. Well done to everyone who took part today for making this year’s World Book Day our best one yet

Culture Day 2024

Today’s Culture Day has been another huge success – well done Team Wright Robinson! Staff and students came together to share in this special occasion and to celebrate the vibrant diversity of our wonderful college community. It was a wonderful opportunity for our students to express their own cultural identity and learn about the traditions and customs of others

Grease 2024

Last night saw the final two performances of this year’s production, ‘Grease’. The night was a triumph with every student who took part leaving a lasting impression and making the college incredibly proud. We would like to thank our incredible audience members of parents, carers, students and friends of the college. ‘Grease’ has raised the bar for the college when it comes to productions and we look forward to seeing what our talented cast and crew produce next year. Well Done Team Wright Robinson!

MMMB Mental Wellbeing Week (January)

The college's MMMB wellbeing week was another huge success. Our students were given an opportunity to participate in a variety of new activities.

Christmas 2023

Merry Christmas from everyone at Team Wright Robinson

Well done to our students who performed at the ‘Greater Manchester Royal British Legion Christmas Concert’ at Gorton Monastery yesterday evening. Our college vocal group and chamber choir performed for a group of esteemed guests, including mayors from multiple districts of Manchester. The students’ vocals echoed through the historic building, spreading Christmas cheer to all. Well done to everyone involved. 

 

 

Today, the College hosted some of our senior community members for our annual afternoon tea community Christmas party. The festivities included bingo, a raffle and performances from our vocal group, steel band and some of our fantastic dance students. These were accompanied by a wide range of Christmas treats and snacks bringing our local community together. Well done team Wright Robinson!

A few pictures from Christmas jumper day 2023 at Wright Robinson College

Romeo and Juliet Performance

Well done to our KS4 cast of ‘Romeo and Juliet’ who performed at the Coram ‘Shakespeare in Schools Festival’ earlier this week at the Manchester Contact Theatre. Each of you were able to bring this classic tale to life with superb passion and respect. You have made everyone at team Wright Robinson incredibly proud and we look forward to your next performance.

Much Ado About Nothing Performance

A huge congratulations to our KS3 cast of ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ who performed at the Coram ‘Shakespeare in Schools Festival’ last night at the Manchester Contact Theatre. Well done to all the students and staff members involved in this amazing performance, your talent and professionalism is a tribute to yourselves and your parents/carers. You have all made the college incredibly proud.

Armistice Day 2023

In Flanders' fields the poppies blow. Between the crosses, row on row, that mark our place: and in the sky. The larks, still bravely singing, fly.
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, loved and were loved, and now we lie. In Flanders' fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe;
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high,
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders' Fields.

 

We will remember them

Let's Show

Our ‘Music Showcase Evening’ on Tuesday 10th October was an absolute blast! The soloists were simply mind-blowing, leaving us all in awe of their musical prowess. The lovely string group transported us to another world with their enchanting melodies and let's not forget about the vocal group and chamber choir, who gave us goosebumps with their harmonies and powerful voices. However, the cherry on top was the year 11 band, who rocked the stage. What an incredible evening filled with talent, passion, and pure joy! A huge well done to all the performers for sharing their gifts with us. You truly made our night unforgettable. Let's keep supporting and celebrating the amazing musical talents within our school community. Stay tuned for more incredible performances in the future!

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Presentation Evening

A few photographs from yesterday's presentation evening. It was great to see so many parents, carers and ex-students attend the event to join us in celebrating the amazing achievements of our students. Well done to all of the award winners and our fantastic performers.

Whole School Photo

Well done to everyone who took part in our whole college photo earlier this week. A visual example of Team Wright Robinson. We cannot wait to see the finished design.

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Residential Trip

Thank you to everyone at JCA Adventure for making our annual residential trip another success. Our Year 7 students had a fantastic time, learning different teamwork skills, conquering fears and forging new and strong friendships. Well done to everyone involved!

Art Exhibition

We are delighted to announce that are annual Art exhibition will be taking place on Saturday 15th of July at the college. The event will run from 10am until 1pm. Please join us in celebrating the visual arts and creative achievements of our students across all year groups.

 

Factory International

During the 2022-23 academic year students across years 7, 8 and 9 have been working with Factory International as part of the Inspire Schools Project. The project culminated in a group of our students taking a trip to London in July where they worked to create a Zine, an online publication centred on the subject of climate change. 

View the amazing work of our students here 

 

Manchester Schools Vocal Celebration

Well done to our chamber choir who took part in the ‘Manchester Schools Vocal Celebration’ last night at the historic, Victoria Baths. This event brought together multiple schools and colleges from the Manchester area, performing individually and as a joint choir. Our students’ vocals echoed through the outstanding landmark, performing to an exceptionally high standard. Well done to our fantastic music department and our superb performers.

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Year 11 Leavers Celebrations

Congratulations to our Year 11 students for successfully graduating from Wright Robinson College. Today, we looked back at your 5 years with us through videos and stories culminating in your own leaving party. The day was filled with emotions and laughter. The college is incredibly excited to continue the celebrations at your upcoming prom.

Lord Mayor of Manchester visit

Wright Robinson College gratefully hosted the Lord Mayor of Manchester, Councillor Donna Ludford. The visit included a tour of the college, led by our head boy and girl, followed by a question and answer session with some of our students of excellence. It was an honour to show off our fantastic facilities and team ethos to our lord Mayor as well as listen to the inspiring message she gave to our students around self-belief and taking the next step in life. 

Science week

From March the 13th til the 17th, KS3 students at Wright Robinson College took part in the ‘British Science Week’. The theme of this year’s science week was connections and at the college we decide to explore the connection between humans and the environment. The event was full of fun and unique science based activities such as; rocket construction, wind powered plane design, balloon car races and our very own ‘Bush Tucker Trial’ to name a few. On Friday the 17th, we also welcomed 'smj falconry' who visited with four birds of prey ranging from owls to hawks. Students were able to experience these amazing birds in flight, whilst learning about how these birds behave in the wild. What a fantastic finale for our ‘British Science Week 2023’ celebrations! Well done to all our staff members who involved themselves throughout the week, especially our brilliant science department who ran the event, and a final well done to all our incredible KS3 students who immersed themselves in this special occasion.

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Macbeth

A huge congratulations to our KS4 cast of Macbeth who were given the opportunity to perform in the Coram ‘Shakespeare in Schools’ festival at the Contact Theatre Manchester. Miss Holtom and Miss Tiernan could not be prouder of all the effort you have put in to make this an exceptional performance, with your dedication and passion shining through. Well done to all of the students who took part, representing the college and acting like true professionals. 

Click here to view the college Feedback from Coram- Shakespeare in Schools Festival

 

John Readitt VC Plaque unveiling ceremony

Recently, Mr Beischer and a group of students from Wright Robinson were invited to attend the John Readitt VC Plaque unveiling ceremony at Gorton Cemetery. The event also saw the launch of the ‘Children Grieve too’ and ‘Did you know’ projects. The projects were unveiled by the Lord Mayor of Manchester Councillor Donna Ludford. Our students were honoured to represent the college at this successful event

Culture Day 2023

Wright Robinson Colleges first Culture Day has been a huge success. Well done Team Wright Robinson! Staff and students came together to share in this special occasion and to celebrate the vibrant diversity of our wonderful school community. Assemblies featured performances from the Bhangracise Dance Company and students in each year group also participated with a range of cultural performances. Over lunch, students attended different cultural workshops from; Henna Art, Mandarin Chinese, Peace Mala Bracelets to Speak Takraw - a Malaysian sport. Today was a wonderful opportunity for our students to express their own cultural identity and learn about the traditions and customs of others.

World Book Day 2023

World book day has been a staple event in the college calendar for several years. This event brings the whole college together to celebrate our love of books and reading and this year was no exception, as every student and staff member was involved. Students and staff began the day arriving to the college dressed in costume as a wide range of characters and stories. The level of imagination and creativity on display was incredible to see. Well done to all the students whose costumes came top three in their year group and well done to all the winning staff members, especially our brilliant English department who won the ‘Best dressed department’ award. Another well done goes to all the winning forms for ‘Best decorated door’. Every form decorated their door around a certain book and the results were as incredible as the stories they are based on. English lessons throughout the day revolved around storytelling and creative writing, embracing the event’s reading ethos. Nowhere else in the college encapsulated this more than in our amazing library, where reading dens were set up to help make reading and studying even more relaxing. A Mastermind competition was held in which students took part challenging each other on their knowledge of their favourite books. A huge well done to our Mastermind Champions. The library also hosted a book donation station, which was completely full by the end of the day. Thank you to every student and staff member who generously donated their books to our ever growing library. These are just some of the fantastic events that took place for Wright Robinson’s World Book Day event. A huge thank you to everyone who took part, particularly our event organisers, who made this World Book Day the college’s best one yet. Well Done Team Wright Robinson!

 

We Will Rock You

This year’s production for 2023 was ‘We Will Rock You’. The Production was a triumphant success for our performing arts department. Every student who took part made a lasting impression on the fantastic audience. All the singers, actors and crew have made the college incredibly proud. A special thanks to our Drama and Music departments for producing and directing the show as well as to all the staff who helped out behind the scenes. A final thank you to each of our incredible audience members of parents/carers, students and friends of our talented cast and crew. ‘We Will Rock You’ has raised the bar for the college when it comes to productions and we cannot wait to see what the talented cast and crew produce next year. Well Done Team Wright Robinson!

 

'Our Year'

Our students took part and performed at the ‘Our Year’ celebration event hosted by Manchester City Council. The college fully supports the ‘Our Year’ vision, celebrating Manchester’s children and young people with a whole-city approach to help them shape a future that’s safe, happy, healthy and successful. Both our young leaders and college vocal group took part in the event showing everyone the team Wright Robinson spirit.

 

 

College Choir Christmas Performances

Our college music department has been incredibly busy over the last week spreading Christmas cheer around our local community. Firstly, the college chamber choir and vocal group performed in front of a group of esteemed guests, including Mayors from multiple districts of Manchester, at the historic Gorton Monastery on Sunday the 11th of December. The students’ vocals echoed through the outstanding landmark and brought a smile to everyone’s face, kicking off many audience members’ Christmas celebrations. Secondly, our college band and vocal group performed at Lime Square the following day. Multiple members of the public joined in the festive singing, even commenting on how uplifting it was to see a strong, festive and joyful performance, really spreading the Christmas atmosphere. These two events are a great example of how everyone at Wright Robinson College loves to get involved with the local community as well as it being a great experience for our students to perform consistently at a high level and to a wide and diverse audience. Well done to all involved including the organising teachers and the talented and cheerful performing students.

 

 

Educate Awards

On Friday 18th November, Wright Robinson College was announced as the winner of the ‘Outstanding Commitment to PE & Sport in a Secondary School Award’ at the prestigious Educate Awards North West 2022 awards evening. We are delighted to have received the award as recognition for all of the hard work that takes place at the college on a daily basis. The college has an extensive Physical Education and extra-curricular sporting programme, promoting a lifelong passion for physical activity and sport in young people whilst providing a wealth of opportunities for our community here in Greater Manchester. We would like to take this opportunity to thank our many partners who help to enrich and support our programmes 

Armistice Day 2022

On the 11th of November Wright Robinson College payed tribute to those who have laid down their lives in all wars. As a mark of respect and acknowledgment for their sacrifices, the college held their own remembrance service, whilst a group of representatives from the college attended the annual Gorton Cemetery Remembrance Day service. These included the college’s choir singers, student volunteers and the brass band. This also gave one of our students the honour of playing the last post at the service. In college, staff and students came together to present a two minute silence followed by a heart-warming and emotional poppy drop. This was preceded by the poem, ‘Flanders fields’ which was read powerfully by our head girl. Everyone involved in both events upheld the college’s high standards, presenting a great amount of respect and appreciation for all who have fallen in battle. We will remember them.

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House System X-Factor Competition

From the 7th until the 10th of November, The College held the annual house X-Factor competition. This revolves around our college house system and involves the whole college in some way. Each house brought forward three acts to represents them in the three categories. These being, boys, girls and groups. First and second place then went forward to the final. After making it through each difficult category, the final six acts showed off their amazing talents to a full audience of their fellow students. Each act deserved to win in their own right, however a massive congratulations to our winner, Anastasia and runner up, Lilly-Rose. This was an incredibly hard decision thanks to the high quality of talent shown by every contestant. Thank you to all involved, including the student volunteers running backstage and the lighting/sound systems, the incredibly supportive crowd of students and teachers and, of course, a massive congratulations to every performer who took part throughout the competition. Well Done!

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Royal Exchange Theatre Art Work

Wright Robinson College were recently asked to submit art work to be considered for inclusion within the Windows of Youth Creativity Exhibition. This exhibition aims to celebrate Manchester Council's 'Year of the Child' initiative. Three of our students, Harry S, Aynour A and Fredrick A (all in year 11) had work selected to be included within a collaboration piece entitled ‘Magic.’ The work was included within a montage from children and young people across Manchester and was curated by the visual artist Sumit Sarkar. This piece of work is currently on display within the Royal Exchange Theatre and can be seen throughout November. We are extremely proud of the three students and all the staff who helped to make it possible for their artwork to be portrayed in such a prestigious and historic part of Manchester. Well done!

Musical Showcase

On Monday 10th October 2022 the Wright Robinson College Music department presented a Music Showcase Evening. The evening allowed students from Years 10 and 11 to show their amazing performance skills for their parents/carers and friends!  The college Vocal Group, Chamber Choir and Steel Pan Band, with students from years 7 to 11, displayed amazing performances!
The evening was a great success, the atmosphere was electric and it was lovely to see a full Auditorium supporting our students!

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Hello Yellow

Wright Robinson College are proud to be supporting Young Minds and saying ‘HelloYellow’ for World Mental Health Day 2022. Friday, 8th October 2021 marked the start of Young Mind's ‘HelloYellow’​campaign, an event which raises vital funds for children's mental health in support of World Mental Health Day. Our students came dressed in some form of yellow to support the occasion whilst also donating £2 for the organization. Thank you to all the students and staff who took part and donated to the event.

Human Utopia

Our Year 9 and 10 students were invited to take part in the ‘Human Utopia’ course. This course is set out to improve the mind-set of the younger generation. It specifically targets mental health and wellbeing, in addition to empowering young people to make positive and progressive changes to their lives. ‘Human Utopia’ also focused on developing life skills to help prepare our students for leaving education and becoming employable. The main five points of the course were, to inspire hope, making our students more confident for the future. Building up individual confidence within themselves. Happiness, forging a sense of pride and self-respect. Creating new and unique relationships which all lead to developing progressive and distinctive employability skills. The students took part in multiple team building challenges that helped bring each year group even closer, fortifying their Team WRC spirit. A massive thank you to Graham and Ryan for showing our students an empowering way to make positive changes in their life

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The First Wright Robinson College Art Exhibition

On Saturday the 9th of July, the Wright Robinson College art department hosted our first ever Art Exhibition. The event was a complete success, giving our students the chance to present their creative and unique work to the local community.

The support from the local community was fantastic. The exhibition was full from start to finish, with art enthusiasts who were fascinated by the students' work.

All the staff involved in planning the event are incredibly gracious for the support of everyone who came and made the occasion a complete success.

 

The Duke of Edinburgh expedition Friday 8th July - Saturday 9th July 

Friday the 8th of July, 101 Wright Robinson College students began their Duke of Edinburgh walk through and around Nidderdale, Yorkshire. Setting off on Friday morning and returning the following evening, the students had to read and explore maps, cook their own food and set up their tents for the evening amongst other tasks. 

Through teamwork, desire and determination, all 101 students were able to complete all assignments at an extremely high standard. The Duke of Edinburgh assessor even highlighted how our school was the first public school to complete the expedition with such a high number of students! 

The staff on the expedition received a significant amount of compliments from the local community, who went out of their way to congratulate them on how lovely and polite the students were.

All 101 students represented Wright Robinson College to the high standard the college encourages. Once again, teamwork has brought the whole college together. Well done to every student and staff member who took part on the Duke of Edinburgh expedition last weekend. 

Well Done TEAM Wright Robinson College

 

Wright Robinson College named as the Silver Award winner at The Goldsmiths’ Company Awards for Community Engagement 2022

 

 

Wright Robinson College has this year been named as the Silver Award winner of The Goldsmiths’ Company Awards for Community Engagement 2022. Created in 2018, the prestigious awards celebrate the unsung work of students going above and beyond to support local communities through volunteer work and charitable initiatives that are overlooked in exam and test results.

 

Following three-day regional heats in March, Wright Robinson College was selected from a total of 147 schools which took park in the awards this year, with students striving to make a tangible difference within their local communities. Wright Robinson College  is delighted to have their environmental initiatives recognised within the finals this year. Presenting their initiatives to the judging panel the students showcased how their initiatives have had a positive impact on the local environment. 

In order to be considered for an award, each school must demonstrate genuine and continuous engagement across several years on multiple projects, indicating how community engagement is an integral part of the school’s DNA. The most successful projects, as with the eight finalist schools, are student led and involve direct community engagement as well as fundraising, ensuring each initiative has a significant and long-lasting impact not only on the community but also on the students themselves.

 

Judith Cobham-Lowe OBE, who chairs the awards comments: “Each of the eight schools shortlisted for this year’s awards have demonstrated exceptional dedication to supporting and improving their local community. Through the Goldsmiths’ Company Awards for Community Engagement we are delighted to shine a spotlight on these remarkable achievements which ordinarily may not be recognised. I am thrilled to have seen so many thoughtful students taking part this year with a genuine social conscience, creating truly impactful initiatives.”

 

As the Silver award winner, Wright Robinson College received a silver medal plus £1,000, which was presented by Lord Bridges, Prime Warden of The Goldsmiths’ Company. The financial award will contribute to increasing the impact of the school’s charitable activities.

Well Done TEAM Wright Robinson College 

 

Visit from the Lord Mayor of Manchester

 

On Monday 25th April, The Lord Mayor and the Lady Mayoress of Manchester, visited Wright Robinson College. Led by the Head Boy, Head Girl and student group, the Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress were able to see the excellent facilities and opportunities on offer for the young people of Wright Robinson.  

The Lord Mayor and the Lady Mayoress enjoyed the visit  and sent their thanks to  the staff and pupils for making it such a great visit.

 

Y11 Mock Court Trial

A  number of Year 11 students recently took part in a mock court trial. In session 1 students were given two actual past criminal cases and had to work in groups as prosecution and defense. In Session 2 they met John Hera who is a current criminal defence lawyer.

After an informative presentation from John about his career to date and a Q & A after, students had to present their arguments to him for the prosecution and defense. He then gave feedback and suggestions on other things they could have used in their cases.

Students felt they learnt a lot from Mr Hera and it was a valuable insight into the life of a lawyer.

 

 

 

Y10 Manchester University Trip

On Thursday 31st March, 60 Year 10 students visited The University of Manchester. The students took part in a campus tour and a workshop on Higher Education.  Working in groups, the students created their own Society for university students and presented their ideas to the whole group. Students also had a chance to speak to current student ambassadors about their experience of university.

 

 

BBC Literacy Event 

On Friday 11th March, to mark the centenary of the BBC, we were fortunate enough at Wright Robinson College to host a ‘Share Your Story’ event with the BBC. We listened to some incredibly motivating and inspiring stories which encouraged us to share our own unique and compelling life stories too!

 

 

Sport Relief Week (14th - 18th March) 

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National Careers Week (7th - 11th March)

For National Careers Week the whole school have been wearing their " I want to be" badges showing their career aspirations for the future. Teachers have joined in by displaying posters with details of their previous jobs. Form time has been about looking at different career sectors and watching videos of various job roles within each sector. Virtual Careers Fairs enable students to look around at job areas that interest them and find out more about job pathways and qualifications required.

 

World Book Day- Thursday 3rd March 

Teamwork has yet again brought us all together this year in our celebration of World Book Day at Wright Robinson College. Everyone came together and made the day a huge success with so many different activities, competitions and events throughout the day. A huge thank you and well done to all our staff and students who participated in World Book Day this year. From Cruella Deville to Harry Potter, I don’t think we’ve ever seen such a range of different costumes. The effort all our students put in was phenomenal and we’ve never seen so many students get involved in dressing up. Our winners this year were especially chosen by Mr Haworth and the winners will each receive a book voucher to support them in their reading; either in their GCSE studies or their reading for pleasure. Well done Wright Robinson.

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