WA Newsletters

The newsletter is distributed to students every Thursday. 

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Sixth Form IB success; our forthcoming Summer Celebration and Talent Show; reminders about the new WA uniform and important dates for parents/carers.
Year 12 meet Mayor of London at interfaith Iftar; an invitation to a lecture on the universe from UCL's Dr Francisco Diego and Britain's Got Talent semi-finalists perform for WA dance students.

Year 9 attend writing workshop at British Library; IB economics students talk tax avoidance at Hay on Wye festival; an insight into grocery industry with IGD and an experience of Chickenshed drama workshop.

Houses of the future and career pathways at British Land; teamwork triumphs in Year 7 drama; we say farewell to Year 13 at their leavers' party and DofE students present their findings from the assessed expeditions.

This term's bumper issue, in which WA students discuss the refugee crisis with Hollywood star, Angelina Jolie! Not to mention: Sixth Formers organise Young Power Social Justice Conference; DofE leaders accomplish the Three Peaks Challenge; WA achieves Healthy Schools Silver award; updates from the Prefect Team; Year 7 explore marine life on the Kent coast; Year 12 uncover science secrets at CERN, Switzerland; Internshipa investigates the Natural History Museum; promoting languages with the London Centre for Languages and Cultures and Pembroke College Oxford; the Sixth Form reflect on conceptual art at the Tate; an update from the music department; upcoming events for parents/carers and our 2016-2017 term dates.

A reflection on 'Of Mice and Men', and our all important Parent Governor candidate statements ahead of next week's Parent Governor elections.

BRIT school students join WA dancers for showcase; Careers Week at WA; mind-boggling experiments and Shell's Bright Idea Challenge at Imperial College; an opportunity to join the Youth Neighbourhood Action Panel and a reminder of our online English resources.

The English department say farewell to controlled assessments; Year 10s learn how to take blood and get advice on studying medicine from King's College London, plus Triple P and community opportunities for parents.

An update from the Humanities department; a visit from Collège La Tuilerie; Year 10 explore solar energy and plant cells at Imperial, plus lots of community opportunities for parents.

IB chemists investigate spectroscopy at UCL; our top achievers of positives this year; DofE bronze students prepare for their assessed expedition and Year 7 Noether Club take on code!
DofE expeditions; programming skills at the Faraday Challenge; the UKMT Team Challenge trip to Kent and some reminders for the looming exams season.

Celebrating first anniversary of canal 'adoption'; an introduction to African literature, Maths Zap and a handy resource for GCSE English students.

WA wins awards for exceptional 2015 results; Sixth Form meet London mayoral candidates; mother tongue languages; the Mullard Radio Astronomy Observatory; DofE expedition skills; business students take on the Skill! challenge; Year 12 encounter theatre of the senses; IB geographers explore Croydon; the arts meet medicine at the Royal Society of Medicine; Young Enterprise at Greenwich Market; the UKMT Junior Challenge, Internshipa visits to the Natural History Museum and Tideway Engineering; Mosaic Enterprise Challenge; Artist and Empire at Tate Britain; Year 11 maths updates; Sixth Form insight into investment banking at Citi and our fantastic Jack Petchey winners!

World Poetry Day and news from English; an update on our uniform consultation; Q&A with WA's newest ICT teacher; InternShipa investigate Hyde Park Education Centre and an opportunity for cyclists.

Mastering the art of curating at Royal College of Art, Parent Governor update, indoor athletics, Zombie Island and the Monopoly Challenge.

Masses of maths with UKMT results and International Pi Day. Also: an update on the Parent Governor nominations; an upcoming trip to Berlin and DofE leaders take on the 3 Peaks Challenge!

Packed with opportunities, including: royalty visit WA; the Academy uniform consultation; musical adventure at the English National Opera; meet the new Prefect Team; Holocaust assembly; Speak Out; exploring virtual reality; Model UN; IBCP students receive £1,000 investment in their business ideas; alumnus tells his WA story and Sport Relief is coming!

Internshipa venture to the Science Museum; Parent Governor vacancies and the Sixth Form vs Staff Challenge.

Rotary Young Chef; news from the Humanities department and DofE students gain skills as reading mentors at local primary school.

Genetics techniques in action at Imperial College, community party with Care UK, Year 9 student's athletics success and an invitation to the Westbourne Forum's '2-in-1' event.

Sixth Form ranks in UK top twenty; Introducing our new Vice Principal; MathsZap and information for parents, including Parent Governor vacancies.

Updates on internships, rugby and Year 7 poetry plus upcoming PE fixtures and courses for parents.

MathsZap is launched; DofE students interview Mr Hogarth; Triple P Parenting programme and local events.

WA earns International School Award; Football Reading; opportunities with the English National Opera, Royal Society of Medicine and Into Film Festival; Year 7 win awards at TeenTech City; Expressive Arts Christmas Show; Year 7 residential adventure plus inspiring guests at Girls in Sport event!

Our tribute to Sir Naim Dangoor

WA launches Christmas Hamper Appeal; Science at Imperial College; DofE update and festive events!

Students perform Shakespeare at the Shaw Theatre; internship students visit city farm and WA raises over £1000 for charity!

Spoken Language and punctuation; history students view 'Shooting for Socrates', plus cricket and DofE news.

Engineering scholar receives Arkwright Award; empathy in spoken language and our prizewinning student reports on her Parisian experience.

Amazing opportunities with an astronaut; the Bank of England; MP of the Year Awards; TFL debate training and Imperial College plus reward trips; updates from English, Enterprise, Expressive Arts, mother tongue language learning, Year 7 poets and the EAL team. Not to mention a whole page of sport; four pages of information and opportunities for parents and WA win UWAS School of the Year! 

Developing our spoken language; 'InternShipa' explores the Science Museum; Book Fair returns plus upcoming events. 

WA hosts launch of Centre of Languages and Cultures; UK Space Design Competition; Young Enterprise; Parent and Student Wellbeing Committee and the importance of speeches.
The art of giving speeches;Hamlet at the Barbican; our exceptional 'Read Anywhere' competition winner; WA students selected for exciting Into Film talent programme and WSU cross country! 

08 October 2015
WA wins elite Gold Club award; WA Oscars; Sixth Formers are Career Ready and the return of DofE to Westminster Academy.

Year 7s start secondary and former students start university; an important announcement; thoughts on faith with New London Synagogue; Women in Engineering event with Crossrail; Silver Sunday with Open Age; Ms Bora meets the Duchess of Cambridge; School Guide Certificate of Excellence awarded to WA; Medical innovation at the Royal Society of Medicine; the true meaning of 'selfie'; DofE Gold; Expressive Arts; HSBC makeover the WA garden; Art students inspired by British Land loans; the Academy Games... it's all happening!
Lord of the Flies at Regent's Park; making your spoken language effective and rugby fever hits WA!
17 September 2015
Sixth Form debate with British Land; Citrus Saturday; Etiquette and street language; online tool for parents.
10 September 2015
Lessons for London with Farrells architecture practice; etiquette and grammar; exploring Kent coast; the 6F sports day and free Triple P parenting group.

03 September 2015 (Term 1 extended edition)
Exam results special; Arkwright Scholarship; Diana Award; International visit; Mosaic celebration; animal research lab at Imperial; work experience in healthcare science; canal clear up; prom; Bike Week; visit from boxing champion Hannah Beharry; key dates for this year and more!

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