Headteacher's Blog- 21-06-19


Head teacher’s Blog- 21-06-19

Firstly, I would like to wish our Year 11 pupils well, as they have approached the end of their time here with us at Golborne High School. On Friday 14th June, the pupils looked back on the past five years, in a final assembly held in the Arts theatre. The room was filled with laughter, smiles and the occasional tear as they watched a video montage of their time here at Golborne High School.

It has been a pleasure to watch Year 11 blossom into wonderful young adults since they started here with us back in 2014.

Although I am extremely sad to see the class of 2

019 leave, I can’t wait to see what the future holds for our wonderful students.

On behalf of all the staff and the Governors at Golborne High School, I’d like to say a huge good luck to Year 11. We wish you a lovely, restful summer and we’ll see you on Thursday 22nd August 2019 when you collect your GCSE results.

Following the application and selection process, earlier last week, I had the pleasure of unveiling our new Senior Prefects for 2019-2020!


The Students were initially nominated by votes accumulated from members of staff and students, with the selected applicants then undergoing an interview, to establish which role would be best suited to them. Not for the faint-hearted, I must admit!

With this being said, I am delighted to annou

nce the names of our new senior prefect panel:

Head Girl - Mia
Head Boy - OliverDeputy Head Girl - Sacha
Deputy Head Boy – Fabian

What an incredible achievement!

On Tuesday the 18th June, Miss Kilbane took some of her Year 9 Hospitality and Catering students to Warrington and Vale Royal College to take part in the annual Junior MasterChef competition. 

I am delighted to hear that the girls were praised for their outstanding behaviour and attitude throughout the entire day. The competition was extremely tough, as the girls were joined by competitors from lots of different schools all over the North West. Although the girls were pipped to the post this time, they said that they’ll definitely be back next year to give it another go! Miss Kilbane was full of praise for how our future Master Chefs conducted themselves on the day, and for how well the girls represented the school.

Well done girls, you have made us all very proud!

The annual Year 11 Graduation Ball took place last night, Thursday 20th June, at Macdonald Kilhey Court. Pupils arrived at school for 5:45pm; the ladies all dressed in stunning gowns and the gents looking very dapper!  There was an amazing atmosphere as pupils posed for pictures together at the front of school. 

Once pupils arrived at the venue, everyone was greeted to a complementary mock cocktail to kick start the evening, and then everyone sat down to enjoy their sumptuous three-course meal as they caught up with their fellow pupils and teachers.

Dinner was over and then it was time for the awards ceremony! Mrs. Bolton and Mr. Falconer presented the award winners for categories including; biggest drama queen, and the much anticipated Prom King and Queen!

As soon as the awards had finished, the lights went down and everyone began to fill the dance floor. I most definitely will be reminding some of the Year 11 students of their dance moves. Their dreams of going on Strictly Come Dancing must wait another year!


There is even more excitement today, as we have lots of students attending the annual Achievers’ Trips - this year pupils chose to attend either Alton Towers or Chester Zoo to celebrate all their achievements from this academic year. I am delighted with the number of pupils that have met the criteria for the trip this year! Well done everyone! I sincerely hope that the weather stays fine, and that the children all have a great day exploring.

For those who are not attending the achievers trips, today is Enrichment day for us here at Golborne High School. The day will be filled with exciting tasks which will enable the students to develop team working skills, and encourage them to take part in challenges that are different to their normal everyday lessons. There will also be an Ice cream van on site today at lunch time, as a treat to both students and the staff for all of their hard work this year.


Finally we are very excited about welcoming our new intake pupils on Friday 28th July. This is a really exciting day for the Year 6 pupils who find out which House they have been placed in and meet their Head of House and fellow tutees. They also get to sample a day in the life of Golborne High school before they become fully fledged members of the family. We look forward to meeting everyone on Friday.


I wish you all lovely and restful weekend.