Headteacher's Blog 24-01-22

It has been a very exciting week at Golborne High School.

Last Friday, our Year 7 rugby team were once again victorious! The boys defeated St Peters in the quarter finals of the North West Counties competition, finishing the game with a fantastic final score of 14-0.

I am delighted to announce that as a result of the victory, the boys have now qualified for the National competitions, otherwise known as the “Road to Wembley”. Our fantastic team will now face St Peter and Paul of Widnes in the semi-finals. I wold just like to say how impressed I am to hear about the level of sportsmanship and determination that the boys displayed throughout the entire competition. They represented the school incredibly well!

Well done boys, and good luck in the next game!

This week, some of our Year 10 and 11 PE students were lucky enough to take part in a range of sports leadership activities ran by the Foundation Degree Sport students from the University Centre-Wigan & Leigh College.

Mr Coxon is so impressed with the level of effort that Year 10 & 11 displayed throughout the session.

The students took part in the programme in the hope of gaining their Young Sports Leaders awards which they will put to good use in the coming year; leading sporting sessions for local primary school children as part of their GCSE course.  Fantastic!

On Wednesday, some of our students were invited to take a tour of The Sharp Project, Manchester. This is a hub for creative and media industries which contains over 60 spaces for digital entrepreneurs and production companies.

Our students were lucky enough to experience a whole site tour, as well as a ‘hands on’ session with the world renowned G6 Motion and Neilson Reeves Photography.

I am delighted to hear that the pupils thoroughly enjoyed the experience, and behaved exceptionally well throughout the entire day. Well done everybody!

It is with great pleasure that I announce; Miss Rubio and her tutor group L5 are the fantastic winners of this week’s punctuality league with a total of 0 late marks for the week, winning an extended break time with lots of lovely snacks! Congratulations L5, keep up the good work!!

Today is our annual Year 10 RSE Drop Down Day. It is our belief at Golborne High School, that all aspects of the curriculum need to be addressed, so today the children have been taking part in a range of activities and workshops to contribute to a more well-rounded education. The children have really enjoyed learning about important issues such as; Online Safety, Anti Bullying, Making Positive Choices and Managing Mental Health. I am delighted with the level of maturity that Year 10 have shown today and I am confident that the pupils took away lots of important information that they can now use in the future.


May I wish you a lovely weekend.