Category: Today’s School

What’s in a name? LWS’s named buildings

Research by Derek Turner. Those who bought today’s Upper School site in the 1870s did the school an enormous long-term favour in acquiring such an extensive amount of reasonably level land, allowing space for the school’s later expansion a century later.   Inevitably the present collection of separate buildings are a bit of a hotch-potch, reflecting the …

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Staff Leavers

Two members of staff are leaving after many years of service at Lord Williams’s. Mrs Chris Daplyn is retiring after 26 years of service at Lord Williams’s. Chris has been a very dedicated teacher of PE and generations of students have benefitted from her passion for the job and her support for all students in …

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LWS Stats 2014

Some stats about the school in 2014: – 2090 students in total – 485 in 6th Form – 65 of these sixth formers came from other schools – LWS had best GCSE results this year since 2008 – It’s in the Top 10% of all schools in the country for AS results. – The overall …

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As good a school as ever

Everyone thinks Lord Williams’s is the best. Here’s what Ofsted said after their last visit: “Lord Williams’s is an outstanding school.  It offers its students an exceptionally broad range of opportunities to develop their talents and interests, through a very well-resourced curriculum and the strong commitment of staff to a rich extra-curricular programme.” – Ofsted, 2011