West Derby took a 2 nil lead in first half and looked very comfortable with 2 good finishes from George Doyle. We should have really been out of sight after missing several other good chances. In the second half we let Sacred Heart back into the game and lost our discipline a little which meant they scored 3 goals to lead in the game. For the full match report and photos from the match, please click link below! Read More
Congratulations to the year 9 football team. The boys entered the 'FA Futsal Youth Festival Under 14's tournament' on Saturday 18th May and were crowned Liverpool Champions.The boys went all the way through the group games and the finals, undefeated, which is fantastic as they have never played the adapted 5 -a-side FUTSAL game/rules. The tournament Man of the Match award went to Charley Doyle, well done!! Mr Zack Read More
Well done 7W1 & 7D1 Science classes for their excellent iPad presentations using the XTRANORMAL app to explain what they have learnt about vertebrae in their science lessons with Mrs Forrest. You can watch a sample of some of the best of those presentations here! Read More
Liverpool Cup Finalists
Congratulations to the Year 11 Team managed by Mr Thomas for reaching the final of the Liverpool/Merseyside Cups. The Merseyside Cup final against Sacred Heart is on Friday 17th May at 4.15pm at Walton Hall Park Sports Centre. Then we face Cardinal Heenan in the Liverpool Cup final which is to be held at the same venue on Wednesday 22nd May at 4.30pm. Please come along and support the team!
Another fine evening of performance was staged by the Music Department in March. It was tremendous to see how the skills of our students had developed from last year. Many of them were much more confident too and really seemed to enjoy sharing their talents. There were a number of solo performances alongside ensemble work as well as and a group collaboration. Read more and see the photographs here! Read More
It was a huge privilege for West Derby to have Sue Smith the Doncaster Belles and International female professional footballer with 93 caps visit our outstanding school. Through Sky Sports and the 'living for sport' programme Sue came into speak to our year 7 group. Sue is passionate about sport and when she was provided with the opportunity by Sky Sports she jumped at the chance to come and speak to our boys. Read More
23 boys from year 7 took part in a ‘bikeability’ level 3 training course on Wednesday 13th March. With an increasing number of pupils using a bike to cycle to school it was a great opportunity to get some practical training from Sean and his team out on the roads surrounding West Derby. Turning in/out of busy junctions, road awareness, traffic lights and multi-lane carriageways were a few of the topics covered. Read More
West Derby Students experienced the power of live music from the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra as they took us through a cultural journey of many well known stories and tales such as Over the Hills and Far Away, the theme from Harry Potter and some well known fairy tales. The boys took part in responding to a question from Who wants to be a Millionaire? and singing along with the rest of the audience. Read More
The school were sent some old photos recently from a relative of the original Headteacher of West Derby, Mr Casson. Have a look at life at West Derby School before you and even your parents were born! Grateful thanks to J S Casson for sending these wonderful images in to the school. Read More
We are looking forward to going 1 to 1 on iPads across Key Stage 3 after half term - a fantastic opportunity to build on the iPad programme and fully embed the use of iPads across the curriculum! I am personally looking forward to seeing full classes of pupils using iPads to be creative, carry out research, reading books, creating e-books, making movies, creating music & learning languages, engaging in scientific experiments. Exciting times!
Our Facebook page is going from strenth to strength and is rapidly becoming an important communication tool for the school. If you haven't already, please 'Like Us' on Facebook to keep in touch with all the latest. The school website will of course also continue to bring you the latest events/images from within our school walls! You can find us on Faceboook and Twitter using the links on the left side of the school website!
I am aware there have been some issues with AllPay and payments/transactions taking time to appear on our tills in school. A new update is due shortly which will resolve all these issues. For the time being, please allow for 24 hours between your online/paypoint payments being made and being available in school. It is hoped the updated system will be in place by the w/c 18th March.