Open Evening – 2021

Please note that for Year 6 students and/or parents who for any reason are not able to attend
our on-site Open Evenings, we will also be holding a virtual Open Evening at 6pm on Thursday
30th September.

This will involve the launch of our updated virtual tour and the opportunity to
ask questions of senior members of staff. Please also use to let
us know of your intention to attend this too as that will allow us to send you a link for the online event.

Sixth Form Enrolment 1st September

If you wish to join our vibrant Sixth Form please come to the main reception on Wednesday 1st September. Students who are new to the school should arrive at 11.45.

Year 11 students are to arrive in the time slots allocated below
11AJA 11.00 11CWH 11.00
11KFO 11.15 11KWR 11.15
11NTU 11.30 11RCL 11.30
11SCO 11.45 11SJA 11.45

On this day you will get the opportunity to discuss your choices with Departmental Leaders in the gym and sports hall to find a course that will get the best outcomes for you. Please browse our online prospectus to see the courses on offer and the relevant entry requirements

For those of you who are looking at resitting Maths or English you can also let us know this on that day.

Sign up only takes around 15 minutes, normally students attend without parents or carers. You will also have your photograph taken on this day for your Sixth Form ID. If you have any GCSE text books to return to school you could also bring them along.

In the meantime, if you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me .

Thank you

Mrs Lindop
Director of Sixth Form

Sixth Form Careers Week July 2021

During the last 3 days of the summer term, our Y12 students worked together on extra-curricular activities to enhance their employability and resilience. They spent 3 days working with NCS (National Citizen Service) focusing on teambuilding, public speaking, first aid, mental health awareness and future options.

The first day focused on teambuilding. At the end of a challenging year it was fabulous to see our young people enjoying competitive, outdoor activities and supporting each other to challenge other teams.

The second day objective was to develop resilience. Students discussed some of the challenges faced in lockdown, coping strategies and all students achieved their first aid certificate.

On the last day, students thought about future options and discussed the fear of working outside their comfort zone. They completed a public speaking workshop with ‘Loudspeaker’ which gave them strategies to present with more confidence.

Thanks must go to the NCS for this fabulous package of activities but mostly to our remarkable young people, both those at school and working from home due to self-isolation, who approached the tasks with enthusiasm and maturity.

Careers Day July 2021

All our students at Helsby High School enjoyed a fabulous Careers Day on Wednesday 14th July.

Year 7 – The focus for Year 7 was team building and leadership, developing employability skills. They worked through sports challenges and escape rooms to hone their skills.

Year 8 – Thank you to our industrial partners Urenco for helping us with our Careers in Engineering day. Students worked through challenges Urenco set on sustainable energy and energy conservation.

Year 9 – Thank you to Protos for sponsoring our ‘Learn to Earn’ workshops led by Young Enterprise. Students considered future wants, needs and aspirations, career options and learnt about financial capability.

Year 10 – Thank you to Turner and Townsend for sponsoring our Careers in Construction day, emphasising the importance of Maths to career prospects. Students worked with Turner and Townsend on a 3G Football Pitch project, assessing the ongoing work on our 3G pitch at school, producing scale drawings and complicated project capital and operation cost budgets.