A warm welcome from all at Washington as we introduce our school to you

Washington offers excellent learning experiences to all its students through a very diverse curriculum which caters for the needs of all. The school opened new state of the art buildings in 2009 and endeavours to ensure all our young people enjoy their lessons in an inspiring learning environment.

Students, parents, staff and governors are proud of recent achievements here and, as well as helping students achieve the results they need to follow chosen career paths, has a huge and varied programme of activities and extra curricular opportunities on offer. Our young people tell us their ambitions are well catered for and that they are happy in their work and play.

Our specialist status in Technology drives our focus on the effective use of digital technologies both inside and outside of the classroom. Our partnership with Microsoft UK as part of the IT Academy programme means that we are developing the skills and competencies in both our students and staff that will equip them for successful careers in the 21st century. The school works with a range of partners in the business and educational fields including Washington Sixth Form (City of Sunderland College) and the University of Sunderland to ensure our young people have excellent progression pathways once they leave school.

Washington School is fully committed to each individual in our school, recognising their uniqueness and individual potential. We have high expectations of all students in terms of behaviour and commitment to learning and of our parents in working with us as partners to support individual progress.

Our very strong links with partner primary schools ensures smooth transition from primary to secondary school, allowing a strategic approach to raising aspirations and generating further success.

The school is at the heart of its community and welcomes you and your family to participate in our development activities and contribute to the learning of your children. If you’d like to find out more about our school we invite you to investigate the other parts of this site which are full of useful information.Mr J Hallworth, Executive Head Teacher.