Welcome from the Principal
I am delighted to welcome you to South Wigston High School. We are a rapidly improving, popular and over-subscribed 11-16 school based in the local community of South Wigston. Our primary function is to develop the human skills, character and academic ability of our students so that they can grasp whatever they desire for their futures.
Our framework for character development can be epitomised by the phrase “South Wigston CARES”. This framework was co-developed by students and staff and shines a light on all of the values and traits they consider to be important for a South Wigston student to possess.
Student learning is at the heart of everything we do, and we offer a broad, balanced and stimulating curriculum where academic achievement is a key priority. Additionally though, there is a thriving enrichment programme where students get to try new interests, or practice and hone existing talents.
The school’s curriculum is designed to give them to knowledge and cultural capital they need to thrive in the world. There are new and exciting courses being offered from 2022 onwards which include a wider range of vocational options and a focus on enterprise education.
Achieving great examination outcomes is important to enable young people to pursue their aspirations, but we know school life is about so much more than certificates and qualifications. This is why we place just as much emphasis on our pastoral care and support for young people, so they are also able to flourish and succeed during their education.
I am really proud of what we do at South Wigston High School. If you would like to come and visit the school, please don’t hesitate to contact us.
Mr Stuart Kay, Principal