John MarstonI am very proud to be Headteacher of Wallingford School. I am proud of our students who are fantastic young people whose enthusiasm, commitment, talent and humour make it a joy to come to school every day; I am proud of our staff who are so dedicated to inspiring, supporting and guiding our students to fulfil their potential; and I am proud that our school is comprehensive and embedded at the heart of its local community of the town of Wallingford and the surrounding villages.

Teaching and learning is very strong at Wallingford and our results over time speak for themselves. We are a high-performing school with teachers and associate staff who are committed to innovation and creativity in the classroom and beyond. However, all members of our school community understand that our school is not just about results but also about the type of young people we help to develop. Our extra-curricular programme is exceptional – broad, deep and varied with something for everyone. Equally, the pastoral support we offer our students and staff is excellent, recognising each young person as an individual and supporting them in their personal development as they progress to becoming young adults.

We aspire for our students to leave us being “able and qualified”; they should be sent into the world with examination results which demonstrate their potential but also as responsible, reflective and informed young people ready to take their place in society. This belief is embedded within a tangible ethos which resonates throughout the school and beyond.

If you want to get a real understanding of Wallingford School then you will need to visit us; please do get in touch and you will be made to feel very welcome.

John Marston