It is a pleasure to welcome you to our school!
Thank you for taking the time to look at our website. I hope that it will give you some idea of what life is like at Wincheap Foundation Primary School and the fantastic opportunities that we offer our children.
Our mission statement, ‘Developing skills for life and celebrating individuality', reflects our aims of nurturing each child’s talents and abilities, giving them opportunities to be happy, resilient and enthusiastic learners and enabling them to reach their full potential.
We strive to provide all our children with a rich, varied and exciting curriculum with a broad range of stimulating learning experiences. We particularly value the arts and are proud to hold Artsmark Gold in recognition of our achievements in this area. We employ specialist art and music teachers to teach these important subjects across the school and enjoy regularly inviting parents into school to celebrate their children’s successes through productions, class assemblies and innovate challenge exhibitions, and events such as Rockestra and Festival on the Field. All of our children benefit from outdoor learning all year round in our fabulous forest school taught by a full-time specialist teacher and set within our extensive school grounds. In KS2, all children have weekly Spanish lessons where they develop the confidence to communicate both through spoken and written language, as well as learning about the life and culture in Spanish-speaking countries around the world. For the last few years, we have employed specialist sports coaches to teach PE and games. This has been a great success, enabling our children to take part in exciting new and varied sporting activities and a range of local tournaments.
We pride ourselves on the inclusive nature of the school and are especially proud of our status as a school with a Specialist Resource Provision with places for 25 children with speech, language and communication difficulties in our Speech and Language Department. We are a welcoming school and we value working in partnership with parents. We are always pleased to welcome parents into the school and to work together to develop our children’s learning.
I feel privileged to be the headteacher of such an amazing school where a dedicated and talented team of staff and governors work with inspiring children in an atmosphere of mutual respect. The fact that our reception classes have been massively oversubscribed in recent years speaks for itself. Please take a look on this website at our latest Ofsted report, our national test results and letters from the Local Authority which all confirm that Wincheap is a fantastic school at the heart of our local community. Please contact us or come and visit if you would like to find out more. I would be delighted to show you round our wonderful school.