Willaston CE Primary School provides quality education for infant and junior children from age 4 to 11 years. The school was originally opened in September, 1932, we currently have 205 pupils on roll.
We have seven single year classes and teaching assistants who also work effectively alongside the class teachers to support all children’s learning. In addition we have a school learning mentor who provides additional support for children and their parents.
We aim to provide a broad and balanced curriculum which gives varied opportunities to develop a wide range of personal skills, knowledge and understanding through a programme of work structured to match children’s abilities and aptitudes.
Our school is determined to provide children with the tools to enable them to embrace the technology available in our ever changing world. iPads, iPods, digital cameras and laptops are readily available in every class.
The curriculum is delivered through a themed approach, promoting excitement and enthusiasm for learning. Recently, our Year 5 children studied Shakespeare and performed Macbeth at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester. Our Year 6 Maths team recently won the Neston and Ellesmere Port Schools’ Maths Event hosted by Chester University. Our Year 5 children this term have been learning Mandarin.
We value all areas of the curriculum and aim to provide children with the highest quality learning experiences which include outdoor learning. All children at Willaston CE Primary School experience Forest School education on a fortnightly basis, view our photographs and details on the web site, to give you a flavour of this experience.
We are an inclusive school and support all children to reach their potential. The Local Offer for children with Special Educational Needs may be viewed by clicking on the link. In our school, we offer support for all children with Special Educational Needs and their families. Our SEN Policy and Inclusion Policy can be viewed in the policies section of the website. More information regarding SEN admissions can be found by following the link to the Local Authority Admissions Team.
We support Operation Encompass, which was created so that by 9.00am on the next school day, a ‘Key Adult” will be informed that the child or young person has been involved in or witnessed a domestic incident. This knowledge, given to schools through Operation Encompass, allows the provision of immediate early intervention through ‘overt' or 'silent support’, depending upon the needs and wishes of the child. We believe that this kind of early intervention is every child’s right. Please click on the link or logo for more information.
Safeguard and keep your child safe on-line. Is your child using online social media sites such as Instagram or Snapchat? If so, then you need to visit www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents for help and advice on how to keep your child safe online.
You can also keep your child safe online by encouraging them to visit www.thinkuknow.co.uk . This a child friendly site which teaches your child how to keep themselves safe through fun, age appropriate games and cartoons. Another very useful and interesting resource is Digital Parenting Magazine.