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At Wellsprings Primary School we inspire creativity, high achievement and enjoyment.

PLEASE VISIT our Newsletter section and school blog for quick updates.

We will provide the key skills for life, valuing:

  • Respect
  • Independence
  • Working together
  • Being creative
  • An enquiring mind
  • Developing resilience
  • Being active learners

Please take a look at our  School Mission Statement​

​Please refer to this document information about the start of the year arrangements.

Books and reading are always at the forefront of our mind at Wellsprings, and we have many strategies to encourage children to read and enjoy reading.  This September, all staff undertook training to develop their Phonics teaching skills. We have also invested a considerable amount of money purchasing materials to help children develop their phonics skills- a programme called Read, Write Inc. We are also focusing on GPS – the shortened title for what the DfE refer to as Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling, which we are striving to include more formally in our curriculum.  We also encourage the children to wri​te with confidence and imagination, no matter what the subject, giving them a range of opportunities from short, snappy writing activities to extended writing challenges.

Below is the Reading Progression scale of our reading books at school.

For further information about how the school helps your children learn most effectively, please read our School Plan (Raising Achievement Plan)  and school evaluations by visiting our Governors section​.

With the change in the revised National Curriculum 2014, expectations have been raised for standards of achievement for all pupils. This coincides with most schools taking on the ‘mastery curriculum’- whereby all pupils are given the chance to achieve similar expectations, with a variety learning opportunities. To see a presentation which the school shared with our Governing Body, also with visiting teachers from other schools, and with parents new to the school, see how we deliver for ‘deeper learning’ for our pupils.

Something else you may find interesting to know is that we have a YouTube channel! Visit Wellsprings School TV and take a look!

Please visit our School Blog to keep yourselves updated about daily/weekly changes School Blog.

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Any concerns or complaints can be provided to the Headteacher, or if necessary to the Chair of Governors, via the Concerns and complaints Policy in our Policies page.

We have a strong commitment to sport and regularly achieve well in tournaments and competitions – as our trophy cabinet proves!

We were very excited and proud to receive the Sainsbury’s School Games GOLD award in 2021 having worked our way up from Bronze in 2015!​​

 

What do parents say about us?

“Thank you for everything you have pulled together this past year. My daughter has adored this school and its teachers… especially her Year 6 teacher… thank you for all your support, you have all been amazing.”

“Thank you all so much for all your help and support with my son during his time at Wellsprings, particularly during the last year!”

“We can only say great things about the school and from Mr Lunn all the way through all years’ teachers and support staff and PTA – you’ve truly been great to both of our daughters and we can’t thank you enough for the caring nature and high quality education you’ve given – we really can’t speak highly enough about how well you have nurtured our girls.”

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