Welton Primary is a semi rural school providing an education for children from the ages of four to eleven. We also have Bumbles Day Care on site, who welcome children from the age of two years, an after-school club for school age children and a breakfast club. The school provides a large selection of clubs for pupils and an active PTA organise a fabulous range of events throughout the year.
The school was opened in 1899 and has a proud history of serving the communities of Welton, Midsomer Norton and the surrounding area. We have seven classrooms, each one having an interactive whiteboard, a large hall with multimedia system and Wii, a library/research centre, a purpose built dining hall and a set of 30 laptops and 5 ipads for use around the school with school wide WiFi. Outside we have a large playing field and two playgrounds where our children enjoy playing ball games, including football and basketball, and using the 'Huff & Puff' equipment together while overlooking the beautiful Welton valley. We also have a timber trail, a nature garden, a fabulous outside wooden classroom and an amazing large wooden fort for the Reception children! This year, Mondays are 'Runday Mondays' when the whole school takes part in the Monday Mile, a fabulous way to start the week in a healthy and positive way. The children and staff use the school playground and field, as well as the Greenway railway path for this fabulous whole school event. We have been awarded the ‘Healthy Schools Plus’ standard, the Inclusion Quality Mark, the Basic Skills ‘Quality Mark’, the Activemark for sports, the Eco Schools Bronze Award and were thrilled to be recently awarded a Silver Gilt as part of the Bath in Bloom competition. All the children have completed the 'Massage in Schools' programme and we are now proud to be one of the first schools to be working on the Director of Public Health Award and the 'Learning to Lead' initiative (come and see us during Discovery Time!) - The Garden Rangers Of Welton (GROW) team are already planning their mini enterprise for 2014. We have also recently been featured in a Learning to Lead film which will soon be going live - We can't wait to show it to you! Our current Year 4s also receive an hour of chess tuition every week, thanks to 'Chess in Schools and Communities organisation', to develop their concentration and critical thinking skills...
You can see that we really pride ourselves on the quality of provision here at Welton and have so much to tell you! Everyone who visits remarks on the wonderful 'feel' to the school. 'Team Welton' is a place where children and adults enjoy learning together and achieving their very best. We would love to show you around and tell you more - please feel free to make contact. Call us! 01761 413131.
Mr J Snell, Head Teacher
The school is situated on the main road between Radstock and Midsomer Norton and backs onto open fields and the Wellow Brook. Access to the school is via Radstock Road entrance or the footpath from Rock Road and Welton Vale at the beginning and end of the school day. The school is part of the ‘Safer Routes to School’ project and as such encourages children to walk or cycle to school (once they have passed their Cycling Proficiency test).
The atmosphere is that of a ‘village’ school providing a high quality of education within a caring atmosphere.
'I cannot fault the school; my daughter is so happy here' Parent comment to Ofsted 2011