Welton Primary is a popular semi rural school set in the heart of the beautiful Welton valley providing an education for children from the ages of four to eleven from 8.55am until 3.15pm Monday-Friday. We have Bumbles Day Care operating from our site, who welcome children from the age of two years. We provide a popular breakfast club from 8am and an after-school club (WACI) for school age children until 6pm each school day. The after school club also run a holiday club during holidays and INSET days. Throughout the year a large selection of clubs are offered for pupils free of charge 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 a state of the art touchscreen interactive whiteboard, a large hall with multimedia system and Wii, a well stocked library/learning centre, a purpose built dining hall and laptops and 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, pond and dipping platform, a fabulous outside wooden classroom and an amazing large wooden fort for the Reception children! Over the past year, Mondays during Spring and Summer have been 'Runday Mondays' when the whole school take 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 have recently won the BANES Chairman's Sports Award for our 'Outstanding Contribution to Sport'. We are also proud to be a Level 1 Autism Aware School in partnership with the Autism Education Trust. Many of the children have completed the 'Massage in Schools' programme and we are were thrilled to have achieved the Director of Public Health Award. We also embrace the 'Learning to Lead' initiative throughout our learning (come and see us during Discovery Time!) - The Garden Rangers Of Welton (GROW) team are thoroughly enjoying their mini enterprise work! We have also been featured in a Learning to Lead film which is now available to view on this website and has been shown at international conferences as a beacon of good practice. Our values ambassadors and ecadets help to make our school a safe and caring place to be. 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. We recently came 3rd in the London Chess Classic Championship at Olympia!
You can see that we really pride ourselves on the quality of provision and thoroughly inclusive nature here at Welton and have so much to tell you! We have a safe route to school via an entrance at the bottom of the school site which can be easily reached from Welton Vale - an ideal place to park. Alternatively we provde a drop off service every morning from 8.45am to allow parents to drive into the school car park where your child will be greated by a member of staff - this avoids the need to park altogether! 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. I would love to show you around and tell you more - please feel free to contact the school secretary, Helen Stacey, to book an appointment on 01761 413131.
Mr J Snell, Head Teacher
If you require any paper copies of the information supplied within this website (e.g. policies, prospectus etc) we would be very happy to provide them for you free of charge.
The school is situated on the main road between Radstock and Midsomer Norton and backs onto stunning 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.
'The overwhelming majority of parents who responded to Parent View are full of praise for the school' Ofsted 2015
'I cannot fault the school; my daughter is so happy here' Parent comment to Ofsted
CLICK HERE for 2016-2017 term dates and INSET dates
CLICK HERE for 2015-2016 term dates and INSET dates
CLICK HERE to read our home/school agreement
Are you eligible for Income Support, Job Seekers Allowance, Employment Support Allowance, Child Tax Credit, Pension Credit, Working Tax Credit run-on, Asylum Seeker Allowance or Universal Credit? Then please complete the form found HERE to enable us to claim more funds for your child and the school. Thank you.
Would you like your child to come to Welton? We have a few spaces remaining! Contact BANES admissions on 01225 394312.
A copy of the in-year transfer form and further info can be downloaded here.
CHINESE VISITORS: The children in Key Stage 2 enjoyed a visit from some Chinese students on June 21st and were treated to lessons in origami, language and music. The performance to the whole school was magnificent too!
PROJECT ZULU! We were thrilled to be visited by Project Zulu on May 20th! The children were from four different townships in South Africa and performed for us as part of their fundraising tour. We were amazed at their harmonies and dancing!
HEALTHY SCHOOL AWARD: Congratulations to all at Welton for achieving the Director of Public Health Award for Healthy Outcomes. Our certificate was presented to us by Judy Allies in a special assembly on April 20th. Well done team!
DANCE UMBRELLA: Well done to the children who took part in the Dance Umbrella fesitval at The Forum in Bath on 15th March. Their amazing Star Wars themed dance was praised by all those who watched!
TEA PARTY WINNERS: Congratulations to the latest winners of the Head Teacher's Tea Party Award for their excellent attitude to school. The cakes were delicious!
FREE FRUIT!: With huge thanks to Tesco for supplying us with free fruit and veg together with a £25 gift card to purchase more, as part of our initiative to increase the amount of fruit and vegetables we eat here at Welton! Delicious!
KS1/EARLY YEARS CHRISTMAS SHOW: The children have been performing 'Prickly Hay' as their Christmas show this year and what a fabulous performance it has been! Super singing, amazing acting and full of Chirstmas energy and spirit! Well done!
CHRISTMAS CAROL SINGING: Well done to the Welton school choir who sang a selection of Christmas carols at the MSN Town Christmas Fayre!
HARVEST CELEBRATION: With thanks to everyone who donated to our harvest festival. The generous gifts of food and toiletries have been sent to the Somer Valley Foodbank for members of our community who need it most.
ASIAN ARTS AGENCY: Welton children and staff took part in a brilliant regional Asian Arts Festival and are featured in a fantastic publicity film! Click the logo to view....(look out for Mr Cook at 1min 16secs!)
Leaning to Lead - Click the image below to see Learning to Lead in action at Welton. With thanks to L2L for producing this film.
If you would like to express an interest in enrolling your child into a reception class, please click here.