Welton Primary is a popular semi rural school providing an education for children from the ages of four to eleven. We also 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 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 were also delighted to achieve a Silver Gilt as part of the Bath in Bloom competition. Many of the children have completed the 'Massage in Schools' programme and we are now proud to be one of the first schools 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 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 5th London Chess Classic Championship at Olympia!
You can see that we really pride ourselves on the quality of provision 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 me. 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
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RADIO STARS!: Well done to Molly and Jack who were live on Somer FM this week to publicise the school fayre!
HOME CHALLENGES: Congratulations to all who completed the first home challenge of the year. We were overwhelmed with the quality of work produced! We hope you enjoyed working together as a family on these projects - the exhibition was a real treat! Click here or see class blogs for more pictures...
VISIT FROM A GUIDE DOG: We held a successful mufti day today (8th October) in support of Guide Dogs. Juliet Moore visited the school and spoke to all the children about how a guide dog is trained and answered lots of questions! We raised almost £170 so a big thank you to all who donated.
VISIT FROM OUR MP: We were delighted that our local MP, Jacob Rees Mogg, could take time out from his busy schedule to visit us on Friday 19th Sept. He presented our Welton Wizards with their badges in our celebration assembly and enjoyed meeting the children in classes.
SOUTH WEST IN BLOOM 2014: We are delighted that the GROW gardening club and WACI after school club both won a level 3 award for their marvellous horticultural and business skills at the recent South West in Bloom awards! Well done!
VISIT FROM A TEAM GB OLYMPIAN! We were thrilled to be visited by Lynne Hutchison, Olympic and Commonwealth Rhythmic Gymnast today (10th Sept 2014). Lynne talked to the whole school about her training and experiences competing on the world stage before spending time with every class answering questions and signing autographs. She even showed us her Bronze Commonwealth Medal from the 2010 Commonwealth Games! With thanks to Jessica Smith in Y6 who is coached by Lynne for organising the visit.
Leaning to Lead - Click the image below to see Learning to Lead in action at Welton. With thanks to Learn to Lead for producing this film.
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