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 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 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 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 5th 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
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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.
'I cannot fault the school; my daughter is so happy here' Parent comment to Ofsted 2011
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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.
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!)
MAYPOLE WINNERS! Well done to the Maypole Dance Team from KS1 who won two trophies, including best overall dancing, at the Midsomer Norton Town Fayre on Saturday 11th July! A brilliant result!
SUMMER FAYRE: With thanks to the PTA and all who supported our Summer Fayre on Sat 4th July. Everyone who came said they thoroughly enjoyed themselves - particularly throwing wet sponges at Mr Snell and Mrs Randall!
FRENCH SPELLING BEE COMPETITION: Congratulations to Year 5 who came 2nd in the inter schools French Spelling Bee competition on Wednesday 1st July. The competition was tough but the children percevered and did us proud!
NORTON RADSTOCK INTER SCHOOLS MATHS CHALLENGE: We are thrilled to announce that Jessica and Holly, Sam and Charlie represented Welton in the Norton Radstock Maths Challenge on 17th June and came third and first respectively! In fact, Sam and Charlie got full marks! This is a huge achievement as the challenge was tough and required lots of mathematical thinking - Well done!
POND OPENING CEREMONY: We have just hosted an amazing opening ceremony for our new National Lottery Awards for All funded pond and environmental garden. The school values ambassadors organised the whole afternoon with singing, may pole dancing, poetry reciting and djembe drumming to entertain the crowds. With thanks to the mayor Paul Myers for officially cutting the ribbon! Click here to read more.
AWARD WINNER!: Congratulations to Mrs Randall who won the 2015 Contribution to Sport in Education Award at the Bath and North East Somerset Chairman's Sports Awards on March 31st! A fantastic achievement - well done!
SOLAR ECLIPSE: Although the weather was cloudy, we all went outside on March 20th to experience the effects of the partial eclipse of the sun. We were very lucky that the thick cloud allowed a rare chance to view the eclipse safely...
WORLD BOOK DAY 2015: What a brilliant day we had on World Book Day this year! On March 5th everone in school dressed up as their favourite book characters and spent the day enjoying books. Well done in particular to the dress up winners who each received a £5 book token. Check the class blogs for more pics!
WELTON AWARDED!: We are delighted to announce that we have once again been awarded the Bath and North East Somerset Inclusion Quality Mark in recognition of our completely inclusive approach to school life. This means that we continue to be recognised as a school that champions excellent relationships between children, staff, parents and the community - 'Working together, achieving our best'.
Leaning to Lead - Click the image below to see Learning to Lead in action at Welton. With thanks to L2L for producing this film.
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