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Why choose Wessex?

Wessex Prospectus Video


Why should you choose Wessex?

Quality of Education

Pupils learn well in a range of subjects.


Teachers are very clear about what writing skills they need to teach and when. Pupils enjoy writing and present their work well.

Pupils love reading. They talk confidently about books they have read and enjoyed.

Pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), including deaf pupils from the resource base, study a full curriculum. They are well supported during lessons because adults know how to spot misconceptions well. Pupils with SEND are encouraged to develop their independence through carefully adapted work.

Behaviour and Attitudes

Adults have high expectations of pupil’s behaviour. They make sure that there is an inclusive and respectful ethos.


Pupils work well together and listen to each other with patience.


Pupils try their best in lessons.


Pupils feel safe in school.

Personal Development

Pupils enjoy many aspects of school life such as the daily mile, art and writing articles for the Wessex Gazette’’.

The pupils are especially fond of Lily and Poppy, the school goats. Pupils learn to care for them well.


Pupils have many opportunities to take part in educational trips.


Children are encouraged to be active citizens, caring for others and the environment.

Leadership and Management

Leaders captivate pupils so that they love learning.


Leaders have successfully created an interesting curriculum.


Leaders ensure that teachers use engaging texts in lessons to support pupils understanding of other subjects.


Leaders have created a culture where pupils take pride in their work.


Leaders are determined that pupils know how parts of the brain affect their behaviour and learning. This knowledge helps pupils to reflect on their reactions.

From Ofsted February 2020

What do the children say about being a pupil at Wessex?