Introduction to Wilson's Endowed CE School

A Brief History

Wilson’s Endowed CE School is a Voluntary Aided Church School in the parish of Over Kellet with Capernwray, in the Diocese of Blackburn. The original school was founded in 1677 and it has been an important part of the village community ever since. The school offers primary education to children aged 4 ~ 11 years.

The present building was built in 1973 and has been extended since. There are currently four classrooms, a library and IT Suite. There is also a hall, which is used for worships, PE, music, dinners, concerts and Breakfast & After School Club. The school is surrounded by attractive and spacious grounds with a playground and a large playing field. There is also an adventure playground and park area which are open to the public.

At Wilson’s Endowed the staff all work together as a committed and dedicated team, to achieve high standards of teaching and attainment. They provide an attractive, stimulating, learning environment, where the children can feel happy and secure. We believe that a school should be a place where children enjoy learning in a caring, relaxed atmosphere enabling them to develop to their full potential, intellectually, socially, spiritually and physically.

Overview

Detailed information is available in the Prospectus and a quick guide can be found in the Starting School Information.

Major Events and Closures

A list of Holiday Dates can be found on the School Information Page of the website.

The weekly Newsletter (Yellow Pages) is published each Friday and includes information about the week ahead as well as an ‘advanced warning’ section.

Key events are also posted on our website’s online Calendar.

School Day

The school day runs from 9.00am to 3.15pm for all pupils. Lesson information can be found in the Class Timetables.

Details about daily routine can be found in the Starting School Information booklet. It also includes a glossary of terms used in school, such as the names of the different classes.

School Organisation

The school is organised into four classes :

 

Class Year Group Teacher(s)
Pines Reception (EYFS) & Year 1 Mr Kelly
     
Cedars Year 1 & Year 2 Mrs Edmondson
 

 

Mrs Hill

 

Rowans

 

Years 3 & 4

 

Mrs Swallow
Miss Morrison

 

Oaks

 

 

Years 5 & 6

 

 

Mr Lindsay

 

 

All classes have a minimum of one full time teaching assistant. Most classes have two teaching assistants for Literacy and Numeracy.

The school also receives support from the local authority with a specialist special needs teacher visiting the school for a morning once a fortnight.

Visiting music teachers provide instrumental lessons in small groups. Pupils can access these by request from parents. There is a small charge for these lessons.

Curriculum

  • Phonics
    All pupils in Years R – 2 have phonic sessions. They work in groups according to their phase or level rather than their age. The groups are reviewed every half term.
  • Reading Scheme
    The school uses a variety of published schemes that are banded. The pupils will work through the scheme but may not need to read every book in each band. The children are heard read in school and books are sent home as well.
  • Curriculum Overview
    The school uses the National Strategies as a framework for teaching English and Mathematics.
    Religious Education is taught following the Blackburn Diocese Agreed Syllabus
    The school has embraced a cross curricular creative approach to other subjects including History, Geography, Art, Music and Design Technology. This is underpinned with key skills identified in the National Curriculum and undertaken by the whole school with a termly theme. The week before half term is timetabled with special events to enrich the topic. These events include educational visits and specialists visiting the school.
    • Autumn 2016 Light and Electricity
    • Spring 2017 Local Tudors (History)
    • Summer 2017 Human and Physical Geography (Lake District)

e-Safety Information

As part of our IT curriculum we include units on e-safety. CEOPs have a user friendly website with games and videos and lots of information for parents : https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/

Digital Parenting Magazine developed by Vodaphone contains useful information and can be downloaded at http://www.vodafone.com/content/parents/digital-parenting/view_all_magazines.html

Parents' Guide to Facebook contains useful information on the safe use of this social media.  Childnet Information and Online Resources supports parents with keeping their child safe online. Both of these resources can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.

Information for Parents

The weekly Newsletter (Yellow Pages) is published each Friday and includes information about the week ahead as well as an ‘advanced warning’ section.

Parental Feedback

Parental involvement is welcomed. There is termly Parents’ Forum with an open agenda attended by the Headteacher and chairman of governors.

The school undertakes an annual parental questionnaire run by the local authority.

We also invite parents to share their thoughts on the OFSTED Parent View website.

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