Welcome to Wittering Primary School. My name is Rhys Thrower and I am very proud to have been headteacher here since September 2011. We are very proud of our school here at Wittering and I strongly feel that we have a school that provides excellent education and opportunities for all of our pupils. We have a staff team that are caring and nurturing and a supportive governing body that is made up primarily of parents of children in school to help us to continue to guide our school forward.
Our school strives to achieve educational excellence and personal achievement. Our pupils are happy to come to school and eager to learn in a variety of different ways. We are used to children joining us at different points in their educational career whether that is at the start of reception or at other points as they progress through primary school.
Our school motto of “Learning To Fly High” was decided upon by our school council and summarises our ambition whether the focus is academic, sports, arts or any of the other varied and valuable skills that children need to progress in as they go through their primary school journey.
We are a valuable part of our community and run our own school meals, our own Chill Club for childcare pre and post school time and our Families Centre, which reaches out further into the community to provide support especially for pre-school children. We are not a service school but we do work very closely with the RAF base as they have much to offer all of the pupils that attend our school.
If you were to look around our school during the day you would see focussed and welcoming staff and pupils who are polite, hardworking, well behaved who also have an enormous sense of fun. You would also feel a sense of wellbeing and togetherness amongst everyone in the building and most importantly you would see smiles.
We continuously strive to improve ourselves in the key areas and this is done in consultation with our community and especially our pupils. We are a founding school as part of the Soke Education Trust Academy chain and this helps us to keep ourselves up to date with educational thinking and training so we provide the best education for our pupils as we can.
Please take some time to look around our website to find out more about how our school operates on a day to day basis.
We would also love to meet you so you can see our school for yourself. Tours with myself can be booked on 01780782336 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. We would look forward to seeing you.
Rhys Thrower BA Hons QTS NPQH
“Our school is simply excellent, we are so pleased to be settled in Wittering. We’d never move anywhere else while the children are at school.” - Parent Questionaire Apr 2021