It is with a great deal of pleasure that I welcome your interest in our school. Whether you are a prospective or an existing parent or guardian, I believe that this will provide you with all of the information you need and a snap shot of what happens at Wilby CE VA Primary enabling you to make informed decisions about the education of your child.
Wilby is a small Church of England village primary school located in the village of Wilby. The school building was built in 1854 and was funded by the Church. Many extensions have been added to the original Victorian building.
Our vision is "Together we are inspired to learn within the family of God's love. We encourage one another to reach our full potential within a Christian atmosphere. John 13:34. "A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another as I have loved you."
We have chosen six Christian values which are embedded in our everyday school life. These are taught and reinforced with the children on a regular basis. They are: Compassion, Forgiveness, Friendship, Hope, Serving Others and Thankfulness. Anyone who visits are school will see theses values in practice.
At our last OFSTED inspection (November 2016) we continued to be a good school where it was highlighted that there is a positive and friendly atmosphere and children make good progress in reading, writing and mathematics.
As we are a Church of England Voluntary Aided school, we have very close links with St Mary’s Church which is situated next door Benefice of Great Doddington and Wilby and Ecton. Our last SIAMS Church inspection (June 2019) reported that “The Christian vision is at the heart of the work undertaken in school to ensure all children achieve their best. Love and care for others are at the heart of the school’s work and ethos."
The staff and governors are committed to ensuring that the curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities we offer, stimulate the children and ensure that they enjoy every day here and develop a love of learning. As we are a small school, the atmosphere is very much one of a big family; from the children to the parents, staff and governors. Every child is known by their name by every member of staff.
To fully appreciate our ethos and surroundings please pay us a visit. Until then I trust this provides you with an insight into our school. I look forward to welcoming you to our school.
Miss Lisa Pearce