Welcome

It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to West Wimbledon Primary School’s website. As is the very nature of life in any modern school, this is going to be an important academic year, as the School continues on its journey to provide the best possible education for its children and both to be recognised, once again, as an outstanding school and as a beacon of excellence. For those of us returning to the School, we already know just how good this School is, and how even more remarkable it has the potential to be.

Last academic year, we began to teach the children a new and more detailed curriculum, at both Key Stages 1 and 2. In addition, we moved into a new assessment model (the so-called Life without Levels). On top of that, we started to prepare children in Years 2 and 6 for externally set, national assessments, the nature and scope of which were not even published last September. Despite all of that, our children did remarkably well, particularly in Year 6.

The focus of our combined efforts this year must remain the same: to secure continuous improvement, but to do so hopefully in an external climate not quite so fraught with changes, uncertainty and political intervention. 

We start this year, fully staffed with permanent colleagues, with a hugely supportive and skilled Governing Body and a budget that should allow us to support our drive for high quality education.

Last year, we did some preliminary work on revisiting the School’s vision but this was side-tracked with the previous administration’s sudden “All schools to become academies” notion. Thankfully, with that now behind us, and I would like us to resume that work with Governors, children and parents. I hope that we will also have the time and space to look again at the School’s logo and motto so that each better reflects where we are as a School and what we are aiming to be.

Please navigate around this site to discover what makes us so popular with local families, and also to stay informed of the range of developments the School is undertaking. Should you wish to see more, and would like to come to visit to see what makes West Wimbledon Primary special for yourself, please do contact the School’s office on 020 8946 1620 to arrange a time to come in.

I very much look forward to welcoming you to West Wimbledon in person, and demonstrating our commitment to providing local children with the highest quality of education, and the best possible start in their educational careers.

With very best wishes,

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Simon Harris

Headteacher

headteacher@westwimbledon.merton.sch.uk 

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