Curriculum Structure

Winchelsea School Structure:

  • The school caters for pupils from 4 – 18 years.
  • There are 18 classes ranging from Reception to Year 12 with a growing Post 16 provision. Classes have a maximum of 12 pupils, with at least 2 teaching assistants. 6 of these classes are taught off-site in our satellite provisions.


  • Satellite Provision:

Old Town: KS 1

Canford Heath: KS 2

Magna: KS 3


  • Pupils are taught in classes based upon ability, age and social dynamics. Classes will generally have a mix of between two and three year age groups.
  • The school mostly operates on a Primary Model where pupils are taught by their class teacher for Math, English, ICT, PSHE, RE and ‘My World’ (History, Geography and Science). They may be taught by specialists for PE, Creative Arts, Woodland learning and in KS 3 Home Cooking.
  • Pupils can have access to 1:1 therapeutic support during class time, from one of our intervention teams.
  • Speech and Language support is available to the whole school through all lessons, as a school we recognize that this is instrumental to their learning.
  • Speech and Language support can also be given either in 1:1 therapeutic sessions or in small groups.
  • Classes are reviewed annually, however where necessary pupils may move classes due to need identified during the year, this is within current legislation and guidance and taking into account best practice within special needs education.
  • Due to the need and age of our pupil’s we provide different curriculums to meet pupil need and therefore assessments within those curriculums are also different.
  • All curricula aim to give our pupil’s a broad and exciting curriculum to prepare them for the world and through all areas there is greater emphasis and time allocation given to PSHE/Life Skills.

Medical Email

19 Nov 2021

Dear Parent/Carer, From Monday 22nd November 2021 there will be a new medical email that may be used as a general enquiry box for all medical related issues.  Parents/Carers may use thi...

Anti-Bullying Week 15-19 November 2021

11 Nov 2021

The theme for Anti-Bullying Week 2021 is: One Kind Word Anti-Bullying Week will happen from Monday 15th - Friday 19th November 2021 and will start with Odd Socks Day.  We are...

Covid Update November 2021

04 Nov 2021

Dear Parent/Carer Please see letter regarding updated guidance for Covid 19. Covid update letter to parents 3.11.21 Regards, Geoff Cherrill Headteacher

Food Bank Non-School Uniform Day

18 Oct 2021

Dear Parent / Carer,  It is that time of year again, when we have been talking about and celebrating Harvest time.  Following this, we are always keen to support the local Food Bank with foo...

Flu Vaccinations Postponed

15 Oct 2021

We have just been informed by the NHS School Immunisation Team that due to staff illness they are unable to provide the flu vaccinations on Monday 18th October 2021.  This is very disappointing n...

Flu Vaccinations

08 Oct 2021

We are still awaiting information on the Covid-19 vaccination.  However I am pleased to advise that flu vaccinations will be offered in school this Autumn/Winter by the Dorset School Age Immunisa...

SENDIASS Participation Group

29 Sep 2021

SENDIASS Participation Group  SENDIASS continue to look for young persons (aged 14-25) to be part of their Participation Group. If any of your children might be interested in being part of this g...


08 Sep 2021

Although we have begun the new year in a relatively 'normal' way, I thought I'd just update you about a few things related to Covid-19. Currently, we continue to follow all of the up to date national...

Transport -Monday 6th September

04 Sep 2021

Good morning everyone! I am aware of some transport issues for Monday. If you have received an email saying transport will not pick up your child or transport does not arrive on Monday, please call Re...

Covid Testing

12 Mar 2021

Dear Parent/Carer, Please find below a link to a letter containing information relating to COVID-19 home testing for pupils in Years 7 to 11. COVID_19_Testing_Letter_Pupils_in_Year_7_to_11_12.03.2021....