Our Curriculum


For any further information regarding the Winchelsea Curriculum please contact Hannah Parry.

Curriculum Intent

Our thematic curriculum enables pupil to embed concepts and create deeper learning across the curriculum. The theme brings creativity, fun, practical learning experiences, excitement and where relevant an opportunity to contextualize learning.

Personal Development

The Personal Development of pupils is an integral part of our curriculum through the various aspects of RE and PSHE which, when also includes ‘drop-days’ to give greater focus to some topics covered. Our assemblies and ‘Thought of the Week’ enable the whole school to learn, think of others and reflect on different aspects of Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural experiences as well as incorporating the British Values.

Physical activity in and beyond the classroom further promotes Personal Development as well as supporting pupils mental health and well-being. We recognize the relevance of daily exercise in our pupils’ lives and therefore we provide daily opportunities to access physical movement either through the Wake and Shake program or through movement breaks, linked to our Stormbreak program. Our Physical Activity program includes Sports Week which celebrates a variety of new experiences for pupils as well as providing opportunities to promote mental health and well-being. The Arts are celebrated throughout school and used as a vehicle to develop our SMSC. ‘Creative Arts Week’ enables the whole school to develop projects and skills and experience working with other professionals. All these curriculum areas and opportunities supports the all-round development of our pupil’s.

Thought for the Week

During Monday assembly a Thought for the Week is introduced. This is usually through a short video message. Pupils discuss this thought every day in class before feeding back their thoughts during assembly on Friday.

Through ‘Thought for the Week’ pupils at Winchelsea are gaining knowledge and understanding of not just religious concepts these are also concepts that support the growth of our pupils social, moral, spiritual and cultural understanding. This is evident through the regular conversations being had with pupils.     

Speech and Language

We recognize that our pupil’s need help to enable them to communicate their wants and needs in the most effective way, our Speech and Language Therapy Team support all the communication needs of our pupil’s and work effectively with our teachers to embed this into the pupils everyday learning.

Classes in Pathways

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....


03 Feb 2021

Some additional support for you all! 1. If you are struggling to get food and other household essentials please contact: 0300 123 7052. The service is open Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm. https:...

School Closure - Social Story

29 Jan 2021

I refer to our recent communication advising parents/carers that whole school remote online learning will continue until February half-term, with pupils returning to school and face to face provision...

Update - Continued Whole School Remote Learning

28 Jan 2021

Hi everyone, Hope you're all doing OK, I just wanted to send out an update on the situation at school, please see the attached letter: Letter_270121_Continued_Remote_Learning.pdf As you will...