Welcome

Winchelsea is a community special school committed to meeting the needs of pupils with a wide range of learning difficulties. We are heavily over-subscribed and currently have over 170 pupils on roll, aged 4–16. These pupils are supported by over 90 staff. We will also offer satellite provision for over 50 pupils at Old Town Infant School, Canford Heath Junior School and Magna Academy. In addition, we also offer Post 16 provision through an innovative collaboration with Bournemouth & Poole College. 

We have a committed, knowledgeable and experienced staff team and we pride ourselves on creating bespoke packages for pupils which meet their individual needs and prepare them for life. We strongly believe we have created a safe, welcoming and inspiring environment which allows our children to feel secure and be successful.

We are passionate about improving outcomes for our pupils and we work very closely with families, outside agencies and organisations to facilitate this. To provide further support, we also provide an outreach service to a wide range of local schools.

Thank you for visiting our website. If you would like any further information or a tour of our school, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Geoff Cherrill, Headteacher.

Covid-19

20 Oct 2020

Unfortunately, I need to inform you all that we have two suspected Covid-19 cases in school. At present they are not confirmed cases.  However, I have made the decision to send home the pupils an...

Early Half Term

20 Oct 2020

Hi everyone, Following on from my earlier message.... I have spent all afternoon trying to come up with a plan to ensure that we can stay open for the rest of this week. However, we now have 23 staff...

Winchelsea School Virtual Tour

16 Oct 2020

Hi everyone, The virtual tour of the school we have produced as part of our alternative to Parents Evening will be live on the Youtube Channel today! Big thanks to the pupils and staff involved in mak...

Magna Academy Satellite

16 Oct 2020

Good evening, I have tonight been informed that Magna Academy has closed early for half term. This means pupils on roll at Magna Academy will not be attending school next week. I will establish what t...

Consultation

09 Oct 2020

I am delighted to provide details about our proposed satellite setting at Somerford Primary School. The consultation for this proposal can be found here -  www.bcpcouncil.gov.uk/winchelseaatsomer...

Parents Evening

06 Oct 2020

Hi Everyone, As I am sure you are aware, we are unable to have large numbers of visitors to school at present. Unfortunately, this means we cannot run our Parents Evening in the way we intended. Howev...

Pupils with Covid-19 Symptoms

24 Sep 2020

I would be very grateful if you could all read the attached -  Parent Letter - Symptoms - September 2020 NHS Letter to Parents September 2020 Regards,Geoff CherrillHeadteacher

School Meals - Update

23 Sep 2020

Following the latest guidance, I am really, really sorry to let you know that we will not be able to provide hot meals from next week as planned. We are unable to use the dining room for large groups...

Parent Governor Vacancy

23 Sep 2020

We currently have a vacancy for Parent Governor in the Full Governing Body. Please see below for further information - Parent Governor Election - September 2020 Parent Governor Information if you woul...

Coivd-19 Parent Guide

22 Sep 2020

Please our latest guidance below -  Parent Guide to Covid-19 Absence - 22nd September 2020 Regards,Geoff CherrillHeadteacher