Our School

Victorianschool1Situated at the heart of Wellow, we are just on the outskirts of the market town of Romsey; about six miles from Southampton and within easy reach of the New Forest and the coast. The school opened on 15th May 1876 with a roll of 82 children under the leadership of the first School Master, Mr Edward Treut.

The school’s roll started to increase in  number immediately and by May 1877 it had risen to 120.  This rise has continued as the population  of the village has grown with the new  housing developments and the school can now take up to 210 children.

Today Wellow is a non-denominational Local Authority (LA) maintained school for children between the ages of four and eleven. We are a formal federation with Awbridge Primary School and part of a wider collaboration with Halterworth Primary School. This means that we draw on shared expertise and resources and have an Executive Headteacher (EHT) under which each school is led by a Head of School (HoS).

We have beautiful grounds with a large playing field and a much loved woodland area, we call ‘The Glade’.  We have two large playgrounds, each with their own adventure play equipment and creative playground markings.  Our Key Stage 1 classrooms enjoy their own outdoor play area and another walled courtyard area provides a special garden area which is a stunning allotment and growing space.

We admit 30 pupils each year into Reception and a further 2pupils from Year 3 onwards. Organised intone class per year group, each Class Teacher is supported by experienced Teaching Assistants, specialist and trainee teachers.

 The school is well resourced with an extensive library, and a large, up to date ICT suite of networked computers.  Each class room has an Interactive Whiteboard and direct access to the outdoor area. The school is also extremely well resourced, with dedicated art , DT room and music rooms.

There is a strong commitment for excellence in the arts and sport. We ensure that children have opportunities to create and perform for an audience. We encourage participation in a wide range of sporting activities and enthusiastically compete in local and county competitions.

 

How we care for your child

Spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is important for everyone connected with Wellow Primary School.  We want to help pupils develop an understanding of themselves and the world, to enjoy positive memorable experiences and to shape the communities they live in. Your child’s happiness, health and safety are most important, we are responsible for the pastoral care of your child and work closely with you to ensure that your child can flourish at Wellow School