Above all else, at Westbury Church of England Junior School, every child is offered their moment to shine. All children feel valued for who they are and recognise that school life is relevant to their lives.
The basis for the teaching and learning at Westbury CE Juniors is the National Curriculum together with religious education. We strive to ensure that all our children are confident and independent learners with high aspirations. As a school, we recognise that we all have different strengths and talents and we ensure these differences are celebrated.
Building on the positive start to learning our children experience in our neighbouring Infant school, we aim to develop their spiritual, moral, cultural and personal attitudes in order to prepare the children to be lifelong learners. We have high expectations for every child and aim to challenge them in order that they make maximum progress regardless of their starting point and that they feel confident and happy in their learning.
Our curriculum is vibrant, challenging and relevant to the needs of our children. Exciting topics, quality literature and engaging activities help to bring learning to life. We understand that in order to fully engage our children, we need to involve all their carers in our school community. We hold open mornings, celebration afternoons, and ‘Bring your folks to school’ days. In addition, we set extension homework which is designed to involve the family and is related to the work within the classroom. All these initiatives further promote learning links with home and maintain our effective home/school partnership.
As a Church of England School, core Christian values underpin our school day. All adults in the school model these values to our children and parents speak very highly about how this contributes to a positive learning environment. Our children understand that, regardless of background or personal circumstance, we are a place where everyone can succeed and everyone has worthy contributions to make to our whole school community.
At Westbury CE Junior School, we show respect to all, show care for all and inspire all to be the best version of themselves they can be.