Welcome to EWPA

CARING - SUPPORTING - ACHIEVING

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Dear Parents and Carers

On behalf of the staff and school Governors I would like to welcome you to East Wickham Primary Academy, and wish you and your child every success at our school.

East Wickham is a large, successful Primary Academy, with a warm and caring atmosphere. We are situated on a beautiful green site and have access to a large field that is shared between both buildings. At the rear of the school we overlook East Wickham open space, which gives our setting a very semi-rural feel.

The school buildings have a main corridor with a wing at either end. The classrooms are large and airy. They are well equipped for children to learn and have bright attractive displays of children’s work. Reception and Year 1 classrooms all have an inviting role play area, as we value the importance of learning and developing through play. The hall is used for assemblies as well as PE and games lessons and for the children to eat their lunch. The library areas have a wide stock of reference books and are also used for small group teaching.

We cover the whole of the Primary and Foundation Stage Curriculum, and offer a wide range of enrichment activities. These include outside visits and invited visitors and performers into school.

Our staff actively support our Parents’ Association, who organise many fun fundraising activities throughout the year to benefit our school and our children. 

Children move from the KS1 building to the KS2 building at the end of Year 2. We have a comprehensive transition programme which allows the children get to know the KS2 building and teachers. This ensures their move is a happy and relatively stress free process. Year 3 pupils are invited back to KS1 events such as the Christmas production.

Our children are very caring towards each other and the community. They regularly raise money for a number of local and national charities, including some international charities. We have a School Council to enable the children to have a say in how the school is run for their benefit. The Golden Gang are children in Year 2 who help to make playtimes run smoothly. They play games with some of the younger children and help to cheer up children who are having a difficult time or are sad. They also help the younger children to get ready for playtime, tying shoelaces and fastening coats.

We believe the education of every child is very much a partnership between home and school, and therefore we endeavour to maintain good communication between school and parents.

We wish you and your child every happiness at East Wickham Primary Academy, and can assure you that we will provide the very best education for your child whilst in our care.

Yours sincerely

Mrs S. Manzi

Head Teacher