Witchampton CE VA First School is a Church of England School providing education for children between the ages of 4+ and 9 years.
The school was founded in 1855 and the original schoolroom still forms the main part of the building. Major alterations took place in the 1960's and small extensions have been added since.
The 1944 Education Act granted the school Aided status which enables it to remain faithful to its original Church of England foundation, taking into account changing circumstances.
A majority of the Governors represent the Church. Aided status allows the Governors to appoint the staff (their educational qualifications being subject to the approval of the LEA) and therefore ensures that all staff support the ethos of a church school.
Staff at Witchampton CE VA First School:
Head Teacher: Mrs M. Bowers
Secretary: Mrs R. Hopkins
Teacher: Mrs M Bowers,
Teaching Assistants: Mrs S. Hancock, Mrs K. Bailey.
To create a secure yet challenging learning environment within which each child is valued for the gifts he/she has and is encouraged to develop them.
As a Christian community to promote a growing appreciation of the Christian way of life and of religious belief.
To help the children develop personal and moral values and show respect for other people and their way of life and the wonderful world we have been given.
To help the children to develop the experiences, knowledge, skills and understandings to live life to the full both now as children and in the future as valuable members of their communities.