Wolviston Primary School has a pupil admission number (PAN) of 15. This number is derived from the capacity calculations for the school. This considers all the space in the school (minus areas that are deemed not to be teaching spaces) and then uses a calculation to work back to how many pupil places there are in the school. As a result of having 15 pupils in each year group, children in Years 1 to 6 are organised into three mixed aged classes (Y1/2 , Y3/4 and Y5/6) . Our Nursery has 26 places. Parents and carers must understand that a place in Nursery does not guarantee a school place.
We pride ourselves on our family ethos and encourage the children to see the whole school as one community, one they are a part of. Children develop wider groups of friends and learn to work with different people in different contexts at Wolviston Primary School.
Even though we are a small school we make the best possible use of available space. We have five classrooms, a hall, a small library, a staffroom and two offices. Our outside space includes an extensive Early Years outdoor classroom, a large playground with exciting markings, an enclosed field, a very popular all-weather pitch, a tricky trim-trail, and a quiet reflection garden. Our school site is regularly inspected to ensure it is compliant with all Health and Safety measures.
Staff have a clear understanding of the needs of mixed year groups. They are skilled in providing differentiated tasks and activities, as children inevitably stay in the same classroom for two years.
School leaders have created a bespoke curriculum which addresses our mixed year group organisation and meets the needs of our small school. A two-year cycle ensures our well chosen topics are not revisited whilst children are registered in the same class. Our curriculum is derived from our school mantra: Small School, Big Dreams: Learning, Caring, Succeeding… Together’
All our lessons are central to our values and ethos. Whilst studying, children not only look within their own locality of Wolviston, Teesside and the North-East but opportunities for them to investigate the global landscape are discretely planned.