Welcome to Wymondley JMI School
Welcome to Wymondley, a school built around our core values of being respectful, responsible and remarkable.
We are an inclusive, happy and ambitious village school with children from the ages of four to eleven years old. The school is set in the beautiful village of Little Wymondley surrounded by fields and a supportive local community.
We are very fortunate to have a spacious building containing a large hall and built-in stage, two Key Stage Two classrooms, one Key Stage One classroom and one Early Years classroom. We also benefit from a Life Learning Room, in which Breakfast Club is hosted and, if demand exists as we enter 2021, After School Club as well. We have a wonderful library, which is excellently maintained by Mrs Nowland and her Library Monitors. Usually, children from across the school are able to use the library through lunchtimes to take library books out and share books together, with our
Reception and Key Stage 1 also benefiting from weekly timetabled library lessons.
The school has spacious grounds surrounded by hedges and trees and extensive outside sports provision. Our staff team and our sports coach, Mr Sinclair, make good use of these during PE sessions with the children and through sports-based lunchtime and after school clubs. We try to make these as inviting for the children as possible, with our Summer athletics club being attended by approximately 60% of our school population. We also have a gardening area, lovingly cultivated by Mrs Burningham. It includes a set of raised beds where the children grow fruits and vegetables during an open lunchtime club and through learning sessions during school hours. The fruits and vegetables are then harvested and turned into jams and chutneys and sold at our Wymondley Harvest Festival. Our talented peripatetic music teacher, Mrs Johnson, teaches music to every class across the school on a weekly basis. She also teaches our recorder groups and the school choir, who have recently performed for the BBC in Songs of Praise and at the Royal Albert Hall, while also playing the piano live to really bring school performances to life! We are also fortunate to have welcoming and talented peripatetic teachers for piano and violin.
We look to instil a love of learning in our children from an early age and help it to grow as they move through the school. We foster a positive mindset in each of our children to make them curious about the world, to ask questions, to seek out challenges and to enjoy collaborating with others to solve problems. We see mistakes as a positive way of learning, as necessary for learning to take place.
Wymondley is a nurturing school where all of our staff know every child. The mental health of every one of our children is very important to us and there a number of strategies that every class team has, and uses as needed, to support with achieving this. Every child experiences Forest School sessions each term. This gives every the child the chance to experience different seasons while taking part in a range of outdoor activities, under the direction of our fully qualified Forest School teacher Mrs Pearson, to develop positive mental health.
We aim to give all of our children the best possible start in life and to ensure they have the creative, social and technological skills for a future they do not yet know. We offer as many varied opportunities as possible to ensure that every child is able to find success. As a staff team, we aim to develop the abilities in every one of our children so that they leave us at the end of Year 6 as confident, outgoing, well-rounded young people who are prepared to face the challenges ahead.
We are very proud of our happy and successful school, our Wymondley family, which is made possible by our dedicated team of hardworking staff, our committed governors, our Friends of Wymondley, our supportive parents/carers and our amazing children. From performances to fortnightly Celebration Assemblies, from termly coffee mornings to themed learning days, if you choose to send your child to Wymondley you will have a key part to play throughput your child's time with us. At Wymondley, every child's learning journey really is a partnership between home and school.
Virtual Tour 2020
With everyone's health in mind, and the current local and national situation, we are sadly now not able to offer in-person school tours. Instead, please click here to access our virtual tour and please also look through our website for further information especially the latest news section, which you can access by clicking here. I would be very happy to arrange a telephone meeting to provide you with any additional information and to answer any questions you may have.
Please contact the school office for further information by telephone on 01438 354583 or by email on firstname.lastname@example.org