Headteacher’s Welcome

Welcome to St Wystan’s School. All of our pupils have the opportunity to shine in small classes that allow a personal approach to teaching under which they flourish.

Children need to feel safe and happy. Our enthusiastic and experienced staff instil confidence in our pupils, with an education that extends far beyond the classroom. We want to give your children plenty of opportunities to succeed, but also to fail, because it is only by trying new things, perhaps failing at first, then learning and ultimately succeeding, that they develop their powers of resilience. They should feel confident in the knowledge that they can always do better next time and bounce back ready to take on new challenges. Our pupils develop excellent life skills and values whilst engaging with their learning. We provide the support, encouragement, and freedom they need to develop socially and explore new opportunities.

St Wystan’s is committed to providing an outstanding holistic education in a supportive and stimulating environment where our creative curriculum is brought to life. Each individual is respected and allowed to celebrate their unique character and capabilities, enabling them to achieve to the best of their ability. St Wystan’s is not affiliated to any one senior school, and a large part of our success is down to our positive relationships with a wide range of destination schools and a thorough understanding of the children’s requirements. We are proud of our pupils’ record in securing offers of places and scholarships from a number of different schools. Each child is, of course, unique and should go to the school where he or she will feel valued and appreciated for who they are at that stage of their educational journey.

I hope our website will give you a flavour of what a St Wystan’s education can offer, and I warmly invite you to come and see the School for yourself.  I can assure you of a genuinely warm welcome.

I look forward to meeting you.

Jeff Shipway BSc (Hons), MA




Interim Headteacher








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