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Virtual Open Day

Welcome to St Wystan’s Virtual Open Day

While we cannot welcome you into our school and offer you a personal tour of St Wystan’s and what it can offer your child, we hope that this virtual open day will provide a flavour of St Wystan’s life. The virtual open day gives you the chance to explore the school through videos and images.

Below you can learn more about the different school phases, the extra-curricular opportunities available to pupils, as well as the varied and creative curriculum which endeavours to help children fulfil their true potential.

 

 

Virtual 1 to 1 Meetings

We would be delighted to also offer prospective families an individual, virtual experience around St Wystan’s. This would bein the form of a video call with our Headteacher, Mrs Hopkinson. If you are interested, then please fill out the form below.

We hope that our Frequently Asked Questions surrounding the admissions process assist you with some of your queries, these can be found at the bottom of the page. If you still have questions then please feel free to contact Mrs Islip via email: bursar@stwystans.org.uk.

Introduction to St Wystan's

School Phases

Nursery

Children can enter our Nursery at the age of 2½ years and benefit from a free flow of activities through three classrooms, and a dedicated outdoor space for them to explore. Our role is to stimulate and encourage children’s development and enjoyment of learning, so that every child can flourish and learn at their own pace, in their own individual way.

Pre-Prep: Kindergarten & KS1

St Wystan’s Pre-Prep provides children with a safe, fun, and nurturing environment where they can thrive. The day is full of exciting opportunities for social, emotional, and academic growth for each and every child. They quickly settle into school life, and we ensure they feel fully confident and ready for the transition into Prep school.

Prep

Our Prep combines outstanding academic, sporting, and creative arts achievement, along with a growth mindset approach, which sees all children afforded the opportunity to thrive and grow in a supportive and caring environment. The children are encouraged to learn the importance of independence, maturity, and resilience, which ensures that they are thoroughly prepared for their future educational journey.

Pastoral Care

One of the more outstanding aspects of our school is the Pastoral care we offer. Our emphasis is on developing a culture of care and kindness for all. St Wystan’s provides an in-depth level of pastoral care through: a range of extra-curricular clubs to suit every individual; small class sizes meaning that each child receives a tailored nurturing learning environment and staff dedicated to teach the children to face the world with confidence, self-esteem and an understanding of respect for one another.  

Sports

School sport is a hugely important and integral part of school life at St Wystan’s. We believe that high quality PE and sport has a very powerful impact on the all-round development of children. It boosts achievement, builds essential communication and leadership skills. We offer equal opportunities for pupils across our sports teams and it is our aim that all St Wystan’s children will have the chance to compete for their house and school in different sports throughout the academic year. 

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FAQ’s

Are you taking registrations for September 2020?

Yes, we are taking registrations for both St Wystan’s School and the Nursery. You can find our registration form online here.

What are your entry points?

We take children from the ages of 2½ to 11 years. Children are welcome to join in any year group where there is availability, and registrations are accepted throughout the year. Parents who are considering St Wystan’s School are invited to contact the Bursar, for further information – bursar@stwystans.org.uk.

Are you currently open for tours around the school?

Unfortunately, due to the current circumstances, we are unable to provide tours around the school. However, please visit our virtual admissions page, to get a holistic feel of the school. If you would like more information or to receive a prospectus information pack, then please fill out the form here (link added).

Can we speak with the Headteacher?

Yes, Mrs Hopkinson is available for personal conversations about St Wystan’s and what is can offer your child. Please contact the bursar, bursar@stwystans.org.uk to arrange the meeting.

What is the admissions process?

Under normal circumstances parents would come for a personal tour around the school to see the school in action and to meet the Headteacher and Bursar. Following this, parents who wish to register their child will need to complete the registration form here (link added) and then pay the £100 non-refundable registration fee. Taster days are also offered to children so that they can spend time with their peer group and for teachers to get an understanding of their individual needs and abilities.

We are still taking registrations and further information can be found here.

Do you offer Bursaries and Scholarships?

Yes, we do offer annual means tested bursaries for children entering Kindergarten to Year 6. Bursaries are means-tested in accordance with the criteria published in the school’s Bursary Policy, which can be obtained by contacting the bursar, bursar@stwystans.org.uk. The level of support varies according to parental need. Further information can be found on our website here (link added), or by contacting the bursar.

St Wystan’s School operates a scholarship scheme for pupils entering the school at the age of 7. Scholarships are awarded to pupils who enhance the musical, sporting, and academic life of St Wystan’s School. Academic Scholarships are offered to the top performing pupil in English and Maths. For further information please read out scholarships page here (link added), or get in contact with our bursar, bursar@stwystans.org.uk.

Do you offer a learning support programme?

Understanding individuals learning abilities is extremely important to us. We are committed to ensuring that all pupils reach their full potential, including those with Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND). Our SENDCo works closely with the child’s class teacher to set individual targets and measure progress. Extra support and precision teaching interventions may be offered in class, in small groups or individually. For more information, please arrange a meeting with Mrs Hopkinson to discuss your child’s individual requirements.

What pastoral care do you offer?

One of the more outstanding aspects of our school is Pastoral care that we provide. Our staff take great pride in the supportive and respectful relationship we enjoy with our pupils and parents. St Wystan’s provides an in-depth level of pastoral care through: a range of extra-curricular clubs to suit every individual; small class sizes meaning that each child receives a tailored nurturing learning environment and staff dedicated to teach the children to face the world with confidence, self-esteem and an understanding of respect for one another. Find out more.

What facilities do you have?

We have a fantastic relationship with Repton School, which offers us the accessibility to facilities beyond the reach of most stand-alone prep schools. These include a swimming pool, astro turf, tennis courts, sports field, gymnasium, and woodland orchard for forest schools. On site we have a specialist computer suite, library, secure playground, and expansive music teaching room.

What extra-curricular provisions do you provide?

We are extremely proud of the extra opportunity’s pupils receive at St Wystan’s. This includes school trips, assemblies, and clubs. A wide range of activities enriches the taught curriculum. We encourage children to be involved in a range of activities, helping to develop and nurture every child’s strengths and interests. Children are given the opportunity to participate in a wide and varied number of extra-curricular activities. We offer a variety of chargeable and non-chargeable clubs before, during and after school. Chargeable clubs include drama, dance, and individual music lessons. This is also integrated throughout the school curriculum with specialist teachers in music and French. Find out more.

What wrap around care do you provide?

During term-time additional care is provided from 7.30am – 6.30pm. St Wystan’s operates a very popular Pre School Care and After School Club run by our own staff and includes a light snack. Spaces can be booked on a full-time, regular, or casual basis by using the booking form. Find out more information.

What sports provisions are on offer for children?

PE and school sport are a hugely important and integral part of the curriculum and school life at St Wystan’s. We work with specialist sports teachers to provide the best possible training and experience for our pupils. It is our aim that all St Wystan’s children will have the chance to compete for their house and school in different sports. There are many Sports and Activity Clubs before school, lunchtime and after school. Examples of extra-curricular activities are: Netball, Football, Tag Rugby, Hockey, Cricket, Rounders, Boccia, Curling, Cycling, Goalball, Gymnastics and Athletics.

What schools do your children go onto attend?

We are extremely proud of our record of success in independent senior entrance, with pupils gaining places at the school of their choice. St Wystan’s is not affiliated to any one senior school and a large part of our success is down to our relationship with a wide choice of destination schools and the understanding of the children’s requirements. The school is delighted of the range of scholarships it secures annually. Find out more here.