A beacon of education

A Wimborne school has been declared a beacon and pioneer of church education in a glowing inspection report. St John’s CE First School, part of Wimborne Academy Trust, has been judged excellent across the board in a SIAMS (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools) inspection. After giving the top possible rating, the inspector Lizzie McWhirter said that St John’s … Read More

Children swing into sporting action

Hundreds of east Dorset school children tried their hand at golf when they took part in a special festival. Hosted by Wimborne Academy Trust’s (WAT) St Michael’s CE Middle School, almost 300 Year 3 and 4 pupils from 10 schools attended the Tri Golf and Multi-skills festival. Schools that took part included WAT’s Colehill First, Witchampton CE First, Merley First, … Read More

Wimborne schools are alive with the sound of music

Children from across Wimborne are showing what a class act they are by hitting the high notes in school. Four schools from Wimborne Academy Trust have teamed up with Dorset Music Service for a ‘Wimborne Singing Strategy’. St John’s CE First School was the first to get in tune and later this term Colehill First School, Witchampton CE First School … Read More

A grand day out as grandparents go back to school

  A Dorset school welcomed more than 100 grandparents for a special afternoon of thanks and celebration. St John’s CE First School in Wimborne held its annual ‘grandparents’ day’ as a show of appreciation to the very important role these men and women play in their pupils’ lives. For their visit, the nans and grandpas were given a guided tour … Read More

WAT a friendly rivalry at multi-skills festival

Three schools from Wimborne Academy Trust (WAT) came together to compete in a special multi-skills festival. Year 1 youngsters from Colehill First School and St John’s CE First School travelled to Hayeswood First School for a dose of healthy sporting rivalry. The 90 youngsters began the day with a fun warm-up before they were set five challenges to complete. First … Read More