Small school wins big praise

One of Dorset’s smallest schools has received gigantic praise following an official inspection. Witchampton CE First School, part of Wimborne Academy Trust, has received the top ‘excellent’ rating from a SIAMS (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools) inspector. The inspector, Susan Bowen, said the school lives by its ethos of having a big heart, with a culture of love … Read More

Bringing the past to life

A village school transported its pupils back in time when it took them to the 1940s to experience life as an evacuee during the Second World War. The children from Witchampton CE First School, part of Wimborne Academy Trust, spent the day on the farm to live the rural existence of a young evacuee. Wearing vintage clothes, the pupils took … 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

No raining on their Easter parade

In their Easter bonnets, with all the frills upon them, children from one of Dorset’s smallest schools did not let the weather rain on their parade. Just like the famous Irving Berlin song, the children of Witchampton CE First School ignored the wind and rain to turn out in their finest home-made bonnets for their annual Easter parade. For many … Read More

School farm visit was a mooving experience

Children and staff from a Dorset school enjoyed a day out mucking in on a local farm. One of Dorset’s smallest schools, Witchampton CE First School, took every single member of staff and every pupil to enjoy a day out at Launceston Farm, Tarrant Launceston. The event, which gave the youngsters a real insight into the countryside and environment, was … Read More