Curriculum Structure

Winchelsea School Structure:

  • The school caters for pupils from 4 – 16 years.
  • There are 18 classes ranging from Reception to Year 11. Classes have a maximum of 12 pupils, with at least 2 teaching assistants. 6 of these classes are taught off-site in our satellite provisions.


  • Satellite Provision:

Old Town: KS 1

Canford Heath: KS 2

Magna: KS 3


  • Pupils are taught in classes based upon ability, age and social dynamics. Classes will generally have a mix of between two and three year age groups.
  • The school mostly operates on a Primary Model where pupils are taught by their class teacher for Math, English, ICT, PSHE, RE and ‘My World’ (History, Geography and Science). They are taught by specialists for PE, Creative Arts, Woodland learning and in KS 3 Home Cooking.
  • Pupils can have access to 1:1 therapeutic support during class time, from one of our intervention teams.
  • Speech and Language support is available to the whole school through all lessons, as a school we recognize that this is instrumental to their learning.
  • Speech and Language support can also be given either in 1:1 therapeutic sessions or in small groups.
  • Classes are reviewed annually, however where necessary pupils may move classes due to need identified during the year, this is within current legislation and guidance and taking into account best practice within special needs education.
  • Due to the need and age of our pupil’s we provide different curriculums to meet pupil need and therefore assessments within those curriculums are also different.
  • All curricula aim to give our pupil’s a broad and exciting curriculum to prepare them for the world and through all areas there is greater emphasis and time allocation given to PSHE/Life Skills.


08 Sep 2021

Although we have begun the new year in a relatively 'normal' way, I thought I'd just update you about a few things related to Covid-19. Currently, we continue to follow all of the up to date national...

Transport -Monday 6th September

04 Sep 2021

Good morning everyone! I am aware of some transport issues for Monday. If you have received an email saying transport will not pick up your child or transport does not arrive on Monday, please call Re...

Covid Testing

12 Mar 2021

Dear Parent/Carer, Please find below a link to a letter containing information relating to COVID-19 home testing for pupils in Years 7 to 11. COVID_19_Testing_Letter_Pupils_in_Year_7_to_11_12.03.2021....


03 Feb 2021

Some additional support for you all! 1. If you are struggling to get food and other household essentials please contact: 0300 123 7052. The service is open Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm. https:...

School Closure - Social Story

29 Jan 2021

I refer to our recent communication advising parents/carers that whole school remote online learning will continue until February half-term, with pupils returning to school and face to face provision...

Update - Continued Whole School Remote Learning

28 Jan 2021

Hi everyone, Hope you're all doing OK, I just wanted to send out an update on the situation at school, please see the attached letter: Letter_270121_Continued_Remote_Learning.pdf As you will...

Remote Learning Provision

28 Jan 2021

We hope your child has been accessing and enjoying the remote learning provision that has been in place, and a huge thank you to all parents, carers and family members who have supported your child to...

School Update

25 Jan 2021

Hi everyone, I hope you are all doing ok and you are keeping safe. I just wanted to update you about the situation in school. We have a significant number of staff and pupils have tested positive for...

Contacting School

22 Jan 2021

Hi everyone, While we are in a situation where pupils are accessing remote learning, rather than being on site, please see below for information about contacting school -  1. For general enquirie...

Urgent Update - Friday 22nd January 2021

22 Jan 2021

Hi everybody, An important update for you all -  We have now had 10 positive cases of Covid-19 amongst staff and 5 positive cases amongst pupils.  In addition, we have a large number of fami...