Our Curriculum


For any further information regarding the Winchelsea Curriculum please contact Hannah Parry.

Curriculum Intent

Our thematic curriculum enables pupil to embed concepts and create deeper learning across the curriculum. The theme brings creativity, fun, practical learning experiences, excitement and where relevant an opportunity to contextualize learning.

Personal Development

The Personal Development of pupils is an integral part of our curriculum through the various aspects of RE and PSHE which, when also includes ‘drop-days’ to give greater focus to some topics covered. Our assemblies and ‘Thought of the Week’ enable the whole school to learn, think of others and reflect on different aspects of Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural experiences as well as incorporating the British Values.

Physical activity in and beyond the classroom further promotes Personal Development as well as supporting pupils mental health and well-being. We recognize the relevance of daily exercise in our pupils’ lives and therefore we provide daily opportunities to access physical movement either through the Wake and Shake program or through movement breaks, linked to our Stormbreak program. Our Physical Activity program includes Sports Week which celebrates a variety of new experiences for pupils as well as providing opportunities to promote mental health and well-being. The Arts are celebrated throughout school and used as a vehicle to develop our SMSC. ‘Creative Arts Week’ enables the whole school to develop projects and skills and experience working with other professionals. All these curriculum areas and opportunities supports the all-round development of our pupil’s.

Thought for the Week

During Monday assembly a Thought for the Week is introduced. This is usually through a short video message. Pupils discuss this thought every day in class before feeding back their thoughts during assembly on Friday.

Through ‘Thought for the Week’ pupils at Winchelsea are gaining knowledge and understanding of not just religious concepts these are also concepts that support the growth of our pupils social, moral, spiritual and cultural understanding. This is evident through the regular conversations being had with pupils.     

Speech and Language

We recognize that our pupil’s need help to enable them to communicate their wants and needs in the most effective way, our Speech and Language Therapy Team support all the communication needs of our pupil’s and work effectively with our teachers to embed this into the pupils everyday learning.

Classes in Pathways


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...