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Website designed and maintained by Tony Wheat, Rachel Dowden and Ollie Hellis







Church Lane, West Pennard, Glastonbury, Somerset,

Tel: 01458 832866

Enjoyment and Enrichment

Welcome back! If you would like to find out why we are an outstanding school, please contact the office for a tour. Please ring and leave a message or email Spaces are available. See our calendar on the tabs to the left for up to date term dates for your information.

West Pennard Primary School
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This Week in School...
hopesanddreams1.jpgChurch School Inspection Report

SIAMS - Church School Inspection Report - May 2014

'Relationships between staff, pupils, governors and parents are outstanding, uniting all in the care, guidance and support for all children.'


Ofsted Report July 14



OUTSTANDING IN EVERY ASPECT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

If you are a current or prospective parent of children in the school, and would like to see why we are an outstanding School, contact the office for a tour.

Welcome to our website. We hope that you will find it informative and that these pages capture something of the distinctive ethos we strive to create.

We believe West Pennard is a special place and we have many strengths, not least our high standards, quality of care, a curriculum invigorated through enrichment activities and a tremendous team of dedicated staff. We were delighted when Ofsted visited and judged our school as OUTSTANDING.

I am proud to say that we are a school which has much to celebrate, not least our wonderful location. Our children are encouraged to take a pride in this favoured setting and to play their part in maintaining its richness.

We believe that the Christian Foundation of the school supports the values which we encourage and many families bring their children to West Pennard with this factor in the forefront of their minds. We enjoy excellent links with St Nicholas' Church whilst at the same time benefiting from regular visits from the clergy of the local parishes.

We are proud to be a 'Rights Respecting' School. Our children are very aware of the United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child and understand that they have rights and responsibilities too. Our aims shown below, are based around the RESPECT mnemonic and reflect the values and attitudes we hold dear.

Enjoyment and Enrichment

Our motto "To Try is to Triumph" remains the ideal by which we all live and it is my belief that the commitment and enthusiasm of the staff in both enjoying and supporting your children to realise this aim, remains vital. If we have high expectations the children will aspire to great things whatever their talents may be. I hope you will find the website sufficiently detailed to create a picture of a very happy, welcoming and successful school. If you would like to find out more please ring the school and I would be delighted to show you round. You will be made most welcome.

Mrs H Burchell


NAACE Gifted and Talented

Challenge Award Report 2014


School Term Dates

(excluding INSET)



Office contact: Mrs R. Dowden and Mrs S. Race

If you require paper copies of any document on this website, please contact the office. Details above.

West Pennard Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children.


We had our Mayan Enrichment Week this week in school. On Monday we were visited by Steve Manning who read and performed traditional Maya stories to the Key Stage 1 children. The older children were told about the discovery of Chichen Itza in the 1850s by an American archaeologist and later by a French archaeologist. It was amazing to see him captivate the children with his retelling of the events in role. A great many thanks to Steve for visiting us once again and starting our exciting week off so well.

Throughout the week, children had a go at a variety of Mayan themed activities including counting using the Mayan number system, learning about the Mayan civilisation and the art of Frederick Catherwood. The children were encouraged to make a Mayan mask, which were paraded in assembly on Friday.

On Friday some of our pupils, alongside Mrs Burchell and Sally Race visited the Bishop's Palaace in Wells to meet the Duchess of Cornwall. She is meeting the children to find out more about the Beanstalk reading volunteers that come in to school to read with certain children each week. Watch this space for a picture.