Established in 1876, Wedmore First School Academy is located in an exceptionally beautiful and unspoiled Somerset village, surrounded by orchards and farmland, and alongside the local playing fields and tennis courts. We play an integral role in the life of Wedmore village, which enjoys a particularly strong and vibrant sense of community. Our staff and pupils participate in numerous local events and regularly attend services at St. Mary's Church. Although not affliliated to a particular religious body, religious education at the school is Christian-based and non-denominational.
"At Wedmore First School Academy and Nursery we are committed to working together, valuing each child as a whole and developing our children's curiosity and enthusiasm for learning through an exciting and innovative curriculum. We strive to encourage every pupil to develop their confidence and potential. Our wish is to provide children with a firm foundation in preparation for life's challenges and to take away happy memories of their early years with us "
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If you are interested in the outcomes from the survey conducted at the end of the summer term, please click on the link below where there is a summary document giving an overview of the outcomes. Thank you to all of you who took the time and trouble to complete and return the forms; it is much appreciated. Thank you for the many positive comments that we received and also for the feedback and suggestions regarding how we can further improve our lovely school.
The final week of term is fast approaching and we have lots of activities happening during the week.
Foundation Stage Nativity Performance
Duck, Squirrel and Reception Fox classes will be performing their nativity to parents on Tuesday 13 December at 9.30am in the school hall. Please use the ticket form in book bags to book a seat.
Key Stage 1 Nativity Performance
Year 1 Fox, Rabbit and Bee classes will be performing their nativity to parents on Monday 12 December at 2.15pm and Tuesday 13 December at 6pm in the school hall. Please use the ticket form in book bags to book a seat.
Key Stage 2 Carol Concert
Hedgehog, Skylark and Owl will be holding a Carol Concert at St Mary’s Church Wedmore on Monday 12 December at 6pm. We hope all the children and parents can join us for this concert. If you are unable to come to church please let your child’s class teacher know as soon as possible.
On Tuesday 13 December we will be serving our Christmas Roast Lunch. If you have not booked your child for lunch on this day, please order with the school office.
Christmas Party Day
On Thursday 15 December it is Christmas Party Day. The children are invited to come to school in party clothes for lots of fun activities. We have a party lunch menu running that day; again if you would like to book your child in for this lunch please order at the school office. During the afternoon will be the school discos, please return the forms back to the school office.
Christmas Jumper Day
On Friday 16 December we will be taking part in Save The Children’s ‘Christmas Jumper Day’. Children are invited to wear their Christmas jumper (instead of their school jumper/cardigan) with school uniform that day and donate a £1 to this worthy cause.
Wedmore First School Academy recognises that the safety and welfare of children is paramount and that we have a responsibility to protect children in all the academy's activities. We take all reasonable steps to ensure, through appropriate procedures and training, that all students, irrespective of sex, age, disability, race, religion or belief, sexual identity or social status, are protected from abuse.
We foster a culture of vigilance amongst staff, students, parents and visitors. We always listen to students and take their concerns seriously. Please do not hesitate if you have any concerns or queries please contact the Academy immediately and you will be directed to a member of staff who will endeavour to help you.
The Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) is Mrs Jackie Hipwell (Headteacher) and the Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead (DDSL) is Mrs Sue Ham (Deputy Headteacher).
We share information about concerns with agencies who need to know, and involving parents and children appropriately
Further information can be found from the Somerset Safeguarding Children Board http://sscb.safeguardingsomerset.org.uk
Salary: £14,615 Pro rata
Hours of Work: 5 days (12 noon to 1.45 pm). Term time only. Job share possible.
Contractual status: Permanent
We are looking for lunchtime supervisor/play leader to join our happy and dedicated team of
The successful applicants should be reliable, friendly, flexible and have a good sense of
Visits to the school are warmly welcomed and further details can be given by phoning the school office.
Contact details: Telephone: 01934 712643
The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young children and
expects all staff to share this commitment. Any formal offer will be subject to completion of a