Welcome to Winlaton West Lane Community Primary School!
Winlaton West Lane Junior and Infant Schools were built in 1877, but was renamed Winlaton West Lane Community Primary School in 1984 following the amalgamation of the two schools. Extensive refurbishment of the buildings took place in 1986 and continuous improvements have been subsequently made to ensure that our school is fully equipped for the educational opportunities of the 21stCentury.
The school is situated on West Lane, on the outskirts of Winlaton, and boasts a very large and attractive site with playing fields, flower beds, an inner courtyard with shrubs and an outdoor Forest School. The children are taught in individual classrooms some of which are contained in the two main buildings and the others in modern and well-resourced demountable classrooms. All teaching areas are carpeted and have non-slip vinyl floor covering in the wet areas.
There are two assembly halls that are used for assemblies and are also equipped for physical education. At lunch time, the upper school hall is used as a dining room and is served with hot meals by the adjacent kitchen. The lower school hall is used at lunch time by Key Stage 2 children bringing a packed lunch to school. There are two playgrounds – one for our Foundation Stage pupils and the other for our Key Stage 1 and 2 pupils, as well as playing fields which can be used by all of our children. There is also an early years outdoor classroom for use by our Nursery and Reception pupils.
We take the safety of our children very seriously. As a result, all parents, carers and visitors to the school may only gain entry to the building after they have registered with the school office staff at the main entrance and there is video and key code entry to the main buildings. However, we still maintain our ‘open door’ policy and warmly welcome visitors to the school.
There is limited parking outside the school. We ask drivers to respect the meaning and purpose of yellow zigzags, double yellow and single yellow lines in the front of our school. Again, this is to ensure the safety of all our children. The West End Social Club has kindly offered drivers bringing and collecting children from school the use of their car park at the beginning and the end of the school day; we recommend that you use this facility and walk up to the school from the end of West Lane when dropping off or collecting children.