Welcome

  

At West Rise Junior School we inspire and empower independent and creative learners, who will continue to enrich their lives and those of others within a culture of high achievement and mutual respect.

 

"I only wish I was seven again and could be a child at your school. You do such amazing things!"

Kate Humble July 2013, BBC wildlife presenter

 

"West Rise is a very inspiring school! I have told everyone about it!"

Jon Severs July 2013, Editor of the Times Educational Supplement.

 

          West Rise Junior School is the most magical, inspiring and extraordinary place! 

During the presentation of the National Sculpture for Kids exhibition, at the Royal Society of British Sculptors, David Cameron (Prime Minister), awarded West Rise Junior School the top prize and commented that the school demonstrated exemplary creative performance and aspiration.

At West Rise, we offer our pupils a dynamic, creative learning environment. Room 13, Shine Radio Station, artists in residence, school farm, Bronze Age village, Forest School, water buffalos, pigs, goats, chickens, sheep, ducks and 120 acres of marshland are all integral and contribute to the unique experience pupils enjoy at West Rise. 

The school has featured twice in The Times Educational Supplement (International Educational Press), during 2013 and in many other National newspapers. Open House magazine stated, “West Rise has become famous for their innovative projects”.

West Rise Junior School was on the front page of the Times Educational Supplement in January 2010. We have regularly featured on BBC and ITV television news and on BBC Radio. 

In terms of attainment, since 2007 there has been an upward trend in SATs results, with 2013 continuing to be above National attainment. In 2012 the results put the school at the top of the league tables for all non-church state schools locally. The recent Ofsted Report, under the current framework, makes the school the top graded school in Eastbourne and surrounding area from Seaford to Rye.

Children achieve highly in sport, music and the arts both in and outside school. “Pupils achieve well throughout the school and in a wide variety of subjects, benefitting from a rich and diverse curriculum.”  “Behaviour and safety are outstanding” Ofsted 2013

There is an extraordinary community feel throughout the school as confirmed by the vast majority of visitors. If you are inspired by us, we would love to show you our amazing learning environment, innovative projects, fantastic staff and brilliant pupils.                    

 

Mike Fairclough Headteacher