Mrs Katie Dickens
Executive Headteacher of Welford & Wickham and Stockcross Primary Schools
A very warm welcome awaits you at Welford and Wickham Primary School. From the moment you step through the door, you and your child will experience a school where children thrive, adults care and the atmosphere buzzes with expectation and opportunity - a school where the children really do come first!
This is a school where children feel safe and secure, valued and cared for and where they flourish and succeed. We support the whole child - a child with roots and wings. We grow strong roots of academic achievement, through knowledge, skills and understanding within a broad and balanced creative curriculum which responds to the children's interests. We encourage wings of confidence and resilience with which to fly - our children go on to a wide range of secondary schools and they need to be ready for the next challenge. In a fast moving world where we are educating and preparing children for lives which we can only imagine, they will need strength of character, moral purpose and the ability to adapt rapidly to change. Simply put, your child will need to be the best that they can be. This is our vision for every child at Welford and Wickham.
Committed to supporting your child and your family within our school community, regardless of circumstances, we recognise that there may be times when their ability to learn is affected. In partnership with parents, we seek to identify any barrier to learning for any child as quickly as possible. Without exception, we will work to support your child and your family through any difficulties you may be facing. Our friendly, ever open door approach, where parental concerns are prioritised and quickly addressed, is testament to this.
Through this website, I hope that you will be encouraged to come and see for yourself what a special place our school is. Our children are exceptional, both in their attitudes to learning and their behaviour, as you will see when you visit and experience a guided tour. Our Christian values of love and respect resonate throughout; our vision for all to be the best that we can be, is palpable. I feel hugely privileged to lead such a wonderful team of staff who make our vision and values a reality on a daily basis. We all look forward to meeting you and your child and welcoming you both into our school community.