At Winterfold we value each child as an individual and believe in educating the whole child, giving him or her the confidence and self belief to develop their talents to the full and to have a strong moral sense of right and wrong. (Mission Statement)
At the heart of Winterfold's ethos lies a very genuine concern for the happiness and success of every child entrusted into our care. Winterfold is almost unique in its history as a family run school and my wife, Linda, and I aim to maintain its intrinsic family values. We look upon the school as our family and our home. We pride ourselves that whilst being large enough to be able to offer excellent and constantly improving facilities, we are small enough to ensure that we know each of our pupils individually and this produces the secure and trusting environment which is vital for a child's development.
At Winterfold we believe in the importance of the individual, and aim to develop the whole child. We place great emphasis upon discovering and nurturing the special talents of each pupil. Thus we provide a comprehensive range of opportunities which allows every boy and girl to find some area in which he or she will shine. Success in any endeavour raises confidence and self-esteem and this in turn leads to success in other areas, not least academic.
We aim to provide outstanding education at all levels so that every child's academic potential is achieved. The staffare highly dedicated and well qualified and we operate a policy of continuing professional development which ensure that all teachers are abreast of current methods and techniques. Winterfold has an excellent record of success in entrance exams and scholarships to senior schools.
Underpinning all that we do is the Catholic ethos of the school which emphasises the value and sanctity of the individual and the importance of the community above self. This ensures that we produce young people who have a strong sense of right and wrong and the courage to follow their convictions.
Education is a partnership between school and parents and communication is vital if this partnership is to work. We hold regular parent's evenings, and you will receive frequent reports. You, as well as your child, are member of the Winterfold family and we encourage our parents to see the staff and myself as trusted friends, and thus you are very welcome to drop in any time for a chat.
This web site can only give a very general and fleeting impression, and cannot convey the happy, relaxed yet purposeful atmosphere which characterises the school. To experience this you need to visit us. I look forward to meeting you, to showing you round the school and to introducing you to the staff and children so that you feel at first hand the unique family atmosphere that is Winterfold and can discover for yourselves just why I am so proud to be its Headmaster.