WLS HISTORY

Westoning Lower School has occupied its present site since 1913 when the school moved from the original Board School building in Church Road.  The Old School, as it is known in the village, which was built in 1880, is now used as the Village Hall and is the focal point for much of the community activity in the village.

 

In common with many village schools in the area, the school has expanded and extended over the years to keep pace with the growth in size of the community it serves.  The main building was built in 1913 catering for pupils from 5-14 years. The present hall was originally used as two classrooms. The main building now houses the schools administrative base, library, Year 2 classroom, kitchen, staffroom and hall.  The main building has a warmth and charm that is often not present in modern buildings and is as an integral part of the character and identity of the school.

 

Additional teaching accommodation is located to both the front and rear of the main building. The Reception classroom was built in 1971 and an adjoining classroom was built in 1973. A temporary unit was also placed at the school in 1973 and this was replaced in 1992. In 1999 a new classroom was built and is now used for the Year 1 class. In October 2003 a classroom adjoining the Reception Class was completed and this is now used for Stars, our Nursery. In 2009 the temporary classrooms were replaced by permanent classrooms for Years 3 and 4, along with a new entrance hall and office.

 

Over the Summer 2016 an extension was built on the end of our Reception Class and this is used for Smilers, our breakfast and after school club, Nursery activities and other activities such as Art and Cookery for all classes across the school. Over the Easter break 2018, the offices were reconfigured for added security.