Welcome to the Whitstone School website. I hope the information you read here gives you an idea as to why our staff and I feel privileged to work at such a successful and caring school. Whitstone School is a thriving comprehensive school offering an opportunity for young people to access excellent teaching and to benefit from a firmly established caring and supportive approach. We are so fortunate to have a beautiful school site which offers our students a wealth of enrichment opportunities.
The Whitstone School community is built upon a shared commitment to supporting our students in their goal to achieve high standards. We believe that the years our students spend with us are crucial in developing the knowledge and skills which will enable them to access a wide range of opportunities when they leave us. Student conduct in lessons and around the school site is excellent. Our students tell us that this helps them to access learning and to feel safe and respected.
Our motto, ‘Inspiring Futures’, is especially true of the experience our students receive in the classroom. Our teachers are highly trained and are continually seeking to develop new and exciting ways to inspire our students. We have a highly motivated and skilled staff who relentlessly focus on the experience our young people receive in the classroom. We are proud of this focus on learning and see the benefit in the continued academic success of our students.
As a parent myself, I know that children and young people learn best in an environment which is secure, happy and caring. Whitstone School has an excellent reputation as an inclusive and caring school; being large enough to offer an innovative and inspiring curriculum to all students, whilst of a scale that ensures all of our students are well-known and their needs clearly understood. Our House system develops both a sense of belonging and encourages peer support and guidance. The Shepton Mallet Leisure Centre, owned by our school, provides a clear connection with our community and also offers our students excellent sports facilities.
I hope that this website gives you a taste of life at Whitstone School. As a school community, we are proud of the education we offer and the successful, respectful young people who attend. If you would like to visit, you are always very welcome. I look forward to meeting you.
Guy Swallow, Headteacher