Winterbourne Valley Ce Va First School

Winterbourne Valley CE VA First School ia a local authority School set in the beautiful village of Winterbourne Abbas. It is a Church of England, Voluntary Controlled School with one Reception Class (Seahorses), one mixed Year 1 and Year 2 class (Dolphin Class) and one mixed Year 3 and Year 4 class (Sharks Class). Although small, we offer every aspect of the National Curriculum, after-school clubs, educational visits, an excellent range of information technology, a full programme of outdoor education and games.


01305 889297
Fax: 01305 889297


Venue address
Winterbourne Valley CE VA First School
Winterbourne Abbas
West Dorset


Opening times
Mon: 08:30-12:00 And 13:15-15:00
Tue: 08:30-12:00 And 13:15-15:00
Wed: 08:30-12:00 And 13:15-15:00
Thu: 08:30-12:00 And 13:15-15:00
Fri: 08:30-12:00 And 13:15-15:00

Service Details

Additional Information
Headteacher: Mrs Rachel Horne. Mrs Stefanie Hayes is our School Secretary. Lunch break: Midday to 1pm. All children eat together in the school hall for the first part of the lunch hour, and then have playtime outside. Also, on the school site you will find Winterbourne Valley Pre-School for children from 2 years & 9 months to 4 years & 11 months, Winterbourne Valley After School Club for ages 2 years & 9 months to 13 years and Winterbourne Valley Breakfast Club for 2 years & 9 months to 8 years. For further information please call 01305 889297 or email
Age Range Details
4 to 9 years.
Related Links
• School admissions, transport, term dates and free school meals
• School performance tables
• Check for school closures
Age Range
4 years 0 months to 9 years 11 months

Ofsted Registered Details

Ofsted inspection result
Date of last inspectionInspection resultOfsted report
01/02/2011 Outstanding View here


Wheelchair accessible
Most areas of the school are accessible for all children. The Reception/Year 1 and Year 2 classrooms, the Hall and other learning areas are on one level. The Year 3 / 4 classroom is separate and has to be accessed from outside. However, ramp access is provided so that all¦areas can be reached easily. Within the classrooms, there is space for a range of mobility equipment such as wheel chairs, standing frames and walkers.
Parking availability information
Parking is available in the farmyard opposite the school at the discretion of the farmer.
Toilet facility information
Disabled toilets.
Other Facilities
Secure environment with play area. ¦Ramp access is provided so that all areas can be reached easily. Within the classrooms, there is space for a range of mobility equipment such as wheel chairs, standing frames, walkers.

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Local Offer

Support for children and young people with SEN and disabilities
Winterbourne Valley CE VA First School is a small rural school with three classes, with a Pre-School onsite. The school is part of the Dorchester Area Schools Partnership (DASP). The school is committed to providing all children, including children with SEND, with the best learning opportunities possible. We are able to provide focused in-class support, additional small group work and 1:1 support. As necessary, we refer to outside agencies for further guidance and support, and we liaise closely with them to ensure that your child receives the appropriate specialised education and care that they require. Our school uses the local authority arrangement for school ddmissions. The agreement is mindful of national requirements supporting all children, including those who are disabled, in a fair and non-discriminatory way, when securing admission to school. In addition to this the school makes appropriate reasonable adjustments to accommodate those who are disabled. Where adaptations are required to support physical or medical needs, the school liaises with the local authority, health services and parents/carers to ensure that appropriate arrangements are made to meet individual medical conditions.
See our school's SEN information report and Local Offer.

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Address: Winterbourne Valley CE VA First School  Winterbourne Abbas  Dorchester  Dorset

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