West Coker CE VC Primary School
Feb 2017: Ofsted rating Good
''Welcome to our website and thank you for taking the time to find out more about our school. At West Coker, we are a small, welcoming and friendly village school, where we take pride in knowing our children well, meeting their differing needs and supporting their development as well-rounded young people. We celebrate effort, as well as success and we recognise and encourage all talents and abilities, not just the academic.
Our unique Friday curriculum is aimed at developing compassionate and independent citizens of the future. We want all our children to be able to access their learning, and have invested in training staff to support children emotionally and developmentally to reduce these potential barriers.
We believe firmly that learning is best when it is meaningful and enjoyable, so work hard on delivering a creative and engaging curriculum. Our children tell us that they enjoy working together and teamwork is a theme that runs through our school.
You are very welcome to visit our school, by appointment, and see for yourselves what great work our children do!''
Richard Culham, Executive Headteacher
We are proud to be a church school.
At West Coker School we strive to instil a love of learning and the desire to succeed. We aim to develop the whole child, in order for them to become conscientious, well-equipped citizens of the future. We grow confidence, trust and respect through our roots in the core Christian values and our ethos of collaboration.
The Christian story; kept at the heart of all we do.
We feel the story of 'Down Through the Roof' illustrates our values and unique community history.
In this story, four men lower a friend from a roof for Jesus to heal. This shows trust, friendship and collaboration.
Each man holds a rope.
These four ropes represent the four areas of Wisdom (Endurance), Community (Trust and Friendship), Hope (Hope) and Respect (Compassion and Thankfulness). These are the Core Christian Values (in bold) that we believe are most important to our children, both as Christians and as well-equipped citizens of the future.
Rope symbolises West Coker and its manufacturing history involving the Twine Works.
A rope needs to be strong and flexible, as we all do in modern society.
It can also be knotted to bind us together and bind us to the church, representing our community.
All strands of life entwined.