My name is Mr Carl Wake and I am delighted to be the Headteacher of St Helens Primary School.
St Helens is a small village primary school with a strong family ethos. The school was built in 1972 on the current site as a half-form entry school, and has become a focal point in our community. Many of our pupils live in the village, but we do attract families from out of the area who seek a happy school with a family atmosphere for their children.
Since September 2010 when the Island education system was reorganised, we have retained our pupils up to the age of 11 years. This has been very successful, and we are committed to preparing our pupils for the challenges of secondary school.
A small community school with a big heart
A unique feature of our school is the way our older pupils take care of the younger pupils, working together on the School Council, and taking part in Book Buddies on a Friday afternoon. We are proud of our pupils as they grow up to be good, responsible citizens.
Our hard working teaching staff are continually working to improve our curriculum, and we set high learning expectations for our pupils. Our wider team have a range of expertise and experience, and we aim to give all our pupils the best educational start we can.
Our governing body are determined to challenge and support us in seeking the very best for our children. In addition we have a dynamic and enthusiastic PTA, who work together to provide a range of fund raising and social events for the whole community, plus many volunteers who run clubs, support in the classroom and produce beautiful work with their children at home.
Our pupils are the heart of the school with their youthful energy, sense of humour, and commitment to doing their very best. They are the future of the village and our wider community.
If you would like to visit our school to learn more about us please ring us on (01983) 872442 and I will gladly show you around.
Mr Carl Wake B.Ed (Hons)