Symondsbury Church of England VA Primary School

The Church of England

West Dorset Schools Collaboration

Working together with others is one of the most powerful things we can all do. As we at Symondsbury are always striving to be the best that we can, we are always looking at ways in which we can learn from others as well as share good practice.

 On 2nd September 2016 a group of schools launched a new partnership whereby we can work in collaboration in a very powerful way. The West Dorset Schools Collaboration is a partnership between 8 primary schools and 1 secondary school: 

  • Symondsbury Primary
  • Sticklands Primary (Evershot)
  • Greenford Primary (Maiden Newton)
  • Parrett and Axe Primary (Mosterton)
  • Broadwindsor Primary
  • Thorner’s Primary (Lytton Cheney)
  • Powerstock Primary
  • Salway Ash Primary School
  • Beaminster School

 All the primary schools have made a financial commitment to the group and Beaminster School provides on-site facilities, administrative support and valuable advice. The aim of the Collaboration is to create closer ties in order to share knowledge, experience, ideas and resources. There will be teacher exchanges, shared projects such as High Needs support and other initiatives which are currently being developed.

 We will still be working with the Bridport schools as we have done previously and share sports events and policies such as attendance. This new collaboration extends the pool of expertise from which we can benefit. We are very excited about the new Collaboration and look forward to keeping you updated with developments and how our school is benefiting directly from it.

 If you have any questions about the Collaboration, please do not hesitate to ask.  Please click on the links below to find out more!

 We are currently working on our WDSC plan which will be available very soon.

About Us & Strategic Plan

West Dorset Schools Collaboration Flyer