The school admits more than the national average number of pupils. Welbeck is a two form entry primary school. From Reception to Year 6 there are 14 mixed ability classes and one nursery class. In addition, there are 2 classes (16 places) in the Speech & Language Additionally Resourced Centre (ARC), which the school provides for Newcastle City Council.
We also have our own playgroup, providing education and childcare for 2 year olds every afternoon.
EYFS assessments confirm that attainment on entry is well below average in all areas of learning, but particularly in communication, language and literacy. Many children have very limited spoken language upon entry.
We employ a Parent Support Advisor and an Attendance & Welfare Officer in addition to two Pupil Support HLTAs who are deployed to support and enhance our work with the most vulnerable children and their families.
Welbeck has been through a period of radical change since Ofsted inspectors judged that the school was not providing a satisfactory level of education for the children and placed Welbeck in the Ofsted category of ‘Special Measures’ in September 2009.
At Welbeck, we want all children to have the best possible education and a secure learning environment, so that they feel safe and happy, able to reach their full potential.
Welbeck Academy has seen considerable improvements since joining WISE Academies’ Trust.
The improvements made to the academy culminated in a successful Ofsted in May 2014 where the academy was graded ‘good’ in all areas. The recent report can be found here .