Westclyst Community Primary School (WCPS) opened in 2016, and its first pupils began their education in temporary accommodation at Broadclyst while the state-of-the-art school building was constructed. The ‘outstanding’ Ofsted report it achieved at its very first inspection in 2019, before its move to permanent accommodation, is a testament to the dedication of its teachers.
The new school building offers a high level of access to digital devices from the reception class upwards, and a wide range of technology including digital screens, wireless projection and voice amplification in all the large and airy classrooms. A fully stocked library, staffed by two librarians, and a spacious 60-place nursery are also on-site.
WCPS is part of The Cornerstone Academy Trust, a forward-thinking digital academy that is transforming the classroom experience through the incorporation of Microsoft technology enhancing student centred learning and to achieve better outcomes for all pupils. Staff can focus on delivering personalised learning experiences that empower students to be independent and creative learners, whilst building skills that will prepare them for the future.
Cornerstone Academy Trust recently ran three comprehensive virtual open events involving all its schools, in order to give parents all the necessary information to choose the right school for their child next September.
These information-packed events took place on Microsoft Teams, and included live presentations from the leadership team, the SEND team and the teachers as well as a virtual tour of the school and a wide variety of sessions showing children’s classroom, outdoor and creative activities.
The video documenting the events is now available here. It offers you a chance to understand more about each school, our staff and our ethos, as well as seeing at first hand our high standards of education, amazing facilities and commitment to harnessing technology to provide excellence in teaching and learning.
You can also learn more about our school by browsing through our prospectus.
Our School Direct training at Cornerstone is a year-long school-based experience, leading to a PGCE. The lead school for this programme is Broadclyst Community Primary School (BCPS), an Ofsted-graded outstanding primary school with a significant national and international reputation for innovative use of IT within a broad and balanced curriculum. We work in collaboration with a number of partner schools to deliver this programme.
Join a dynamic team of trainers and recently-qualified teachers who have themselves come through the School Direct programme at the Cornerstone Academy Trust Teaching School. Enjoy working with a unique range of state-of-the-art facilities, equipment and resources that will help you to develop your teaching skills and explore your potential future curriculum leadership specialisms.