I am delighted to welcome you to Weston Infant and Weston Junior Academies, both of which are located within the Weston Coyney area of Stoke on Trent and form ‘The Weston Federation’. ‘The Weston Federation’ schools are also part of the St Bart’s Multi-Academy Trust family, which we joined on 1st November 2017.
Both schools within ‘The Weston Federation’ provide high quality education for children aged 3 to 11 years of age and have excellent facilities and bright stimulating environments. As soon as you enter our schools, you will feel the warmth of our nurturing and welcoming ethos. We encourage our children to understand and follow our ‘Be Weston’ values in order to become better citizens and the ‘PEACE’ values of our Multi-Academy Trust.
Our children begin their learning journey at Weston Infant Academy where there are large purpose-built Foundation Stage classrooms for our Nursery and Reception children to access. Then the exciting learning journey continues into key-stage one, where the children continue to develop in year 1 and year 2. Our children then move across to Weston Junior Academy, where they follow the key-stage two curriculum; building on and further developing the confidence and skills that they have developed in key-stage one. Our children attend the Junior site from 7 years of age to 11 years of age. Transition between the two sites is robust and all staff undertake Federation training so that processes and procedures are seamless. Subject leaders work together cross-site to ensure a smooth progression of skills and to ensure that prior learning and subject knowledge is built-upon, in all subject areas. In addition, to support our families with children who attend both Weston Infant Academy and Weston Junior Academy we also run a free school minibus service between the sites so that parents only have to bring their children to one school in the morning instead of two.
Our knowledgeable and professional staff plan and teach lessons, which engage and motivate the children, taking into account the local area in which they live. The aim of ‘The Weston Federation’ is to lay strong foundations to ensure that all of our children have the best possible start to their education. We offer calm and nurturing environments where our children confidently develop their learning and independence. Learning is further developed and supported through the use of 1:1 iPads for all pupils from year 1 to year 6 inclusive, exciting educational visits and we utilise our Weston Federation mini bus to ensure that our children have even more opportunities to participate in a wide range of activities off-site.
Outdoor learning is a key feature and both schools have access to lovely outdoor environments. At the Infant site, all classrooms have access to the outdoors and there is a dedicated Foundation Stage area and a Forest Schools area. At the Junior site, there is an Anderson shelter, a MUGA (Multi Use Games Area) and a wildlife area for the children to explore. Again, Forest Schools skills are taught at the Junior site.
If you would like to see more, then please click on the link below to view our virtual tour. (Please click on the link below to view both schools). If you would you like to visit either of our school sites, please phone the school offices on the numbers at the bottom of this page and we can arrange a tour of the schools.
Thank you for taking the time to visit our ‘Weston Federation’ website and I look forward to meeting you soon. Let us help your child to take the first step on their learning journey.
Mrs Julie Birchall
Weston Infant and Weston Junior Academies (The Weston Federation)