- welcome page 2016
Welcome from the Headteacher
Welling School, located in the Borough of Bexley, is an 11-18, mixed Academy with a Visual Arts Specialism, part of the TKAT family of schools. The school was completely redesigned and rebuilt in 2005 and became an Academy in 2011. In February 2015, Ofsted judged the school to be Good in every category, including the 6th Form where many of our students choose to stay to continue their studies. We are now on our way to being Outstanding.
Our school's vision is to provide an excellent education in a safe, supportive learning environment; one where students are valued and make positive contributions to the school community and prepare for their 'next steps' whether in the world of work, further education, or training. We are an inclusive school, serving the local community, whereby the Visual Arts Specialism provides a strong focus for the Welling Ways ethos to pervade throughout.
Our excellent facilities include: specialist classrooms; sports hall; all-weather sports pitch; dance studio, drama studios; art gallery; library and a designated 6th Form common room, complete with Apple Mac computers and café. It provides students and the wider community with the best possible environment for learning in the 21st century. The school continues to invest in resources for your child, including Information Communication Technology; an upgrade for our all-weather sports ground; and, a very rich and full range of extra-curricular activities, educational trips and visits which we view as an essential element to offering your child opportunities to the broadest possible curriculum.
We are a school which not only focuses on the academic, but also developing the child as a whole person - well rounded; happy; and an integral part of a respected and well-mannered community, regardless of status or age. We do this through the Welling Ways; 6 core values and personal qualities which we encourage our students to demonstrate throughout their time at Welling School. These are:
We believe these are the key qualities which employers and universities look for.
We aim to instil students with a love of learning; to prepare them for challenge, but also to embrace change; to teach them to ask questions as well as find answers and to understand that learning should not stop whatever your age! We are preparing students for life where competition will become more global, where the influence of technology will mean that change will come ever faster, and where the ability to be flexible, respond to challenge and be emotionally resilient will become ever more important.
Our mission is to achieve high standards and fulfil the expectations of all students of all abilities and from diverse backgrounds by making teaching and learning our focus. We recognize that if a child is to accomplish those ambitions and improve their life chances it is essential that we work in partnership with parents and carers.
In conclusion through a combination of our innovative, broad curriculum, stimulating learning experiences and a safe learning environment we aim to provide students with the qualifications, skills and values they need to be happy, independent learners who will be able to enjoy their lives now and in the future.
The best way of finding out whether Welling School is right for your child is to view our website (www.wellingschool-tkat.org),our prospectus and/or contact the school direct.
Art Scholarships are available to a number of selected new students who have been offered a place.
The Kemnal Academies Trust is a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under company number 7348231. Its registered address is The Atkins Centre, Kemnal Technology College, Sevenoaks Way, Sidcup, Kent DA14 5AA. Welling School is a business name used by The Kemnal Academies Trust