Welcome to West Byfleet Infant School, a school which promotes a love of learning and an aspiration to be the best you can be. We hope our website provides you with a brief snapshot of the school, how much we cherish the children in our care and how blessed we feel to work here. I am very proud to be the Headteacher of our wonderful school and would love you to see us "first hand" in action, so please pay us a visit soon. However, with current Covid restrictions, we are unable to welcome you in person, so please take a look at our virtual school tour on the home page. This will give you a fabulous insight into the amazing facilities and ethos of the school.
Our school vision is "The children in our care only get one chance! We aim to provide the highest quality of education for all the children in our school, ensuring they reach their true potential, academically, emotionally and socially." We pride ourselves on developing the whole child to ensure they are ready for their next steps in education and life's journey.
Our mission statement at West Byfleet Infant School is "We Belong, Inspire, Succeed" and the staff and children really "live out" our vision, through our vibrant curriculum and high expectations. We pride ourselves on our welcoming and caring ethos where everyone belongs to our West Byfleet family. Our key values underpin our success, inspiring children, parents, staff and governors to learn and grow together.
West Byfleet Infant School provides a caring and supportive environment and has high expectations of success in all areas of the curriculum. Our team is committed to creating an enthusiasm for learning and providing the best education, to enable all our children to achieve their full potential and to love learning. Through a stimulating, engaging curriculum, that encompasses indoor and outdoor learning opportunities, we ensure that every day counts and is fun - we promote happiness in all that we do!
Parent partnership is very important to us at West Byfleet Infant School. We believe that by working together with our parents, this provides the best education for our children. We enjoy working closely with parents and recognise the importance of establishing strong home/school partnerships.
We understand that the health and safety of all our children is of paramount importance, so our school provides a safe environment in which our children can flourish.
We hope you enjoy our website and that you get a flavour for the opportunities we provide here at West Byfleet.
Mrs Sarah Smithers
Comments from Parents 2020 - Feedback from Autumn term questionnaire
"I'm surprised at how comfortable my son has been going in each day, as this was not expected, and put this down to how welcoming and kind the teachers are."
"We’ve been really impressed with everything"
"Friendly, energetic and dynamic reception staff who really seem to care about the children and take time to find out who they are and make them feel special and valued."
"The warmth of the teachers and all support staff. I love that Mrs Smithers is really making an effort to get to know all the children’s names and greets the children in the morning. Everything about the school has so far surpassed all expectations."
"The staff seem to really care about the children’s happiness and wellbeing, the school dinners are great and the resources are fab."
"I can say that my girl loves going to school, so even though she doesn't tell me much I'm happy that you give her a good, safe supportive environment. Also everyone I have been in touch with was lovely and answered all my questions."
"It’s such a wonderful environment for the children. Such care and attention has been given to the children settling in during these uncertain times. School communication has been great. My daughter has settled in so well and is really enjoying all aspects of school."
"Communication and information sharing, the staff - they are all so welcoming and friendly to parents and pupils alike, how well you've adapted to the various restrictions put on you owing to COVID and how you've managed this for the new children - they've been able to transition into school quite seamlessly. "
"We are really happy with everything. Thank you so much for all your care and hard work."
"I was worried about my son coming back to school after being off for so long but he is so happy and excited about going in everyday. He really is very very happy, so thank you."
"My daughter and our family are so happy with WBIS. It’s a brilliant school where the children thrive and are happy to attend.
We are key workers and have felt very supported by the school staff during this difficult time. The communications have been excellent and the team have been very organised and responsive to the evolving situation and guidelines. We are immensely thankful to the whole team (including the Early birds and Wingbats staff too)."
We Belong, Inspire, Succeed
West Byfleet Infant School