Wyvil Primary School is situated between the areas of Vauxhall and Stockwell in the London borough of Lambeth. There is a nursery on site for children aged 3 to 4 (we can also accept children aged 2 years and 9 months if they are eligible for a Rising Three place). There is a Special Educational Needs centre for children with Speech and Language difficulties. The school is part of the Oval Learning Cluster of local schools.
Although a large school with over 500 pupils, the school has a higher than average ratio of teaching staff to pupils allowing for flexibility of provision and a high quality curriculum. There is a focus on the development of the whole child. “A particular strength of the school is the outstanding personal development of pupils.” Ofsted 2008 . The last Ofsted inspection report also commented on the good overall progress that children make in the school. Since this inspection we have strengthened our teaching practice still further and the progress the children make is one of the strongest features of our school.
Curriculum and Extra-curricular opportunities
At Wyvil we combine a solid foundation in the core basic skills in English and Numeracy. We have a strong focus on language and Literacy skills throughout the school and all children in Key Stage 1 take part in daily synthetic phonics sessions, following the Read Write Inc programme. The children also have exciting opportunities to enhance learning through out of school visits and projects, work in the Arts and partnerships with world class organisations.
Click on the class pages to see the curriculum newsletters which detail the curriculum being studied in each year group:
The school is well equipped to meet the needs of a 21st century education, with dedicated space for the teaching of Music, Information and Communications Technology and Design Technology. The school has also invested in a modular stage complete with curtains , lighting and PA system. The stage gets plenty of use throughout the year not only for the teaching of drama but also for the many assemblies and school productions that children of all ages are involved in.
There is a wide range of extended services on offer including after school clubs, childcare before and after school and community services such as English lessons for parents. “The curriculum is enhanced by the very good links with the community, and the opportunities pupils have to participate in a wide range of trips and activities.” (Ofsted 2008) Many of our after school clubs and parent sessions are facilitated by our membership of the Oval Learning Cluster - a group of 12 local schools which work together to enhance curriculum provision, parental involvement and support as well as improve the quality of teaching and learning.