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"It's so much better than I ever thought was possible" Nic - Year 9.
"I love learning at TWS, the teachers are really supportive and want us to do well." Charlie - Year 8.
"I just feel comfortable here, the school suits me and I really like being here." Isabel - Year 7.
'TWS is a really friendly place with great teachers who care about your learning.' Callum - Year 11.
'TWS is the perfect school for me.' Emily - Year 8.
Our motto is “Learn Locally Think Globally”.
The Whitstable School puts learning first – which enables pupils to acquire and develop the core knowledge and skills they need to be confident, curious and caring members of a diverse and international community, working together to promote a better more purposeful, peaceful world.
The Whitstable School's balanced curriculum has been designed to meet the needs of today's pupils and prepare them to thrive amidst the challenges and opportunities of tomorrow's world as lifelong learners.
We believe that our knowledge rich curriculum allows pupils to unleash their creative potential and prepares them for the challenges of the twenty-first century. Becoming knowledgeable about the world around them and studying ‘the best that has been thought and said’ stimulates pupils’ minds and makes them better, more creative thinkers.
Our school has wonderful, purpose built facilities. Our permanent Exhibition Hall showcases pupils’ work from all subject areas. The recital area allows pupils to enjoy watching each other perform. The school’s Debating Chamber and Student Leadership Council area give opportunities for pupils to argue, debate and challenge each other whilst testing out ideas. Our science space exhibition ‘Life at the Limits’ has interactive investigation stands that encourage pupils to reflect on the fundamental questions of existence.
The school’s curriculum has been designed to meet the needs of today’s pupils and help them thrive amidst the challenges and opportunities of tomorrow’s world. At the end of Year 8 pupils are given an element of choice in their curriculum, choosing from performing or creative arts, sports and technology subjects.
At The Whitstable School, we know all of our pupils and take the time to support and guide them towards targets and goals that are realistic and personalised. Whilst grades are important, school is about so much more than academic achievement. We seek to celebrate our pupils’ talents and skills at every opportunity and are proud of what we achieve together as a school community. Pupil voice is gathered regularly to enable our pupil body to help shape their school.
Mutual respect permeates the school and relationships between staff and pupils are positive. A form tutor meets your child every day and delivers engaging activities that prepare pupils with transferable skills and support wellbeing.
“My child couldn’t be happier at the school and is thriving both emotionally and academically” (A parent writing on the Parent View Ofsted website)
The Whitstable School is a candidate school* for the CP. This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School. IB World Schools share a common philosophy- a commitment to high-quality, challenging, international education- that we believe is important for our students. * Only schools authorized by the IB Organization can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme (DP), or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes visit http://www.ibo.org
The Term 5 & 6 Knowledge Booklets are now available. Please click here to view.
RT @TWSEnglishTeam: Pupils were rapt to hear Rear Admiral Roberts today. Introduced as a ‘piece of living history’, his ‘5 shilling a day’…Full Tweet
Today our An Audience with... series continues with the #inspirational Rear Admiral John Roberts. Having joined the Royal Navy in 1938, Roberts is one of the very few surviving service personnel to have witnessed the D-Day landings with his own eyes. #AnAudienceWith #Talks #QandAFull Tweet
🍰 There will be a cake sale by the library on Friday at break and lunchtime, organised by some of our Year 7s. Proceeds of the sale will go to the @PlasticOceans charity. #CakeSale #SaveOurOcean https://t.co/Eaxu1B0NVoFull Tweet