I am incredibly proud to be the Headteacher of such an amazing school.
The Winstanley School is a small school of 640 students at the heart of the Braunstone Town community. We are part of the LiFE MAT Academy Trust and work closely with the schools in the trust. We have especially close links with Kingsway Primary School who are also located on Kingsway North. We are very proud that the SHINE Centre (a 15 place SEMH Specialist Provision) is part of our school. We have become the school of choice in the area and are now oversubscribed and have had to expand our intake to ensure that students are able to join our thriving community. Nearly all of our students live close enough to walk or cycle to school. Our school is a big family where everyone is known personally. We see ourselves as a ‘gateway of hope’ where every member of our school community can achieve, develop and excel irrespective of their starting point.
Students at Winstanley experience inspirational teaching, dedicated personalised support, learn clear values and become fantastic citizens who will make a positive difference in the world. Our SHINE values (Supporting others, Hard work, Independence, Never giving up and Excellence), underpin all that we do: from Duke of Edinburgh Expeditions to additional small group tuition in maths; from charity fundraising to academic university visits; from our Aspire Programme of clubs after school to holiday revision sessions. Our school is a beacon of inclusion, aspiration and social justice. Student leadership is at the heart of our work and students have the opportunity to lead in a wide variety of ways including as Prefects, House Leaders, Stephen Lawrence Ambassador and Leicestershire Citizens. The whole community makes sure that we challenge each other to be the best that we can be and to be kind, support each other and make sure everyone is included.
Our vision is that every member of our community is able to: ‘shine brighter than you thought you could.’
Dave Bennett MBE