The building was extended in Dec , the new part being used by the Infants section. Days or half days off were often given to the children to attend Church and Sunday School "treats". Between the wars monthly half days or full days off were awarded to the school for good attendance. In October the school was closed for seven weeks while the Down Road site was used by the army, The school was then re-opened at Whindown School until November when the second drill had been built.
Whindown was a large house off Westdown Road that had been run as a school for German boys, at the start of war they returned to their home country, leaving the building vacant. The school later became St Francis Girls School, but is now a housing estate, the lodge and gatehouse being the only remnants of the original house. Workmen repairing the cupboard in one of the classrooms c discovered some ammunition under the floor, perhaps left over from this time of army occupation?
The schools did not return until February The gatehouse is all that remains of the old Whindown School. The Mallet Hall as it is today. Children from the Infants had their classes here during the First World War. A view of the Drill Hall built in for the Territorial Army, the first drill hall built in was demolished in , the site is now empty.
King Offa School is on the left of the picture. I sent for Dr Mc Culloch who attended him, he told us there were no fatal injuries, but told us to send for Hand Ambulance to send him home. This was done, and two teachers Mrs Austin and Miss Hill accompanied the boy home, and saw him put to bed comfortably. Miss Wall, the Cookery Mistress kindly put the Scullery at our disposal during the hour and a half we were waiting for the ambulance, and gave us a supply of hot water for the hot water bottles.
Other interesting items during the First World War; Two teachers from the school, Mr Briggs in September and Mr Gray in October enlisted in the army, fortunately they both survived the war to return and take up their teaching posts again. Some of the girls were allowed to knit socks for the soldiers stationed at Cooden Camp A large army encampment was situated at Cooden throughout the war. The school practised going into the basement at Whindown in case of "air raids".
A half days holiday was given in September to pick blackberries 58lbs picked and another in October 56 lbs picked in support of the "National Food Drive". The school was also closed on several occasions while the teachers helped with Ration Books and Food Tickets at the Town Hall. In July the children had a further days holiday to attend the Towns Peace celebrations in Egerton Park, they also had an extra weeks Summer holiday by command of King George V. In February the "First Class Girls" performed a scene from "King John" and some folk dances, starting a long tradition of traditional dancing at the school.
In April the school became a "Central" school providing education up to the school leaving age of The number of children attending increased to There were monthly "House" meetings, was this the forerunner of the "School Council"? The school now became known as Bexhill Central School.
August , Mr L Hyde took up the position of Headmaster. February the football and netball teams played St Phillip's Central School, Eastbourne, away, they lost both games! Click on photo to enlarge. Classrooms were very different in , desks in neat rows, no wall displays and very little furniture. Children were only moved up into the next class when their work was good enough, not on their age as happens today.
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In the start of the school year was changed from April to September. This picture was taken in , in what is now Room Experience the murky swamp, swing across the jungle vines, explore the mysterious forest cave and feel the power of the thunder and lightning in our Urban Rainforest. Our fenced in soft play area is an ideal indoor playground for children under the age of 5 years. Sit back with a hot drink and relax whilst they have fun.
Our dodgeball court has 9 individual trampolines each half, with sloped trampolines behind the players. This court is very popular meaning you can find players to compete against or bring your own team. Our trampoline park has a massive foam pit with two extra large trampolines. You can now try out tricky flips, twists and jumps. The gladiator beam is great fun for anyone wanting to duel against their friends.
Knock your opponent off into the foam pit below and claim yourself as the champion. The climbing wall is a long stretch of wall with footholds. No need for a harness as if you slip, you will simply fall back into the soft foam pit below. We have two basketball hoops with trampolines. This means you can try out all your slam dunks and basketball tricks with the extra help of the trampolines. There are two touch response games at two different heights. See how quick your reactions are and get the highest score.
Meet Kirsty our resident Urban Fit instructor from Body Revolution offering exercise classes using our equipment providing fun fitness classes. When the lights go down, the disco lights up with a banging soundtrack to create our ever-popular Urban Twilight and Urban Nights weekly disco sessions. Looking to book for a group, school, corporate team building event or an exclusive use party get in touch to find out what we can offer.
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As our entire centre is indoors, Urban Jump is perfect for both Summer and Winter activities. This is a solution focussed approach that is designed to help children change the way they behave, rather than attempt to change who they are. We help children change by telling them and naming the behaviour that is unacceptable, being clear that what they are doing is bullying and that it needs to stop.
We will always do whatever we can to make a child's situation better. Along with our WISE Academies Family, we have developed a range of policies and procedures that enable us to take swift action to investigate allegations of bullying and put support in place for all concerned to eradicate the undesirable behaviour and offer support.
Policies available include:. Working together with children and families, we can make things better for everyone. If your child is not in school regularly they will miss out on fundamental learning in the classroom. This is extremely difficult to catch up on and affects all aspects of their future education, as well as forming bad habits. If your child has an infectious illness you can see how long they recommend you keep them off school e.
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Chicken Pox. If you have any questions about attendance you can pop in to the school office or give us a call, we're here to help! However you can avoid attendance becoming a concern by engaging with school and not taking unnecessary days off e. Trying to make appointments for your child, and other family members, out of school hours will reduce time missed in classroom. This will make less of an impact on their school life.
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You may not realise how quickly the odd day off can lead to a big dip in attendance percentage, indicating to school and other agencies that there may be problems to address. Punctuality is just as important as attendance. Most importantly we have an open door policy. If you have ANY queries or would like support on any matter we have a great welfare team who can provide referrals or advice.
If you wish to request time off during school term time there is a form you can complete. Please know that permission for holidays are only granted in exceptional circumstances. You can view a copy of our attendance policy here. Below are some of the benefits of working for us: —.
You can find a list of our current vacancies here. The government set out its definition of British values in the 'Prevent Strategy' and these values were reiterated by the Prime Minister in At Bexhill Academy, these values are reinforced regularly and in the following ways:. Democracy is embedded at the school. Children are always listened to by adults and are taught to listen carefully and with concern to each other, respecting the right of every individual to have their opinions and voices heard.
Children also have the opportunity to air their opinions and ideas through our School Council and regular questionnaires. The elections of the School Council members and House Captains are based solely on pupil votes, reflecting our British electoral system and demonstrating democracy in action. The importance of laws whether they are those that govern the class, the academy or the country, are consistently reinforced.
Each class also discusses and sets its own rules that are clearly understood by all and seen to be necessary to ensure that every class member is able to learn in a safe and ordered environment. Our children are taught the value and reasons behind laws, that they govern and protect us, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when laws are broken. Within the academy, children are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. As an academy, we educate and provide boundaries for our children to make choices safely, through the provision of a safe environment and an empowering education.
Our children are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and are advised how to exercise these safely; examples of this can be clearly seen in our e-safety and PSHE lessons. Whether it is through choice of challenge; of how they record; of participation in our numerous extra- curricular activities; our children are given the freedom to make choices.
They understand that with rights comes responsibility. Through this our children gain an enhanced understanding of their place in a socially and culturally diverse society. Veggie meatballs in spicy tomato sauce with steamed rice. A daily choice of seasonal vegetables will be on offer as well as a wide selection of fresh salads from the salad bar to accompany all of the above menu choices. Fresh fruit, low fat yoghurt as well as a selection of cold sweets, biscuits or cakes are also available daily from the cold display cabinet as an alternative to the daily desert menu option.
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Our Childcare Offers. Parents of three and four year olds will need to meet the following criteria in order to be eligible for 30 hours free childcare: They earn or expect to earn the equivalent to 16 hours at National Minimum or Living Wage over the coming three months. This applies whether you are in paid employment, self-employed or on zero hours contract. The parent and their partner where applicable should be seeking the free childcare to enable them to work. Where one or both parents are on maternity, paternity, shared parental or adoption leave, or if they are on statutory sick leave.
Where one parent meets the income criteria and the other is unable to work because they are disabled, have caring responsibilities or have been assessed as having limited capability to work. If a non-EEA national, the parent must have recourse to public funds. Breakfast Club.