ELSA is coming to West Rise Junior School

Looking after our children’s mental health and wellbeing is of great importance to us Nikki Beard has been training to become an accredited ELSA (Emotional Literacy Support Assistant) practitioner to compliment her existing role . ELSA support will be available in school from September 2019. Please see the information leaflet below.


Secondary school admissions for pupils starting in 2019
Secondary admissions Parents/Carers can now apply for a school place for any child starting secondary school in East Sussex in 2019. The deadline for secondary applications is Wednesday 31 October.
You will need to apply for a place at the secondary school you would like your child to attend – it doesn’t happen automatically.
You can apply for a place online (where you’ll also find a copy of the admissions guidance booklet) or contact the Admissions team
on 0300 33 09 472 / admissions@eastsussex.gov.uk to request a paper form.

Great Start to The New School Year

Well, what a week it has been, full of learning for us all. On Monday the staff were in preparing the classrooms ready for the children starting the new year. On Tuesday the whole school staff attended training on Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND). It was a long day but lots of learning went on.

It was wonderful on Wednesday seeing all the children and families arriving at the school gates.  There was lots of excitement as children shared their news and adventures from the summer holidays.

I have been spending time in Year 3 this week and I must say all the children have been fantastic.  They have shown what fantastic, enthusiastic and creative learners they are.

The children in Years 4, 5 and 6 have also settled well and have been welcoming the Year 3 children to our school community.

I am very much looking forward to next week and seeing what exciting things are going to take place.

Wishing you all a great weekend.



The AVIVA Community Fund.

The Eastbourne Shed is applying for funds to work with West Rise Junior and other schools. At Westrise we aim to make beehives for our apiary.

This is done through voting for the Eastbourne Shed on Aviva’s website. The site is now open and we need your help.

There is a huge amount of competition, so we need to mobilise as much support as possible. Please ask friends and family as anyone can vote.

To vote go onto this website:


This statement from a shedder’s son sums up the work of the Shed “Before the shed, Dad was feeling isolated and low in spirits. It has given him a purpose his health has improved and his momentum for life has flourished. He now has something he can share with me and talk to me about.”

Register your name and email address.


Everybody has 10 votes to cast and you can cast them all for the Shed

If you have more than one email e.g. a work account, or a personal account, you can vote 10 times for each one. With your help we can raise nearly £8,000 for the Shed and local schools.