At West Hill we maintain several links with the local community.
Enabling Enterprise is a key way of creating partnerships within our local area. Click here to read about how it works and what we have been doing. It is such an exciting initiative and by getting involved, the pupils are extending their range of opportunities to learn. It includes arrangements for our pupils to go out into the local community and learn about how local businesses work and then our pupils using that knowledge to develop new skills such as leadership and collaboration.
Each year the children take part in a lantern parade around Wandsworth town to celebrate the turning on of the Christmas lights by the Mayor.
Each year the school choir perform Christmas songs to the patients of the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability in Roehampton. They also sing in the Southside shopping centre.
A massive community project which we take part in annually is a singing project with many Wandsworth schools. This takes place at the Royal Festival Hall and at the beginning of March we take part in ‘A Brighter Sound’ which involves 800 children from Wandsworth Schools.
Ram Brewery Development
An exciting new link for 2014 and beyond has been forged between West Hill Primary School and Greenland UK who are developing the site of the Ram Brewery. Greenland UK, who are a Chinese company, are very keen to be involved in the local community and have chosen West Hill to be part of their relationship with Wandsworth. The pupils are already involved before construction has begun, and this November produced scenes of London in Winter for the company, who has chosen some of the designs for their greetings cards. The winners and runners up were presented with prizes by the Mayor of Wandsworth in a special ceremony. You can see photos of this if you click here. As part of this relationship we also now have a link with a primary school in Shanghai and we look forward to developing this in the very near future.
Partnerships with other schools
West Hill has formed a link with Wallands Community Primary School in Lewes. The school councillors from both schools have visited each other and are continuing to develop links.
West Hill also works with other local primary schools and has strong links with Wandle, Belleville and Southfields Academy.
We also have a specialist teacher from the CLC Centre in Wandsworth who comes and works with the children once a week.
The school council works on a number of projects to help improve the local community liaising with Wandsworth councillors.
West Hill has hosted delegates from other countries such as Sweden to discuss pupils’ progress and we have also welcomed many delegates from all over the UK who have come to look at our dedicated Space for Learning in the Lower Hall.