Weston Community Primary case study

Best Practice

Isle of Wight

Weston Community Primary School is situated at Totland Bay, Isle of Wight, it is on the far western tip of the Island.  The Head Teacher, Lynda Evans, strongly believes in the strong community values this school promotes and, when visiting the school, you can feel this strong community link.

The School Milk Project helped the school to celebrate Farmhouse Breakfast Week. Amongst the audience, as well as the pupils, were parents, governors, local farmers, the local vicar and members of the local council (IWEP).  The caterers for the IOW, Pabulum, were also in attendance and cooked breakfast for everyone. Our mascot cow, Charlotte, was also there and everyone had a very enjoyable time. 

Weston Community Primary School is a relatively small School with 63 pupils, but offers everything that you would expect a large school to offer, including a Breakfast Club and an After School Club.  It also offers a break time milk scheme to all pupils, and promotes this to all new parents at their open days.  The school's milk scheme is operated by Cool Milk, which is the contracted supplier for the Isle of Wight schools.  They have a very good uptake of milk, the under 5's enjoy receiving the free milk, and they also have many children that also carry on receiving the milk in KS1 and KS2 with Cool Milk collecting the money direct from the parents.