Wenhaston Good Village Guide 2017

 

Education

From September 2012 this area of Suffolk has embraced a two-tier school system (previously three-tier).

Wenhaston’s well-equipped County Primary School in the main village street (Hall Road) accommodates children aged 4-11 years in four classes: Reception, Years 1 & 2, Years 3 & 4, Years 5 & 6. The Head Teacher is Julia Bowles.

For further information contact the school on 01502 478328.

For children under 5 years old there is Wenhaston Acorns Pre-school which is open during term time in its own building within the grounds of Wenhaston School. Contact 07984 421156.

Pepyn & Lessey Trust

The Trust was founded in 1562/3 by William Pepyn and Reginald Lessey for the education ‘in learning, godliness, and virtue of the poor children of Wenhaston’.

There is a Scheme, approved by the Charity Commissioners, for administering the Trust. Sound investment by the Trustees (all local people) enables the Trust to help children, up to the age of 18, who are resident in the Parish.

Grants for educational purposes may be made, within the terms of the Scheme, both to children and the local schools most Wenhaston children attend. Further information from the Clerk to the Trust, Trevor Tate, 01502 478622.

Workers' Educational Association (WEA)

There are a number of Adult Education Classes in the area, including a Wenhaston Workers’ Educational Association (WEA) group. Wenhaston WEA hold classes on Friday mornings in the Village Hall for two terms a year (Spring and Autumn) featuring different topics each term. Contact Tony Gow, Secretary, 01502 478977.