West Dean C of E Primary School

The small school with a big heart

 We do our best in all we do, with God’s love. ‘Love one another. 

As I have loved you, so must you love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples.’ John 13:24-25

We are a small, caring school community, housed in a Victorian building set in beautiful grounds in the village of West Dean, nestled in the heart of the South Downs countryside.

Outstanding Education is provided for all our pupils through our focus on children as individuals, high standards and purposeful, exciting learning. Everyone in our school is loved and nurtured by our team of dedicated staff. We believe that, for children to thrive in school, working in partnership with families is key.

We hope that you enjoy browsing our website and find it useful. Please do get in touch if you have any queries or suggestions: we'd love to hear from you!

Chris Williams


Please follow the link to access School Money, our on-line payments system: https://www.schoolmoney.co.uk

To visit the local authority website, please click on the link:  https://www.westsussex.gov.uk

Please contact us to arrange a visit.  We will be happy to show you around.
We remain vigilant and cautious in our approach to providing a COVID safe school environment.
Visitors, including parents, please continue to wear a face mask whilst on site and follow our social distancing policy. Please also continue to minimise direct office contact by phoning or emailing wherever possible. Please visit our Reports and Policies section to access our Risk Assessment.
Keeping children safe is a priority for us all.  Any concerns of any kind should be reported, in confidence, to Mr Williams, who is our Designated Safeguarding Lead and Headteacher
In the absence of Mr Williams, Mrs Prudence will support with any safeguarding concerns.  Mrs Wendy Goacher leads our governors in monitoring our safeguarding work in school.  Our governors and premises staff work hard to keep the school well-maintained and safe for us all. 

Additional and Special Educational Needs at West Dean CE Primary School

Mrs Bowman is our SENCo and will help if you feel your children have learning needs which may need a little extra or different support.