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Welcome from the Headteacher

If you are looking for a small school, with a supportive community, and where everyone gets to know your child, their likes and dislikes, and recognises their individuality and uniqueness - St William of York is the school for you! 

St William of York is a one form entry Catholic Voluntary Aided Primary School, which opened in 1970. It is situated next door to the parish church of St. William of York. St William of York Primary School serves to educate the children of the Catholic community in Forest Hill. The partnership between the parish, the home and the school strengthens each family's faith development and is integral to all that we do in school. The school aims to provide a learning environment, within a Christian setting, in which the children can grow in understanding of God's love for them.

Our last Ofsted inspection was in February 2019

This was a short inspection. St William of York was judged to continue to be a GOOD school, with OUTSTANDING Leadership and Management and OUTSTANDING Behaviour and Safety of Pupils. The inspection concluded that the leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. Based on the evidence gathered during this short inspection, the school has demonstrated strong practice and marked improvement in specific areas. This may indicate that the school has improved significantly overall. Therefore, it was recommended that the school’s next inspection be a section 5 inspection.

I have been privileged to be headteacher of St William of York since 2005, and I have worked here as a teacher for 28 years. I am proud to work with a fabulous team of staff, governors and parents. Our children are a delight, and a joy to work with, and we all love to come to school each day! 

We are committed to ensuring that your child grows in confidence, develops their gifts and skills, learning to relish a challenge, and grow in their learning through a rich and vibrant curriculum. During their time at SWOY, they will learn to recognise their talents, be proud of their achievements and progress and know how to be kind and thoughtful towards others. You are welcome to telephone the school office and make an appointment to see the school, and meet with me. In the current Covid 19 situation, we will arrange a telephone call or a Zoom meeting as we are unable too have visitors in school. 

If you would like a paper copy of any of the information on this website, please speak to Mrs Casey in the School Office, and we can arrange copies for you (there may be a small charge for photocopying). 

Best Wishes 

Sharon Lynch (Headteacher)