The School Setting
West Rise Community Infant School in Eastbourne, East Sussex was opened in September 1975. Having recently undergone an exciting expansion programme, we now have 270 pupils aged four to seven on roll. The school is housed in a light, modern and spacious building in amongst a beautiful expanse of green fields and delightful garden areas.
We are very fortunate to also have a wonderful purpose built nursery on our school site with an amazing outside learning area for the children.
The Infant School building is beautifully designed and comprises of nine classes all with access to the outdoors and to exciting creative learning spaces. We also have a brand new Learning Lodge situated within the school grounds which is often used for small group learning.
Our delightful, warm and welcoming school hall serves as our lunchtime dining area and also as a performing arts space. Nutritious school meals are cooked onsite in our very own spacious and modern kitchen. The Infant and Junior Schools are also very fortunate to have a large purpose built 'Sports Hall' for P.E. lessons.
The school has wonderful surroundings with many beautiful and creative spaces for outside learning including Honeybee Garden where the children can explore, imagine and experience the many advantages of outside learning - our popular Forest School also takes place in this area. Many beautiful objects and works of art adorn our school creating a wonderful array of sensory experiences for the children to enjoy. Outside, these include a fairy garden, global artefacts, wind chimes and stunning fabric shimmering in the breeze. It truly is a place of magical moments.