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Headteacher's Welcome

Welcome to West Rise Community Infant & Nursery School

Lynne Weir - Headteacher

As Head teacher at West Rise I am absolutely delighted to welcome you to our wonderful school.

I am very proud to be the Head of a happy and truly thriving community of children and staff.

At West Rise Community Infants we work very hard together to generate a warm and caring atmosphere where each child and adult is valued for what they bring to the school. West Rise is a successful school with educational standards that are consistently above the National Average. Our vision at West Rise is underpinned by a belief that ‘excellence can be achieved’. It is therefore not surprising that the children and staff in our school have a commitment to striving for excellence in all that they do. I am thrilled to be leading the school forward at this very exciting time.

My name is Lynne Weir and I have been working in East Sussex since 1998, firstly joining the County as an Early Education Consultant and then taking up post as deputy at West Rise. I was appointed as Headteacher in June 2005. Prior to joining East Sussex I taught for over twenty years in the London Boroughs of Hackney and Greenwich.

Throughout my teaching career I have always worked with children of Infant School age and I am passionate about young children’s learning. I hold the firm belief that every child has the potential to achieve and to be the very best that they can be. Together, as parents and teachers we have an important job in ensuring that each child’s potential is realised.

At West Rise the children are valued as treasured individuals they are very special to us. The child’s well being lies at the heart of all that we do. Ofsted endorsed this value by judging our pastoral care as ‘outstanding’. We are proud of this judgement but wouldn’t want our care judged in any other way!

So can I offer you a very warm welcome to our school. You can rest assured that you have chosen a fantastic school community for your child's early education. At West Rise we are very much a community and I strongly believe that the best education for a child is partnership between staff, parents and children. By working together we will ensure that each child develops the confidence to learn and progress to achieve - excellence!

Lynne Weir


West Rise Community Infant School

Chaffinch Road



BN23 7SL

Tel: 01323 764062


Information Contact Names: Mrs Melanie Hunt, Mrs Sally Nye


“ We believe excellence can be achieved if we care more than others think is wise, if we risk more than others think is safe, if we dream more than others think is practical, and we expect more than others think is possible."