For almost 100 years the tradition that is St. Winifred's School has been inspiring students to academic and personal excellence, giving them strong educational roots that stand the test of time.
With just under 600 pupils from aged three to seventeen, and a teaching staff of nearly fifty we are one of the few private schools in Barbados offering both primary and secondary education.
Our aim is to provide our students with a firm foundation in education, promoting individual and social development in an atmosphere of warmth, joy and intellectual excitement. We seek to lay the groundwork for our children to become knowledgeable, responsible citizens. We foster in our students a deep respect for themselves and others, an appreciation of diversity, a strong commitment to values, and a lifelong love of learning.
Our curriculum is constantly being adapted and enhanced to ensure that it is exciting and activity based, aimed at allowing our children to develop self-confidence and an enthusiasm for learning. Individual, small group, and whole class activities make up each school day. Classrooms are kept to an average of twenty students.
We aim to keep the students engaged in their learning; they work individually as well as collaboratively. Assessments vary from weekly tests, continuous assessment or project-based assignments. There is no Friday homework up to Junior 3. Classrooms are kept to an average of 20 students and learning support is available as needed. Our students do extremely well at the national level with students always placing in the top ten of the island's secondary school entrance examination.
St. Winifred's students traditionally perform extremely well at the CXC CSEC level with an annual average pass rate of 97%. We have had students who have placed in the top ten regional honours list. The majority of our students go on to tertiary education where they also perform at a high standard.
Besides our many classroom designated for each year level we also have:
We recognise the importance of extra-curricular activities, and our SWAP has been a vibrant and popular feature of our school. We offer a wide range of activities including:
There is an after-school care programme for students up to Junior 2 called the Kids Club.