The Winstedt School is an independent, family-owned, international school based in Singapore. It is a leading international school for differentiated learning in Asia. There is no other school like The Winstedt School in the region that offers the breadth and depth of expertise and a track record of impact for students with learning differences. Our students benefit from varying levels of learning support to thrive and excel both academically and socially. Since 2008, Winstedt has led the way for inclusive and progressive education in Singapore. Winstedt was founded by an Educator, Sharon Solomon, who had a mission and a vision to transform education based on her personal struggles and experiences as a student.
Winstedt delivers the globally-recognised British mainstream curriculum in a way that is individualised to meet the special needs and learning differences of each student. We offer continuity of skills from Reception through Year 13. Our strong team of full-time in-house therapists, psychologists and counsellors, and subject specialists are fully integrated into the daily school life and academic curriculum.
We exist to redefine the possibilities of education for those who learn differently.
Defy convention and create a movement of equity in education for every child through intuitive, imaginative, and engaging learning. The Winstedt School believes in developing good character, moral values and a keen sense of social responsibility within the school and community. The development of truth, goodness and morality are virtues inherent in the school’s philosophy and we work on strengthening the ethical muscles of all our students. Graduates of The Winstedt School possess confidence in their learning abilities, a strong sense of self-worth and essential skills that allow them to face challenges.
We believe no two brains are alike We believe in the connectivity of community We believe there are many paths to successful learning We believe the best classrooms are made up of 2 teachers and a maximum of 15 students We believe in the power of art in education We believe that education should be relevant to the opportunities of today and tomorrow
The Winstedt School is a fully independent, non-sectarian international school governed by an Academic Board, Examination Board, and Board of Directors composed of heads of departments, stakeholders, parents and professionals whose expertise add to the growth of the school.
The Winstedt School is registered with the Singapore Committee for Private Education and has been awarded 4-Year EduTrust Certification. Winstedt utilises the International Primary Curriculum (IPC), International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC), Edexcel International Primary and Lower Secondary curricula, Pearson Edexcel, and International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE). The Winstedt School is WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges) accredited for grades (K-13). We are also a member school of the esteemed East Asia Regional Council of Schools (EARCOS) and the Special Education Network & Inclusion Association (SENIA).
SEED classes are 8 to 2 with a maximum of 8 students per class.
SEED classes are 8 to 2 with a maximum of 8 students per class.
Two Specialist Gyms
One Multi-Purpose Gym & Dance Studio
Art & Screen Print Studio
Occupational Therapy, Behaviour Therapy and Speech and Language Therapy Clinics
Auditorium: seats 350 comfortably, with a stage for major productions and conferences
STEAM Lab: where project based learning involves Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths
The Cloud: a room for students who want some quiet time to reflect
The White House: Senior Common Room
Sensory Garden/Winstedt Farm
Term 1: 11 Aug - 14 Oct
Term 2: 25 Oct - 16 Dec
Term 3: 10 Jan - 24 March
Term 4: 03 Apr - 16 Jun
What Sets This School Apart
From executive functioning to penmanship to social and emotional skills, Winstedt’s dedicated in-house therapy team provides skills and tools that are relevant to every student, through our unique integrated therapy model. Our therapists work in tandem with the teachers inside and outside the classroom so that students can practice in real-time and apply the impact of therapy support in the classroom — rather than receiving therapy support in isolation.
Free class trial
As part of the admissions process, applicants may participate in a 1-3 day class trial that allows families to experience the day in the life of a Winstedt student before enrolling. This approach allows both the families and the School to determine whether Winstedt is the right fit for your child.
SEL In The Classroom And Beyond
The Winstedt School delivers SEL in the classroom using the Second Step Program, an evidence-based curriculum focused on developing social, emotional, and cognitive skills through a variety of instructional methods. Students are explicitly taught SEL skills in the classroom, and teachers reinforce and provide opportunities to practice skills learnt in the SEL lessons throughout the school day. SEL at The Winstedt School is aimed at integrating social and emotional learning (SEL) within our classrooms and school community. Research within the education field has also suggested that high-quality education should nurture the development of a variety of skills in students such as social and emotional awareness and empathy, on top of developing students’ academic skills.
Exciting New Developments
A programme For the Twice Exceptional
Winstedt’s Curie-Einstein Programme is designed specifically for twice-exceptional students. The term “twice-exceptional,” also referred to as “2e,” is used to describe gifted children who have the characteristics of gifted students with the potential for high achievement and give evidence of one or more learning disorder/s. Across the globe, students who fall under this umbrella are known to be at a disadvantage, despite their outstanding talents. At Winstedt, we believe it is extremely important that these students are given ample opportunities to be able to demonstrate their abilities and perform continuously at the level of their talents. We believe that all gifted and talented learners need support and extension across the curriculum as much as possible and, opportunities must be given to allow for extension and challenge every day.
SEED “Social, Emotional, and Educational Development” School Readiness Programme
The goal of the SEED Programme is to improve the school-based experience of those students who require an innovative and specialized approach to classroom instruction. The Programme’s model utilizes a child-centred approach to ensure that the appropriate levels of support and interventions, not found in typical classrooms, are readily available.
Maximum of 8 students to 2 full-time specialists in the classroom comprised of a senior special education teacher, and a behavioural therapist
Social and emotional development curriculum 2x per week conducted by a psychologist
In-house Speech and Language Therapist and Occupational Therapist that provide targeted weekly in-classroom strategies.
At The Winstedt School, we believe in the connectivity of community. Students, teachers, staff and parents work together to create an inclusive atmosphere that is grounded in the School’s spirit and beliefs.
Our uniquely integrated community of educators, support specialists, therapists and parent volunteers collaborate seamlessly to ensure each child has the tools they need for academic success. And our close-knit and welcoming school culture helps students feel valued and supported. At Winstedt, it is a second home and a school where everybody knows your name.
The Winstedt School has a financial aid programme and is able to provide some assistance to those parents/guardians who demonstrate a clear financial need. For more information, please visit our Financial Assistance and Scholarships page on our website.
2022-2023 Academic Year Fee Schedule
Years 3 - 6
- School uniforms
- Bus transport
- Lunch services (your child may choose to bring his/her own lunch to school)
- Overseas camps
- Summer or Winter break programmes (voluntary programs held outside of regular academic year)
- Externally conducted extra-curricular activities (ECAs)
- Supplemental support services (e.g., 1:1 learning support sessions, English as an Additional Language, 1:1 therapy sessions, 1:1 psychological assessments)
The sibling discount does not apply to the Enrolment Fee or to the Capital Levy. The 25% discount is not provided in addition to financial aid, Curie-Einstein scholarship, or any special course fee promotion for the sibling.
We have a scholarship programme called Curie-Einstein for twice-exceptional students. We also offer financial aid programme and is able to provide some assistance to those parents/guardians who demonstrate a clear financial need. For more information, please contact [email protected].
- Academic -
Mother Tongue Languages
- Athletic -
Cross Country Running
Table Tennis, Tennis
- Artistic -
Pottery and Clay
Drama and Public Speaking
Fashion and Jewellery Design
Musical Instrument Lessons
Music Recording and Mixing (DJ)
Coffee Barista Training
*All ECAs require a minimum number of students in order to proceed
Our Camps look at the power and possibility in our students to unearth their strengths and face their fears. They dismiss the fancy widgets and embrace important relationships – inter and intra-personal.
Camp demands a lot from our students because it does matter what every individual does. Getting comfortable away from home and in touch with the outdoors requires more than physical exertion. It requires a high level of personal responsibility and thoughtfulness toward the group. Camp works toward increased independence and self-esteem whilst nature challenges students without keeping score.