It is a real privilege to be the Headteacher of Banwell Primary School; a vibrant, busy village school that puts children at the heart of everything it does.
Banwell is a “Learning without Limits” school. This means that we are passionate in ensuring that every child is enabled to do the very best that they can, and more. We are relentless in removing barriers to learning and do not label children. Instead we have no ceilings as to what we believe our children can achieve. We encourage them to surprise us!
Through our “Learning without Limits” pedagogy we:
- trust our children to challenge themselves and take ownership of their learning. We encourage them to be curious and to ask questions so that they develop a deep understanding of the world they live in.
- value everybody and ensure that all of our children have a voice that is heard across the school.
- work collaboratively and have co-agency for our learning. We support and challenge each other in school.
- like to be surprised! We embrace the unpredictability of learning and know that if we believe in ourselves, anything is possible.
The school has around 200 pupils, organised into seven single year group classes. Our dedicated staff team are committed to making learning fun, real and relevant, enabling pupils to achieve their very best. The children are all encouraged to have the highest expectations of themselves both in learning and behaviour. This is all clearly evident when walking around the school.
Our most recent Ofsted inspection in March 2014 stated that we are 'A good school in all areas.' This recognises that we are well on our way to be becoming an outstanding school; a vision shared by the whole school community.
If you are considering your child joining our young learners at Banwell please contact the school office to arrange a visit. I would welcome the opportunity to show you around a school that we are very proud of.