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 December 2017 stated that we are 'A good school in all areas.' This recognises that we are well on our way to 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.
Look at how the explorer challenge looks now, just waiting for the new floor! We are really looking forward to trying out those climbing poles. 😃
The application process for admissions for September 2022 transfer to Secondary school is open as of 12 September 2021. https://t.co/vIgxMYUPjs
Over the Summer holiday, Mr. Simmons rebuilt the Reception outdoor area Wendy House. We’re really impressed with how it looks. Is it… through the round window?
This week, we are having a new explorer challenge installed on the field using Sports Premium funding. We are looking forward to this being open in the next few days…
Welcome back! Day one of a new year and it was really lovely to see everyone back on the playground, in assembly and together again. We have lots of news to share this year - keep following us here to find out more.
Wishing all of our community a safe and enjoyable Summer. A reminder that tomorrow is an INSET day.
We also say goodbye to Mr Summers and wish him well in his exciting new role in the hospital education team in Bristol.
Our Year 6 class performed in a memorable and emotional end of year Celebration Assembly. Best wishes to all of you as you move on to secondary school.
Our final two days. This week we say a fond goodbye to Mrs Duckett who has led the office team for the last seven years.
Many thanks to Banwell Garden Centre for supporting us by providing plants for the school garden – they are growing really well! https://t.co/VIy1mKGLS7