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St Botolph's CE Primary School
St Botolph's CE Primary School

Welcome to our fabulous school

FriendsSt Botolph's Primary School is an aspirational, purposeful school with a very dedicated staff who care about the needs of every child. We offer a stimulating environment which develops each child's academic, physical and social potential. Children shine at St.Botolph’s and have fun. We are a school at the forefront of educational development, but one that retains all that is tried, tested and effective in the education of our children.

Our curriculum builds a community of learners with an excellent attitude to learning in a safe and caring environment. The curriculum is engaging, exciting and relevant to the children at our school and aims to prepare our children for life in modern Britain. Following the Governments lead we have embraced the new curriculum of encouraging our children the follow the British values (click here to read) and have taken every opportunity to surround them with knowledge and understanding of what it means to be British.

Our curriculum is driven by a desire for our children to have a greater knowledge of the world and an awareness of the possibilities open to them in their future lives and careers, hence our vision:

“New day…endless possibilities”

Our aim is to promote aspirational, independent children who are happy, respectful and have self-belief.

We want all children to become creative, active and reflective learners, enabling them to be able to respond positively to the opportunities and challenges of a rapidly changing world and promote a commitment to lifelong learning.

Our 6 Christian values are important to us and are seen as essential in establishing our school ethos:

Community – At St.Botolph’s, we nurture positive relationships within the school and wider community. We work closely in partnership with parents and carers and encourage a close liaison between home and school.

Compassion – We support one another, sharing experiences.

Endurance – We persevere in the face of hardship and never give up.

Creation – We celebrate and enjoy the world in all its diversity.

Trust – Trust lies at the heart of the relationships within our school.

Responsibility – We share a collective responsibility for our world, community and the people in it.

We hope you enjoy this window into your child’s education. If you are a prospective parent, don’t make do with a virtual tour of St Botolph's, come and visit us and see our fabulous school. I am always pleased to show prospective parents around and answer your questions.

There is much to celebrate at our school but we never stand still and are always keen to make further improvements to ensure St Botolph’s is always the very best that it can be.

Emma Pepper
Headteacher

Latest news

The Urban Strides experience

Today, our KS2 children had a wonderful experience in the hands of Andy Instone, the founder of ‘Urban S...

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British Values day

Today the children learnt so much about what it means to be British! ...

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WE ARE AN OUTSTANDING CHURCH SCHOOL

On Wednesday 9th March, St Botolph’s Church of England Primary School received their Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS). The National SIAMS framework is used in all inspections of Church of England schools. ...

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The Indian Experience

This week, KS2 have had ‘the Indian experience’. This opportunity supported their RE curriculum regarding learning about world faiths other than Christianity and also supported a core British Value in developing their understanding a...

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The Big Meal

Last week all our Year 4 & 5 children attended ‘The Big Meal’ at St Botolph’s Church. This event took them on a learning experience focussing on the Passover: traditions; the origins of the story; sampling traditional Passover ...

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A new experience: Learn Highcross

30 children from KS2 were selected to take part in a ‘Learn Highcross’ event. The aim of the day was to enable students to learn about the world of retail and hospitality and develop an understanding of the numerous job prospects tha...

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Heads learning walk

Yesterday the school had its annual BeSKiLD Trust Heads learning walk. This involves all the Heads and a Deputy from the 5 schools visiting school for a morning, looking at data, scrutinising books, talking to children and walking around...

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News from the LA - Y6 to stay!

After some considerable time without any firm news, this week I received a letter from the Local Authority which confirms that the retention of Y6 pupils will take place from September 2017. This means our current Y4s will be our first Y...

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Chocolate feedback

Earlier this week, Miss Bailey received an email from Jennifer Earle, who gave a workshop to each class in KS2 on their Chocolate Day. I thought you would like to know what she said: “I was so impressed with the classes. I d...

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University experience

30 children from KS2 had a very informative and inspiring university experience. The children took part in 3 workshops and had a tour of the Uni facilities. Many came back inspired to want to go to Uni, just as we hoped! Following the vi...

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