On behalf of myself as the Headteacher, the governors, staff and pupils of Bishopston Primary I would like to welcome you to our school.
Our motto is “to care for one another and be the best that we can be”, it underpins our commitment and dedication to achieving excellence in all areas of school life. We firmly believe that the basis of being the best we can be is a caring and supportive environment. The two are intrinsically linked.
We place great emphasis on developing a strong partnership between home and school; it is through working together in an atmosphere of mutual respect and support that we can provide what is best for our children.
We are proud of our caring, happy and friendly school ethos and the achievement of our pupils in a whole variety of fields. All the staff at Bishopston Primary are fully committed to building your child’s confidence and preparing them for a lifelong journey of discovery and learning.
Bishopston Primary places strong emphasis on Outdoor Learning and the Pupils’ Voice. Our grounds are incredible with a nature area and forest school AND we can walk to two local beaches or into the woods in the valley where all sorts of learning can take place. We do our best to empower our children to make personal progress and to move the school forward. As facilitators we nurture and guide, always encouraging the pupils to be the best that they can be.
Everything we do with children in our care is to educate and support them to become:
- Ambitious, capable learners
- Ethical, informed citizens
- Enterprising, creative contributors
- Healthy, confident individuals
Mr J. Owen
Look at our testimonial page to see the sort of things parents and children say about the school. Here are a couple of comments from Estyn:
‘The school is a happy and very inclusive community, which nurtures and celebrates pupils’ achievements. Nearly all pupils behave well and are very friendly and polite. Pupils enjoy coming to school and feel that the staff give them beneficial support. Pupils make purposeful progress from their starting points, including those with special educational needs. Teachers develop a strong working relationship with pupils and give them interesting activities to undertake.
The headteacher’s effective leadership sets a clear direction for the school. Members of staff work well together and this ensures that the school’s provision has a positive impact on pupils’ progress and wellbeing. The governing body has a thorough understanding of the school’s performance and this enables it to challenge the school successfully.’
Estyn Inspection Report 2019
‘The school has a positive ethos in which all feel valued and respected’.
‘The level of care, support and guidance is a strength of the school. Pupils feel valued, safe and secure within the schools nurturing environment.’ The partnership with parents is a real strength of the school’.
Estyn Inspection Report 2012