Buckingham Park Primary School is a happy and healthy place to learn.
We are also an effective place to learn: our standards have risen year on year and, this year, well over 90% of our children attained Level 4 or more and 100% of pupils made at least expected progress.
Our most recent Ofsted Inspection, which was in December 2013, stated,
Achievement is good and pupils across the school make good progress given their starting points. In 2013, pupils in Year 6 did exceptionally well in the national tests in their reading, spelling, punctuation and grammar.
We are a larger than average community school , with over 400 pupils arranged into 16 classes.
We are very proud that our school is a safe, vibrant, purposeful place of learning where the head teacher knows the name of every single child.
Our spacious school, with its extensive grounds, is at the heart of our community and we work closely with families to help our children develop the essential skills for a happy and fulfilled life.
We work hard to cultivate and nurture attitudes of support, respect and care in all our activities and relationships and for all our children.
Equally important is learning. We set high standards in everything we do and strongly believe in the importance of the core skills of reading, writing and mathematics.At Buckingham Park, we believe that primary school education is an experience that all children should enjoy to the full. We therefore offer a broad and balanced curriculum and pride ourselves on the quality of care provided to all pupils. Helping children to develop into happy, responsible citizens, who are able to make a positive contribution to our world, is at the heart of our work. We actively listen to the voices of parents and children.
This website with its photographs, children’s work, quotes and news updates should give you a picture of life at Buckingham Park Primary School but do please come and see the school at work and discover how your child could thrive here.
If you require paper copies of any of the documents you find on the website please ask at the school office and we will provide you with them free of charge.
Please follow this link to see weekly whole school and class attendance figures.
Safer Internet Day - February 10th Follow the link for information about how to keep children safe online.
Back to School is a free digital magazine with lots of information about how to get the best out our school. Click on the link to find out more information. http://backtoschoolmagazine.com/
What's happening ...
Monday 2nd March - Yr6 pupils to Osmington Bay for the week.
Monday 2nd March to Thursday5th March - Book fair in the hall after school.
Friday 6th March - World Book day. Bring a book to school to swap for another book.
Tuesday 10th March - "Developing the Reading Experience" workshops start. 9am - 11am. Plenty of spaces available.
Tuesday 10th March - Parent teacher consultations - 5pm till 7pm
Wednesday 11th March - Parent teacher consultations - 3.30pm till 5.30pm
Friday 13th March - Red nose day. Cake sale in the hall from 3pm onwards
Oxford Owls is a fantastic website to use at home to support reading and maths. You can download, for free, a wide selection of e- books to your tablets and watch helpful videos that show you how various mathematical concepts are taught. Please encourage your children to take a look.
Follow this link to download suggested reading lists for each year group.
Maureen Burgess is in school for a few weeks working with all children in Y3-Y6 on a large project for our new corridor. Click here to see the children at work.
Click here to read latest newsletter.
Click here for the school term dates 2014/15
Please follow this link for the full ofsted report.
This is a new site aimed at helping parents to support their children with maths at home. Please click here to go to the site to learn more.