Who Are We?

IMG_7137Who are we? What do we offer?

Well, here are just a few of the things we are proud of at Brighstone CE Aided Primary School:

  • We have an innovative curriculum.  Classes undertake cookery activities as part of their topics.
  • The award-winning (Wight in Bloom) school garden is cultivated by the children and products grown included in the cookery.
  • Foreign languages are taught from Year 3.
  • Strong links with St Mary’s Church – a member of whom leads one of our Collective Worships once a week, and the whole school attends Eucharist at the church once a month.
  • One form entry, single age classes.
  • Wonderful grounds with areas designed by the pupils.
  • Awards include: Silver Travel Plan accreditation, High Sheriff’s Award for Services to the Community, Healthy Schools and Eco Schools Award. In 2010 the school received four nominations for National Teaching Awards, including ‘outstanding school team of the year’.
  • A wide variety of after school clubs including: Football, Rugby, Athletics, Sewing, Chess, Maths, Magic, Board Games, Drama, French, Choir and Computing.
  • Wrap around care from 7:45am-5:45pm for children aged 3 and over.
  • Pre-school for children aged 6 months-4 with close links to the school.
  • School visits to support the curriculum including: Brading Roman Villa, Osborne House, walks around the local Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Carisbrooke Castle, INTECH, British Museum and D- Day Museum, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and Arundel Castle. Previous residential visits have included Burley (New Forest) and HMS Belfast (London), Hooke Court Study Centre (Llansteffan, S. Wales), New Barn Field Centre (Dorset) , Kingswood on the Island and in Kent as well as U.K.S.A.
  • Visitors to support and enrich the curriculum, including Freshwater Independent Lifeboat, HMS Coastguard, National Trust, Carisbrooke Castle Museum.
  • Wide range of instrumental lessons available including: piano, keyboard, guitar, trumpet, trombone & euphonium.
  • Active school council, which has visited County Hall, broadcast a show on Isle of Wight Radio, purchased new play equipment for lunchtimes and improved cycleways to school.
  • Children have access to computers to support their learning.
  • Community involvement, participating in local events such as the Brighstone Horticultural Show, Remembrance Day Service, Christmas Tree Festival and Shorwell Midsummer Fair.
  • Family Learning opportunities and weekly opportunities for parents and members of the community to come in to school and have a roast dinner!
  • Wide interest in supporting local charities e.g. Pedal for Parkinson’s, RNID (sponsored ‘fingerspellathon’) and Walk the Wight, Freshwater Independent Lifeboat, The National Trust.
  • Active parents’ association called the ‘BSA’ (Brighstone School Association), raising money to provide additional resources for all areas of the school, supporting residential visits, day trips and much, much more!

If you’d like to know more about Brighstone CE Primary School, please contact us for a prospectus, or to arrange a meeting with one of our friendly staff.