Welcome to Brighstone C.E. Aided Primary School, a  small school where big things happen. We value this opportunity to  let you know more about our school and how we work together to provide a rich, stimulating, happy and caring environment for children.

Our school is situated in an idyllic village on the beautiful south west coast of the Isle of Wight. Our small class sizes enable children to receive extra individual attention. Ours is a happy school, where children of all ages work and play together co-operatively. The school is small enough for each child to feel at home, surrounded by friendly and familiar faces throughout the school day. We believe that close links between home and school are vital in promoting a safe, nurturing environment for the well-being and success of every child. We provide children with a wide range of high-quality learning experiences and aspire to provide innovative learning opportunities in a forward thinking environment, where all are prepare to embark on their future challenges with excitement and confidence.

The staff and governors at Brighstone C E Aided Primary are dedicated, caring and hardworking people who devote a great deal of time and energy to the development of the school. We work as a team in order to ‘make things happen’ for the benefit of the children. We welcome parents’ help, support and involvement, both in and out of school, enabling us to provide the very best opportunities for each child.

The school is at the heart of our community and we endeavour to foster in our pupils love, respect and the courage to reach out into the wider world. Click here to view some of our recent activities.

Love is at the heart of the school.

We love learning.

We love life.

We love one another.

We know that God loves us all,

Love enables us to be “A small school where BIG things happen”.

Our school values are

Consultation Notice – Reduction in Brighstone CE Primary School Published Admissions Number (PAN)

Monday 16 December 2019 until Monday 27 January 2020

In accordance with 1.42 of the Schools Admissions Code the Governing Body for Brighstone CE Primary School is consulting on the Admissions Arrangements for September 2021 because changes are proposed. The amendment is:

  • To reduce the Published Admission Number at Brighstone CE Primary School from 30 to 15 places in Reception with effect from September 2021. This means that the number of places available for children in Reception in 2021 and all subsequent Reception cohorts will be 15.

This is the only proposed change to the admission criteria, all other criteria, including oversubscription, will remain the same.


A full version of the proposed changes to the admission arrangements I can be found by following this link: Admissions Policy 21-22

Comments on the proposed admissions arrangements should be sent by email to:


or by post to:

Brighstone CE Primary School, 

New Road, 


Isle of Wight, 

PO30 4BB

by midnight on Monday 27 January 2020

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