I am delighted to welcome you to Bury CofE Primary School. This website aims to give you a snapshot of what life at Bury is all about, this however can never compare to seeing the school first-hand. If you are looking for a school rich in history, yet always forward thinking; book an appointment with Mrs Clark at the school office where I can arrange for some of our pupils to show you what it is like to be one of the STARs (Success, Teamwork, Aspiration, Respect, Resilience and Responsibility) at Bury.
If there is something that you cannot find on the website, please do not hesitate to get in touch - it will help us to improve our website. As with all of the children at Bury, we are all keen to learn and continuously improve.
The school is set in a fantastic location and we are always developing our curriculum to ensure that we take every advantage of this . We have links with the Church and those are reflected in our caring, loving Christian ethos based around the Christian values. Whilst we have a strong emphasis on ensuring the children leave Bury with excellent standards of English and Maths, we believe this is achieved through utilising the whole curriculum; providing those moments of awe and wonder that stimulate curiosity and a lifelong love of learning.
Bury is a small rural primary school educating children from 4 – 11. We put a great emphasis on truly knowing all our children and knowing the next steps required on their learning journey.
We have much smaller than average class sizes, with the largest class being 26 and has a fulltime teacher and teaching assistant, ensuring the children are given quality time with their teacher and teaching assistant every day. Everyone here is incredibly proud of our school, so much so that the children decided to create a film (just below) to give you an insight into life here at Bury.
On Sussex Day, our beekeepers collected wildflower honey which our bees have been busy producing. Today they have harvested the honey ready to be jarred. We will hopefully be selling some soon in order to start purchasing new equipment. Watch this space...
Normally the weather doesn't stop us getting outside. However, this morning - rather than getting soaked by the downpours - we have taken the opportunity to play with the maths games from FOBS. Lots of problem solving and reasoning in action.
Excellent job by our three debaters in Buzzard Class today. They were up against @camelsdaletweet in a very tightly contested debate about internet safety. Both teams did brilliantly. Thank you Camelsdale for the excellent competition.
Thank you @annepurkiss for visiting and photographing the event
Celebrating #SussexDay - schoolchildren @buryprimary this week - creating a #portrait #sculpture of local #SouthDowns farmer KenRowsell, with professional support from #sussex -based #sculptor #JonEdgar @sdnpa @SouthDownsSoc
Some pre-firing shots of Buzzards work with sculptor Jon Edgar. Amazing work. Let's hope the kiln is kind to us...
A very exciting visit from Paul Stevens Ecology Services this morning - we now have House Martin and Swift boxes installed on the front of school. Reception took the opportunity to sit back and watch Paul at work. @BBCSpringwatch @SussexWildlife @sdnpa
A very proud badge-wearer today!
Pre-Covid, we were successful in bidding to work with a local sculptor. 18 months later and all rigorously risk-assessed, we have finally been able to welcome John Edgar into school to teach and work with the children at creating a bust of a local villager.
Some very proud writers, all independent and showing great improvement. One was proud to say she was influenced by dad when thinking about her character.
Kestrels have been looking closely at the Bee Orchid on the school field "It looks like real bees." "It looks like a bee's bum sticking out of a flower." "We are really lucky to have so many lovely flowers here aren't we." Indeed we are. @ChrisGPackham @sdnpa @BBCSpringwatch