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.
The children's 'Brilliant Bury' work is coming along nicely. First they visited the houses and learned about their history. Then they created templates to use for the structures. Thank you to the parents helping out on the day - great to hear you enjoyed learning new things too.
This week has seen someone impressed with how much his handwriting has improved and Kestrels inspired by a nest one of the older children found and trying to create their own in Bury Rangers. Tomorrow construction of the clay houses begins...
This morning I came in to receive this fantastic letter from one of the villagers. As part of our Brilliant Bury, project the children have been visiting houses in the village and learning all about them. It is great that someone was so impressed they took the time to tell us.
I'm not sure who is enjoying Thursday mornings more, Kestrels or Mr Mott!
On a hot penultimate afternoon of the year we have Kestrels harvesting their potatoes, Sparrowhawks singing in the shade and Buzzards doing a spot of pond dipping.
A lovely gift from one of our Year 6 leavers - thank you.
Today we successfully had our leavers' service for our amazing Year 6 children (here they are developing and printing photos of each other they created as gifts). The overriding theme throughout the service was just how much both of them always put others before themselves.
Kestrels are very busy making their own pizzas for an afternoon snack today.
Buzzard Class expedition through the South Downs yesterday - a brisk 16km for the penultimate week of term. They even bumped into (metaphorically since he was 2m away) Jonathan from the SDNP education team.