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, 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 above) to give you an insight into life here at Bury. We were also filmed by the South Downs National Park who were keen to share just what a special school Bury CofE Primary is. The video is just below. Have a look and see if what we offer here at Bury is the the right place for your child.
Is there a better way to spend a Friday afternoon than creating your own Numbots crown.
Our long-standing chair of governors stepped down as chair last year and kindly donated two fruit trees to add to our orchard. They arrived this week and have been planted by two of Sparrowhawks. Can anyone guess what fruit trees we have planted?
As part of their Bury Rangers lessons, the children have been learning about storytelling. Today each class has been able to work with storyteller extraordinaire, Michael O'Leary. Some great feedback from Michael who said he would love to be a child and be taught at Bury.
Don't forget, tomorrow is the last day to apply for places for Reception in September 2022. https://t.co/6vUKnz9jxA
It might be somewhat overcast, but that doesn't stop Year R being busy with Miss Webb today.
Possibly my favourite image of the year here at Bury. Our 'secret camera' caught Fr Christmas delivering presents. "This is the best day of my life!" was the response from at least one of the Yr 1 children.
We know it is not the same as seeing the performance live, but it was lovely to see families watching this year's Nativity with their children - the first time either had seen it. We have 2 more shows to go and then we will share the link with all of our families.
Thank you Fr Peter for leading a Christingle for each class this morning. Sparrowhawks and Buzzards all held their own ceramic Christingle which the children created last year.
Whilst we cannot get down to sing for the villagers in person this year, we can still record some Christmas carols for them to enjoy.