I am delighted that you are considering Benedict Biscop Church of England Academy for the primary stage of your son or daughter’s education. The school is an “outstanding” (Ofsted 2012) Academy for children aged 3-11 years. Children are admitted to our purpose built nursery on a part or full time basis. Children in Reception to Year 6 attend full time. We are very proud of our school and recent building work has improved the facilities for our children.
The school is in the Wearmouth Deanery and St. Wilfrid’s church meet nearby. Our children feed into Venerable Bede Church of England Voluntary Aided Secondary School so that a continuous pathway of Christian education is offered to all our children. “Daily Worship makes an excellent contribution to pupils strong sense of community and their outstanding spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.” (Ofsted 2012)
I hope that you find this prospectus interesting and valuable as you make a decision about your child’s journey in education and that you take the opportunity to meet with me and discover what our Academy is able to offer your child.
Our mission at the Academy is to create a safe, stimulating and happy learning environment within which all members of our school family realise their potential, aspiring to excellence in all aspects of life, in the light of the Christian faith. Our SIAS inspection, described the Academy as a place where “Christian love is lived”. Our standards are high in all areas and we have high expectations of our children, parents and staff.
Our Academy may be the first experience which your child will have of school and we are all keen to see that this is a very positive experience which encourages a love of learning from the very first day. “A tangible sense of the joy of learning pervades the school” (Ofsted 2012)
We believe that we can achieve the best for your child by developing a close partnership between home and school. This booklet is intended to give you more information about the life of the Academy and the learning which ensues.
Throughout the primary years there are regular meetings with parents and opportunities for you to share in your child’s education within our wider community, which we strongly encourage you to be involved in.
We look forward to developing a partnership with you.