Beckley CE Primary School is a popular and successful village school with high standards of teaching & learning and behaviour. We have a strong community ethos and a lively and progressive approach to classroom practice.
Our school is in the picturesque village of Beckley, nestling in the rolling 1066 countryside, 5½ miles northwest of the ancient Cinque Ports town of Rye in East Sussex.
Come and See for Yourselves…
We are very proud of all the many things that happen here at Beckley, but there are some things that cannot easily be categorised as being an ‘event’, a ‘performance’, a special ‘themed day’ or a ‘school trip’. People often tell us that when they visit the school, they can feel something special about being here that they can’t easily to put into words, but is ‘something’ they can sense.
In November, we are holding a series of Open Days, inviting people to ‘come and see for themselves’ why we are so proud of our school. We are not arranging special, or spectacular activities because we want visitors to see the ‘real Beckley’ – a typical day on a typical week. We are not perfect – is any school? However, we do truly believe that Beckley is a really happy, safe and exciting school to be part of. Don’t take out word for it, come and see for yourself!
For more information about arranging a visit, please contact the school office on:
01797 260324, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Weekly Christian Values:
Here is a short video from Mr Thurston about the key events happening in the week ahead:
Our Harvest Service – 2021
Towards the end of October, the school gathered up at the village church for our Harvest Service. This was the first time that we have gathered at the church since the Harvest Service in 2019 – two years ago. For many of our younger children, this was the first tie they had ever been into the village church for a school event, and so it was absolutely lovely to see the awe and wonder on their faces as they said prayers and sang songs about harvest in this historic building.
Sadly, we still had to hold our service without parents and visitors being present but the service was filmed! If you click on the link below, you can enjoy the service on-line.
COVID-19 Beckley School Update – November 2021
We have recently been managing a COVID-19 outbreak in school, which has resulted in us making some changes to our daily routines for the immediate future. Some things will continue as they have been since our return in September:
- Continue to have staggered drop-off and pick-up times for the start and end of the day
- Continue to have staggered lunchtime arrangements
- Continue to run breakfast club and some after-school clubs
- Continue to have regular hand washing for all people in school, several times every day
- Continue to maintain appropriate ventilation in the school building and use the heater/air conditioning units according to the guidelines issued by the DfE, ESCC and the Health and Safety Executive
We have re-introduced:
- Classes operating in their bubbles for most of the school day
- Class trips and participation in local events being suspended in the short-term
- Only having visitors in school for essential purposes
- The option for staff to wear masks, when appropriate
- Whole-school worship being run virtually
We will continue to review our procedures regularly and hope that the measures being re-introduced will only be for the short-term.
Here is a copy of our latest risk assessment, for your information:
Our Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing:
As we continue to manage social distancing and other restrictions in our lives, our mental health and emotional wellbeing is becoming an increasingly important issue for us all. The following links will take you to some excellent resources that the school recommend using to support this important area of our lives.
Website – Action Your Potential (password Neocortex123)
Here are some really great well-being activities to have a go at doing.
The Genesis Federation:
Beckley CE Primary School is part of The Genesis Federation with Peasmarsh CE Primary School. Our two schools still both maintain their unique identities, however our federation links allow staff to work together to support the teaching and learning in both schools by sharing resources, facilities and staff training opportunities, wherever appropriate.
Our Federation embraces the creation and development of ‘human flourishing’ through wisdom, hope, community and dignity. We nourish our community on a journey of spiritual, moral, physical, intellectual, emotional and social growth that helps everyone fulfil their potential through the promises and love of God. We work in harmony to promote ‘Life in all its fullness’.
Pupils, staff and parents are proud of their school and value the caring ethos. Pupils are polite, caring and respectful and get on very well with each other. They actively support each other’s learning. Staff are relentless and passionate in their desire to provide the best possible learning experiences and outcomes for their pupils. Parents and carers are very supportive and extremely positive about the school.
We maintain very close ties with the Church and local community and make full use of all local facilities to provide a high quality learning experience for all our pupils.