Welcome to our School

Beckley Goes Dotty for Children in Need!

Beckley pupils and staff all went dotty for Children in Needs once again this year! As part of our annual...
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Thank You for the Music!

Last week the school said goodbye and 'thank you for the music' to Mrs Barlow, who has been teaching music...
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Harvest Service at Beckley Church

We recently held a wonderful Harvest Service at Beckley Church, to celebrate and give thanks for the food produced and...
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Red Maple Visit the Fire Station

Red Maple pupils recently visited a Fire Station in Hastings to learn about fire safety in the home and to...
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Amazing Art Exhibition

We recently took advantage of the fantastic weather to hold an art exhibition outside for parents to enjoy. The pupils...
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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!

At Beckley, this time of year is an opportunity for the parents and families of children looking to start school next September, to take a look around. We are very proud of our school and so we always look forward to giving new families a tour of Beckley School. If you would like to see for yourselves and come for a visit, please conact the school and we will be happy arrange this for you!

Prospective Pupil advert – Open Days Nov 2022

Our School Prospectus for 2022-23 contains more infomation about the school. You can click on the link to see the prospetus here: Prospectus 2022-2023  

All Good Gifts Around Us…

We recently held our Harvest Service in Beckley Church to give thanks for all the ‘good gifts’ that we have around us. Our classes read poems, said prayers and performed songs to help us all reflect on being grateful for the abundance and variety of food we have, how we rely on God to provide the right conditions for the crops to grow and the responsibility we must all take to look after our planet. The church was packed full of parents, families and visitors who all joined in with our harvest hymns and prayers. We were delighted with the generosity shown by our families who donated a large amount of food products to the church. These donations will go to the ‘Seaview Project’  – a local charity who provide hot meals for the homeless.

We are ‘in the Pink’!

We recently held a special ‘Pink Day’ at school for ‘Breast Cancer Now’, a charity that is involved with both support for and research into breast cancer. Some parents at school have been affected by breast cancer, with one in seven women will have breast cancer at some point in their lives, so we were pleased toget behind this campaign to help raise awareness and money. The whole school community seemed to change colour – with pink clothing and pink hair! There were a range of activities for parents and children to join in with at the end of school and the total sum raised for Breast Cancer Now was a massive £464.45! Thank you so much to everyone who got involved – you have maqde a real difference.

Mr T’s weekly video post

In this week’s video post, Mr Thurston introduces the Christian values for Term 1-  Being Heartsmart:  

Our Year 6 Leavers say ‘goodbye’ in song

The final day of the school year is always one full of mixed emotions, particularly as we say a farewell to our Year 6 pupils. They have spent a major part of their lives at  Beckley – from the age of 4 and so it is a significant step to take as they move to their respective secondary schools. Whilst we are very sad to see them leave us, we are also delighted that they can go as ‘successful learners’, ‘confident individuals’ and ‘caring citizens’. It is also right that they move on – they are ready to go, ready to move into another new and exciting phase of their lives. This year, our Year 6 Leavers said ‘goodbye’ to the school with a wonderful song. Joined by their class mates from Year 5, they reminded the packed hall about their future as they ‘step out; into the world that awaits them. Here they are singing to us, ‘We Are the Young’.

Amazing Art Exhibition Finishes off the Year !

In the last week of term, parents had a wonderful opportunity to enjoy some of the amazing art work created by the pupils in Terms 5 and 6. The good weather meant that the art work was exhibited outside, allowing all the parents to take a look when they came to collect their children at the end of school.  Take a look at the ‘Events Page’ to see more. 

After School Club

 The club runs every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 3:30 – 5:30pm, providing after school care for children of working parents. We are delighted to see how happy the children are and asked them what they think of it. Here are some of their comments:

“I loved building a really tall tower with straws last week.  After School Club is really fun, I like having a snack and a drink too.”

“My favourite thing in After School Club is all the drawing I can do with my friends.”

“I love being able to play games and also relax on the bean bags with my friends. I wish I could come every day!”

We usually have about 5/6 children on average every night after school – with several of them also attending Breakfast Club before school as well. If you would like to find out more information about either of these activities we offer to support childcare provision, please contact the school office.


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.

Taking Care of Our Mental Health

Website – Action Your Potential (password Neocortex123)

Andrew’s video – how our brain responds to uncertainty and anxiety

Poster – 12 Rocks of Wellbeing

Here are some really great well-being activities to have a go at doing.

Well-being activities


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.