Welcome to our School

Ho ho ho – we’ve had a visitor to school!

  There was great excitement in school today when children enjoyed a visit from a very special person, at his...
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Children Explore the Nativity Story

Last week, pupils in Blue Spruce class enjoyed a workshop run by King's Church where they explored the stories behind...
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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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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.

World Book Day

Recently, the school was filled with amazing characters from the pages of a wide range of books, as we held our Beckley World Book Day. With ‘Gangster Grannies’ to ‘Gandalf’; ‘Miss Trunchpole’ to ‘The Cat in the Hat’, ‘Mr Willy Wonka’ to ‘Percy the Park Keeper’ – the school was full of colours, costumes and characters. As well as dressing up, pupils also enjoyed buddying up with another class and sharing their books with one another. In the afternoon, the children chose to go an listen to a story from a ‘mystery reader’, knowing only the title of the book when they made their choices. It was a great day, and reminded everyone about the joys and benefits of reading. A big thanks to all those parents who we up late on Sunday night, gluing, sewing and painting costumes and props – they were amazing!

Museum Trips Bring Learning to Life!

In Term 3, both Acorns and Red Maple children enjoyed trips to local museums as part of their learning journey themes. Pupils in Acorns have been learning about puppets and enjoyed an excellent day at the Barn Theatre and Museum, where they were able to see and use a vast range of puppets and then make their own to use in a ‘shadow puppet performance’.

As part of their Learning Journey on ‘Explorers’, Red Maple had a wonderful trip to the Hastings Museum where they learned about ‘Grey Owl’ and the North American Indians . As well as looking at the various Grey Owl artefacts, the Red Maple pupils enjoyed learning about life for the North American Indian tribes that he lived with.

A Christmas Cracker of a Christmas Fair

On Thursday, the Beckley School Association (BSA) held their first Christmas Fair for three years, with spectacular success! After three years of interruptions as a result of COVID, Beckley pupils were once again able to go along to the village hall and enjoy some festive Christmas shopping for a whole range of gifts and goodies. From Christmas craft bags to Winter table centre pieces; children’s toys to ‘mystery-wrapped books’; deliciously decorated Christmas biscuits and cakes to beautiful jewellery made by one of the Year 6 pupils – the options of things to buy as presents for family members was vast! In addition, there were all sorts of craft activities and a big raffle with spectacular prizes. The pupils ‘shopped ’til they dropped’ and the BSA were left worn out, but delighted at the end of a really wonderful afternoon. Thank you so much to our amazing BSA team who had worked for weeks beforehand in the build-up to the fair – it was terrific! 

People ask, ‘Why is Beckley so special?’ Here’s a typical reason why…

In December, a group of parents and grandparents came to help clear paths through the compacted ice on the school site and the pavement outside the front of the school.

They arrived with shovels, spades and brooms to help Mr Thurston  clear the ice, allowing the school to open the following morning. Apparently, the group had spoken on social media and arranged to come to the school to help. 

We want to say a huge thank you to those parents who came and helped clearing the site! What a typical example of how supportive the parents at Beckley are…what a special place this is!

School Prospectus 2022-23

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

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.