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Our own ‘Bake Off’ star!

Sophia, one of our Year 6 pupils has amazed us at the end of term by bringing in 100s of...
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Beckley Celebrates World Book Day

This year, World Book Day was different! The national day coincided with schools still not fully reopened and so at...
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Freezing Opportunities

The freezing weather  is always a 'mixed blessing'. It has been very stressful for many parents struggling to get to...
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The ‘adventure of learning…’

Over the last two weeks, Mr Thurston has been using his daily video posts to talk about some of the...
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Remote Learning – Parents share their views

Over the last two weeks, many of our parents have taken part in a survey about the provision and support...
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Breaking News: Red Maple Nativity is here!

There was real excitement in Red Maple today as the news broke about reports of an incredible event that was...
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Acorns Nativity Excitement!

As  filming for the Acorns Nativity production took place, the excitement was heightened by some of the film 'extras' who...
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Going for Gold!

Sports competitions between schools are one of the many things have have needed to change in recent months  as a...
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Putting Others First

This term, the key theme for our school worship has been 'Putting Others First - Kindness and Generosity'. Alongside the...
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We’re Dotty for Children in Need

Beckley pupils all went 'dotty' today as the school raised money for Children in Need. Pupils made a donation to...
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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- Beckley Day on 15th March!

Every year, World Book Day is a highlight on the school calendar. We love seeing the creative ways that the children and staff dress up as a character from a favourite book. Of course, when the national date for World Book Day was planned,  the organisers would never have imagined that all the schools in England would have been open to only a few key worker and vulnerable children!

We didn’t want out children at Beckley to miss out on  celebrating this day with all their class-buddies, and so we decided to move the date. At Beckley we celebrated World Book Day on MONDAY 15th MARCH. This allowed us all to take part together as a whole school, and it was fantastic to see some of the amazing costumes on the day – including a very scary Demon Headmaster!

COVID-19 Beckley School Update – March 2021

As part of the Government’s ‘roadmap to recovery’, they have outlined their plans for all pupils returning to school. You will have recently been emailed a letter from Mr Thurston explaining the routines and systems that are in operation now that the school has re-opened to all pupils. You can also read a copy of this letter by clicking on the link here:

March return – final information for parents – 24.2.2021

Here is a copy of our latest risk assessment, for your information:

Beckley Risk Assessment – 1.3.2021

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.