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.
COVID-19 Beckley School Update:
September Return to School:
It has been fantastic to have our pupils returning to school this week, and to welcome the new children starting at Beckley. Staff have worked hard to prepare the school site and make careful plans so that the pupils felt safe and happy on their return.
After only a few days into the start of this new academic year, there will still be many questions about the arrangements in school. Here is some information that we hope might help answer some of these questions and reassure both parents and children about returning to school.
This short film was made in Northern Ireland by primary school pupils, for other primary pupils. It addresses many of the questions that the children will be thinking about and is well worth watching as a family.
Here are two short documents with further information. The first is a leaflet produced by the Department for Education, entitled ‘What Parents Need to Know’
In addition, here is a Summary of Risk Assessment and Government Guidance to Support School Planning for Reopening in September 2020. We have taken all the Government guidelines issued to school and summarised them in this document, adding in specific details about how we will be following the guidelines at Beckley.
School Lunches – Menu for September – Term 1
Please click on the link to see the menu for hot lunches in Term 1
Our Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing:
As we continue with the lockdown and social distancing, our mental health and emotional wellbeing is becoming an increasingly important issue for us all. Here is a letter from Mr Thurston, highlighting some excellent resources that the school recommend using to support this important area of our lives.
Here are the links mentioned in the letter:
Website – Action Your Potential (password Neocortex123)
Here are some really great well-being activities to have a go at doing.
Mental Health Awareness
The theme for Mental Health Awareness Week this year is KINDNESS and here is a lovely resource for the whole family to use at home, that links with the theme.
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.
This is our School Prospectus for 2020-2021 which will provide you with a lot more detail about our school. A version of this document is also available in large print if required – please contact the school office.