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Parent/teacher discussions18Oct2017

Half Term19Oct2017

Clubs start30Oct2017

12:00 am - 1:00 am

Cinema Night02Nov2017

3:15 pm - 5:15 pm

Bring you parent to English10Nov2017

9:00 am - 10:00 am

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Recent News

Ready for an amazing 2017-2018! 


Welcome - Learning together, diving deep into knowledge



We are delighted to share that our OFSTED Inspection Report has graded us as 'Good'. 

For full report see tab under 'About' section.  April 2015

A very warm welcome to Bishopstone Primary School.  We hope that you enjoy looking around our website.  Please contact us on 01793 790521 if you wish to speak to the school office.

Our Aims

At Bishopstone Church of England Primary School we aim to provide the highest quality education through a ‘broad and balanced curriculum’, which enables children to develop active and creative minds, a sense of understanding and compassion for others, and the courage to act on their beliefs. We focus on the total development of each child: spiritual, moral, intellectual, social, emotional, and physical. This empowers them to become life long learners and have a passion for acquiring knowledge. Our school ethos and unique environment supports learning across all areas of the curriculum.


To maintain the excellent reputation of the school, always striving forwards

To maintain a high standard of educational facilities and resources, to support the children’s learning

To ensure the children’s education is enhanced with an extensive range of learning experiences through an integrated curriculum

To celebrate every success, both academic or social

To create an atmosphere of cooperation, with respect for individual differences and community values throughout all that we do

To create an environment where Assessment for Learning feeds directly into the children’s marking, enabling them to make continuous, sustained progress

Our Values

We value our close links with the church, to encourage an understanding of the meaning and significance of Christian Faith

We value every child, inspiring them to achieve their fullest potential by challenging their ideas and seeking out their aspirations

We value our strong community links which we continue to develop, maintain and improve

We value the strong pastoral ethos of a small school

We value the contribution of our parents and the wider community, whilst recognising the crucial part that they play in the school

We value our staff, supporting them through continuous professional development, leading to engaging, inspirational and outstanding teaching

For our Values and the Aims on the associated list to be realised, it is essential that all those involved in the school – staff, governors, parents, pupils and those in the wider community, work together and support each other through a spirit of common goal.


Each term we focus on a different value through our collective worship and circle time.  We use ideas from Unicef, Assembly Box and looking at Children's Rights. Entwined within this and central to the leading of Collective Worship are core values from both the 'Values for Life' scheme from The Church of England and more recently we have added 'Roots and Fruits' - a scheme from Imaginor. 

  This term our focus is on Generosity.

A huge success - 'isingpop'

Bishopstone and Ashbury CE at St Mary's Church     Sept17

Entering our prayer gardens into the Village Garden Show - Sept 2017

Catie's Afternoon Tea - September 29th - Raised £400 Wowwwwwww!!!

Saying a very sad farewell to our wonderful, unique and inspiring year 6! We will miss you greatly - July17

Year 6 leavers trip - escape rooms, Ed's followed by crazy golf.........July17

Infant Singing Festival - performing at the Wyvern Theatre - July17

Thank you Nationwide . . . what a difference a day makes! - July 2017

KS2 working together to create inspiration and reflection

Fun on the 'Island' July17

KS2 Summer Play - Hoodwinked - July17

KS1 visit Coleshill for river dipping and bug catching - July 2017

Year 3/4 Residential Trip to Oxenwood - June 2017

Whole school team fun . . . . fruit cocktail inventing and sandwich making! June17

New Online Safety Pages click here - May 2017

The going gets hot . . . . time for ice-cream all round - May17

School sleepover for Year 2-6 - May 2017

Year 5 and 6 attend the Earth Summit at National Trust - Coleshill Estate - May 2017

Thank you Prebendal Farm, we love playing cricket in your garden! - May17

Speed Check in the village May 2017

We are delighted to work with the Police to highlight the speed limit through the village.  We are concerned at the number of drivers who speed through the village, endangering the children, parents and staff as they try to cross or walk alongside the road.  Driving across the 'hatch' lines is a particular problem currently.

Thank you FOBS for our Village Treasure Hunt - April 2017

Fire Service workshops April 2017

Rock and Pop Roadshow hit Bishopstone April 2017

Easter Church Service March 2017

Six yr1/2 children go to 'puzzle' the morning away at Even Swindon Primary - April 17

18 children attend Swindon Gymnastics Competition - March 17

Reception attend Music Co-operative 'Make a Noise' concert - March 17

Red Nose Day 2017 - kite flying fun

Working in Partnership with Ridgeway Secondary - art work created - March 17

Amazing day - Year 1/2/3 showcase their Skillforce skills to Prince William.  Spending time building marshmellow towers and then receiving the first Pioneers Trophy! - 01/03/17

Very proud of our three girls in Year 4 and 5 that took part in a 'greater knowledge' day workshop in writing based at South Marston CE Primary - March 2017

World Book Day March 2017

THE Urban Striders visit Bishopstone to teach the children 'streetdance workshops' after inspiring us at Birmingham Young Voices - click here for their webpage - Feb 2017

First prize in Rotary Photo Competition - February 2017

Swindon Dance Festival - Wyvern Theatre - January 2017

We joined 6653 children at Birmingham Arena and Young Voices 2017!! Well done KS2 - January 2017

Amazing whole school trip to Oxford - Natural History Museum and Story Museum - Jan 2017

Whole school buddy reading - January 2017

Christmas Church Service

School Christmas disco fun - thank you FOBS!

Christmas production by Rec/Year 1/Year 2 - December 2016

Children in Need day - November

Money-Matics - November 2016

We are delighted to be beginning a mathmatical adventure, joining a scheme led by Nationwide.  Their aim is to deliver mathematics in a greater financial context, and use the integration of ‘real-life’ maths in lessons.  This is the second year of a two year scheme, with schools who took part in the first year recording:

"All schools involved in the project reported an increase in their pupils maths attainment from the pre to post assessment after the direct financial education intervention had taken place. Schools also reported the project very useful in helping their young people to develop a greater understanding of financial maths and the implications of learning about money matters."

This runs alongside our INSET focus this year around maths, being led by Liz Hopkins - consultant, click here for further information.

Church Harvest Service

Year 4 busy making cupcakes for their class - October 2016

Conker Competition Time!  Well done to all! - October 2016

Amazing well done to Catie who baked and baked . . . raising an outstanding £300 from her Macmillan Coffee Afternoon - Sept16

10 lucky schools who received a free tennis session delivered by the Roadshow Tennis Coach Phil Leighton . . . . Bishopstone was one of them! Sept16

Click on the racket to be taken to more information from the Delta Tennis Centre

Well done, BIshopstone child is a finalist in the Swindon175 Photography competition - Sept 2016

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We were delighted that the NSPCC joined us for a selection of assemblies and workshops with children from Year 1 through to Year 6.  Some highly useful information went home with the children.  Click here for a link to the online safety booklet, click here for a link to the NSPCC website.

A visit from Bishopstone Bunny . . . . Millie to help with 'Big Writing' June16

School club explores the village to clean the signs! June 2016

Year 3 learn to programme 'an app' at Swindon Computer Museum - June 2016

Eden 'Big Lunch' June 2016 - community picnic time

Art Gallery hits Bishopstone - April 2016

Year 4, 5 and 6 are starting to earn their SkillForce Junior Prince’s Award - April 2016

Sowing seeds from Tim Peakes in Space! - April 2016

Easter Church was full of bonnets! - March 

National Autism Awareness Week - March 2016

Make a Noise Concert - Reception perform - March 2016

World Book Day - March 2016 (see gallery for more pics)

Victorian Day means we are visited from BBC Wiltshire Radio, Evening Advertiser and Points West - Feb16

Further pictures under the Gallery tab, Whole School

Award ceremony by the Mayor of Swindon - Feb2016

Stars at the Wyvern - Feb2016

Bishopstone CSI Police Department investigate four crimes - see gallery KS2

KS2 sew 'owls' - Jan16 - see curriculum area/D+T for more pictures

A fantastic trip to the Houses of Parliament - Jan16

Bishopstone Football Team V South Marston - Nov15

Yr4/5/6 go to Chippenham to read the Head Masters 1894 Log Book

Selling at the Village Christmas Fair

Rec/Yr1/Yr2 visited 'Oak and Furrows' rescue centre - Nov15