Latest School Events

Yr6 Bikeability10Jul2020

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

FOBS end of year BBQ10Jul2020

3:00 pm - 7:00 pm @ Alfresco

Yr6 Bikeability17Jul2020

9:00 am - 12:00 pm

KS2 Summer Production17Jul2020

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Leavers church service21Jul2020

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

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Learning together, diving deep into knowledge, supported by community, faith and family

Bishopstone CE is open.

Thames Water - interruption to water supply to the school so school closed Monday 6th July 2020

Please go to the ‘about’ tab, then click ‘security’ and across to ‘CV19’ for the most recent updates (June 2020).

Our unique school community inspires confidence, curiosity and tolerance in an environment that encourages intellectual, moral and spiritual inquisitiveness

Reviewed by Governors July-Nov19, now to be shared with all stakeholders in March

Our Christian Values

 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 value is 'Peace’

For all our values please go to the 'Curriculum, R.E webpage'

We are now entering the second Summer Term (June to July).  We are looking at the value “peace”.  Above you can listen to the story that I would have read out in assembly this week (01/06).  Have a think about what peace means to you.  Talk to your parents at home about their friends and what friendship means to them.  Click here for some discussion sheets that you can use when reflecting on what type of friend you are to others.

Click here for weekly assemblies through Oak National Academy

Click here for Faith at Home through the Bristol Diocese


Update 12/05/2020 - Click here for the Government update on returning to schools

All about doors . . . June

Year 6 project 2020

Rec/1/2 shout out to the rest of the school - 12/05

Year 5 and 6 shout out to the rest of the school - 04/05

We miss every single person in our school community . . . enjoy - 01/05

Year 3/4 challenge - what letter is missing?  What do we say?

Scoubidou challenge 27/04/2020

Online phonics session

Let us all do the wake up song together (and Lola!)

We are all still together - April 2020

Easter Service for at home! . . . . download and sing away

Playing with Google AR! 31/03

Coronavirus Updates

We have added lots of fun and activities to our new home learning page (off of the homework tab).  Miss Pearson is on FB giving short video tasks and we are communicating daily with parentmail!


School closure announced for all but key worker children.  Please click here for the letter sent home.

No school for children from Monday 23rd March 2020 until further notification.



In order to minimise risk we are cancelling events on a weekly basis currently, this includes where children have been invited to other schools.

This week we have cancelled:

  • Yr3/4 more able writing workshop
  • KS2 trip to Pinewood to watch their production
  • Year 5 trip to Judaism workshop.

There will be plenty of opportunities later in the year to make up these experiences up for the children.

The priority for school currently is minimising risk for our children, their families and others they would be in contact with.

Hard work by staff . . shed down . . shed up - March 2020

World Book Week 2020

KS2 dance in the Wyvern Festival - Feb 2020

Miss Pearson links us to Kenya - Feb 2020

Launch of access to Safer school app for parents - Feb20

KS1 sharing assembly - Feb2020

A moving assembly looking at the work the children have completed on the Arctic, polar bears and the loss of their environment.  A story retelling of 'leaf' was beautiful . . . .

Grandparents afternoon - Feb2020

Grandparents and parents joined us for an action packed afternoon of STEM activities

Great Bishopstone CE School Bake Off - Feb2020

Our first ever bake off and a huge success thanks to governors for judging and parents and children for entering some amazing cakes.  Lots of money raised that will go with Miss Pearson on her trip to Kenya in February half term, directly to the children that need it!

Yr5/6 Science - Bunsen burner flame test, chromatography, creating microscope slides Jan20

Evacuee day in KS2 - Jan20

KS2 trip to 'Dakota WW2' workshop - Jan20

Whole School Career's Week - Jan20

St Mary's Christmas Church - dec19

FOBS Christmas fete and disco - dec19

Whole school Christmas lunch - dec19

Christmas art and Year 6 Bake Sale - dec19

A little bird told me . . . Christmas Nativity Rec/1/2 - Dec19

Year 5/6 inter-school football tournament - Nov19

Year 3 learn to play in the 'Junk Orchestra' Nov19

The Swindon Wildcats Ice Hockey pay us a visit

EYFS/KS1 Teddy Bear Picnic Oct19

REC/1/2 visit St Mary's Church (and get married.........) Oct19

Barefoot Computer training for all staff . . . a revelation! Oct19

Ancient Greek Day in KS2 - Oct19

Harvest in St Mary's Oct19

Our first cinema night . . in the village hall with the BIG screen! - Sept19

We had the REAL MOON ROCKS in our school (security was tight!!!!) Sept19

Sports Afternoon at Prebendal Farm . . welcome to our new Reception children - Sept19

Year 6 leavers service . . . .having fun - July19

Ice-cream delight in the final week

KS1 perform at the Wyvern Theatre July19

Robert Buckland MP June19

Ladies Clothing Sale . . . coming soon

A visit from the Dogs Trust - how to care for dogs - June19

The Parliamentary Box visits the school . . time for role play - June19

Annual School Sleepover - Yr2-6 June19

Whole school trip to Avoncroft Museum June19

Fantastic morning of sports at Pinewood June19

Year 5 and 6 go on the 'Morfa Bay' Residential May19

Maths competition at Pinewood Prep - Yr5 May19

Good Luck Yr6

Year 5 Languages Day at Ridgeway Secondary - May 2019

KS2 visit the Watermill Theatre to 'learn the ropes' for their new topic - Apr19

Brownsea Island Residential, April 2019, Year 3 and 4

Community and school 'Easter Bake Off' winner - April 2019

Easter Service and our Easter bonnet winners - April 2019

Rec/Yr1/Yr2 class assembly - March 2019

Red Nose Day 2019

Red Nose Day saw 'red nose biscuit making', dances created to the Red Nose Song, 'designing a new nose' and finally creating our own castle using cubes they made . . . being inspired from the Red Nose packaging!  Great fun had by all.

World Book Day 2019

World Book Day saw a wealth of characters arrive in school, staff even integrating into the stories that the days work was based around!  KS2 took a trip to the Wyvern Theatre to watch 6 people 'tell their story' of their journey to become world famous authors.  

Silly Science Workshop at Pinewood Prep - Yr1/2/3/4

KS2 visit Cheddar Gorge linking to their new topic - Mar19

Well done Year 6 on passing their Level 2 Bikeability - Feb19

KS1 make new friends at Birdland - Feb19

Decorating the Reception Area - Feb19

We were delighted to be joined by Steve Porter, artist for a day of creativity.  All children within the school contributed to our new murals.

Wyvern Dance Festival - Feb19 - KS2

KS2 attend Young Voices in Birmingham with South Marston and with 6659 other children! - Jan 2019

Bishopstone at the County Finals! - Jan 2019

Year 5 and 6 learn to fence - Jan 2019

Butterfly World - KS2 Trip - Jan 2019

Updated snow procedures - Jan 2019

Christmas Service - Dec 2018

At the church Christmas service we retold the Christmas story, with children from Year 2,3 and 4 taking different parts.  Please download and play our powerpoint if you wish to listen again.

Supporting BIshopstone/Hinton Parva Choir - Dec 2018

Celebrating harvest at St Mary's, thank you for the beautiful bread Mr and Mrs Ash - Oct 18

Bishopstone football team - runners up and through to the County finals! Oct

Celebrating together, congratulations

NSPCC workshops - Sept 2018

Yr3 trip - Junk Orchestra with 'Stomp the Musical' - Sept 18 at Pinewood Prep

Start of year meeting - Sept 18

WomensAid joined the children for two workshops - Sept 2018

They talked about staying safe, who can help us be safe and then discussed friendships and how to be a good friend.  All children from Yr1 upwards took part.

All staff attended INSET training with Pinewood Prep led by Childnet -Sept 18

Some useful links for parents were shared as well as discussing up to date issues that children face when being online.

Click here for their leaflet

Chldnet has a wealth of support for parents. Children will be attending two workshops at the end of September to enhance their awareness around the use of the internet.

A new academic year begins . . . . how exciting!

A very sad farewell to Mr Anley - July 2018

End of year 'FOBS' spy mission and family BBQ - July

Art club looks at stencil graffiti - July

Who stole the duck? . . whole school mystery - July

STFC taster session (Swindon Town Football Club) - July

12 go to Morfa Bay - June 2018 (yr5/6)

Whole school 'celebrating our family' - June 2018

Royal Wedding Tea Party - May 2018

School Awakeover - May 2018

Bishopstone CE Football Team

Whole school trip to the Wyvern Theatre - Penguin - April 2018

Year 3 and 4 Residential Trip March 2018

Sport Relief 2018 - passing the baton around Swindon - County Ground 1 mile run - 23/03/18

Presentation for winning photos by Swindon Old Town Rotary President - Mar18

Science Week - trip to the Science Museum, London - Mar18

Beautiful patchwork created by Year 6 that was then stitched onto shoulder bags - with volunteers from the local community -Mar18

Snow, World Book Day, Frozen Bubbles and Storytime - Mar18

Linking up live with a school in Nairobi, Kenya for a Skype chat - Feb18

Winter Olympics Day - Friday 9th February

Curling, Skiing, Bobsleigh, Ice dancing . . . . . 

A visit from the local community - Roz Boot - Jan18

A trip to Pinewood Prep for a science extravaganza

KS2 take part in the Swindon Dance Festival at the Wyvern Theatre - Jan 2018

Bishopstone Litter Pick

On Sunday 4th February it is the annual Bishopstone Village Clean-Up. This is organised by Bishopstone and Hinton Parva Parish Council.

To support this the children will be doing a 'litter pick' within school time on Friday 2nd February. Reinforcing to them the importance of keeping their local environment free from litter. They will be provided with 'pick up sticks', black bags and be closely supervised, so that they are only picking up appropriate items. They will just be concentrating on areas around the school, that is safe for us to access in small groups and does not include any 'boot' wearing type of paths.

This leaves plenty of village left to be covered on the Sunday! If you are interested in helping on the Sunday, please let Sue know this Monday. This will allow the relevant kit to be ordered by the Council in time for Sunday 4th Feb at 10am.

Taking part in science at Ridgeway Secondary School Jan18

Whole school karate taster sessions with Matt Ward - Jan18

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