Latest School Events

School closed except key worker children23Mar2020

Easter Holiday06Apr2020

No Violins KS220Apr2020

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Oxenwood Yr3/4 residential trip22Apr2020

9:00 am - 24 apr, 3:00 pm

Clubs start27Apr2020

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

Bishopstone CE will be closed to all children except key workers from 3:15pm on Friday 20th March 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 'Forgiveness'

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

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

Saying goodbye to Mrs Sherwood after 20 years at Bishopstone - Dec 17

KS2 perform with the Swindon Choral Choir in Christ Church Dec 2017

Super proud of our 'runner' up for the Robert Buckland MP Christmas card competition . . . it is now winging its way around the U.K! - Dec 2017

Thank you FOBS for our amazing Christmas disco and fete Dec 2017

Whole school Christmas lunch . . . yummmmmmy Dec 17

Three children play the Church Organ at the Christmas Service, what a beautiful sound! Dec 2017

Some of our entries into the Rotary Photography Competition 2017

This year the topic was 'perspective'.

We are delighted that Florence won the 'local' rounds, Laila was runner up.  Florence's work has gone on to the next level of the competition - County level!!

Whole school trip to the Swindon Sikh Temple - Nov18

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

Annual snow letter:

Dear Parents

Where did all the white stuff come from!!! What a lovely surprise to wake up to this morning!!

So in preparation for lots of lovely snow . . . yes I expect I am getting a bit over excited but you never know!! Please see below for an update on procedures in place.

Should it be necessary to close the school we will contact the radio stations Heart 96 - 107FM and BBC Radio Wiltshire 103.5 FM and ask them to announce the closure.

HOWEVER the best place to check is the school website – this will have a banner on the front page if we are closed from 8:00am in the morning.

  • We will request Heart FM to place it on their webpage and to be read out –
  • It will be on the front page of the school website –
  • We will send you a text message through parentmail (if this system fails the above two will be in place)

Each morning that there is snow we would repeat the above process to inform you.

We will do our very best to always keep the school open and will only close if we cannot get enough staff in school to ensure the childrens’ safety. As you are aware this is slightly more challenging as all teachers now live outside of the Bishopstone area.

If children arrive safely in school and the school is open, with snow fall becoming heavy then we will monitor the situation and if it looks as though there will be difficulty on getting children home then we will notify you to pick them up early.

Clubs would also be cancelled in this situation. We don’t wish anyone to end up ‘ snowed in ’ the village.

Even if the school is open please do not put yourself at any risk to bring children to school if the roads where you are are dangerous.

Yours sincerely

Miss Lindsay

Tickets available from the school office

Thank you to 'Learning through landscapes' - teaching our children how to build a planter - Nov17

Thinking of others - Children in Need 217

From spots, to sticker hunts, Pudsey designer glasses to cupcakes!

Celebrating Differences in anti bullying week - Nov17

KS2 exploring 'printing' with local artist Mrs Dent - Nov17

Lest we forget......poppies in maths and display in Church - Nov 17

A trip for Yr5/6 to meet the famous authors at Ridgeway - 'The Two Steve's' - Nov17

To find out more please go to:

Thank you to Ridgeway Secondary for providing the transport for us.

Patchwork creation with the local community - inspired by the value 'Generosity' - Nov17

Lunchtime changes . . . from Monday 30th October

The school is currently as big as it has ever been and this means the playground is very busy!  To try and help the teachers and children have come up with a variety of 'splits' to trial.  This not only helps with the numbers on the playground but gives a wide range of lunch clubs run by Mr Anley and Miss Lindsay, alongside new play zones and play equipment . . . the children will report back in December on how they are finding it!

Harvest Festival celebrations - Oct17

Interschool River Workshop - British Council at East Wichel School - Oct17

Bishopstone annual conker competition - Oct17

Rec/1/2 visit St Mary's Church with Rev'd Bill - Oct17

'Digging the turf for the new secondary Church of England school in Swindon - Sept17

Sport Afternoon included lots of parents, children and most importantly sausages - Sept17

Welcome to Swindon Wildcats, assembly time and club time! - Sept17

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