Bishopstone Church Of England Primary School

A unique history......

Our school has been a central feature of the village for many, many years . . . . a few pictures below show how times have changed.  But many things remain the same as the Log Books that are held at the Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre, Chippenham show us upon reading.

Our beautiful school - update March 2018

After two years (2016) we had finally gathered the funds (and had the red tape go ahead) to start the huge amount of work that the walls of our historical building required.  Our school is unique, even down to the material that it is constructed from, the stone coming from just one remaining stone mine in the UK.  

As stones are taken out to be replaced, due to weathering and destruction, new stones are slotted back in.  This is a time consuming process carried out by a highly skilled Stonemason - Ross Southerington.  

Our stonework needed repairing on all four sides of the building, so a lengthy process.  Two and a half sides have now been completed (2017) and we have agreement with Swindon Borough Council to complete the remaining side and a half.  This of course is weather, funding and 'specialist craftsman' dependant.

Alongside this we have also been given the go ahead (March18) to replace the windows - all will need to be individually measured, made and fitted due to the school being a listed building.  


All the work will hopefully begin and occur throughout the Summer of 2018.  


Ross Southerington - click the logo below for further information on his skillset