As Headteacher of Spetisbury Primary CE School, I am delighted to welcome you to our website. At Spetisbury Primary we aim to promote a rich, progressive and engaging curriculum that is firmly rooted in its Christian community.
We offer a full range of educational opportunities for children from aged 4 until 11 years old; we have excellent facilities within our beautiful site and also through our adjoining church and Treehouse child care provision which enables us to offer complete wrap-around care from 7.45 am until 6.00 pm.
We are very proud of our school; the excellent relationships we have with our children, families and friends within our community and the team of people who work hard to make it happy place where we learn together in friendship. Our most recent Ofsted inspection recognised us as a 'Good' school.
'The high expectations of staff and the school’s culture help to promote good behaviour. The school’s culture is informed by its religious ethos and the values that are threaded through all aspects of its work. Pupils are tolerant and respectful of each other. They move around the school in an orderly way and demonstrate good attitudes to learning in lessons. This has to be one of the best schools I have visited'
At Spetisbury Primary we are committed to life long learning and believe that education includes more than just the national curriculum subjects. We aim to teach our children the skills necessary for living with others to create a warm, peaceful and caring community where empathy and engaging with others are cornerstones.
The school's success is underpinned by the high quality care it gives to each pupil, together with the relationship it has with their parents and carers and the excellent induction and transfer procedures. Our school motto: 'Learning for Life' is central to everything we do and we are proud of this sense of community and the 'family atmosphere' that we have cultivated. When children feel safe and happy they are able to show confidence to take risks and experience challenge. Whatever their educational needs, I can assure you that your child will be well looked after by our dedicated, committed and very skilful staff.
At the heart of its provision is the school’s vision of providing the best for each pupil. Staff get to know pupils and their families very well, so that parents and carers are totally confident that any concerns are immediately addressed. Teamwork is especially strong and staff work very hard in this small school to carry out the numerous leadership and management roles effectively.
'Pupils of different abilities are well supported to make good progress in their writing and other subjects. This is because teachers and teaching assistants use their expertise to question pupils effectively in line with their level of understanding. '
Spetisbury Primary CE School is a member of the Blandford Education Trust (BET) and forms the Multi-Academy Trust alongside Archbishop Wake CE and Blandford St Mary's CE Primary Schools.
Prospective parents and students are encouraged to visit the school. Please contact us to make an appointment. I shall be delighted to show you round and discuss with you and your children what we are able to offer.
We look forward to welcoming you to our fantastic school soon.
Mr Andrew Brown