Bankwood Community Primary School is a good school.
"Pupils love school and are very proud to be there. They feel very safe and happy in the stability and support the school provides for them. They quickly develop into confident young people." Ofsted March 2016.Bankwood is a lively, friendly school where teaching is joyfully received by engaged and well-motivated children. The school environment is very appealing for children and represents for them a safe haven, a place of learning and security.
Set in wonderful grounds, enhanced by a Forest School, we pride ourselves on our creative, stimulating environment which encourages high standards of teaching and learning.
The school now admits children from the age of 2 years into our happy and inspiring Foundation Stage. This gives the very best start to education at Bankwood School.
We know that success is achievable for everyone who learns and works at our school. I hope you will find that our website answers all your questions. However, should you require further information please do not hesitate to contact us.
Promoting British Values
At Bankwood Primary School important aspects of school life such as School Council, children being involved in changes to the environment and developing priorities for Sports Premium Funding help children to understand how working together for the good of the school creates positive relationships and is a valuable preparation for future life in our democratic society.
The rule of law
To help children understand how society cannot operate without a set of laws, we teach them how our school rules create an ordered, fair and safe place in which to learn.
At Bankwood School, children have opportunities to make individual choices and express their opinions safely and appropriately. This develops their character, self-belief and their sense of empathy as they are encouraged to develop these qualities in the context of the rights and needs of other members of our school community.
Through developing tolerance and mutual understanding children are encouraged to respect themselves and to respect the rights of other people. This principle underpins our behaviour policy and is put into practice in the classroom, around school, in the playground and though our citizenship assemblies.
Tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs
We are lucky to have a school community that comprises children and staff from a wide range of different cultures, languages, backgrounds and faiths. We celebrate this though a whole school culture week, visit different places of worship and welcome visitors who can support our children in visualising the wider world.
Wendy Edwards MA, BEd (Hons)
Julie Murashe BEd