Today two of our Y6 ambassadors were presented with the official plaque for the Youth Sports School Games GOLD award for 2017/18. Ben Corbett from Theale Green School came along to present the award came along to present the award on behalf of Maxine Cook, the West Berks School Sports Manager. Well done to all the children, staff, and especially Mrs Goodwin, for making this possible.
On Tuesday afternoon (11th December) and Wednesday (12th December) early evening the infants will be performing their nativity play to friends and family. Here they all are dressed in their costumes.
Despite the weather being cold and wet, 3 year 6 pupils attended a very moving remembrance ceremony at Westminster Abbey. They were there with representatives from other local schools to lay a wreath at the Innocent Victims Memorial which is a reminder of all the children who have suffered as a result of wars all over the world. After listening to the names of some of the children who have died in conflicts there was a minutes silence followed by the laying of the wreaths. Whilst the occasion was sombre and the weather was dreadful, the children enjoyed a day out in London and a tour of Westminster Abbey. They were a credit to the school and we hope that this can become a regular feature of our Remembrance activities.
A big THANK YOU to the Co-op in Theale for helping to raise over £3000 for the school PTA. Mrs Johnson and some children went to the shop to collect the cheque and were delighted to meet the store representatives. If you shop at the Co-op please consider applying for a loyalty card as this will help us raise even more money next time!
We know that our school is one of a kind but it’s always good to be recognised as such by others. Recently the school received a letter from Nick Gibb, the Minister of State for School Standards, to congratulate us on our fantastic phonics results. With 95% of our pupils achieving at least a pass in 2018, we are in the top 9% of schools in the country. The letter states “Your success in teaching phonics and early reading so effectively means your pupils are developing a firm foundation in reading, from which they can become increasingly fluent and develop a lifelong love of reading.” Well done to all the staff and children involved in this outstanding success.
Reading FC have been working closely with us this year, and this week their mascot, Kingsley came to visit the children. An official Partner schools plaque was presented to Bradfield Primary. Mrs Goodwin and Faye Turner from RFC are seen in the photo with Kingsley.
Congratulations to Bradfield CE (VA) Primary School who are ending this half term on top of the world following a comprehensive ‘Good’ rating after their OFSTED inspection on the 4th and 5th of May.
Headteacher, Mrs Slade Nowell said, ‘We are delighted that the report identified these splendid features of our school:
“The Headteacher, supported by highly skilled governors, strives to ensure that all pupils reach the highest possible standards within a caring and happy atmosphere; Leaders and governors are highly ambitious and have high expectations for staff and pupils; Pupils work hard and make good progress to reach standards that are above average at the end of year 6; All pupils have equal opportunities to succeed; There is a good variety of extra activities, including residential visits, which add to pupils’ enjoyment of school; Teachers constantly check on pupils while they are working and provide clear guidance to address misconceptions, and so pupils make good progress; Skilled teaching assistants work in close cooperation with teachers and so provide the right kind of support to meet pupils’ needs; Staff have created a warm and nurturing environment in which pupils feel safe and secure; Pupils get off to a good start in the early years. They make good progress across all areas of learning because teaching is effective. The Early Years leader… has created a stimulating environment in which children feel safe and behave well”.
This wonderful outcome has been achieved through the hard work and dedication of all the staff, children, parents, governors, Church, local community, the Local Authority and the Diocese of Oxford. It has been a real team effort.
Prospective parents and visitors are always welcome at Bradfield Primary School. If you think that Bradfield is the school for you, we would be delighted to show you round. Please contact the school office on 01189744304 for more details.