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Binstead Primary School
Hazlemere Avenue, Binstead, PO33 3SA, UK Ryde
+44 (0)1983 562341

Binstead is a Community Primary school for boys and girls. Ages range from 5 -9 years.

Binstead was last inspected by OFSTED in March of 2004. The favourable report received is available for download HERE (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader- available HERE)
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Our school community is committed to the following aims in order to ensure that we achieve our vision:

Ø       To recognise that pupils are the first priority.

Ø       To value each individual and be committed to honesty, respect and responsibility.

Ø       To provide the best possible education for everyone within a happy, welcoming and challenging environment.

Ø       To enable every child to enjoy school and achieve stretching educational standards

Ø       To enable every child to achieve personal and social development and enjoy  recreational activities.

Ø       To encourage every child to adopt a safe and healthy lifestyle, so that they may be physically, mentally and emotionally healthy.

Ø       To maintain and develop links with the local and wider community and to encourage every child to make a positive contribution.

Ø       To develop the school as a resource for life-long learning,including an awareness of economic well-being.

Ø       To deploy resources effectively and efficiently to ensure maximum educational benefit.


Children can be admitted to Binstead in the September following their fourth birthday. This means if your child is four between 1 September 2007 and 31 August 2008 they can start school in September 2008 if you wish, or later in the school year after consultation with the headteacher.

Binstead has an admissions number of 42 for September 2008, and children are allocated places in line with the admissions criteria, which you will find in the Local Education Authority’s (LEA) information booklet ‘Educating Your Child’.

You will receive a copy of this booklet along with an application form for admission in September 2008 from your child’s pre-school or you can contact School Admissions direct during September at:

 School Admissions

Education and Community Development Directorate

County Hall


Isle of Wight

PO30 1UD

01983 823455

It is very important that the completed form is returned to School Admissions at the above address (not the school) by 30 November 2007 at the latest.

Visits are arranged for children who are due to start school. These are held during the latter half of the summer term before entry. Parents are always welcome to visit the school in order to assess the opportunities provided for their child and should contact the school for an appointment.

Parents are invited to INSPIRE Sessions prior to and during Reception Year in order to familiarise themselves with the school, develop an understanding of the ways in which their children will be taught during their first year and to learn how best to support their children.

Parents who wish their child to transfer to a different school during the school year must contact School Admissions at County Hall on the above number for an application form.


Blue Fleece

Blue school sweatshirt or cardigan

Blue polo shirt (with or without school logo)

Grey/black trousers (acceptable for boys and girls)

Grey skirt/pinafore.  Summer - blue & white checked or striped dress

Shoes should be practical and sensible

No trainers please


A PE Bag (drawstring bags are ideal) containing:

Blue shorts

White school Tee Shirt

Trainers or Black Plimsolls

(Football boots and shin pads are essential when playing school matches)

Sun hats in school colours + logo are available from the school.



Plain stud earrings may be worn but your child must be able to remove them independently for PE. In the interests of safety and security no other jewellery is allowed.

You can buy uniform clothing from: 

Kids & Co. (High Street, Ryde) and most high street retail stores.

Uniform bearing the school name is available only from Kids and Co.


Curriculum Statement

What are we trying to achieve?

The Curriculum at Binstead works within the Every Child Matters Framework and aims to enable all pupils to become:

  • successful learners who enjoy learning, make progress and achieve
  • confident individuals who are able to lead safe and healthy lives
  • responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society and achieve economic well being.

Our focus for learning is on:

  • attitudes and attributes eg determined, adaptable, confident, risk-taking, enterprising
  • skills eg literacy, numeracy, ICT, personal, learning and thinking skills
  • knowledge and understanding eg big ideas that change and shape the world and subject specific areas such as science, history, geography, art, design technology, music, PE, RE, foreign languages

How do we organise learning?

We view the curriculum as an entire planned learning experience underpinned by our vision and aims. All staff are responsible for children’s learning, particularly in basic skills and attitudes.

Components of the curriculum include:

  • lessons,
  • a range of locations within and outside of school,
  • the very rich local and wider environment
  • events, visits and visitors,
  • routines
  • clubs and other extended hours activities

Learning approaches

  • a range of approaches, including enquiry, active and practical learning
  • inclusiveness so that differentiation is appropriate
  • in tune with knowledge of how pupils learn
  • building on learning from beyond school
  • utilising very strong community links
  • matching time to learning needs
  • taking risks and working to the edge of the comfort zone.
  • using a range of audiences and purposes
  • giving opportunities for learner choice and personalisation

Much pupil learning is developed through overarching themes that provide relevant learning contexts. Themes are balanced over a school year so that there is a focus on three of four curriculum areas every three to four weeks

Themes and focus areas for each class are shared with parents at termly parent teacher planning meetings, with parent and pupil ideas for development of themes encouraged. Themes include areas of significance for individuals and society such as cultural diversity, healthy lifestyles, enterprise, sustainable futures, global dimension, technology and the media, creativity and critical thinking

Basic Skills discretely taught initially on a daily basis, include:-

Use of phonics in reading and spelling

Some aspects of grammar and comprehension

Some aspects of writing, including presentation



Aspects of ICT

Aspects of PE

Foundation Stage Curriculum covers:

  • Communication, language and literacy
  • Creative development
  • Knowledge and understanding of the world
  • Mathematical development
  • Personal, social and emotional development
  • Physical development

Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2) and Key Stage 2 (Years 3 and 4 in this school)

  • Art and design
  • Citizenship
  • Design and Technology
  • English
  • Geography
  • History
  • ICT
  • Mathematics
  • Modern foreign language (A range of languages and cultures in Key Stage 1, French in Key Stage 2)
  • Music
  • Physical education
  • Personal, social and health education
  • Religious education
  • Science

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