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Bransgore C E (Controlled) Primary School
Ringwood Road, Christchurch,BH23 8JH
01425 672272

We are a very happy school which is at the heart of our wonderful, supportive village community. We have very close links with St. Mary's Church in the village. We pride ourselves on being a traditional village school which, at the same time, is dynamic and forward-thinking.


What have been our successes this year?

Children's love of writing developed through Big Write (weekly motivational Extended Writing practice with Home Link)
Successfully implemented Read Write Inc (Synthetic Phonics programme) across the school
Introduced Cursive Script
Strengthened our partnership with St. Mary's Church
Improved reading skills helped by the St Mary's Reading Well
Proposed for Golden Status for Social and Emotional Learning (SEAL) by Jenny Mosley (nationally recognised Educational Well-Being Consultant)
Embodied SEAL within our school ethos
Gained Enhanced Healthy Schools status
Extended personalised learning through ICT-based Home Link Education City
Invited parents to share the positive outcomes of children's work in Thematic Link
Obtained Activemark for sports from the DfES
Developed French in KS2 and pioneered it in KS1
Won the choir section of the New Milton Music Festival
Extended opportunities for GATE (Gifted and Talented Learners)
Successful pupil tracking systems enabling learning to be personalised
Invited to acquire NCSL (National College For School Leadership) and SSAT (Specialist Schools and Academies Trust) membership for excellent practice
What are we trying to improve?
  Our current foci are:
Introducing the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) across KS1 and KS2 to enrich learning in the non-core subjects with an increased focus on skills and preparing children for life in the global village
Implementing an improved timetable to accommodate increased time on IPC while maintaining current high levels of learning in maths, English and Science
Continuing to broaden children's love of, and opportunities for, writing through Read Write Inc and the weekly Big Write
Encouraging all children to learn their times tables and extend their maths skills
Developing music, drama and dance
Increasing the range of opportunities for children in extra-curricular sport
Developing the number and range of after school clubs and activities
Establishing a Year 6 Academy which recognises the unique curriculum within Year 6 and prepares children more effectively for secondary school transition

What activities are available to pupils?

In addition to our curriculum which incorporates excellence and enjoyment there are opportunities for:

Godzone youth club run by the vicar, Peter Rickman

After school football run by Teamtheme

After school cricket run by Bransgore Cricket Club

French club

Peripatetic music lessons

School orchestra

Group recorder lessons

Foreign language lessons with Secondary schools

STAR Dance and Singing clubs

Christmas Pantomime for Years 3 & 4

End of year production by Year 6

School Music concerts

Family Worship with drama and singing

Residential Outdoor and Activities trip to Avon Tyrrell for Year 5

Visiting Theatre Companies

Family Learning opportunities with Brockenhurst College

Bournemouth University Dance & Drama workshops for the whole school

How are we working with parents and the community?

We pride ourselves in being at the heart of our village and have:

Established a strong partnership with St Mary's Church and the vicar, Peter Rickman, who regularly leads themed assemblies

An excellent and active parents association (BSA) who fund-raise to provide additional support and provisions which enrich the learning facilities and environment of the whole school

Community days with parents, children and staff working to improve the school's outdoor environment

In line with our commitment to Extended Schools we are looking to establish a pre and post school childcare provision

A pastoral care assistant who visits individual families in their own homes

Home visits offered to all children prior to joining Foundation

Weekly Drop-ins for parents and carers to discuss pupil progress with Parent Consultations increased to 3 times per year in response to a recent parental questionnaire

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