Burton School is a Church of England Controlled Primary School located in the village of Burton in Christchurch Dorset. The school has close links with St. Lukes Church in the village. It is a focus for the village and has a reputation as a happy, caring school.
There has been a school in the village since 1876 when the local church was converted into a school. This building was, until summer 1999, the school annexe on Burton Green. All the children are now housed at the main school site in Campbell Road. During 2001/02 there was substantial building work at the school site in Campbell Road, which provided 3 new classrooms and an information centre with fifteen computers. There are approximately 280 children currently on roll.
The staff and the governors are intent on providing the best for Burton children. The evidence of this can be seen when you look at the classrooms and displays of work around the school. The look of the school is very important to us. The classrooms are bright, attractive and well resourced. Besides the day to day resources you would expect to find in classrooms, all classes have at least one computer. Outside we have a good sized playing field, an adventure playground for the younger children, and a 'wild area'.
The school was last inspected in May 2004. This inspection report is available on the OFSTED website. We are proud of the fact that no lesson has ever been judged as less than satisfactory in any of our three OFSTED inspections, with a high proportion of lessons being judged as good, very good, or excellent.
Our Home - School -Child agreement describes our aims and values. The school is part of, and serves, the local community of Burton Village. We are a Church of England School and promote Christian values through the experiences we offer our pupils.
We want Burton school to:
- Be a happy and caring school.
- Provide a wide range of opportunities for the children's academic and social development.
- Work with all members of the school community.
- Provide a high quality learning environment.
- Be well respected.
We want our children to:
- Be confident and articulate.
- Do their best and be proud of their achievements.
- Develop good attitudes, social skills, creative skills, and academic skills.
- Develop the ability to work independently and as part of a group.
School will seek to:
- Develop children's personal skills, social skills, creative skills and academic ability.
- Teach children in ways which meet the differing needs of all children.
- Provide rich learning experiences in a wide range of subjects.
- Ensure that all children behave well.
- Involve parents in their children's education.
- Keep parents well informed.
Children will seek to:
Be kind and respectful to others - children and adults.
Be reliable and trustworthy.
Work to the best of their ability.
Look after books and equipment.
Family will seek to:
- Support the school at all times.
- Support children's learning at home by listening to children read at home regularly, and ensuring children do homework.
- Ensure children get to school punctually.
- Ensure they have the right equipment for the day.
- Ensure they are suitably dressed.
- Keep school informed of absences and changes in circumstances which may affect children in school.
Together we will:
- Work to ensure that relationships within the school and community are good.
- Support our school to maintain the good quality of education.