|Boxgrove School was founded in 1741 by The Countess of Derby. It is a Primary School with 67 pupils on roll aged between 5 and 11.
The village of Boxgrove lies approximately 3 miles north east of the Roman city of Chichester at the foot of the South Downs and about 5 miles inland from the southern coast of England. It is an area of outstanding natural beauty with many historical buildings both within the village and in nearby towns and cities like Chichester and Portsmouth.
Just across the road from the school is Boxgrove Priory Church and the remains of the Benedictine Priory founded by the monks of Lessay Abbey in France with whom the village is twinned. The church is pictured opposite.
||The school has extensive grounds which include a netball court / playground, conservation area with pond, large football pitch, 80m running track, log cabin, adventure trail and orchard.
The school plays host to the annual sporting events for the cluster of schools. (See Goodwood Area Schools on the home page.) These include athletics, football and netball tournaments and the occasional inter- school match.
Boxgrove School provides a happy and secure environment in which pupils are offered contemporary education of a high standard. The staff and governors are united in their belief that:
- Education goes on through life, of which school is only part.
- Education for our children should be broad, balanced, and important to the child and matched to each child's ability.
- There should be a stimulating and enjoyable environment throughout the school.
- Learning is related to knowledge, skills and attitudes.
- Learning should be from first hand experience where possible, leading to further sources of learning.
- A positive, enquiring attitude to learning should be encouraged which develops self motivation and self discipline.
- There should be continuity and progression in children's learning.
- A good partnership between home and school is important for the well being of the child and the way to achieve this is for the home to support the school's high expectations of discipline and homework tasks.
- Learning should take place within an underlying philosophy of care for others and the world in which we live.
Our School Prayer
This is our school, Let peace dwell here, Let the room be full of contentment,
Let love abide here, Love of one another, Love of mankind, Love of life itself,
And love of God.
National Curriculum Tests
When children are 7, 11 and 14 they take tests that measure what all children can do when they are asked the same questions. The tests help teachers learn more about the strengths and weaknesses of what your child understands about a subject. Teachers take care to ensure that the tests are as stress free as possible and that they are as fair as possible for every child.
Results for the National Curriculum Tests are given in levels. Roughly speaking, most pupils will move up one level every two years. The average 7 year old is expected to achieve a Level 2; and the average 11 year old a Level 4.