I am very privileged to be Headteacher of a school in which pupils, staff, parents and governors all work tirelessly to ensure the best possible opportunities are afforded to our pupils. Our caring ethos and Christian values permeate the school and are evident in many different ways including: our pupils’ exemplary behaviour; our positive learning environments in which all learners are valued and respected; our strong, supportive teaching team; our Buddy system which enables our Year 6 pupils to support our new Reception pupils; our school reward systems and our Governing Body that both supports and challenges the school effectively.
Great Bedwyn School is a happy, vibrant and creative learning community and we are committed to ensuring all our pupils continue to receive the best possible learning experiences that will prepare them well for the future.
Michelle Perrett, Principal
Our current OFSTED report classified us as an ‘Outstanding School’ in all areas with the academic attainment and achievement of the children being consistently high. We currently have 204 children on role from 4-11 years old. The school building is modern with spacious grounds and is well resourced and maintained.
Great Bedwyn has a reputation for providing outstanding learning opportunities for all its pupils and for promoting a rich curriculum that enables pupils to grow and develop not just academically but physically, emotionally, spiritually and culturally too. Music, drama and art are particularly strong elements of our curriculum with many pupils performing in a variety of different ways across the school year. Developing an enthusiasm for physical activity is also encouraged with a wide variety of after school clubs available to get involved with. In addition, we are proud of our Forest School which enables pupils to value and enjoy outdoor learning opportunities on our site but also within the Savernake Forest.
We have a lively and exciting skills based curriculum which is taught using a termly topic based approach. The freedom of our creative curriculum allows us to diversify into subject themed weeks which celebrate, for example, the arts, cultural diversity and design technology.