Welcome to Beckington Church of England First School
"Challenge. Exploration. Friendship."
Welcome to our school! We are a small village church school, situated in the heart of the village of Beckington.
We enjoy working closely with our partner school, Mells Church of England First School
and have great relationships with our local community.
"Beckington CE First School acknowledges our duty of care to safeguard and promote the welfare of all children
and expect everyone to share this commitment."
Message from Claire Chantler, Headteacher
Welcome to our school website. We hope you enjoy finding out more about our school.
We know that Beckington School is a special place to learn and this was fully recognised by Ofsted. “Relationships with pupils and adults are excellent. Pupils are uniformly polite and helpful. The school is a happy and harmonious place to be.”
The children at Beckington School love learning and work hard to achieve their best. "Staff have consistently high expectations and skilfully enable pupils of all abilities to make excellent progress.”
“Attainment is high in all year groups.”
We value all areas of learning and staff were praised for using their expertise in different year groups, enabling all children to experience exceptional lessons in French, music, computing and gymnastics.
We are fortunate enough to be part of an amazing village, surrounded by people who are willing to give up their time to support us. Our dedicated governing body were highly praised and our Chairman of governors would like to say thank-you to everyone involved in making Beckington Church of England First School such an outstanding place to be!
We are proud of our school and would be happy to show prospective parents around. Please telephone the school to book an appointment.
Friday 21st April
Exciting things have happened at both schools over the Easter break. Mells had its playground resurfaced, with rubber mulch put around the trees – I’m sure you’ll agree it looks very smart!
Beckington had its long awaited playground equipment installed which is proving very popular with both the children and staff! We are having an official opening on Friday 5th May at 2pm when we will thank the people who kindly donated towards this project and we will take some photographs of the children on the equipment.
The next project at Mells is to transform the space outside Ragstone Class. This is planned to start on 2nd May.
I visited the children at Mill on the Brue on Thursday afternoon. They managed to fit in a mini football tournament on the first evening between the three schools – Mells, Beckington and Berkley, so hopefully the children were nicely exhausted by the time they went to bed. The groups were spread all round the site which meant it was tricky to find some of them. Once found, they were all engaged in the different activities which included the extra-long zip wire, the leap of faith, the climbing wall, raft building, the crate tower challenge, tunneling and canoeing. I watched one group as they reflected on their activity, thinking about how much they had put themselves in the challenge zone and also considering who in the group had been most out of their comfort zone, but had succeeded through determination and the encouragement of the group.
It is lovely to see how well the children support each other in challenging activities – they will all go home having tried lots of new things and feeling success. They all looked happy and relaxed and the sun was shining!
Well done to all the Mells children who came to Mells Daffodil Day on Easter Monday and sang on the stage. It was a great turn-out and you were fantastic!
Our topics are similar this term but not identical – Beckington is ‘Super Heroes’ and Mells is ‘999’. There are many exciting learning opportunities planned.