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Welcome to St Benedict's Catholic Primary School

St Benedict's is a medium sized Catholic Primary School on the edge of Midsomer Norton, near Bath.  The school is just in Somerset and comes under the Somerset County Council education service.  We currently have 191 pupils and strong links with the Downside Community in Stratton-on-the-Fosse.
​Please browse our site and let us know your comments on the Contact Us page. 

School will be open as usual on Tuesday 20th March

Any school closures will be posted here and on under School Closures. 
Announcements will also be made on local radio stations

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Congratulations Team RoboBens!

​On 18th January Team RoboBens, our robotics team, attended the 2018 First Lego League Robotics challenge in Bristol. They had a fantastic experience and also had great success! Robobens came a magnificent fifth overall and won the trophy for the Best Robot Design! Amazing! Well done team! 


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It's Panto Season!


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Landslide Victory for the Global 7


St Benedict's held its own Election
with 'Global 7' winning a landslide victory

Read all about it on the School News page


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Champions League Winners


 On 26th April our football team went to Somervale to compete in the MSN Games Association year 5 and 6 Champions League Football Tournament.

We played and won the three games in our pool which put us in the semi-final. We also won this game and so to the final! This was against Peasdown St John Primary (the largest Primary in B&NES!)

WE WON! St Benedict’s are the champions!

Thank you to our loyal supporters and Mr Paines our coach.​

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Year 6 Youth Speaks Teams take second place

in the Rotary Club 'Youth Speaks' competition
On Wednesday 8th February, the teams competed against 6 other primary age teams from the local area.  The children spoke confidently and clearly on the following topics:
Siblings: the youngest, eldest and the one in the middle
Aliens: Do they really exist? 

We are incredibly proud of both teams - well done!


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Congratulations to our Football Team



Following their success at the ESFA Small Schools Football Tournament, the team went on to

represent B&NES at the County Finals in Bridgwater on 20th January 2017.

They starting on a winning streak with a 6-0 win in their first game.

Their continued success took them all the way to the semi finals!

We are so proud of them - well done Team!

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"This school continues to be good"

Ofsted 2015


'The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the previous inspection'

'Together with your governors, you have provided strong leadership and the ambition to continue to improve the school'

'School leaders place the highest priority on keeping pupils safe'

'The school's religious character is an integral part of everyday life'

Ofsted, December 2015

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'Governors and leaders are highly committed to maintaining and promoting the Catholic life of the school through ‘strong, shared, moral leadership'

'Governors and leaders have been highly effective in creating and sustaining an inclusive and open culture where all are valued'
'Pupils are proud of their inclusive Catholic family and their behaviour is exemplar'
 'The quality of teaching in RE is good, resulting in good progress in lessons and achievement over time;
 teachers are enthusiastic and effective in promoting purposeful learning, engagement in and enjoyment of RE and are committed to improving their subject knowledge and practice'
Clifton Diocese, Section 48 (R.E.) Inspection, December 2015

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"I clearly remember a little girl who could not wait to get to school and St Benedict's did not disappoint." 

"Thank you to all staff who have helped to lay this fabulous solid foundation for life."
Parent of Year 6 pupil

"Thank you for your inspiration and dedication throughout my time at St Benedict's.  I will leave with so many happy memories!  I will always treasure my time spent at St Benedict's."
Year 6 pupil



Latest Newsletter

No 22, March 9th 2018.pdfNo 22, March 9th 2018