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​"My child is so happy and settled at St Benedict's.  I am happy to read that his teachers really do know where he is 'coming from' in terms of his ability versus his effort.  We both feel very positive and encouraged by his report.  St Ben's really does create and nurture a family vibe that is palpable around the school"

Quote from a parent after receiving their child's annual report, July 2016

St Benedict's Election Day

On Thursday 8th June, St Benedict’s held its own Election.  The children of Griffin class formed 4 political parties and worked together on creating manifestos which incorporated global, local and school issues.   Each party presented their ideas in an Assembly to the whole school and in the afternoon everyone in school voted.  The election was won by the Global 7 Party; Charlie, Seb, Euan, Lily, Iris, Annabelle and Joshua. Global 7 won a landslide victory with 126 votes! The winning party has the whole of the next academic year to put their ideas into practice.  The children all worked incredibly hard in their teams – well done everyone!

​​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.​


St Benedict's Hosts the Quadkids Competition

Year 4/5 Midsomer Norton Games Quadkids Competition was held at St Benedict's at the end of September. The year 5 athletics team came 6th – well done! All the children did their very best representing their school in the sunshine!  A big thank you goes to the parents who organised and sold refreshments.


Champions of the South West !

A massive ‘well done!’ to St Benedict’s Catholic Primary School football team who won the South West Primary Regional Football Finals of The Danone Nations Cup at Odd Down Sports Centre on Saturday 23rd April.

The team drew the ‘friendly’ warm up match and then went on to win every match they played in the tournament!          

St Benedict’s is now the top, small schools’ team for the South West and will be representing the region in the National Finals. These will take place on the 22nd May at the King Power Stadium, home of the Premier League winners, Leicester City.  This is a fantastic achievement for the children and their coach John Paines of ‘Circle Coaching’ and we are all very much looking forward to our trip to Leicester.



Oliver Twist came for a visit

m&m Productions delighted us with a performance of Oliver Twist - the children were invited to be the pick pockets and sing along and clap to the songs!

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New Sponsors!

We are delighted to announce the arrival of our new sponsored sports kit!  
Mr Paines and his company, Circle Coaching, have very kindly sponsored our new kit and we will wear it with pride during sporting competitions, including football and netball.  In fact any excuse we can find!


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St Gregory's Roadshow​

​Tuesday 22nd September sees St Gregory's coming to St Benedict's to talk to year 5 & 6 parents about life at St Gregory's School.  Come along to find out first hand from former pupils and the Headteacher of St Gregory's - this promises to be a very informative session.  Join us at 3.45pm.

Cleveland Pools

On Saturday 4th July, 16 children from St Benedict's school's Unicorn class and the St Benedict's choir performed a short play at the Cleveland Pools site in Bath as part of their bicentenary celebrations.  The children were amazing!  They performed twice, modifying the play to cover for one little girl who was poorly and then again to move nearer the microphone as the sound didn't carry well outdoors. None of this fazed the children - they remembered their words and actions beautifully and sang clearly to a captivated audience.  Feedback from the trustees of the site has been excellent with the children being praised for their work and their exemplary behaviour.







Short Break Summer Publications

The following Short Break Summer Publications are now available to view and download from the Somerset County Council Website: -

1.    Summer Short Breaks Activity Calendar

2.    Summer Newsletter

3.    Fun Day Flyer – professionals as well as families and providers are more than welcome to come along to this event.

4.    Activity Passes and Discounts Flyer

All of the above are for all children and young people with a disability or additional need in Somerset, unless otherwise stated.​


Party at the Pools


Click on the attached poster to find out more about this exciting project 

Party at the Pools Poster​

​Wear Red for Ben

What a colourful day we had, wearing red to raise money for CLIC Sargent, in memory of former pupil Ben Crutchley.  We even made it onto the CLIC Sargent website - click the following link to read their article​:

Silly Hat Day - 01 December 2014
Pope Francis has asked if all school champlaincy groups could get involved in raising money to help fight the Ebola outbreak oversaeas.  In response to this and a request from Clifton Diocese, the Leaders of Faith Chaplaincy group at St Benedict's school organised a 'silly hat' day to raise money for this cause.  The children and staff wore silly hats on Thursday 27th November and raised £130 towards this worthy cause.  On Friday, the Chaplaincy group headed off to Clifton Cathedral to meet the Bishop and were enrolled as Chaplaincy members. 

St Ben's Superheroes - 14 November 2014
Pupils and staff had fun today arriving at school dressed as superheroes, raising funds for Children in Need
St Ben's celebrates Lottery Grant - 10 November 2014
St Benedict’s Catholic Primary School, Charlton Lane, Radstock has received funding from the Big Lottery Fund, which is responsible for giving out 40% of the money raised for good causes by the National Lottery.   The award of £10,000 will fund a new Community Play Area within the school grounds that will enable members of the community to access the site and engage in fun family activities. A variety of extra curriculum activities will be delivered to improve the health and well being of children and families in keeping with the Every Child Matters Agenda.  The school aims to create an environment that maximizes the learning potential of all pupils, encouraging healthy eating and physical activities. The facility will provide an opportunity for families to play, learn and develop together, alongside acting as a focal point for parents and carers to meet and socialise. This exciting and innovative programme will promote the children’s development and provide a supportive and nurturing environment for families.  Mrs Cindy Stockting, Headteacher, stated that a lot of hard work and dedication has gone into the planning and preparation of this project and would like to thank all of those who have been involved in this process. “We hope that many generations of families will benefit from this provision. The staff and Governors at St Benedict’s are delighted to have received this award, which will turn an unused area into a safe space to promote learning and inclusion”. In keeping with the school’s ‘Open Door’ policy St Benedict’s School welcomes all members of the community to visit.

The Fund is committed to bringing real improvements to communities and the lives of people most in need and has been rolling out grants to health, education, environment and charitable causes across the UK.  Since its inception in 2004 we have awarded close to £6bn.  The Fund was formally established by Parliament on 1 December 2006.


Year 6 SATs results - 14 July 2014

Best Results ever for St Ben’s!

Year 6 pupils at St Benedict’s did their school proud in the recent Key Stage 2 SAT tests.  100% of children reached the expected level 4 and over 50% of children reached the higher levels 5 and 6 in reading, writing, spelling, punctuation & grammar (SPAG) and maths.  Miss Kempster, the Year 6 teacher, said, “Everyone at St Benedict’s is extremely proud of all the year 6 children.  They have worked hard throughout their time at St Ben’s and it has been great to see them really flourish in their final year.”

Lucy, a year 6 child, said “I felt really prepared to take the tests and I am grateful to all the teachers who have taught me/us over the years.  I am really happy with my results and I am excited about secondary school.”

Miss Kempster further added “children reaching their full potential is so important and at St Benedict’s we constantly strive to adapt teaching and learning for all children in all year groups, ensuring excellent progress for all.”  The year 6 children will be celebrating these results with a ‘Leavers’ BBQ’ next week.

Phoenix Class Play 2014.End of Year Play - 14 July 2014

St Benedict’s Merry Men

Once again children at St Benedict’s Catholic Primary School have taken to the stage to perform their annual year 4, 5 and 6 school play, “Robin Hood and the Sherwood Hoodies”!

The children have worked hard learning lines, songs and mastering acting skills ready for this week’s performance.  The show takes a comedy twist on the legend of Robin Hood and his merry men: fight scenes, arrows through heads, skunk scouts and bundles of singing, dancing and laughter make this show a great success.  Mrs Pattison, Miss Kempster and Mrs Uttley, who are directing the performance, commented that the children have worked really hard and they are all extremely proud of their efforts - the parents will have a great show to look forward to!Text.