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Burrington Primary School

Head’s Welcome

 As Head Teacher of Burrington Church of England Primary School, I am delighted to welcome you to our vibrant, caring and flourishing school.

Nestled in the outstanding area of natural beauty that is the Mendip Hills, Burrington Primary is a very special place of learning where children are cherished and nurtured to be confident, happy and inquisitive learners, encouraged to be ambitious and seize the many opportunities that this remarkable small school provides.

This enables an education which lays a firm foundation of aspiration, curiosity and the belief that we can all make a positive difference in our worldI am privileged to be Headteacher of Burrington. There is a very strong sense of partnership between the school and parents, governors and the wider community which enhances a ‘family’ ethos and reinforces the school motto, ‘believe and achieve together’. Since 2018, we have become part of the Federation of Burrington and Wrington Church Schools which has enabled both schools to benefit from additional opportunities for professional development, curriculum enrichment and shared expertise. We have strong links with local schools in our cluster and beyond, and we work closely with the Diocese of Bath and Wells as well as North Somerset Local Authority. This church school has served the area for over 150 years; our treasured traditions are combined with an outward looking approach as we draw on national and international research and pedagogy to inform our practice.

'Let all that you do be done in love’ 1 Corinthians is our Federation guiding principle. Our vision is to nurture compassion, curiosity, integrity, wisdom and a lifelong love of learning, founded on Christian values, as we grow and flourish together. This is the foundation of all we do.  We strive to provide an outstanding education which develops the whole child: socially, academically, morally and spiritually. Our rural location is a perfect context for our thriving forest school which inspires and challenges children in the nursery and Key Stage 1 and underpins further learning on the sustainable global goals with older pupils.Our skilled and dedicated staff have the highest expectations of the children from the Cherry Buds Nursery up to Year 6. We are committed to inspiring children to be the best that they can be, valuing all as unique individuals and developing their special qualities and strengths to enable them to make greatest possible progress and to flourish in all aspects of school life. We are committed to preparing the children for success, as responsible caring citizens, confident and well equipped for the challenges of the 21st century with a zest for life and learning, now and in the future.