BISHOPSTONE Church of England School is a unique primary east of Swindon.

Despite being located in a traditional Victorian building, it embraces the latest modern technology to ensure every child has the best opportunities available.

Whether it is computers, tablets or even robots, the school is leading the way. Technology is embedded throughout the curriculum and tailored to each individual child.

However, this does not mean the school does not take advantage of its natural surroundings.

Alongside the Victorian school house there is a large pond inhabited by many ducks and nestled within the pond is an island.

Once the children have crossed the bridge to that island they are provided with a dynamic forest school, which is used weekly for developing children’s confidence and creativity.

The school’s links with the church are very important and it enjoys a fruitful relationship with the Bristol Diocese, as well as overseas links.

Bishopstone School has a close-knit team of staff that all work together to help the children develop so they are ready for the next stage of their education.

Everyone, from staff to pupils, is valued and listened to as they all have an important part to play.

They are supported by Friends of Bishopstone Parent Teacher Association which strives to provide enrichment activities that continue to bring the community and school together in a fun way.

The teachers look to ensure that the pupils learn about how they can help within the village. As a result the school is at the very centre of the local community, both providing a central ‘hub’ and also reaching out to those around, to enhance the learning of the children.

Bishopstone Primary may not be the biggest school in the area, with only two classrooms for infants and juniors, but this is something the staff take advantage of.

The small class numbers allow them to pay individual attention to the children, with great aspirations for each.

Above everything, the school aims to create rounded individuals with all the skills they will need for later life.

Every child is helped to develop a lively, enquiring mind, the ability to question and argue rationally and diligently and with perseverance apply themselves to tasks and physical skills.