BISHOPSTONE Church of England School is a unique place to learn, offering an education that is broad and rich.

The school takes 20 children at a time, places them on an island with tablet computers, and leads them on a voyage of discovery through writing, from their surrounding inspiration.

From dynamic trips to Didcot Railway that morphed into “Bishopstone railway” being recreated in the playground, complete with track and station master.

The school has had an exciting year with a new headteacher, Emma Lindsay, and staff who are passionate about supporting children to reach their highest potential.

There is a focus on embedding “Assessment For Learning” where the children take control of their next steps towards achievement.

Constant positive challenge has allowed the children to develop both academically and socially, taking part in events such as Jamie Oliver's world record, Voice In A Million at Wembley, the Eden project Big Lunch, Bring Your Parents To School through to hatching chicks in the classroom – although a duck sat on a nest of eggs in the garden – is providing current daily learning.

The children have also worked on a project with local artist Helen Cooper.

The school also has developed links with the community, including with Goddard Park Primary School, and has enhanced its Christian values by working in harmony with the new vicar the Rev William O'Connell.

It has also created a project with local historians in Hinton Parva.

Bishopstone Church of England Primary School

Address: Bishopstone, Swindon, Wiltshire SN6 8PW

Telephone: 01793 790521


Headteacher: Emma Lindsay  

Acting Chair of Governors: Gill May

Uniform: Blue sweatshirts