If you are looking for a new school for your child we would like to welcome you to Bournmoor Primary School. We are a small, friendly primary school serving the village of Bournmoor and outlying areas. We welcome pupils from both Durham and Sunderland Local Authorities and in recent years we have had more children join us from the local Sunderland area.
If you are looking for a new school for your child for Reception (or a nursery place) we welcome visits to our school. These can be arranged by contacting our school office on 0191 3854291 or by emailing email@example.com.
Also, if you are looking for a change of school for your child then we offer supportive transition to children who join us from other areas. Feedback from parents who have joined us is very positive and they appreciate the time taken to get to know their child to accommodate their needs and help them settle in.
We value each child as an individual and provide an engaging curriculum to develop both their skills and knowledge.
We have our own nursery for 3 and 4 year olds and ensure our youngest learners are fully integrated into our school through the experiences they have and the opportunities they are given.
Here are some of the many positive aspects of Bournmoor Primary School and reasons why our pupils enjoy coming here:
- We have extensive grounds where children can learn outdoors and explore. We have improved these over the years to ensure our pupils can experience the curriculum both indoors and outdoors.
- We have links to Elba Park to extend outdoor learning even further and because we are nestled close to fields and open areas, we can walk to this fantastic educational experience.
- We have won competitions for our Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths work (STEM). This includes being awarded an electric car from the Propulsion Centre at Newcastle University following our successful competition entry about what travel will look like in 2050.
- We have been awarded the Primary Science Quality Mark (PSQM) for our commitment to quality science teaching and learning in our school for the second time. This whole school award represents the Science capital offered to our pupils. This year we are applying for the Primary Geography Quality Mark (PGQM).
- We are a Rights Respecting School who have been awarded this Unicef award for our commitment to pupil welfare and the rights of children. We pride ourselves on offering a caring and supportive learning environment where children are listened to and their views are valued. We ensure we offer lots of opportunities to listen and share.
- We subsidise trips, visits and clubs as much as we can to ensure that the enrichment we offer is not only of educational value, but affordable. We know the importance of being inclusive and ensuring that every child has the right to access a full and broad education.
- We are proactive in supporting children with additional needs and work with external agencies to seek advice and guidance where needed.
- To help pupils settle and feel supported in school each day, we have our ‘Zones of Regulation’ displays where children can identify their emotions and have time to talk. We also have ‘Worry Monsters’ in each class so children can share any concerns. Additionally, children can speak to our school counsellor each week.
- Staff undertake regular training as part of their professional development (including for SEND). This ensures that what we offer to children is current and relevant and helps to prepare them for life through the skills and knowledge they acquire.
- In our last Ofsted in July 2019 we were praised for the ‘flying start’ given to pupils in Early Years. We are proud of the fantastic start we offer to our youngest learners and were so pleased to have this recognised. We know from listening to our Nursery and Reception pupils how much they enjoy their learning experiences.
- Staff are on the yard each day to speak to parents and carers so we can develop close home and school links. The Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher and SENCO are also available. We welcome phone calls or emails, if more convenient, to ensure we share information to support pupils in school.
- We ensure children are given the chance to dress up and enjoy activities for example, school discos, non-uniform days, Christmas Jumper Day, curriculum days (e.g. World Book Day) to name just a few. We also welcome children wearing non-uniform or dressing up on their birthday to make them feel extra special. This lovely idea came from our School Council.
We welcome visits to our school so please contact us to arrange this and we look forward to meeting you.