Respect, Caring, Honesty, Teamwork, Tolerance, Self-Discipline
Welcome to Bletchingley Village Primary School (formerly St Catherine's Primary School and known as BVPS for short. We are an all-through, values-led Primary School, with its own Nursery Class and a specialist Centre for children with speech, language and communication needs, set in beautiful and extensive grounds.
We aim to provide an environment which is inclusive, caring and stimulating, with high expectations of achievement and behaviour, and where learners develop good self esteem and resilience. This enables them to become active partners in their own learning who take risks and learn from their mistakes. We encourage learners to ask questions and to learn how to solve problems and challenges. We aim to ensure that each learner reaches their full potential and to create an atmosphere where learning is irresistible by offering a rich, varied and meaningful curriculum.
We live in a rapidly changing world and we need to prepare our children for the future, enabling them to access lifelong learning. We continue to develop our understanding and use of new technologies; as well as smart televisions, we are introducing a range of technologies for children to use as effective tools for learning. Our library has been extended so that we can offer a wider range of books as well as an ICT based study centre.
Whilst the children’s learning is our first priority, we also offer a wide range of extra curricular activities so that all children can achieve and shine in the field of their choice – music, sport or the arts – and we develop the children’s emotional literacy and social skills through all that we do in school to enable them to become responsible and positive members of the society in which they live.
Working closely with parents and carers is an important facet of our work in raising the achievement of every child. We believe that good communication is the key to an effective partnership, and we are always happy to meet you and discuss any concerns, questions or suggestions you may have.
We hope that this will be the start of a long and successful partnership between us, and we warmly welcome you and your child to our school family.
Mrs Stephanie Gibson