Welcome to Heytesbury Primary School. As a voluntary aided Church of England school we believe in helping the whole child to develop within a secure, caring environment that promotes Christian values. We strive for every child to be the best they can be.
We are proud to be recognised by Ofsted (May 2012) as a good school with a number of outstanding features. It is acknowledged that “the school operates as a highly effective community which nurtures pupils’ confidence and well-being. Pupils consistently display enthusiasm towards their learning and very high standards of care towards each other.”
Heytesbury is a much smaller than average-sized primary school at the heart of its community, with three classes. It mainly serves the village of Heytesbury, surrounding villages and the Eastern side of Warminster. About one quarter of our children come from military families. The size of the school means that we know each child really well and are able to meet their needs more effectively. Every child is precious and a valued member of our school community.
Children are participants in the life of the school, with opportunities to contribute their ideas and innovations to improve learning experiences. We make every effort to work in partnership with parents, carers and the wider community. Children respond to the highest aspirations that we all have for their: achievement, behaviour, self-confidence and ability to work collaboratively. Achievement is good because “well-organised teaching is effective in encouraging pupils to be enthusiastic learners.” – Ofsted May 2012.
The curriculum is enriched by fantastic learning opportunities, for example: representing the South West at the Rugby Premiership final in Twickenham, performing at the Dance Festival, Bath Forum and appearing on ITV’s This Morning programme.
We believe that one of the best things about our school is the way that children learn and play together, creating a real sense of family and belonging.
If you would like to get a feel for what our school has to offer, come and see us. Please contact Mandy O’Driscoll to arrange a visit. We look forward to meeting you and all working together to enable your child to be the very best they can be.
What the children say about Heytesbury Primary School
“It is a special school to me, because it is so small so that that creates a better family”
“I like the family atmosphere. We all feel like a family. We are all so friendly. If we argue we quickly make it up again.”
“We learn really well, because we have fun in lessons. We do lots of interesting things, especially in science!”