What do people think of our school?
It’s always great to hear positive things from visitors to Burnopfield Primary School. Here, we celebrate some of the wonderful comments made about our school.
Healthy Schools Award!
We are proud to announce that we have achieved the Healthy Schools award!
Dear Mrs Errington
Congratulations on validating your Healthy Schools Status using the School Health Check tool, indicating that your school has self-evaluated whole school health. This demonstrates that your school is continuing to embed and improve provision against the four core areas of Healthy Schools.
This status is valid for three years before re-validation is necessary (July 2019 – 2022). In the meantime, we do recommend that you update the School Health Check on an annual basis.
I attach a logo for you to use on your school paperwork and website. You will also receive a certificate in the post. We look forward to supporting you as you continue to improve health and wellbeing in your school.
Thank you for your school’s ongoing commitment to support this important agenda for children and young people.
Healthy Schools Advisor
Top 1% of Primary Schools for Mathematics
In February 2019, we received a letter from Damien Hinds, Secretary of State for Education and Nick Gibb, Minister of State for School Standards, congratulating us on our results for mathematics. In the Key Stage 2 results last year, 100% of our children reached or exceeded the expected standard for mathematics. This put us in the top 1% of schools in England!
Investing in Children
In January 2019, we received our re-evaluation for membership to the Investing in Children Award Scheme. We are proud to announce that we remain a member of the of the Investing in Children Membership Award Scheme!
On 19th December 2018, we received a letter from Julien Kramer, Head of Education and Skills, Children and Young People Services. He congratulated us on the outcome from our recent inspection on 27th November. We are so proud to receive such positive comments.
On 18th December 2018, we received a letter from Margaret Whellans, Corporate Director of Children and Young People’s Services. She wanted to commend us on our exceptional outcomes, particularly the number of children exceeding expected standards.
Chronicle School Ratings
We are very proud of our 5 star rating from the Chronicle!
Enterprise Week November 2017
At the end of our Enterprise week, parents and carers were invited into school to see what daily life is like in school. We had so much positive feedback from this morning. Here is a selection of some of the comments we received:
It was fantastic to see all children enthusiastically working on their tasks – very calm classrooms with engaging children. Excellent manners.
It was all really interesting and enjoyable. It was very helpful to have the tour guides – they did a great job! The quiz really made you look at the wall displays that were fab. The effort that the pupils and teachers had gone to for the stalls was brilliant. Thank you!
We loved seeing the children busy, working extremely hard and concentrating on their tasks.
We enjoyed seeing the children in the classrooms and chatting to the friendly staff.
Moving on to Secondary School
It is always a wonderful, albeit emotional, time to see our Year 6 children move on to their next adventure in education. When this time comes, it is fantastic to receive such positive feedback from parents.
Tiny Lives Charity
Every year, we decide on a charity to support as a school. Last academic year, we chose Tiny Lives. Tiny Lives is an exceptional charity who work tirelessly to support premature babies and their parents. We held lots of fundraisers throughout the year and managed to raise a total of £2,347! We even had an article in the newspaper!
Caroline O’Neill – Head of Education
In March 2017, we received a letter announcing that our school achieved the SSAT National Award standard for Children’s Attainment – top 20% and Children’s Progress – top 10%. This was then acknowledged by Caroline O’Neill, the Head of Education for Durham County Council. She wanted to pass on her personal congratulations for the award.
Internet Safety Presentation
In March 2017, we held an internet safety presentation day for parents. We invited Pauline Stewart, Durham County Council’s leader for online safety, to come in and share helpful tips and tricks to promote online safety at home. In addition, each class did a presentation about an element of online safety. We received some lovely feedback from parents!
Golden Time Visit
In February 2017, we had a visit from HoopStarz. This was one of our half-termly golden time treats. All the children had a fantastic time learning different skills with a Hula Hoop. After their visit, we received a fantastic letter complimenting the children on their impeccable attitude and behaviour.
Nick Gibb – Minister of State for School Standards
In February 2017, we received a wonderful letter, congratulating both children and staff on the very high levels of progress made by pupils in the school. It stated that our results put us amongst the top 3% of schools in England in terms of the progress made between key stage 1 and key stage 2. Fantastic news!