Brinkworth Earl Danby's School is a Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School. It was opened is 1992 as a result of the federation of two schools in adjacent villages - Brinkworth County Primary School and Earl Danby's School, Dauntsey. The federation of two schools means that both buildings are kept open but the original two schools run as one, with one headteacher, one governing body and one staff. The school is called Brinkworth Earl Danby's CE VC Primary School and we are a split site school. The sites are two miles apart, with both locations on spacious sites within beautiful rural North Wiltshire.
Both sites have wonderful outdoor playground equipment, a hard playing area and a good-sized playing field. The Reception Class has a covered play area, which allows them access to the outdoors whatever the weather.
At Upper School, the classrooms are housed in purpose-built accommodation, which opened in 1993. The original building has been upgraded and modernised to provide improved administration facilities and also houses the library and a hall, which is used for assembly, lunches and P.E.
In 2002, we were delighted to receive a DfES School Achievement Award in recognition of improved standards in English, maths and science.
During the summer of 2003, a multi use games area (MUGA) was constructed at the Upper School site, which enhanced facilities for PE. The MUGA is also used by the community for tennis, netball and village football out of school time.
A new purpose-built hall and community facilities were completed at Lower School in December 2004 and officially opened in April 2005.
A new Link building, housing the Upper School computer suite, was added in 2005. Since the introduction of computers into all of the classrooms, the Link is now used for small group work, music lessons and contains the library with a quiet reading area.
Our work on the 'Healthy School Programme' (click here to read more), which was described as exemplary, was officially recognised in the summer of 2005 and we have been awarded the ActiveMark, both in 2007 and 2008.
Our Lower School buildings were refurbished in 2009. We are delighted with the alterations and are now able to enjoy much improved facilities at our Dauntsey site.
The new outdoor area at Lower School was completed in April 2011 and provides a wonderful extension to the learning environment for children in our Foundation and Key Stage 1 classes.
The Lower School hall kitchen was extended in August 2015 and now provides much improved catering facilities.
The school has become popular with parents from a wide area and every child is respected, valued and encouraged to learn effectively in a variety of contexts. Members of the school community remain informed about the work of the school through regular newsletters and meetings. Parents are their children's first teachers and through working together we can achieve the best for every pupil.
Our vision is: Believe to Achieve!
Our mission statement is:
To provide a secure, happy and stimulating learning environment in which EVERYONE is valued, spiritual growth is nurtured and potential maximised.
- create a happy, caring atmosphere in which each child feels secure and valued within an environment which is stimulating and attractive
- meet each child's needs physically, creatively, intellectually, emotionally and socially
- educate children about a diverse society and world in order to promote understanding and positive attitudes
- help the child acquire a set of moral and spiritual values that reflect our designation as a Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School
- inspire each child to be an enthusiastic learner and develop capabilities and attributes that ‘build learning power’
- enable pupils to become confident and responsible citizens