Bratton Primary School is situated in the centre of Bratton Village, a thriving and closely-knit community nestled below the scarp slopes of Salisbury Plain. The majority of our pupils are drawn from Bratton and the surrounding area including Edington, Steeple Ashton, West Ashton, and Westbury. The buildings are constructed around a central quadrangle. Each of the seven classrooms is light and airy and equipped with an Interactive Whiteboard, mini library and practical area for art and creative expression. Through our laptops each child is given ample opportunity to develop IT skills in discrete lessons as well as in support of the wider curriculum, with wireless signal available throughout the school. The older children make full use of the games area, large playing field and “all weather” path. Children in the reception class have their own special play area and equipment.
All staff work hard to maintain the excellent behaviour in the school. Emphasis is placed on celebrating good behaviour towards one another and a positive attitude towards work. We recognise that pupils learn best when they are happy and in an atmosphere which is:-
- stimulating and challenging
- supportive and encouraging
- enthusiastic and enjoyable.
OfSTED have recognised the great developments in our Foundation Stage setting. We have developed the Foundation Stage environment which provides an excellent start for pupils in our school. We have a close connection with the local village pre-school, and our children receive an intensive induction programme when moving into our school.
We are committed to following the National Curriculum, but we also ensure that each child develops a deep awareness of the world around them and that they develop respect for others. Children are given every opportunity to contribute through a wide range of activities such as school trips, music events and class assemblies. Bratton School believes that all children are special, and that some children have particular needs.
Various activities take place out of school hours, including art, netball, tag rugby, hockey club, singing and dance clubs as well as gardening. Children also have ample opportunity to develop their musical ability.
Special, individual programs of work are created to help pupils with special needs
Bratton aims to identify and respond to the needs of each pupil by:-
- developing character, talent and responsible independence
- monitoring academic progress carefully
We hope that each child will find here:-
- a desire to learn
- inspiration in their achievements
- a safe and caring environment
- empathy and consideration for others