Dear Parents and Carers,
On behalf of the staff, children and trustees, I would like to welcome you to our school. I hope that this website will provide you with some helpful information and also an insight into the values and aims of our school.
Britannia Village Primary School forms part of the Britannia Education Trust and we have close links with Royal Wharf Primary School nearby which opened in September 2019; we therefore share their core values of inclusion, creativity and excellence. Our school is a thriving multi-cultural community which promotes a safe, nurturing and stimulating environment. We aim to develop confident, successful, responsible pupils who are able to take ownership of their learning and become increasingly independent as they grow older. By the time children leave our primary school they are equipped with the skills they need to contribute positively to their community and to be productive global citizens. We have high expectations for ourselves and our pupils which are supported by the commitment of our parents and carers.
We believe that children learn best through opportunities which are creative, motivating and challenging. We therefore provide a thematic curriculum with challenging topics that enable our pupils to have an understanding of how a wide range of historical, social, cultural, scientific and environmental factors have shaped the world they live in today. In other words to develop their understanding of how past events, beliefs, values and attitudes have influenced the way in which we have arrived at our present position in the 21st century and how we may move forward in the future. The curriculum is enriched by music, art, dance, drama and educational visits that make extensive use of London’s rich heritage. Our most recent Artsmark Award was accredited at a Gold level; this reflects the value we place on the arts.
We actively promote a healthy lifestyle that includes regular exercise and an awareness of healthy eating choices. We provide swimming, gymnastics, dance and P.E. activities. Our pupils have also had the opportunity to see what sport looks like at an elite level in the shape of NFL and England football matches.
Our school has made a substantial investment in ICT. All of our classrooms have interactive whiteboards and in Years 2 - 6 our pupils each have a Chromebook, allowing them instant access to Google Suite. Our teachers are well-trained in the use of ICT meaning that we are able to demonstrate excellent classroom practice as well as facilitate learning beyond the school day; this was reflected in the extensive online learning provided by our teachers during the recent lockdown. In recognition of our excellent use of software, we have been recognised as a Google Reference School.
Our children have an active voice into the life of the school and we provide pupils with regular leadership opportunities, reflected for example through the work of the School Council. Children’s proposals have resulted in numerous positive developments including the installation of 169 solar panels in 2019. Each year these solar panels produce approximately 70,000 KWH of energy. We are proud of the fact that these panels reflect the pupils’ understanding of important environmental issues and will greatly reduce the school’s carbon footprint in the future.
During our Ofsted inspection, when asked by an inspector what they liked about the school, a child commented, “I like it all, it’s brilliant!” We know that this is how all of our children feel about coming to Britannia Village! Our teachers make learning fun and our pupils thrive.
We firmly believe that “it takes a whole village to educate a child” and we therefore value our partnership with parents, carers and members of the local community. We look forward to working alongside you in the future!
Head of School