Bevington Primary School

Bevington Primary School

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Bevington is a vibrant inner city school which strives to attain high achievement for all. Some key characteristics of the school are as follows:

•62% of our pupils are entitled to free School meals; this is in the top percentile nationally.
•The majority live in social housing and come from families with low economic status.
•There are high levels of social deprivation – in the top percentile of Schools compared to National.
•In Spring 2014, 94% of pupils were classified by ethnicity by their parents. Of those classified: 30% were ‘Black African’, 24% were Moroccan, 7% were ‘Mixed Other’, 7% were ‘White British’ and 26 other groups.
•In Spring 2014, as classified by their parents, 62% of pupils spoke English as an additional language. This compares to 57% in the borough and 18% nationally in 2013. After English Arabic is the predominant language, spoken by 34% of the roll in 2014. 20 different languages.
•Average levels of SEN - 17% including Statemented children in 2013 compared to 17% nationally
•Above National levels of pupil mobility at 30% in 2013.
•Most children are from Muslim faith families (75% of those classified)
•Baseline data at entry to Nursery or Reception demonstrates that children enter the School at a low level.

These characteristics can present challenges. However they also represent many opportunities, as the School benefits from very rich diversity in faith, ethnic, cultural and linguistic backgrounds.

The School has a well established set of values. Our Golden Rules are key to teaching these. Our values and commitments are very clear and are embedded in every aspect of school life.

This is an inclusive School which works hard to ensure that all pupils at all levels of attainment make excellent progress, through timely interventions and careful planning and differentiation. We know through our evaluations of children’s performance and achievements that when they leave us there is little variation between groups of learners and for most groups we are above national standards. We create high expectations of positive behaviour, progress and attainment. The School achieved Ofsted Outstanding again in July 2012. This success continues to be built on in an unerring drive for improvement.
Children like coming to Bevington because they are safe, listened to and are taught in an active and engaging way. They are proud of their achievements and progress in learning. Their curriculum is enriched through our extended School service providing a Breakfast Club, Playcentre and a range of clubs such as football, cooking, street dance, drama and choir.
We hold Healthy Schools Status, Basic Skills Quality Mark and Artsmark Gold


At Bevington Primary School we believe in the concept of lifelong learning; both adults and children learn new things every day. We maintain that learning should be a rewarding and enjoyable experience for everyone; it should be fun. Through our teaching we equip children with the skills, knowledge and understanding necessary to be able to make informed choices about the important things in their lives. We believe that appropriate teaching and learning experiences help children to lead happy and rewarding lives.

We offer opportunities for children to learn in different ways. These include:
•investigation and problem solving;
•small group learning;
•paired learning;
•independent learning;
•whole-class learning;
•speaking and listening;
•asking and answering questions;
•paired talk
•debate, role-play and oral presentations
•use of ICT (e.g. Interactive Whiteboards, video, computers, headphones etc);
•visits to places of educational interest, visiting speakers and educational workshops;
•creative activities including art, drama and music;
•designing and making things;
•participation in athletic or physical activity

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