I am pleased to welcome you to Brent Knoll Church of England Primary School.
The school has been on this site in the village since 1861, though much of the present day building, behind the Victorian hall and entrance, dates from 2004. The school has changed a lot since those early days and we currently have 138 children based within five classes. From January 2021 we will have our own pre-school, which is a very exciting prospect. As Head, I have been here for six years, though many of the staff, in contrast, have been here for much longer - and many are stalwarts of the village as well as the school. It really is a close community where children and adults know and support each other incredibly well.
In April 2019, the school joined the Wessex Learning Trust (WLT) as an academy. As a primary, where children remain until Year 6, we continue to work closely with the King Alfred Academy (TKASA) secondary school in Burnham on Sea, where the majority of our children choose to go in Year 7. We are fortunate in being able to work within two communities of schools.
I know it is always nice to visit a school and while we can still do this on a limited basis, the following video was created to give you a flavour of who we are and what we can offer. Click on the link to watch:
If you are looking for a school where you can 'shine your light', please do come and visit. Our most recent Ofsted report may be located using the link at the top of this page. Our newsletters, also give a good flavour of what we do.
Chris Burman, Head teacher, October 2020