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 135 children based within five classes. As Head, I have been here for five 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. WLT is a group of schools based largely in the Cheddar Valley, which includes Hugh Sexey Middle School and Kings of Wessex Academy. As a primary, however, 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 also maintain close links with the other primaries in Highbridge and Burnham. In essence, we are fortunate in being able to work within two communities of schools.
If you are looking for a school where you really do 'belong', but that also offers many extra-curricular opportunities as well as good academic outcomes, 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, September 2019