Welcome to Burwell Village College Primary school
I would like to extend a warm welcome to you from all the staff and children at Burwell Village College primary school. We are a larger than average primary with approximately 450 pupils. We have access to a large field, two school halls, a dedicated DT room for cooking and preparing food linked to our curriculum, a brand new Reception classroom and outdoor area and new build classrooms completed in 2018. The school also benefits from access to community facilities including a sports hall and Astroturf.
I have been Headteacher here since April 2020. During this time we have begun to develop a very strong curriculum centred around key aspects of learning for each year group. For example, year five are currently studying Kenya as a theme. This brings in aspects of history, geography, music, art and DT. The teachers have also linked in reading material that supports the children’s background knowledge of the theme. In year five this is currently Wolfboy. The linking of topics and themes allows children to make connections in their learning leading to better application as well as supporting a greater in-depth understanding of key learning.
As a school we are absolutely passionate about pupils’ learning. We want them to be achieving the best they can which means presenting learning in a way that is exciting, engaging and thought-provoking. We want children to be able to explore alongside each other and their teachers leading them to new discoveries about themselves and others. This means we need pupils who know that school is a safe environment in which to fail and are therefore confident and prepared to take risks in their learning.
I hope that when you watch the videos on this site and even more when you come along and visit the school you, get a real sense of pride in our achievements, learning and community. We are determined to do the best we can at all times whether this is our learning, social interactions or community involvement.
If you have any questions or queries, please contact the school office via the contacts page.
We look forward to working with all of you as we build a strong and successful school.