New reception area opened by the Bishop of Tewkesbury


On Monday the 17th December we were delighted that the Bishop of Tewkesbury, Rt Revd Robert Springett, came to Bussage Primary School to officially open our new reception area and office.

After a brief ribbon cutting ceremony, the Bishop then attend a special assembly.

The Bishop of Tewkesbury commented; “Such a joy to celebrate with Bussage School the completion of their new entrance hall. A great school with doors wide open to serve the community, firmly rooted in Christian values.”

The Headmaster, Andrew Ferguson added; “Our new reception and office area extension is one of the most significant pieces of structural work to have been completed since the school was first built. We were honoured that Bishop Robert was able to officiate at the official opening today and the children enjoyed performing for and listening to him.”

Thank you to everybody that attended and helped to set up the event.

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WW1 History Week

The whole school took part in a history week to commemorate 100 years since the end of the First World War. During the week the children took part in a WW1 Workshop where they learnt about life as a soldier in the trenches. Each class made clay poppies and doves for a poppy memorial garden display. Other activities included visiting the war memorial in Eastcombe, a WW1 themed school day and a victory tea party. The week culminated in an exhibition of children’s work in the school hall and open classrooms to share their learning with friends and relatives. The whole week was extremely successful and a great experience for the children. 

Shamanei Primary School, Kenya Visit

During half term, Mrs Barwell, Mrs Hale and I went out to Kenya to visit Shamanei Primary School who we have been linked with since 2015.

We taught a number of lessons including Wake and Shake, Parachute Games and sessions based around Critical Thinking. Both schools are now committing to a three year project looking at:

  • – Digital Literacy
  • – Citizenship
  • – Critical Thinking 

We are looking forward to maintaining this highly successful partnership.

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Our Ethos, Vision and Values

In 2017 a lot of work was carried out by governors, staff and parents, to update our old Bussage Primary School Vision into our new Ethos, Vision and Values and we would like to thank all of those involved for their time and commitment to this.

Going forward the Head, staff and children will be working on some displays to help present our new Ethos, Vision & Values in a more visual way. In the meantime, if you’d like to read about our Ethos, Vision and Values, please click here.

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KS1 Nativity & KS2 Carols

Monday December 4th – Carols Around The Tree: 6.00pm
Wednesday December 6th – KS1 Nativity: 2.00pm
Thursday December 7th – KS1 Nativity: 5.30pm
Monday December 11th – KS2 Carols: 6.00pm
Tuesday December 12th – KS2 Carols: 6.00pm

Latest Ofsted Report

We are pleased to report that the recent Ofsted inspection found that our school continues to be good.

We would like to thank all parents who took the time to leave their views on the school prior to the inspection and if you would like to read the full report you can do so here.

Ofsted will publish the report on their website on Monday 16th January 2017. 


Bussage Primary joins ERASMUS+ partnership!

For the next two years, our school has entered into an exciting partnership with schools from Turkey, Portugal, Greece and France to work on a project named, ‘Second Chance of Environment’. During this project the children at our school, along with the adults, will have the opportunity to forge links with children at our partner schools whilst learning all about ways of helping our environment. We will be working together closely across our five nations on a variety of tasks, some of which will see staff and children embark on journeys to visit other schools in the partnership!

31The photograph above was taken when Mrs White and Miss Corbett attended the first transnational meeting of the partnership which was held in Turkey in December. They had a fantastic and most interesting time and were made to feel extremely welcome by the Turkish people they encountered, especially the children in the school.


Mrs White and Miss Corbett, enjoyed exploring the local area and trying out some of the local delicacies!


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They were even invited to take Turkish coffee with the Head of Education for the locality!


Mrs White did a presentation in front of the Turkish pupils to tell them all about our school, she showed them lots of photographs of our school and of the work we do in Britain. 

The team voted for a winning design to become the logo of our project:

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Our entries from Bussage were fantastic, however the overall winner came from our Portuguese partner school, and here it is!


We look forward to welcoming visitors from our partners to Bussage later on in 2017.