Welcome to Birchanger C of E Primary School
It is my pleasure to warmly welcome you to Birchanger C of E Primary School. We are a small, church school which really does celebrate 'life in all its fullness' (John 10:10). We pride ourselves on our nurturing culture and knowing all our children and families. Our school community is diverse and comes from our village, the surrounding area and countries further afield.
Our school vision 'Life in all its fullness' means:
The fullness of life that Christ came to open up our access to. It is a diverse, flourishing, exuberant life in which we are ever increasingly aware and appreciative of the beauty and joy and magical fullness of any given moment.
Our school vision is reflected through our Christian values of Love, Care, Courage and Truth, and these form the foundation of our 4 Birchanger 'Bs'. These are:
Believing - this forms the foundation for the other 'Bs' and embodies our Christian Values and our British Values. We believe in providing children with a moral compass and promoting the values of honesty and respect, along with being reflective, grateful and forgiving.
Being My Best - this is about having a positive relationship with ourselves and others, striving to do our best in all we do, having integrity and wisdom, and being accountable for our actions. It is also about looking after our physical wellbeing and being active.
Being Creative - this is about living life to the full, being happy and positive, having hope and having fun. It is about looking after our mental wellbeing and finding and celebrating our strengths through creativity inside and outside the classroom e.g. Forest School.
Belonging - this is about celebrating our community and embracing our differences. It is about building links with our local community e.g. St Mary's Church, Touchpoint, and about taking an interest in our wider community, as well as respecting our environment.
It is through the 4 Birchanger 'Bs' that we offer the children an exciting, vibrant curriculum in which all children can exceed. We encourage our children to take on leadership roles and, along with Head Girl and Head Boy, have a school council for each Birchanger 'B'. As a school we not only strive for every child to fulfil their potential, both socially and academically, but also for every child to be happy and to enjoy school. We provide the children with rich experiences through our enrichment programme of trips, visitors, sport, music and forest school, and believe that our vision, values and curriculum enable our children to become happy, healthy, life-long learners who take an active role in the development of our modern society.
We are very proud of our school and, if you are a prospective parent, we strongly encourage you to visit us where you will receive a warm welcome.
If you require a paper copy of any of the information on this website, please contact our School Business Manager, Mrs Carolyn Field.