Together we will make a difference to the lives of our children

On Your Marks! Sports Day will be on Tuesday 30th June this year (weather permitting!) The reserve day is Thursday 2nd July.
On Wednesday 1st July at 5.30pm Richard Bonington will be proud to host Proms in the Playground! Our very talented children are working hard to prepare their performances, it should be a wonderful evening. We look forward to seeing you there, bring a picnic.
New Beginnings!
Our Year 6 children will be spending the day at Redhill School on Wednesday 1st July.
We will be holding a Welcome Meeting for the parents of our Foundation 2 children in the school hall from 9am whilst the children spend time with their new teachers and teaching assistants.
The Maths Team at Richard Bonington are holding 2 special meetings to tell parents about our Calculations Policy. This will enable you to help your child with their understanding of maths and ensure you are using the same methods as we do in the classroom. The meetings are on Tuesday 7th July at 5.30pm or Friday 10th July at 9am.
Our Nursery Open Evenings are being held on Tuesday 30th June between 4.30 and 6.00pm and Wednesday 1st July between 4.00 and 5.15pm.
Parents are welcome to attend the Teacher's Surgeries on Wednesday 8th July to discuss anything before the end of the school year. This is a drop in session, no appointments necessary.



Message from Helen Fearn, Acting Head Teacher

Welcome to our school website. We hope that you find this site informative giving you a good overview of some of the excellent life that we and our pupils share together as we seek to make our school a place of high quality learning and interaction. Richard Bonington Primary and Nursery School strives for the highest quality in delivering success to its pupils. We see our school as a place not only as a means to learning about facts, figures, and different skills but primarily as a shared learning community.

We value and look after the needs of every child and strive to make sure that all of our pupils enjoy their time here. It’s a place to grow in friendship and life learning and when your children leave at the end of Year 6 we always hope to send them off being fully equipped to walk well through the rest of their education and life.

As parents we often remember our own school days, sometimes fondly, sometimes not! I want all of the children to feel special here and to enjoy their time at Richard Bonington. We aim to provide every child with the best quality education in a warm, respectful and caring environment and prepare our children with the priorities of today and the unknown of tomorrow. School is mainly about learning, but to be a successful school, education goes far beyond the Early Years and National Curriculum. This is why we place an enormous amount of importance on the behaviour of the children and staff.

  • We believe that learning takes place more effectively in a calm, well structured environment where mutual respect exists among staff and pupils.
  • We expect mistakes to occur and welcome them as opportunities to learn.
  • We accept that children are not learning machines and that they need to behave like children in order to grown into adults.
  • We know that the most effective learning takes place when children are interested and motivated, so we know that our classrooms must be lively, engaging, interesting places in which the teacher is also the ‘lead learner’.
  • We insist that the few rules that exist are kept to so that our school can function effectively and safely.
  • We welcome the thoughts and the help of those who know their children the best – you the parents. This is your school and you will always be welcome in it.

As a parent you will have lots of questions. Please ask as many as you wish, whenever you want. Education is an ever changing arena in which the pace of change can be bewildering. I am always happy to discuss the education of your child with you. Simply ring school or pop in to see me. If I can’t see you immediately we can arrange a mutually convenient time in the near future.

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