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

As you will be aware, we are looking to recruit more people to our school’s Governing Body. The Acting Chair of Governors, Katy Culbard, has arranged two drop in sessions where anybody interested in becoming a Governor can find out more about the role. The dates of the sessions are the 21st and 25th of January. If you are interested in becoming a Governor, but are unable to attend one of the sessions, please contact either Mr North or Mrs Culbard through the school office. On Thursday 26th November year 5 had a visit from Dave Gibbs. Dave works for ESERO and came to work with us on a project linked to Tim Peake's space mission. Could they get Tim Beak (aka an egg) landed safely?
Year 5 impressed with their engineering and science skills whilst having lots of fun. Well done!
RBPS were awarded the PSQM silver award on Thursday 19th November at a formal presentation evening at Birmingham's Think Tank. Well done to the children and staff - very well deserved. Mr North will be holding informal coffee mornings/afternoons to give parents the opportunity to discuss any general school matters, updates and consultations. The first date for this is Thurs Feb 11th at 9am. All welcome. The friends of the school are planning a Valentine’s disco for the last day of this half term, February 11th. Children from F2 to Year 6 are invited. The final day of this half term, Thursday 11th February, will also be a non-uniform day.
Friday the 12th is an INSET day.
Parents Evenings and Nursery Open Evenings will take place on March 22nd and 23rd. Further information will be sent nearer the time. The Year 3 and 4 production will be held on Monday 8th February at 7pm and Tuesday 9th February at 1.45pm. More details to follow. Miss Wigston is organising a charity coffee morning to take place on the 26th February between 9am and 10:30am. Money raised will be donated to cancer research. A raffle is planned for this event and any donations of prizes would be very much appreciated – please take these to the school office.



Message from Mark North, 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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