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Please see the links below for direct access to key information during this time.

We hope all our families have a wonderful summer and we will see you all in September.

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We have spaces in some classes, please do get in touch to find out more about our wonderful school.

We are a "Good School".

"Pupils are proud to attend Bishops Cannings School. They behave extremely well."  

"The school's Christian Values of caring for each other and serving the community permeate all aspects of school life."

(Ofsted September 2018)

Current News from Our School

It has been lovely to see more of our pupils back at school using our "protective bubble" system.  It's great to see them and hear what they have been doing during the lockdown.  The children have very quickly become accustomed to the new “bubble” routines, and the younger children have shown how independent they are now by saying goodbye to their parents at the school gates each morning and coming in on their own.

Although we cannot currently all congregate for our Collective Worship in the school hall we have found some ingenious ways of getting together to worship via technology.  We have enjoyed several celebration assemblies via Zoom with the wonderful Reverend Joanna leading the prayers from the Vicarage (just down the lane) and our amazing RE Lead Mrs Wallace playing the piano from her sitting room in Devizes!!  Year 6 pupils lead the worship in the school hall and each "bubble" group receives their Golden Leaves from their teachers in their individual classrooms or from their parents at home!  It is quite marvellous getting everyone together again - albeit on a screen.

We have also managed to have a socially distanced assembly around Revd Beth’s reflective area on the school field which again was a particularly moving occasion on a beautifully sunny morning.

There has been great excitement in the chicken coup as Marion, one of our bantum hens, has been sitting on a clutch of eggs.  Two of the eggs recently hatched and we now have two gorgeous fluffy chicks - do take a look at our video to see the new arrivals.

One of the favourite pastimes of many of our families during these past few months of lockdown has been baking.  In fact, so many families sent in photos (and brought in samples) of their new cooking skills that our very own Masterchef, Mrs Rossi, decided to gather them all together and produce a cookery book which reflects this amazing collection of culinary delights.  The Bishops Cannings Primary School Lock Down Cook Book contains over fifty delicious recipes from the whole school community and is a really positive example of how our pupils and families have come together to share and enjoy food as a way of  getting through this difficult time. Copies will be available for sale soon from the school office.

In the meantime, we are very proud of all of our pupils whether at home or school for showing true courage, perseverance and generosity during these challenging months.  Well done everyone.

School Welcome

Welcome to Bishops Cannings Church of England (Aided) Primary School and Pre-School. Our school is fiercely proud of its Christian heritage upon which we build high academic standards.

We take pride in the Church status of our school.  You will know from newsletters that we consider the Christian values that underpin our school in Collective Worship as an essential element of school life.  Our 6 Christian values are: Perseverance, Aspiration, Wisdom, Graciousness, Thankfulness and Generosity. The Christian Value we are focussing on this term is Graciousness.  Through our daily life at school and in our assemblies we highlight the importance of this value to our children and encourage everyone to show graciousness in everything they do.  

Please visit the Head Teacher's blog for more information on day to day life at Bishops Cannings School. Please feel free to get in touch with any questions and if you would like to visit our school and see our children engaged in their learning then please make an appointment by telephoning the school office on 01380 860633 or the pre-school office on 01380 860661 or by emailing us at admin@bishopscannings.wilts.sch.uk or use the contact the school form here.

Catherine Vardy

Head Teacher


Bishops Cannings in the News

Please find recent articles about our school in the news

July 2020:  We made a Lockdown Cookbook as a memory of this time. All our school community got involved, you can read more about it here.

July 2020:  Bubble Rounders -  a socially distanced game invented for the lockdown peiod means children can play, but never cross the bubbles. Read the artile that appeared in TES here.

January 2020: We had a wonderful day, welcoming members of Salisbury Cathedral to our school, to help children learn about spirituality. Click here to find out more.

November 2019: We are very proud of our school choir who had a fantastic morning at the Devizes Eistefdfod. click here to find out more.

October 2019: We featured on BBC Wiltshire's "Wild About Wiltshire" Programme, click here to listen to the extract.

October 2019: We are really proud of our success in the Royal Horticulatural Society's  Giant Pumpkin Growing competition. Click here for the full story on the Diocese of Salisbury Website and here for our feature in the Gazette and Herald. .

September 2019: During the summer, we held a fantastic summer reading treasure hunt. To find out more, please click here.


Our School's Golden Rule: "Treat people the way you would like to be treated."

Forthcoming Events

Sadly our school's forthcoming events have been cancelled for the foreseeable future.

Vision & Values  - Our colleague, Catherine Wallace who leads Religious Education in our school, has been recognised nationally for developing a prayer space in school where children could reflect and think deeply about their world and their feelings about it.  Read all about our 2020 Prayer space during Covid19 here.

Achievement For All - Bishops Cannings School has been awarded a national accolade for quality for all the hard work it has done in improving the well-being, resilience and self-esteem of pupils.The Quality Mark Award recognises the important work being done within the school to improve progress in reading, writing and maths for all pupils. More information can be found at http://www.afaeducation.org

*******Total Housepoints w/e 27/01/17 ********Cherill: 427********Roundway: 453********Westbury: 495********Alton Barnes: 446********
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