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Welcome back to school Reception, Year 1 and Year 6

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

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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’s a strange time for us all in the community but it has been heartening to see and hear of people rallying together and making the best of things. Our school has continued to be a hive of activity during this period with staff busily preparing Home Learning Packs for all our pupils and setting up activities on our online learning facility DB Primary.  Teachers have been able to keep in touch with their classes online and feedback from parents is that they find this very helpful. 

As a school we have remained open to support children of key workers and vulnerable families.  Recently many have written cards and sent messages to the amazing Captain Tom Moore, to thank him for his inspirational fundraising efforts. Many have also been sharing their innovative ways of keeping in touch with family members and one another during the lockdown. 

Our chickens have enjoyed the recent good weather and we are very grateful to the rota of dedicated pupils and their families keeping them fed and watered and enjoying the added bonus of collecting any eggs. In this extraordinary time we’ve all had to adapt to our new situation and we have made some lovely new friends in the community through our volunteer support network.

We have also heard stories of pupils who, in recent weeks, have learnt to ride their bikes, use roller skates for the first time, built dens in the garden, had online music lessons, baked cakes, prepared meals, helped parents in the garden, bird watching and so many more. All these are wonderful learning experiences for children and all part of growing up and developing skills in childhood. Although, these are strange and uncertain times, many of the things that children learn and experience during this lockdown will stay with them for the rest of their lives.

We are very proud of all our pupils for showing true courage, perseverance and generosity during this time.  We are very much looking forward to the time when we are able to re-open the school and welcome all our families back through the school gates.


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

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 about it 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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