Cross Country Champions!
What an amazing morning we had! It was incredible to see many children representing Bozeat at the Cross Country competition on Wednesday 8th November 2023, despite the rain! All of our children gave their very best in each race and many of them finished in the top 20 – which is excellent! A few runners have therefore qualified for County Finals.
Overall Bozeat runners won the small schools category placing 1st so we’ll hang to the shield for another year!
Bozeat Primary School Ofsted 2023
“A Small School with Big Opportunities”
Overall Effectiveness: Good
Early Years Provision: Outstanding
Pupils and staff have been celebrating their Ofsted ‘Outstanding’ rating in Early Years and ‘Good’ in all other areas following an inspection at the start of the school year. This is the first inspection the school has received since becoming a founding member of the Nene Valley Partnership Multi Academy Trust.
The Inspectors noted that “Everyone is welcome at this highly inclusive school” and that “The youngest children get off to the best possible start”. Pupils were described as polite, courteous and conduct themselves well around the school. Pupils also described the school as ‘one big, happy community’ and that they enjoy the challenges that their teachers provide for them. One pupil said “ I don’t think there is one boring lesson”. Parents speak highly of the school and recognise the difference that recent changes have made. Typical comments fed back to the Inspecting team were that ‘every staff member goes above and beyond’
Gareth Rust, Head of School said “I am extremely proud that the inspection team recognised what we all knew: that Bozeat Community Primary School is a good school. Staff, Governors and the Trust have and continue to work tirelessly to implement positive changes to provide the best quality education, opportunities and experiences for our children. Ofsted is only one aspect of how we measure our success – our true measure remains our children. They are the heart of what we do. We endeavour to create caring, thoughtful and passionate pupils who are proud of themselves and the communities they live in and who leave us fully ready to embrace the next steps in their educational and life journey”.
James Birkett CEO of the Nene Valley Partnership said “Bozeat Primary School deserve the very highest accolades for such an exceptional Ofsted report. It is a warm and positive school community, where children, staff parents and Governors work together in harmony towards the highest possible standards. All of our schools share the mission to realise “Excellence in Education” and Bozeat is well on their way to achieving this aim, especially with an Outstanding judgement for the Early Years Provision. Whilst celebrating this success, we are also looking forward to even greater achievements in the future!”
Information about the Nene Valley Partnership
Excellence in Education
We believe in the power of education to have a positive impact on young people’s lives and are passionate about the role we can play in ensuring that every child and young person is academically successful, personally fulfilled, safe, confident and happy.
We act with integrity, and we trust and empower our staff, leaders and governors to make sustainable decisions in the best interests of our children and young people.
We are proud of the unique ethos and identity of each of our schools and every individual who learns and works in them.
The NVP exists because we believe that working together is better than working alone. We challenge and support each other to achieve excellence in education.
Girls Football League
The Year 6 Girls Football Team braved the storms to compete in the third round of the football league on Thursday 2nd November 2023. The girls played 6 matches, lost 1, drew 1 and won 4 matches. They scored an incredible 13 goals in the pouring rain! Their team spirit and sportsmanship was impeccable, we are so proud of them all. We are pleases to announce that the team go through to the county finals in January!
Sports Leader Conference
The Sports Crew Leaders in Year 6 had an amazing day with Northants Sports learning how to be leaders on Wednesday 4th October 2023.
They were trained in First Aid, they learned how to change the difficulty of challenge set and also thought about some areas of improvement for the delivery of ’60 active minutes’ at Bozeat. We are so proud of all of them for their determination and dedication to keeping children active!
During the summer the children decorated a selection of flowers to be displayed at the Bozeat Village Show. We received lots of nice comments from all the visitors and judges, well done everyone!
Paralympic and World Champions visit Bozeat
On Monday 18th September 2023, we welcome a group of special visitors to school: Maisie Summers-Newton, Elisa and Scarlett Humphreys and their coach Andy Sharp. They swim at Northampton Swimming Club and are active athletes in Para-Swimming.
They showed us how other athletes compete and used Wilf and Mrs Griffin to demonstrate how the goggles are made darker to have a level playing field and showed us a ball with a bell inside.
It was a fantastic assembly, all the children and staff are feeling very inspired!
On Monday 19th June 2023 a group of our Year 6 children took part in a Cycling competition against other local schools.
They all had a great time and even come back with medals – 2 golds, 2 bronzes and 2 silvers! Great job Lions!
Then on Wednesday 21st June 2023 children in KS1 and KS2 participated in an Athletics competition against other local schools. They took part in a range of track and field events. KS1 children came 8th out of 12 and KS2 children came 7th out of 7 All children did amazingly well in their individual events!
Finally on Thursday 22nd June 2023 we hosted our annual Sports Day and it was great to see everyone giving their absolute best. It was also so lovely to see so many people coming along to support the children.
We are very proud of everyone and it was wonderful to see some children winning medals in their respective year group races!
Olympic Athlete inspires Bozeat
As part of our Sports Day celebrations to promote the health and wellbeing of our pupils, on Thursday this week we were visited by Olympian James Dasaolu.
We had a wonderful morning with James who shared his inspirational story and his medals with an assembly for the whole school. Each class then completed mini circuits with him.
Children in Year 4 took part in a tennis competition on Wednesday 14th June. The children competed in 6 rounds and won the competition!! We look forward to them progressing to the next round in July.
Bozeat wins Gold again!!
We are delighted to announce that we have once again been awarded the GOLD School Games Mark for our commitment to promoting physical activity and sporting achievement during the 2022-23 Academic Year.
The Schools Games Mark is a Government led award scheme that recognises school's engagement (both provision and uptake) against a national benchmark and celebrates keeping young people active.
We are extremely proud of all our pupils for their fantastic achievements and dedication to all aspects of physical activity including our young volunteers who support and encourage our younger children to have a go.
Cricket at Bozeat
Our amazing Year 5 Girls participated in a cricket competition against local schools on Thursday 8th June 2023. They played 5 games, lost 2 and won 3. In the end they finished 8th out of 13 schools. They were wonderful role models for Bozeat and had a great day in the sun.
Oh we do love to be beside the seaside!
Monday 5th June 2023 was the day we had the seaside at Bozeat! Children in Rabbits & Tigers enjoyed a morning of Punch and Judy, where they created their own puppet theatre followed by watching a live Punch and Judy show to learn about the history of the show at the Seaside.
Covering the Distance
On Friday 26th May 2023. the children had a fantastic time running their mile with Damon Fox and Clarence the Dragon from Northampton Town Football Club. Damon is running 750 Km to raise money for children in areas of Northampton where there are high levels of deprivation and has been running with many primary schools in Northamptonshire. Well done to all the children who took part – they were all amazing and didn’t give up!
A huge congratulations to our Year 3/4 hockey players who won the Quicksticks Hockey Competition on Thursday 11th May 2023.
They played a number of local schools and won many of their matches. We are so proud of Seren, Freddie W , George, Isabelle and Freddie C - great team work and perseverance, fantastic!!!
Bold as Brass!
Jaguars Class have started their Brass First Access project with Northamptonshire Music and Performing Arts Trust - NMPAT. They have started to learn how to hold and how to make a sound on the instruments ranging from trumpets to trombones – looking forward to seeing the children progress over the Summer 2023 Term.
Celebrating the King's Coronation
On Wednesday 3rd May 2023 we marked the coronation of HRH King Charles III with our own celebrations.
We made our own bunting , flags and even castles to decorate the School ready for the whole school picnic lunch outside.
During the afternoon we crowned our Year 6 Coronation King and Queen and finished with a procession outside, what a glorious day!
Happy 50th Birthday Bozeat Primary School!
We are celebrating 50 years of Bozeat Primary School at Harrold Road.
On 1st May 1973, children from Bozeat Primary School moved into their new school buildings and began the next chapter of education in the village of Bozeat.
The school was previously based in Camden Square, which was erected in 1873 and provided an education base for Bozeat for 100 years. The current school was built as the old school couldn’t cope with the rising numbers in the village from the new housing estates that were being built. After a short assembly, the youngest child at the old school locked the door of the school and the children walked up the road the new school which was opened by the oldest pupil at the school. The new school was the first school in Northamptonshire to be built with the co-operation and input from the school staff. Barry James was the Head Teacher of the school at the time, who had been in post since 1963.
Records indicate that the school building erected in Camden Square in 1873 cost £2250 (inclusive of the site purchase). It now costs, on average £2,250 per m2 to build a new school!
The new school opened with 193 pupils on roll taught over 6 classes. On 1st May 2023 there will be 133 pupils on roll taught across the 6 classes. There were 193 pupils on roll at the time, compared to 133 that we will have on 1st May 2023.
About eight years after the closure of the old school, the school bell was transferred to the new school where is now takes pride of place in the main reception and is used as the ‘birthday bell’ which children can ring to celebrate their birthdays and a final departing ring by Year 6 children as they leave to transition to Secondary School.
Although we have seen many changes, fluctuating numbers and various different head teachers over the last 50 years, we continue to be a small village primary school with the children and community at the heart of what we do.
We remain proud of our continued community spirit, where we believe, achieve and succeed. Our parents and children know they can rely on the school in their times of need and that we will support them.
British Science Week 2023
We celebrated Science Week during week commencing 13th March 2023 with a range of “connections” focused activities. Children in Key Stage 1 and 2 streamed Science lessons with ‘Science Farm Live’. KS1 learnt all about fantastic minibeasts and where to find them. KS2 enjoyed learning all about the relationship between farming and climate change including the carbon cycle and how climate change works.
In addition to this, each class became investigators as they took part in a forensic workshop. Children worked together to solve a crime and had to piece together the clues and evidence including fingerprints, impressions, hairs and fibres and DNA.
Bozeat Choir – Big Sing!
The Bozeat School choir had an amazing opportunity to sing at the Derngate Theatre as part of the NMPAT Big Sing ‘School of Rock’ performance on Wednesday 8th March 2023.
The children enjoyed being able to watch the performance whilst also being a part of it themselves. Their hard work and dedication paid off as they got to sing alongside the main characters and witness a live performance from behind the stage!
A BIG thank you to Mrs Griffin for supporting the children and to all the parents who helped with transport. What a great night we had!
World Book Day 2023
During week commencing 27th February 2023 we celebrated World Book Day with various activities. We had ‘West End in Schools’ deliver dance workshops to each class to bring a book to life through dance!
Children in Early Years and Key Stage 1 celebrated by dancing to the story of 'How to Catch a Star'. They really enjoyed zooming through the galaxy! On Thursday the children in Owls and Little Owls made their own stars to display.
Children in Key Stage 2 were inspired to use their imaginations and explored the book Alice in Wonderland in a new and vibrant way. They also produced fantastic written work based on the story.