Headteacher's Welcome

We are part of the Bentley Federation of Schools. The schools include Bentley West and King Charles Primary Schools and the Children’s Centre. Our school offers two-form entry for children aged 5 to 11 which includes 10 places for children who are profoundly deaf. We pride ourselves on our inclusive education and the positive attitudes towards inclusion that our pupils and parents have. We have high expectations of all of our children and expect them to achieve as well as they can.

Education is not just about examination results; we are proud, too, of the many extra-curricular activities our students can enjoy, in the arts, in sport, using computers and in visits and activities out of school. We engage children’s interest in learning through an exciting curriculum. We make sure that children are safe and well cared for during breakfast and After-School Clubs, the school day, holiday playschemes, sports and after-school activities.

At the Children’s Centre the purpose built daycare nursery offers full or part-time places for children aged 6 weeks to 3 years. Most children can then transfer to school nursery at either of the Federation schools. Children can enter reception class in September of the school year that they are five.

Ethos and Values

Every child matters to us; we want them to do his or her very best. We set high standards in all aspects of school life; in behaviour, in uniform, in completing homework, in caring for others. We believe that children learn better in an environment where the rules are clear and fair, and I hope that every pupil and every family will support us in this matter.

Our school holds the following awards: Artsmark Gold, Activemark Gold, Healthy Schools, Investors in People, E-Safety Mark and Sing Up Gold.

Alongside our marvellous facilities and opportunities, we still hold firm to the traditional values of education, good behaviour, discipline and high standards. We aim to afford the children and adults who learn in our school the best possible educational opportunities. This website is part of that provision. Through it, you can find out about our current activities and future plans. You can find out about what is happening in different classes and you can communicate with us directly about any aspect of school life you wish to discuss.

Miss K Magner

Principal of the Federation

Mrs S Tarpey

Acting Head of School