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Welcome to our school website. Parent tours for the 2023/24 academic year are now available to book. Please visit our Admissions page for more information.
 
Welcome from the Headteacher
 
A warm welcome to our website which we hope you will find useful and interesting. Click here to view our parent tour videos (virtual tours recorded during the Covid school closures). 
Busbridge CofE Junior School is situated on the edge of an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty close to Godalming, and benefits from attractive and well resourced buildings and grounds. From the moment you walk through the door you will see that this is a happy, caring and secure environment with a nurturing family ethos.
 
Our values and aims are built firmly on Christian beliefs and principles, embodied not only in our heritage as a Church of England school, but also in our everyday interactions and activities. Our school Christian vision is encapsulated within these two words: "Cherish and Challenge" - to be a school that reflects the love of Christ: cherishing each other as unique individuals and challenging all to achieve and succeed. We also follow the British values which are important to us and can be found here. It is through the support we give each other that we establish respect, friendship, a sense of belonging and effective team work. Our staff team are experienced and committed to excellence in teaching, learning and pastoral care.
 
The children are at the heart of everything we do. Each and every one of them is special, and we enjoy celebrating their unique strengths and abilities. We have high aspirations for every child to thrive and achieve their best, whilst taking into account their individual needs and starting points.
 
We believe that learning should be irresistible, and offer a rich and engaging curriculum which focuses on creativity and first-hand experience both inside and outside the classroom. There is a balance of academic, artistic and physical education, as well as that of social and emotional well-being which prepares our pupils for future citizenship. We offer a wide and exciting range of extra-curricular opportunities such as clubs, educational visits, themed days, sporting events, plays, musical performances and assemblies.
 
The school has a record of high standards and was judged to be GOOD by Ofsted in June 2018, and GOOD by SIAMS in May 2019 (our most recent external inspections). However, we are never complacent and whilst celebrating what we do well, we are also quick to identify and address any area requiring development. In this way we do all we can to ensure the children make the best possible progress.
 
We work closely in partnership with, and feel supported by, our parents through the 'Friends of Busbridge CofE Junior School' PTA, our governors through our governing body, the staff team and congregation at Busbridge and Hambledon Church, and our local community including our family of schools in the Godalming Learning Partnership (GLP).
 
I feel very privileged to lead this school, and hope that every child and family who attend will relish being a part of it. Please do get in touch if you would like to know more about us.
 
Please contact the school office if you would like a paper copy of any of the documents found on this website.
 
Richard Catchpole

Safeguarding Statement

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy is available on the 'Policies' section of this website. Our Designated Safeguard Lead is Richard Catchpole - Headteacher. Our Deputy Designated Safeguard Lead is Rachel Barker - Deputy Headteacher. Our Safeguarding Governor is Dr Kirsty Glaysher. The staff lead for Children In Care is Mrs Rachel Barker and the governor responsible for Children In Care is Mrs Beckie Whiteman

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