Bassingham Primary School is a single-form primary school catering for children from the age of four to eleven years of age. We also have a wonderful Pre School and wrap around facility connected to our school.


Our vision...


We aim to create a caring, stimulating and happy environment in which each child will experience a broad balanced curriculum, develop positive attitudes and acquire a sense of achievement, self-confidence, and self-discipline.


Our goal is to develop the skills, concepts, attitudes, and moral values necessary for each child to take their place in the world as an active, responsible member of society, capable of achieving as much independence and well being as possible.


We firmly believe that knowing every child, as an individual is vital to success. We are a family, with all its successes and challenges, and are justifiably proud of our very high standards and outcomes. As a learning community, we aim for excellence and recognise that every member of the school can make a difference to those around them. We aim to provide learners with the firm foundations needed to underpin lifelong learning.


Yours sincerely,


Mr. Ian Howells B Ed (Hons) Cert. Edn. NPQH

Head teacher



What we are about...                                                            


We aspire to help every child in our care to develop as a whole person, becoming confident, happy, independent, creative and adaptable; to love learning and achieve more than they ever thought possible...


The school is a family, with every member committed to high expectations, teamwork, mutual respect, support, and understanding. We believe that knowing each child as an individual is at the heart of success. We aim to challenge and support all learners, in an environment where safety, warmth, and trust are key values.


We want our children to be happy, have high self-esteem, and develop confidence in themselves and their abilities so that they can learn to handle new situations. We want them to enjoy school, developing a questioning approach to life that will equip them for a rapidly changing world.


In addition to promoting academic excellence, we do our best to offer high quality pastoral care. Our behaviour management is based on rights and responsibilities; we encourage the children to make best choices, being good ‘citizens’, supporting and respecting each other. We have a range of rewards and clear procedures when they make the ‘wrong’ choices.


We encourage children to take pride in everything they do, which extends to their conduct out of school. All children wear school uniform, which makes them instantly recognizable and a part of our team.


Working in Partnership


It has long been recognised that the early years of a child’s life are the most formative and important and you, as parents, are perhaps the most influential teachers that your child will encounter. The way that your child will feel about learning and school will, to a certain extent, reflect how you feel. If you love reading, encourage them to help in the house and garden, if you play with them, talk and listen to them and give lots of positive encouragement, you are giving them a good educational start that we can then build on.


It is our responsibility and privilege to offer your child the best possible education and to this end, we are constantly striving to improve our expertise and knowledge, driving up standards. We blend the best of traditional practices with the best of modern approaches – some of which may be quite new to you - in our teaching. We are always happy to share our methods with you and encourage you to attend the occasional workshops and presentations that we hold. It is important that you know how we teach, so that you can support and extend your child’s learning effectively.


We believe that we are partners together in your child’s future and that we need to talk to, understand and respect each other. We hope that you will feel happy to come into the school and feel part of it, through a range of activities, events and meetings, so that your child will really benefit from his or her time with us.


"At the end of 11 years...we are sad to say 'goodbye' but very thankful and appreciative of all that has been done for...Our children couldn't have been happier or have had a better start in their school careers." Dr. and Mrs. Coffey




If, as a parent of a pupil attending this school, you require a paper copy of the information on this website, we shall provide this free of charge.