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Our Christian Values
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Bay Primary Dec 10th 2015 newsletter

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Statutory website Review 2016.
Statutory website Review 2016.

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Bay Primary Children


Mr D. Mills

We are proud to welcome you to The Bay Church of England Primary School, where learning comes alive and every child is unique. Inspiring learners, within our supportive Christian Ethos, so that each child has the opportunity to excel, is central to our daily work. Set in the heart of Sandown on the Isle of Wight. The Bay Church of England Primary School offers excellent provision within modern purpose built facilities which include an open ICT area, Library and a Specialist Room.

We are proud to share the many individual and collective successes of our children and encourage prospective parents to visit the school and see for themselves the high standards achieved.

Within the school grounds we have outdoor areas which include a Sports Court and an Astro Turf Pitch. Our committed team of staff work in partnership with Parents and Carers from the very start of school life, encouraging and preparing each child for lifelong learning.

“We look forward to meeting you in the future.”


Latest News

Year 6 had a very enjoyable day at Paultons Park – more pics to follow..

Key stage 1 children had a wonderful sports day last Wednesday, each child taking part in field and track events. Our Y6 young leaders did a fantastic job supporting and encouraging the children as well as taking results and keeping score. Wales were the winners on the afternoon and when this was combined with the results from KS2 sports day were the overall school winners too. Congratulations to Wales house.

It was fantastic to see all our children from KS2 enjoy another day participating in sports for Sports Day last Tuesday. After competing in field events such as long jump and welly wanging, all children got to compete in one track event. The competition was extremely close with all teams on equal points after some rounds, but the Year 3/4 competition was won by Scotland whilst England triumphed for Y5/6. Well done to all the children for competing so well.


To see the term dates for the academic year 2017/18 please click the link below.

2017-18 The Bay School Term Dates

The Isle of Wight Council and the Governing Board of the Cornerstone Federation (consisting of The Bay Church of England Primary and Niton Primary School) are consulting on two options for the future of Sandown Bay secondary education: another academy sponsor or the creation of an all through, 4-16 (or 18) school for Sandown, with secondary education continuing on the Sandown Bay secondary site. 

This would be done through a change of age range for The Bay CE Primary School to make it a 4-16 (or 18) school under the current Headteacher’s and Governors’ leadership.

Please find below a link to a consultation that starts today, Monday 12 June 2017 and closes on 24th July 2017.

Full details, including the consultation document, consultation meetings and a survey/response form can be found at the following website:

Last Thursday was extremely windy and not the best conditions to learn to play tri-golf. However our Year 6 team picked up skills quickly and finished the competition in 3rd place. Well done to the 10 children on the team!

During the morning of Wednesday 7th June, the Bishop of Portsmouth, The Rt Revd Christopher Foster visited The Bay Church of England Primary School. We were joined by local councilors and the Mayor of Sandown for collective worship which followed the recent theme of friendship; one of the school values. Mr Mills introduced Bishop Christopher to the children. During assembly, pupils sang their values song and the Bishop shared a story of how four friends took their one friend to go and see Jesus. Pupils shared their understanding of the five school values with Bishop Christopher.

Following worship, the Bishop met with pupils in a question and answer session. Some challenging questions were presented including ‘How do you think recent events like what happened in Manchester and London will effect people’s views of different religions?’, ‘How do we know that God is the real God when there are other religions and other beliefs’ and ‘Do you believe miracles could happen today?’. Bishop Christopher commented that this was one of his favorite aspects of visiting schools as well as engaging in challenging and honest conversations. After this discussion, the Community Kids met the Bishop to share about their involvement in the wider community of Sandown.

Finally, with favorable weather, the Bishop, Community Kids and the School Council shared in the unveiling of a new school plaque along with a blessing for current and future generations. Bishop Christopher was also invited to sit on our newly created Friend Bench which has every pupils hand-print painted on. The morning concluded with the Bishop, his Chaplin, Mr Mills, Mrs Walsh and Rev Lovell touring the school. Bishop Christopher left after spending nearly 2 hours with us with a smile on his face and a spring in his step.


Community Kids

The children who attend Community Kids  every week and maintain Sandown Station were invited to Havenstreet to experience a ride on the steam railway and take part in a tour of the generally unseen workshops!  The Community Rail Partnership wanted to say a big thank you to them for all their hard work which helps our community and visitors to the Island appreciate our local station!

We were invited to attend along with a primary school from Lymington who received a copy of the Bay Church of England’s Community Kids published book.  This book has inspired them to set up a similar group in their own school!  The children were placed into mixed groups when we arrived and we all got along so well that Lymington have invited us to visit their school and we have welcomed them to visit ours! It was a wonderful day, the children behaved impeccably and this was noted and conveyed to us from various members of the public we met throughout the day! We learned a lot about the history of the Isle of Wight railway and this will support our entry into the South and South East in Bloom competition this year!  Watch this space!

Our school App!!

Download our new school app.

If you have a smartphone you can download OurSchoolsApp for FREE. It is a personalised app for our school and will allow us to keep you all updated with school information, news, calendar events and contact information. It provides you access to school information at the touch of a button.

Please click one of the links below depending on what type of phone you have to download the app.

For Apple devices: For Android devices: Instructions for download:

1. Using the relevant device (iPad, iPhone, smart pad, tablet or android phone), visit the relevant marketplace for your product (Apple Store or Google Play).

2. Search for ‘OurSchoolsApp’

3. Download the ‘APP’. In the search bar in the ‘APP’ put the postcode or the name of the school.

4. Hit the search button.

5. Once you see the school name displayed, just touch the screen on the school name.

6. Confirm your choice by pressing OK.

7. You will now be presented with the ‘APP’ for the school which contains news, information, calendar events, contacts and any other relevant details.

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If, as 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. 

Latest Ofsted Report – Rated ‘Good’ 2014

Executive Headteacher Mr D.Mills
Tel: 01983 403284
The Federation of The Bay CE and Niton Primary School.