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Believe, Inspire, Excel

Our Christian Values
Our Christian Values

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News From The Bay
Bay Primary Dec 10th 2015 newsletter

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Reception Christmas Performance to Parents

Reception Christmas Performance to Parents

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Christmas Dinner Reception, Yr 5 and Yr 6

Christmas Dinner Reception, Yr 5 and Yr 6

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Our School app
Our School app

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St Johns Preschool
St Johns Preschool

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Safe for me
Safe for me
House Point Totals
Speakers Awards
Speakers Awards
Statutory website Review 2016.
Statutory website Review 2016.

Our website has been reviewed and was approved as meeting the statutory requirements.

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.”



SIAMS Report
(Statutory Inspection of Anglican & Methodist School)

 I am delighted to share with you that we have been judged ‘outstanding’ in all three inspection areas. This is a significant achievement for everyone connected to the school — pupils, parents, carers, staff, governors and volunteers.

Well done, everyone!

Please click here for the SIAMS report

Press Release

The Bay CE Primary School

Secondary School Provision in Sandown


We welcome the decision that the Secretary of State for Education, Justine Greening MP, has made to secure secondary school provision in the Sandown Bay area. We believe that this is a step in the right direction for the community and all involved with the schools and look forward to working closely with our Hampshire and Isle of Wight colleagues in preparing for the statutory consultation process to create an all through school. 

Rev Ian Lovell   Chair of Governors   Cornerstone Federation 

Duncan Mills   Executive Headteacher  Cornerstone Federation   

Maths Learning Together Morning

Some of the feedback ……..

Thank you for the fantastic opportunity that you have given to parents/carers this morning.

Again very calm and great lesson.

Excellent learning environment.  Very impressed with the teaching methods.
It’s wonderful seeing what they are getting up to in school.  The speed they work at is astonishing.
Very good to see how fun the teacher makes maths.
Very good workshop.  It is interesting to see how quickly they work and how much they can get done in a short space of time.
Really helpful to support learning at home.  Lovely to see Maths is finally fun to learn!
Enjoying finding out about the current teaching methods that are completely alien to anything I learnt at school.  Great to see Maths taught in a fun way.
Ideas for future workshops.
More info on changing teaching methods to enable me to assist with homework.
Just to have more as it is very helpful if you have a child who does ‘nothing’ when you ask them at the end of the day/week.
more practical activities

Community Kids

Sandown in Bloom

We are so proud of our Community Kids for being awarded first prize for The Bay Primary School and second prize for Sandown Train Station in the Best Initiative Involving Young People category.  We took three children on behalf of Community Kids to a lovely presentation at Browns Golf Café. We would like to say a massive thank you to Island Line Community Partnership, The Gaslight Café and The Bay C of E Primary for the donations which enabled us to purchase flowers and plants.

The Bay Primary School also achieved Highly Commended in the Wight in Bloom Young People Initiative category.

National Youth Jazz Orchestra

Last Thursday a group of Jazz Musicians from the National Youth Jazz Orchestra came in to educate and entertain the children in Years 4, 5 and 6. The group consisted of Chelsea on Saxophone, Harrison on Trumpet, Joe on Trombone, Shirley on Guitar, Alec on Bass and Ben on Drums. The group played seven different pieces of music in their one hour sessions as well as talking about all of the instruments. Three of the pieces were composed by the group leader, Chelsea. Other pieces included Four by Miles Davis and Strasbourg St Denis by Roy Hargrove.

The group told me interesting facts about their instruments for me to share with you.

Chelsea: The saxophone was the first instrument to be played in Space in 1984 by Ron McNair
Harrison: The first horns were not made out of brass but out of animal horns.
Joe: If you were to unwind a trombone the total length would be around 9 feet. That’s the size of an African elephant from its shoulder to its toe!
Shirley: The longest marathon playing guitar is 114 hours 6 minutes 30 seconds and was achieved by David Browne in June 2011.
Alex: The Octobass is a huge bass that you can only play standing on a stool.
Ben: The world’s largest drum kit has 813 pieces and it took 36 hours to build.

If you were inspired by this session you can contact Wight Music Tuition – by email or phone -about instrumental lessons in school.  07785 778222

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

2017-18 The Bay School Term Dates

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.

App picture

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. 

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