Broadclyst Community Primary School (BCPS), rated Outstanding by Ofsted, was founded in 1810 to serve the children of the local community. Still a community school, now with its own 40-place nursery, it has developed a local, national and international reputation for its innovative use of IT and digital media. It is part of the Cornerstone Academy Trust, a multi-academy trust that provides 21st century education across four schools as well as professional teacher training through the Cornerstone Teaching School.
Digital tools are going to be a critical part of your child’s future. Whether your child is using a computer to edit video, a waterproof device to collect data in forest school, or developing literacy, free thinking, creative and communication skills in the TV studio, the ethos of BCPS is to use the technology alongside excellent teaching to provide an outstanding education, packed with opportunity. However, balance is very important in education, as in all areas of life. The children will also play and learn outdoors, at forest school and on the allotment as well as in sports teams and they have the chance to sing in a choir, play a musical instrument and learn to cook.
Cornerstone Academy Trust recently ran three comprehensive virtual open events involving all its schools, in order to give parents all the necessary information to choose the right school for their child next September.
These information-packed events took place on Microsoft Teams, and included live presentations from the leadership team, the SEND team and the teachers as well as a virtual tour of the school and a wide variety of sessions showing children’s classroom, outdoor and creative activities.
The video documenting the events is now available here. It offers you a chance to understand more about each school, our staff and our ethos, as well as seeing at first hand our high standards of education, amazing facilities and commitment to harnessing technology to provide excellence in teaching and learning.
You can also learn more about our school by browsing through our prospectus.
Our School Direct training at Cornerstone is a year-long school-based experience, leading to a PGCE. The lead school for this programme is Broadclyst Community Primary School (BCPS), an Ofsted-graded outstanding primary school with a significant national and international reputation for innovative use of IT within a broad and balanced curriculum. We work in collaboration with a number of partner schools to deliver this programme.
Join a dynamic team of trainers and recently-qualified teachers who have themselves come through the School Direct programme at the Cornerstone Academy Trust Teaching School. Enjoy working with a unique range of state-of-the-art facilities, equipment and resources that will help you to develop your teaching skills and explore your potential future curriculum leadership specialisms.