Bentley Heath Church of England Primary School
Building Happiness & Success
We are a welcoming, friendly and inclusive Church of England school
whose children enjoy learning, and this is reflected in our above average attainment. Parents'
interest and involvement in their child's education is vital and appreciated, and both parents
and children are welcomed into our school community, and valued for their contribution.
Admissions information can be found in the Key Information section in the About Us tab.
Bentley Heath Church of England Primary School is a GOOD school.
- The teaching of reading, writing and mathematics is good and this has led to pupils making good and some excellent progress in these areas.
- School leaders and staff work together well to establish an environment in which pupils are keen to learn and eager to do well.
- Teachers make lessons interesting to capture pupils’ enthusiasm for learning.
- The leadership team and governors have high levels of ambition for the school.
- Teachers are good at asking questions to encourage discussions and extend pupils’ learning.
- The school promotes pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development exceptionally well.
- Behaviour during lessons is good and sometimes outstanding.
- Pupils achieve well in a wide range of subjects.
- Standards in writing have risen sharply this year and gaps in attainment between disadvantaged pupils and other pupils have closed.
- Teaching assistants are effective in helping pupils make good progress.
- The most-able pupils do exceptionally well.
- Disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs make good progress in reading, writing and mathematics through effective and targeted support. OFSTED Report - June 2015
Bentley Heath is an OUTSTANDING Church of England Primary School.
The school provides:
A rich, dynamic, vibrant Christian environment and ethos where Christian values, illustrated in all relationships and exemplary pastoral care, enable learning and achievement to flourish. National Society Statutory Inspection of Anglican & Methodist Schools Report - February 2015
The full OFSTED & SIAMS reports are available in the Statutory section of the website.
Adverse Weather & School Closure Procedure
In the event of bad weather, please note the following:
- The Local Authority will no longer make a decision to impose a blanket closure of all schools and academies.
Any decision to close the school will be made in consultation with the Headteachers of the other schools in the Arden cluster.
- ParentMail parents will receive an email alert giving information.
- A text notification will be sent to all those who subscribe to ParentMail.
- The school’s website will also provide up to date information at www.bentleyheath.org.uk.
- The school's twitter account will provide information at www.twitter.com/bentleyheathps
- Soilhull MBC will endeavour to communicate information via their website www.solihull.gov.uk and local media outlets.
If you do not have access to the internet please listen out for information on local radio. Unless you are notified otherwise, you should always assume the school is open.
SCHOOL CLOSURE DURING THE WORKING DAY
If conditions deteriorate during a school day, the previously described notification process will be applied.
Please note that we can only release pupils to those adults who are on our contact list. If you are delayed by the conditions and want to authorise the collection of your child by another adult, you will need to speak with staff in the school office and provide verbal permission.
In the event of a working day closure pupils may be collected from the following locations:
- Nursery The Nursery classroom doors
- Reception & KS1 The Church doors
- KS2 The Year 3 & 4 doors from the KS2 playground
Pupils will be released from the designated door upon confirmation of the name of the collecting adult by the school staff managing the exit. All pupils will be kept safely at school until they are collected.