What I like best about Christ Church Bentinck is that you know it is a happy place where learning is fun. It manages the task of combining a religious foundation with being fully inclusive, welcoming children from all sections of the local community, of all abilities. Our latest SATS results (SATS is the national testing system) have been fantastic over the years with our Year 6 pupils obtaining above national results in reading, writing and Mathematics for both progress and attainment. These amazing results are achieved through a vast amount of carefully planned, individualised teaching to meet the needs of all groups.
We still have our 'Healthy School Status' and will continue to work with both parents and children to maintain this. We have recently gained the Gold Sustainable Travel Award which makes us very proud because our children understand the value of keeping fit and healthy and also the need to look after the environment. The school has also recently achieved the Gold Games Mark. The children in KS2 are taught a modern foreign language . Pupils in years 3, 4, 5 and 6 have enjoyed learning Spanish. In additional to this, our extended school programme, includes a range of after-school and community based activities.
Mrs Tyrrell is continuing to develop the school so that it plays its full part in the community as well as assuring the smooth and sympathetic day-to-day running of the school. We are working very hard to maintain our very high attendance and punctuality levels and we continue to rely on the support of our parents to achieve this goal.
I am sure we all appreciate how much the staff (including support staff) contribute to the success of the school and respect their hard work and cheerfulness. I would also like to say a word about the volunteers who support reading and mathematics – people who freely give some of their time to come into school and work with individual children, according to need. They are making a unique contribution, which the Governors greatly value.
The school achieved "OUTSTANDING" by Ofsted in February 2019. This is a true testament to the hard work of all members of our school community.
Your feedback on what you think about the school and how you would like us to develop is always welcome. Do feel free to write in with your comments to Mrs Tyrrell or to the Governors, or come to one of the informal meetings for all parents that the school organizes on a regular basis.
Chair of Governors
|Clerk||Ms Emma Brooker|
|Headteacher 1/1||Mrs Sandra Tyrrell|
|Staff governor 1/1||Miss Sophie Upfield|
Rector ex off
|Rev Clare Dowding|
|LDBS 1/2||Mr Colin Hitchin|
|LDBS 2/2||Mr Brandon Soeiro|
Mrs Samantha Spring (Chair)
|PCC 2/2||Mrs Lana Awaily|
|D/Synod 1/2||Mrs June Savage (Co Vice Chair)|
|D/Synod 2/2||Ms Helen Richardson Co Vice-Chair|
|LA 1/1||Miss Susannah Robinson|
|Elected parents 1/2||Mrs Sherry Robbins|
|Elected parents 2/2||Mrs Fatima Lowri|