There have been many positive changes since our last Ofsted report and we welcome visitors. If you would like to see for yourselves what makes Bere Alston Primary Academy a uniquely special place to be, please contact us and we can arrange to give you a guided tour and to answer any questions that you may have.
Bere Alston Primary Academy is a school with the community at its heart. Nestled in the beautiful Bere Peninsula, the school and its hard-working, supportive staff team, serve our small village community of just over 2,000 people. Our history-rich school building, our spacious grounds and our well-resourced environments are a wonderfully unique aspect of our school. We are also fortunate to have extensive outdoor areas where the children learn and play. There is also a large indoor, purpose-built sports hall.
The school is dedicated to giving our children a great education and a great experience throughout their primary school years, allowing children to understand their place within the community and the wider world.
Since 2019, the school has been a proud member of the First Federation Trust.
Our school values underpin all that we do here at Bere Alston Primary Academy. We actively encourage our children to display:
- teamwork and collaboration
- curiosity and a love for learning
- respect for ourselves, others and our planet
- confidence and aspirations
A Brief History
Bere Alston is one the oldest village primary schools in the country. It was opened as a school for boys in 1665 by Sir John Maynard. This original building is still used today, housing the staffroom, offices and classrooms.
In 1912, a further building was added to the school, adding to the very special history of the building. Since then, a further building has been added, along with our sports hall, to create the distinctive structure that the children attend today.
We very much welcome visitors to the school for a tour.