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About Us

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
  • kindness
  • respect for ourselves, others and our planet
  • confidence and aspirations
  • perseverance

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.