A message from the Headteacher


On behalf of the children, staff and governors of Burnham on Crouch Primary School I would like to welcome you to our school and website.  The website cannot replace direct contact with you but we hope it will act as a foundation for good relations between home and school.

Our vision for our school is to become an ‘outstanding’ school to ensure your children receive the very best education and experiences. We are a successful learning community that is an extended family in which everyone is valued, enjoys coming to school and is given every opportunity to flourish both academically and as an individual.

Our success is based on a shared willingness to expect the best for your children in our care. We work closely with the community, parents and carers to make sure everyone is part of our journey to raise standards and create a school where everyone counts; where everyone has the chance to succeed, to discover their best self and learn how to lead a life of integrity, respect and happiness.  It is vital that everyone in the community has a voice and knows that they are listened to, including pupils, staff and parents and carers. Please do not hesitate to come in and speak to me to let us know what we are doing well and what we need to do to improve. Do not ‘wait to see how things go’; part of an outstanding school is higher expectations from the outset.

Burnham on Crouch Primary School is both an aspirational and inclusive school. We believe every child is different; our vision is to help children find their talents so they can be proud of who they are and be confident to move to secondary school knowing their worth. We also believe that the wellbeing, safety and happiness of every child is essential and the needs of our children are at the heart of everything we do. Going from ‘good’ to ‘outstanding’ will be about raising our expectations; expecting more of ourselves and others.  It is not about achieving perfection but helping children to become the best versions of themselves. It also means children who are successful and do their best know they are valued, believe in themselves and have respect for others.

Martin Luther King spoke of the value of intelligence plus character. Academically, Burnham on Crouch Primary will be a high attaining and high achieving school but we also believe strongly in the development of the whole child. We teach daily the importance of telling the truth, keeping ourselves safe, being kind and being proud of ourselves and others. Harold Lyon wrote of the need to treat people the way we treat sunsets in that we allow them to be just what they are. Our core British values make sure qualities such as honesty, tolerance, perseverance, gratitude and teamwork are valued and celebrated.

I hope that your relationship with the school will be a long and happy one.

Headteacher