Welcome to By Brook Valley School. Choosing a school for your child is one of the most important decisions you will make. Through our prospectus we hope to introduce you to all that By Brook Valley has to offer you and your child. Our overriding aim is provide all the children with strong roots educationally, socially, emotionally and spiritually and to provide a wealth of opportunity where they can demonstrate their skills and knowledge both within the school and beyond. We want all our children to leave us as confident, happy and successful young people, secure with who they are and all they have to offer and eager to continue their learning.
If you have not yet had the opportunity to visit our school then do come and see us so you can experience at first hand what By Brook has to offer. The Headteacher shows parents around the school giving each family the time and opportunity to discuss their child and their needs in detail. Appointments can be made simply, by telephoning or e-mailing the school office.
By Brook Valley C of E Primary School is in the heart of the village of Yatton Keynell, on the edge of the Cotswolds, just off the A420, close to the Bumpers Farm Roundabout. Opened in 1998 the school offers all the benefits of a modern purpose built building. Although the school was built primarily to serve the children of the surrounding Wiltshire villages, several families from the nearby towns of Chippenham and Corsham have also chosen our school for their children. In 2012, the school became an Academy giving us greater opportunities to review our curriculum provision and secure wider procurement opportunities.
In 2014 the building was extended to meet an increasing demand for places. We now have seven classrooms plus an additional room, which provides a dedicated space for our afterschool club. In addition to classroom space, the school has a wide corridor, which links the classrooms and provides ample space for our school library and group work activities. Our music room is well- used for instrumental lessons whilst the school hall, which is used for PE, is also used as a dining room and a space where the whole school can gather for Collective Worship.
Our school has extensive grounds, which are continually being developed to create stimulating spaces for play, learning and reflection. A pond and wildlife area provide ideal space for studying insects and animals in their natural habitats, whilst our fruit and vegetable cages and orchard help the children to learn more about growing their own food. Our reflection area and Peace garden provide special places for all members of our community to be still, reflect and pray.