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Our School

Welcome to Box Church of England Primary School, situated in the centre of the village and in the beautiful By Brook Valley. Our school dates back to 1707 when Dame Rachel Speke left a bequest to the parish of Box for ‘teaching poor children to read, and instructing them in the knowledge and practice of the Christian Religion, as professed and taught in the Church of England’.

The school has occupied its present Victorian building since 1875 and has a three-class extension that was completed in July 2005.

We have six classes catering for children aged four to eleven years and there are 177 children on roll. We are a Church of England Voluntary Controlled school. We value the school’s church status and maintain close links with local churches. Through our commitment to the education and care of children in Box we also seek to enrich the community as a whole. As a church school we offer a distinctive education based on Christian principles, where every person is valued, encouraged to respond compassionately to others and helped to achieve their potential.

We achieved an outstanding in an Ofsted inspection in June 2010, an outstanding in a SIAMS inspection (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools) in June 2015 and an outstanding PE subject inspection in June 2011. The main findings of our Ofsted inspection stated that:

"Pupils flourish in a school whose performance has been transformed in the last three years. Strong leadership, an exciting curriculum and excellent support for pupils to achieve their best, means that their achievement in all subjects is exceptional. 'A lovely school where children are happy and thriving' is a representative comment from a parent or carer that sums up the outstanding work of Box C E Primary School. Pupils are enthusiastic about their school: 'a very happy, friendly school and all feel safe' sums up their views."

Box Church of England Ofsted Report June 2010