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Welcome to Bardwell Church of England Primary School.

Our mission is to create a learning ecosystem where everyone feels valued, inspired and able to achieve. This mission is epitomised by our motto: 'Following Jesus, together we care, inspire and achieve.'

We aim to create a safe, caring and stimulating environment that offers every child the opportunity to develop their full potential.

Within the Christian ethos of the school, children are encouraged to be kind and courteous, to respect each other, to share, to develop responsibilities and to care for each other as part of the school community.


Our Ethos is simple - we want our learning community; parents, children and teachers to develop a thirst and love for what they are doing and learning. Moreover, we want everyone compelled to work towards the highest standards and with an ethic of excellence in order to provide children with world-class learning outcomes.


We are very proud of the opportunities we offer our pupils, the results achieved and our close partnership with parents, governors, the church and the local community.


Our school environment is an attractive place for learning and we believe our school is leading the way in outdoor education and eco practice.

We welcome visits to the school - please see our contact us page for ways to get in touch

Mrs Michelle Boyd



Bardwell Church of England Primary School is a village school in the Western Area of the Suffolk Education Authority, serving the parishes of Bardwell and Bowbeck. It has academy status under the diocese of St. Edmundsbury.

The original school was built in 1855 with a two classroom and cloakroom extension built in 1959 joined by a corridor to the hall. The original building serves as a hall and dining room. In the Summer Term (1999) a second extension was built. This consists of a classroom, library and activity area. In 2004 an office extension was added at the front of the school and in 2016 a new classroom was constructed at the back of the school for our oldest pupils.


The school is set in pleasant grounds, which are well maintained. As well as a hard-surfaced playground, there is a lawn and outdoor adventure playground at the front of the school, with a large field to the rear of the school for football and other outdoor games. There is a good-sized orchard next to the school playing field, which has been turned into a Forest School and environmental studies area. Children have helped to redesign the school grounds.


We are delighted with our outdoor learning area next to our Early Years Class. This was created in 2009 to enable our youngest children to learn outdoors, undercover, all year round. Our school grounds are used extensively to enhance learning across the curriculum and every class has its own gardening area.

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