Welcome to Our School

The staff, governors, children and I welcome you to our busy, exciting and very friendly school. Through our website, we hope to give you an insight into our school, as well as providing regular updated information for both parents, children and other interested visitors.

Choosing a school for your child is such an important decision and we hope that by visiting us and reading about the activities and learning experiences that happen here, you will feel that Bentham Community Primary School is a friendly, caring, family community, committed to achievement and sharing in the successes of each individual in our care.  We pride ourselves on our inclusive, warm and family feeling school.

The curriculum here is bright, lively and creative.  We believe children should be allowed to experiment with, and experience, activities that inspire them to find out more.  The staff work very closely together to ensure a joined up thinking approach and to ensure high standards, through quality first teaching and learning experiences across the primary years. We aim to foster a lifelong love of learning and believe that our children deserve the very best as they start their learning journey with us.  We aim to enable children to recognise the positive contribution that they and others are able to make to our diverse, ever-changing society, both near and far.

We believe in working in partnership with parents, carers and members of our local community and wider communities in order to fulfil this aim.  An important part of our ethos is to value the partnership we have with parents as we believe that working closely together enables your child to benefit fully from school. We hope that you are able to visit our school to see us in action and to get a real feel of what it is like to be a learner with us.

Please do contact the school office to make an appointment for a guided tour. Should you have any further questions or concerns, we would be more than happy to discuss these.

We look forward to sharing in your child’s education in the future.

If any parent requires a paper copy of any of the information on this website, then please contact Sally Johnson in the school office and this can be provided free of charge.  Information can also be provided in a different language, braille or large print, if required.

We hope that you enjoy your visit to our website, and that you find any information you are looking for. 
Thank you for visiting!

Claire Pearson


"The behaviour of pupils is good, as is their attitude to learning. Pupils are kind and considerate….Children in the early years make outstanding progress...Teachers and other adults plan very imaginative activities which help the children develop both socially and academically…The school knows the pupils as individuals, and programmes to help those with special educational needs or disability are strong….Leaders place a high priority on developing pupils' good cultural awareness, and their understanding of what it is to be British….The curriculum is characterised by a strong focus on developing cultural awareness, and developing well-rounded citizens." Ofsted 2016

Latest News

On Monday 10th Decemeber children from across school celebrated Human Rights Day by working in their House Teams with children from Recepetion through to Y6. We found out about Human Rights and learnt that with rights come responsibilties. We then spent some time learning about the British Value: Individual Liberty. ... Read more

Class One and Two had a fantastic time at the Theatre on Wednesday! From the excitement of going on a bus to clapping along to the songs during the production we had a great time! The sweets, kindly provided by FOBS, were also a huge hit. Read more

As part of our work in school linked to anti-bullying week, children from Y2 to Y6 took part in an interactive singing workshop. The children learnt what bullying is, how it makes people feel and how to get help when it is needed. We learnt and performed the song 'Let ... Read more

This half term, during our PSHE lessons, Class 4 have been learning all about 'Keeping Safe'. We have looked at how to stay safe around fireworks and water as well as within our local area. We were able to identify different areas within our local community that have the potential ... Read more

On Thursday 22nd November we welcomed Jas Singh into school to lead a Sikhism Day. He started the day with an assembly and then led a workshop in class 2, 3, 4 and 5. He did a range of activities with the children including turban tying and finding out what ... Read more

On Wednesday 21st November we welcomed a story-teller from Settle Stories into school. He did a story-telling workshop with class 3 and class 4 and finished his visit with a story-telling assembly. Class 3 practised retelling a story, breaking a story down to its 'skeleton' and 'zipping into characters' to ... Read more

This term, the Year 3 and 4 children went on a 1 night residential to Ingleborough Hall in Clapham. We spent our time outdoors, exploring our surroundings and generally have lots of fun! On our first day went on a Selfie Scavenger hunt around the village capturning photographs off a ... Read more

It was wonderful that so many parents were able to attend our Autumn term Stay and Learn lesson. Parents were able to see children working in mixed ability groups to upskill each other when solving addition reasoning problems. They were also able to see the pitch of Y2 and Y3 ... Read more

Thank you to all those parents and grandparents that joined us in class for Stay and Learn! The children were so confident sharing their classroom and learning with you. Read more

Class 3 are using the book The Egyptian Cinderella in English. We have done some fantastic descriptive writing so far and this morning we used hot-seating to get to know the main character better. We invited the character into the classroom and the children asked her lots of thoughtful questions. ... Read more

Class 3 had a really exciting morning just before the half term holiday where we mummified a teddy bear to find out what the Ancient Egyptians believed in. The highlights were pulling out the brain through the nose with a hook, putting the organs into canopic jars and wrapping the ... Read more

This afternoon our Reception and Nursery children celebrated our Fire! Fire! topic work with a campfire. Children helped to collect small bits of fire wood to help start the fire and used a potato peeler to carefully whittle some sticks to toast marshmallows with. We had done lots of work ... Read more

Class One and Two came to school dressed in spots on Friday, to raise money for Children in Need. We also made our own Pudsey Bear patches and went on a parade to show everyone! Read more

Class Two are becoming wonderful readers and we love visiting the school library! Read more

The School Council worked with Yorkshire Dales Millenium Trust to make two very special poppies. They weaved willow and dogwood through wire frames to make these wonderful poppies. In the afternoon another group of children from Year 2 to Year 6 finished off what the school council had started and ... Read more

Inspired by the story 'Supertato and the Evil Peas!' we have been very busy in the classroom this week. We have been writing messages to the Evil Pea and using adjectives to describe him aswell as grating carrots and sewing our own green peas. Of course the superheroes saved the ... Read more

In Science we conducted an experiment to see how long it would take to clean our hands if they were covered in paint! We found that using soap ensured our hands were cleaner in a shorter space of time, than when we just used water. We judged the cleanliness as ... Read more

Class One and Two joined together for our Harvest celebration this week, led by Reverend Ann. We thought about all the wonderful people that are needed when growing, delivering and cooking our food. Have a look at the size of the onions! Read more

Miss Thwaite's after school Tag Rugby club got off to a very wet and muddy start this week but that didn't stop us having fun! The club is open to children in years 4, 5 and 6 who want to get active whilst having fun with their friends. We spent ... Read more

On Tuesday, the whole of KS2 took part in a cluster cross-country competition. Our afternoon was full of fun and good spirit whilst children competed in year groups in order to go through to the cross-country finals. Well done to Emily who came the 3rd Girl in the Year 6 ... Read more

Last Friday, KS2 launched their Autumn Term topic with an exciting afternoon. Children received a boarding pass to an anonymous destination before boarding Bentham Airlines. Whilst onboard, children experienced some onflight entertainment and a little light refreshment before landing. On arriving in Egypt, we travelled back in a time capsule ... Read more

After we recieved a message from the pizza delivery man in our role play area, we decided we should make our own pizzas! We followed the recipe very carefully; mixing, pouring, grating and sprinkling! We had to use our shoulder and finger muscles to knead the dough. Read more

Key Stage One have been very busy in Science this week. We were exploring our lungs. Using a straw and a bag we simulated the effect of our lungs expanding and deflating. We also learnt that there are three things humans need to survive... oxygen, water and food! Read more

Year 6 from Bentham CP School have been awarded with their John Muir Discovery Award. Working in partnership with Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust as part of the Stories in Stones Project, the Year 6’s have embraced the ethos of the environmental award scheme focused on wild places and encourages people ... Read more

All week children had been preparing for the big house choir competition to conclude last week's 'Bentham Rocks' celebrations. Each house met each day, learning a new song and thinking of choreography for their performance and the results of the weeks hard work did not disappoint. K2 (blue) went first ... Read more

This week is Bentham Rocks week in school and a number of classes have already been busy painting pebbles for our garden. Everyone from our school community, including parents and friends of school, have been invited to contribute and the results so far are fantastic. Lots of parents have got ... Read more

After weeks of rehearsing for this year's Summer production, last week saw two fantastic performances of the brilliantly funny Robinhood and the Sherwood Hoodies. An evening performance on Monday night and the matinee on Thursday afternoon were both fantastic and really showcased the amazing talents our children have been gifted ... Read more

Friday 22nd June was the day of our school summer fair. Organised by the teachers and children and supported by parents and the community, it was a real fun filled, child-orientated evening. During the afternoon, the children in Class 4 and 5 helped Mrs Pearson set up the playground with ... Read more

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