About Bricknell Primary School

Bricknell Primary School first opened its doors in 1933 and is situated in a residential area close to the University of Hull. It is the largest primary school in Hull, with around 681 pupils on roll. Pupils living in the catchment area of the school usually transfer to Kelvin Hall High School.

As a result of the school’s outstanding reputation for supporting high need pupils with ASD, the local authority have invested in providing a city wide resource base at the school which opened in September 2018. The provision provides a 10 place setting which specialises in providing high quality provision tailored for ASD pupils with an EHCP whilst also integrating them into the wider life of the school.

The admission number for each year group is 90. The school has an early admissions policy which takes pupils in the September of the year of their fifth birthday. Applications are dealt with by the Local Authority. More information about our school’s admission arrangements can be found on the Local Authority website or by telephoning 300300.

Visit our school

Pupils and parents will be invited to the school before they start to meet staff and familiarise themselves with the school surroundings.  Staff will also have the opportunity to carry out a home visit so parents, teachers and nursery nurses can get to know each other and can discuss the curriculum and any other issues.  Full details of the admission procedures are given at the New Parents Meeting.

Parents who move into the area should contact the school regarding pupil admission.  An appointment will usually be made for them to visit the school to ask questions and discuss admission arrangements.  As the school is popular some year groups may be full.

School organisation

The school is organised into 7 year groups, from Early Years Foundation Stage (reception) through to Year 6. There are 3 classes in each year group with a senior member of staff (phase leader) responsible for learning and pastoral care in each phase: Reception, Year 1/2, Year 3/4, Year 5/6.

Bricknell is a larger than average primary school but derives a number of benefits from its size. Most importantly, the large number of teaching staff means that we are able to offer a wide range of expertise and experience plus a large selection of extra-curricular activities. The size of the site enables us to have separate play areas for Reception, Key Stage One (Years 1 and 2) and Key Stage Two (Years 3 ,4, 5 and 6).

We also have a large playing field. Having separate dining facilities enables us to use our two large halls for P.E., dance, drama, music and indoor games, as well as school assemblies. Most school productions and concerts take place in the main hall where we can accommodate the large audiences that they attract. From Year 2 upwards, pupils are organised into sets for maths so that work can be matched more closely to the children’s ability.

The composition of sets is carefully monitored and pupils are moved if necessary. We also offer a very wide range of extra curricular clubs and activities. These include sport, music, dance, languages, cookery and art. In addition to this, we have a breakfast club which operates from 7.50 every morning And there is a well regarded after school Club on site called ‘Schools Out’ providing after school care until 5.45pm.

‘We couldn’t be happier with the care and education my child has received so far.’

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I cannot fault the school or staff.  Everyone is very supportive.’

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‘Thank you for helping us with her worries and for the support.’

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‘Positive environment and appropriate challenge for development, excellent.’

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I am delighted with how happy she is at school.  Her skills are clearly progressing and she is extremely well supported.  Her teacher clearly knows her very well.’

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Thank you so much to all of the  members of staff; our child is extremely happy here and we are very grateful.’

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My son is extremely happy in all aspects of school.  Fantastic teacher and an excellent education. ‘

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Any concerns raised have been dealt with swiftly.’

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‘She is enjoying school a lot.  She is challenged appropriately and not over-loaded with homework.  She speaks positively about her time at the school and her teacher.’

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‘We are very happy with Bricknell as a whole.  He is becoming more confident and is well supported.  Thank you to all of the teachers.’

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‘She is very happy at school and I only hear positive things.  Many thanks to all the teaching staff.’

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‘Very happy with my child’s start to year 5.’

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