Covid information

Click here to read all the latest information

Pastoral Offer

Evidence shows that across the UK, mental health issues in children are increasing while child wellbeing is deteriorating.

Young people today have to navigate a complex and ever-changing world, facing challenges and pressures in numerous aspects of their life.

In fact, 90% of school leaders nationally have reported an increase in the number of students experiencing anxiety or stress over the last five years. Concurrently, referrals to specialist mental health services doubled in recent years.

As a result, NHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) are overwhelmed. Currently, just one in four children with a diagnosable mental health problem gets access to the treatment and care that they need.

Alongside this, national figures indicate that up to 66% of children within primary schools struggle with some form of anxiety, ranging from transient and low-level to requiring specialist support .

At Bricknell Primary School, we recognise that the social and emotional skills, knowledge and behaviours that young people learn in the classroom can help them to build resilience and set the pattern for how they will manage their mental health throughout their lives .

Emotional wellbeing is a clear indicator of academic achievement, success and satisfaction in later life.

Evidence shows that mental health and wellbeing programmes in schools, can lead to significant improvements in children’s mental health, and social and emotional skills. Wellbeing provision in schools can also lead to reductions in classroom misbehaviour and bullying.

At Bricknell Primary School, our curriculum is at the heart of our drive for excellence, offering purposeful learning opportunities, which aim to excite, encourage and engage all learners. We are committed to providing all learners with a broad, deep and rich education whilst also preparing them for their lives ahead. We strive that all children leave Bricknell equipped with emotional intelligence, self regulation, interpersonal skills and confidence, allowing all barriers to success to be removed and all children reaching their full potential.

Further information:

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

- parent comments

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

- parent comments

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

- parent comments

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.’

- parent comments

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

- parent comments

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

- parent comments

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

- parent comments

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

- parent comments

‘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.’

- parent comments

Any concerns raised have been dealt with swiftly.’

- parent comments

‘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.’

- parent comments

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

- parent comments