Buckden School celebrates best results for 12 years

Buckden’s pupils have achieved their best results in over twelve years

  • Key Stage Two SATs:
    Every attainment result this year is higher than anything else achieved in the past twelve years.   The progress results, which measure how well the school has enabled children to achieve their potential, are even better.  Every child achieved the required two levels of progress, and half of our pupils achieved three.  This places the school in the top 5% for Maths and the top 10% for Reading in the county.
    Key Stage One SATs:
  • These have always been a strength here, which makes it all the more impressive that the pupils have achieved the best set of results in twelve years.
    Year One:
  • In phonics we have moved from 79% of pupils meeting the required standard last year (which was itself above national average) to an excellent 96%.
    Early Learning Foundation Stage:
  • Progress has been consistently above national expectations.
    Meeting the needs of all:  
  • The number of KS2 pupils attaining Level 5, and KS1 pupils attaining Level 3 results, demonstrate the strength of the progress made by the more able students.  Those children identified as vulnerable to underachievement have all progressed in line with their peers and many have exceeded expectations in this regard.

This achievement is the result of the effective leadership of the school, the commitment and quality of the staff, the engagement and hard work of the children and the support of their parents/carers.  We will maintain the approach that created this success and have plans in place for further improvement as we set out to establish the excellence of the school over time.

Across every year group individual pupils and their parents know how they are doing.  Each teacher knows how their class is doing.  School leaders and governors know how the whole school is doing.  Behind the headlines is a consistent pattern of good attainment and excellent progress.  We are confident that these results can be repeated and bettered in the years ahead.

The Governors would like to thank the pupils for their commitment to learning, the staff for the quality of their teaching, and the school’s managers for their leadership.  Above all, we would like to thank Miss Anderson for her vision, expertise, determination and willingness to take on difficult issues.




Congratulations to our end of year award winners

End of year honours recipients

End of Year Honours Awards recipients

1407 - End of Year Values recipients

End of Year Values Awards recipients

Week beginning 30th June

We finally managed to have our Sports afternoon on Monday. We finished the Reception/Key Stage 1 races and followed on with the Key Stage 2 sports races.   The afternoon was successful, with many children achieving their best in all areas of sport. We also had the traditional parents races, the fathers race was won by Mr McCollin and the mothers race was won by Mrs Linnell. The teachers race was won by Miss Lizell. The Sports Day trophy was won by Lincoln house. Thank you to all parents who came along to support their children.


New arrangements for Sports Day

  • Firstly please accept our apologies for the cancellation of the sports events today.    We made the decision to go ahead with Sports Day yesterday based on the weather forecasts, but it has been so changeable we were unfortunately caught out. The decision made to cancel was due to the wet grass which made it very slippery and it became a health and safety issue for the children, and more rain was expected later. Thank you to all parents who came along and braved the weather.

         The new arrangements for Monday 30th June are as follows:-

         12.30 pm – Key Stage 1 – Finish races   
           1.30 pm – Key Stage 2 – Sports races

        Please come along and join us for the afternoons events.

Week beginning 16th June

The Year 5 football team played in the final of the Millennium Shield at Westfield Primary School, St Ives on Monday. The team played very well but unfortunately were beaten although Lewis did score three goals.  Well done to the team, Fin, James, Mack, Edward, Charlie, Jack, Lewis and Henry who have played in every match throughout the tournament.
1406 - Year 5 football team        The Year 5 football team

As promised we can reveal the total raised by the Year 6 Enterprise afternoon last week – the activities of the afternoon raised £289.00. The money will be donated to the Breast Cancer Care charity. Well done Year 6.

The final class assembly of this school year took place today when the Wallabies class had their assembly.  It was lovely to see so many parents join us.

Crossing on Mill Road

Mrs Stewart will not be at the school crossing on Mill Road this afternoon, Thursday 19th June or all day on Friday 20th June. 
Please take extra care with your children when crossing the road both this afternoon and all day tomorrow.

Week beginning 13th June

  • Yesterday we welcomed over 70 fathers to school for the Fathers Day lunch.   A lovely menu was provided by the kitchen team and some very complimentary comments were given as our Dads left school very feeling well fed.   Thank you to the kitchen team for providing another lovely lunch.  Thank you also the FOBS for running the Fathers Day shop, which was very well attended.
  • Year 6 held their Enterprise afternoon today and all of the children in school had a fun afternoon trying out a variety of games and competitions and also had lots of cakes to sell and eat!  All money raised will go to this years chosen charity – Breast Cancer Care.   We will let you know how much was raised in next weeks news letter.  Well done to year 6 for all their work creating their mini-businesses this week.
  • Three teams of Year 5/6 athletes took part in the Quad Kids Athletics tournament at St Ives outdoor track this week.  We had successes with many of our children coming first, second or third in their races and events. Unfortunately it will be a couple of weeks until we know the final placings for the meeting – we will keep you informed as soon as the school has been notified.  Thank you to the parents who helped transport the children to and from St Ives
  • The Wolves class had their assembly today – thank you to all parents who came along to share the assembly. The final class assembly of the year is the Wallabies next Friday at 9.05 am.