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Harvest Blessings

Harvest Blessings

The Harvest Festival is traditionally a time when farmers and others give thanks for a successful harvest. In Britain this is usually celebrated on the Sunday nearest to the date of the Harvest moon, the full moon that occurs closest to the autumn equinox. In the past, huge feasts are shared...
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A September to Remember

A September to Remember

In spite of the shorter days, it’s been a whirlwind of a September here at Burdett-Coutts with plenty of events and workshops to keep everyone informed! Parents and carers were able to take away some useful information on Wednesday the 13th of September at the Oral Health & Hygiene workshop...
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Burdett-Coutts Sports Day @ Millennium Stadium, Battersea

Burdett-Coutts Sports Day @ Millennium Stadium, Battersea

At Burdett-Coutts school, we firmly believe that physical education, physical activity and outdoor education supports and complements our ethos and values. Through PE and opportunities within sports, we actively encourage the development of high moral and spiritual values, self-motivation...
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Welcome Back!

Welcome Back!

Welcome back to all our pupils, parents & carers, staff and governors! It has been lovely to come back after the summer break and see everyone looking so rested and to hear everyone’s holiday news. The children have settled in so quickly and are enjoying getting to know their new...
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Farewell Year 6 2017

Farewell Year 6 2017

Each year we say goodbye to our Year 6 leavers as they transfer over to their chosen secondary schools across Westminster and beyond. This is a time of mixed emotions for everyone – pupils, staff and parents and carers – but we have had the opportunity to say our fond farewells through a series...
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Burdett-Coutts Summer Fair 2017

Burdett-Coutts Summer Fair 2017

Held on the 8th of July 2017, this year’s Burdett-Coutts Summer Fair was yet again an enormous success and a truly memorable day for the entire school community. From 12-3pm, our playground and ground floor hall was transformed into a fun-filled summer market fair with games and stalls...
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Eid Mubarak from Jeffers Class!

Eid Mubarak from Jeffers Class!

Eid al-Fitr is an important religious holiday celebrated by Muslims worldwide to mark the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting. The Arabic name Eid al-Fitr translates to ‘festival of the breaking of the fast’ in English. The timing of Eid al-Fitr is based on the Islamic...
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International Evening 2017

International Evening 2017

Friday the 19th of May was International Day at Burdett-Coutts School where we had a whole day to raise awareness and celebrate our school’s amazing diversity. Each class dressed in the colours of the flag of their chosen country: Bangladesh (Nursery), Somalia (Reception), England (Burningham)...
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Year 6 Visit to St Paul’s Cathedral

Year 6 Visit to St Paul’s Cathedral

On Monday 22nd May, all of Year 6 were invited to tour and the Year 6 choir to rehearse and sing at St Paul’s Cathedral. The weather was glorious and the sun was shining brightly as the children made their way to St Paul’s by London Underground. Entering the Cathedral through the crypt, they...
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Ascension Day 2017

Ascension Day 2017

Ascension Day, also known as The Feast of the Ascension, is one of the universally celebrated feast days of Christian Churches as well as one of the important Christian festivals observed worldwide. Traditionally celebrated on a Thursday, this day marks the last appearance of Lord Jesus Christ...
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Red Nose Day 2017

Red Nose Day 2017

Since its launch in 1988, Red Nose Day has become a much-loved British institution. Red Nose Day is a fundraising event run by Comic Relief that takes places every two years. It’s the day when people across the country get together and to do something funny for money at home, school and work...
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Proms Praise for Schools 2017

Proms Praise for Schools 2017

Prom Praise for Schools (PP4S) has had a long history of inviting schools from all over London, and beyond, to come together in what is now their annual interactive and educational musical event. Led by All Souls Orchestra, under the direction of conductor Noël Tredinnick, PP4S is a joint...
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Working Together With Our Parents

Working Together With Our Parents

At Burdett-Coutts, we believe that good links with parents are essential to improve our pupils’ enjoyment of school and consequently their chances of doing well. The more parents know about what their children are learning, the more they can offer targeted support at home to complement what the...
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St Paul’s Cathedral LDBS Service

St Paul’s Cathedral LDBS Service

The Church of England has established and sustained schools for the people of London for hundreds of years. In 1924, the London Diocesan Board of Schools was set up to be the educational arm of the London Diocese. The key purposes of the LDBS are ‘to promote church schools‘ and...
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Burdett-Coutts Christmas Fair 2016

Burdett-Coutts Christmas Fair 2016

Last year’s Christmas Fair was a huge success, thanks to everyone’s support and generosity. It was truly a memorable day for all the children and staff at our school. This year, our Christmas Fair was on Friday 9th December 2016 from 3.45pm – 5pm. Once again our playground and Ground Floor Hall...
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Our December News

Our December News

The run up towards Christmas is a very special and joyous time at Burdett-Coutts and as always, there were several events and services held to remind everyone of the true meaning of Christmas. It all kicked off on Wednesday the 7th of December, when Early Years and Key Stage 1 astounded the...
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Our November News

Our November News

November has been a month of learning at Burdett-Coutts with several parent and child workshops organised for both KS2 and KS1 focussing on Phonics, Reading, Maths as well as a special workshop to introduce the whole school approach to Metacognition – Learning to Learn. We consider parental...
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Reception Open Day

Reception Open Day

COME AND SEE HOW WE CAN HELP TO GIVE YOUR CHILD A GREAT START IN THEIR EDUCATION! Our Early Years curriculum is based on the principles of working together and mutual understanding. We are a fully inclusive community school with a Church of England ethos and welcome those of different faiths...
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Parent View – Having Your Say!

Parent View – Having Your Say!

There are many individuals and groups associated with a school and at Burdett-Coutts, we recognise that different groups have valuable ideas to contribute.  As such we frequently conduct stakeholder surveys to establish the different views parents, staff and pupils may have about our school...
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Our October News

Our October News

We’ve had a tremendously busy October month in the run up to the half term! Despite the shorter days and lengthening nights, there’s still been plenty of exciting events going on in our school. On Monday the 3rd of October, Black History Month kicked off with a musical display and...
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Welcome Back: Our September News

Welcome Back: Our September News

Welcome back to all our pupils, parents & carers, staff and governors! It has been lovely to come back after the summer break and see everyone looking so rested and to hear everyone’s holiday news. The children have settled in so quickly and are enjoying getting to know their new...
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Founders Day 2016

Founders Day 2016

At the end of every academic year, in what is always a special and poignant Founders Day celebration, we say goodbye to our outgoing Year 6 pupils and wish them all the best as they embark upon the next stage of their education. This year’s celebrations were held over two separate days, the 7th...
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Burdett-Coutts Sports Day 2016

Burdett-Coutts Sports Day 2016

The annual Burdett-Coutts School Sports Day was held on Wednesday the 13th of July 2016 in nearby Vincent Square. From 9.15am, children from EYFS and KS1 showed off their sporting talents to parents and carers who came in droves to support their teams. From 1.30pm, it was the turn of KS2 to...
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UPDATE: Burdett-Coutts Summer Fair 2016

UPDATE: Burdett-Coutts Summer Fair 2016

Held on the 9th of July 2016, this year’s Burdett-Coutts Summer Fair was an enormous success and a truly memorable day for the entire school community. From 12-3pm, our playground and ground floor hall was transformed into a fun-filled summer market fair with games and stalls everywhere! The...
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UPDATE: The Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebration!

UPDATE: The Queen’s 90th Birthday Celebration!

Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday in June was a highlight of 2016 and at Burdett-Coutts, we were busy with lots of events in celebration of this momentous occasion. To kick start the celebrations, we sent personal birthday cards to Her Royal Majesty at Buckingham Palace, to which we received a...
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The Burdett-Coutts School Stomp!

The Burdett-Coutts School Stomp!

The charity Health Poverty Action believe that poor health and poverty are inextricably linked and work hard to tackle their underlying causes: weak health systems, communicable diseases, lack of basic health education, lack of food/water and sanitation. The School Stomp is an initiative for...
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Burdett-Coutts Bell Ringing Club

Burdett-Coutts Bell Ringing Club

Bell ringing is deeply rooted in British culture and bells have been used in churches from as early as 400AD to call people to worship. The study of bells is called campanology and the sounds of bells ringing have marked many momentous occasions in our history, whether in celebration or in...
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Ascension Day

Ascension Day

Ascension Day, also known as The Feast of the Ascension, is one of the universally celebrated feast days of Christian Churches as well as one of the important Christian festivals observed worldwide. Traditionally celebrated on a Thursday, this day marks the last appearance of Lord Jesus Christ...
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Book Week at Burdett-Coutts!

Book Week at Burdett-Coutts!

World Book Day takes place annually to celebrate the joy and value of books and reading, especially for children. At Burdett-Coutts, we marked this special day with an entire Book Week running from Monday 29th February to Friday 4th March 2016. Not only did every child receive a £1 World Book...
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Burdett-Coutts Science Week!

Burdett-Coutts Science Week!

In conjunction with British Science Week 2016, our school was transformed into a fun-filled, action packed, utterly inspiring scientific discovery zone with many opportunities for the children to work and deepen their scientific knowledge and skills. Held from 14th – 18th of March, this...
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Rights Respecting Schools Award

Rights Respecting Schools Award

The Rights Respecting Schools Award is an initiative created by UNICEF, the world’s leading organisation working to protect and promote children’s rights. In 1989, world leaders decided that children needed a special rights convention because people under 18 years old often need special care and...
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We Are A Healthy School!

We Are A Healthy School!

Healthy Schools London is a programme that supports London’s schools to provide an environment and culture that helps their pupils grow up to be healthy happy and learn. With an award scheme sponsored by the Mayor of London, the programme will recognise and celebrate schools that are making a...
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Safer Internet Day 2016

Safer Internet Day 2016

Globally, Safer Internet Day is celebrated in over a hundred countries, coordinated by the joint Insafe/INHOPE network, with the support of the European Commission, and national Safer Internet Centres across Europe. In the UK it is coordinated by the UK Safer Internet Centre and sees hundreds of...
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1st February 2016: Walk to School Day

1st February 2016: Walk to School Day

It is with great excitement that I announce the launch of our partnership with the TfL STARS program, a London-wide initiative that aims to increase the levels of active and sustainable travel, and in turn make a big difference to the wellbeing and health of our children, families and staff. As...
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The Joy of Christmas!

The Joy of Christmas!

In the run up to the Christmas holidays, there were several events and services held to remind everyone of the true meaning of Christmas making December a very eventful and joyous month at Burdett-Coutts! It all kicked off on Friday the 4th of December with the inaugural Nine Lessons service at...
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Burdett-Coutts Christmas Fair 2015

Burdett-Coutts Christmas Fair 2015

Last year’s Christmas Fair was a huge success, thanks to everyone’s support and generosity. It was truly a memorable day for all the children and staff at our school. This year, the Christmas Fair will be on Friday 11th December 2015 from 3.45pm – 5pm. Once again our playground and Ground Floor...
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Year 5: Shakespeare Schools Festival

Year 5: Shakespeare Schools Festival

Shakespeare Schools Festival is the UK’s largest youth drama festival, working with over 1,000 schools and 150 professional theatres. They provide teachers with all the tools, support and guidance necessary to enable schools to take students on a wonderful journey by performing their own...
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Update: Workshops for Parents

Update: Workshops for Parents

We consider parental involvement an integral part of ensuring every child’s progress and sense of well being and that good links with parents are essential to improve our pupils’ enjoyment of school and consequently their chances of doing well. The more parents know about what their children are...
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Year 6 Assembly: Arethusa

Year 6 Assembly: Arethusa

On the 9th of October 2015, there was a special assembly held by Year 6 students to showcase their experiences during their School Journey at Arethusa, in Kent. The Arethusa Centre has over 35 years of experience in providing outdoor education to schools, organisations and youth groups. Situated...
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UPDATE: Harvest Festival at St Stephen’s Church

UPDATE: Harvest Festival at St Stephen’s Church

On Wednesday 14th October 2015, there was a special Harvest Festival celebration at St Stephen’s church. Harvest Festival is one of the UK’s oldest known festivals and is traditionally held on or near the Sunday of the Harvest Moon. The celebration of Harvest in Britain dates back to...
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UPDATE: Black History Month

UPDATE: Black History Month

Black History Month has been celebrated across the UK every October since 1987 and aims to promote knowledge of black history, culture and heritage, disseminate information on positive black contributions to British society and heighten the confidence and awareness of black people in relation to...
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International Evening 2015

International Evening 2015

UPDATE: When we’d originally planned our International Evening, the festival of Eid Al Adha was scheduled for Wednesday the 23rd of September. As the exact day is based on lunar sightings, the date can vary and it now falls on Thursday the 24th of September. Given that a significant number...
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Jeans for Genes Day

Jeans for Genes Day

UPDATE: Thank you to everyone who helped us to raise money for Jeans For Genes – together we raised £230.79!! On Friday 18th of September, we will be raising money for the Jeans for Genes charity, to help Genetic Disorders UK, the national charity dedicated to supporting thousands of...
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Secondary School Transfer Morning

Secondary School Transfer Morning

Transferring to secondary school can be a time of mixed emotions and there is a great deal to take in, all at once. For many, the selection of the right secondary school is one of the most important decisions to take and in recognition of this, our school supports both parents and carers as well...
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Welcome back!

Welcome back!

Welcome back to all our pupils, parents & carers, staff and governors! It has been lovely to come back and see everyone looking so rested and also to hear everyone’s holiday news. To mark the first day of the new academic year, there was special full school assembly in church where Mrs...
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Update: Burdett-Coutts’s Got Talent!

Update: Burdett-Coutts’s Got Talent!

The very popular Burdett-Coutts’s Got Talent Show has been an annual event for the past five years. Open to all children in Keystage Two, this year’s contest included for the first time, a Spoken Word section. There was no shortage of talent this year with 48 different acts signing up for...
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Year 6 Disco

Year 6 Disco

On the 10th of July 2015, Year 6 pupils came in their finest attire for an evening of fun and celebration. The disco was organised exclusively for Year 6 pupils and is the highlight of the Year 6 calendar. The Ground Floor Hall was decorated with balloons and streamers and there was refreshments...
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Update: Founders Day 2015

Update: Founders Day 2015

On the 9th of July 2015 at 2pm, KS2 parents and carers were invited to St Stephen’s Church for a very special and poignant Founders Day ceremony to look back over the past academic year with our Year 6 students and to wish them all the best as they embarked upon the next stage of their...
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Burdett-Coutts Choir At St Stephen’s Church

Burdett-Coutts Choir At St Stephen’s Church

On Friday, the 3rd of July 2015, at 7.30pm, children from Keystage Two were invited to sing as a choir at our local church, St Stephens with St John in celebration of the Feast of St Thomas. It was also a special service to mark the 25th anniversary of the ordination of Graham M. Buckle to the...
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Update: In Concert with the Bach Choir

Update: In Concert with the Bach Choir

Founded in 1876, The Bach Choir is recognised as one of the world’s leading choruses, building upon a tradition that combines musical excellence with creativity and innovation. Through their Outreach Project, our Year 4 & 5 children were part of a special concert, along with 7 other primary...
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