The School in the Community
The word community is much used-and abused-these days. But St. Buryan Academy Primary school truly is a school at the heart of the community and has been so for over a hundred years.
The links between the school and its locality are many and productive. Every season brings events, celebrations and commemorations into which the children of the school are fully integrated. The activities surrounding St. Buryan Feast and the local horticultural shows in springtime, the summer Gala, our attendance at the village ceremony on Remembrance Day in November and the choir’s switching-on of the Christmas lights in December-all feature as integral parts of our school calendar.
Throughout the year we go out-and the village comes in. Our association with the church is close. We trust our environmental programme, including its recycling component, helps our village. We enjoy our visits to St. Buryan Luncheon Club and to Menwinnion Care Home. We welcome the community to our shows and fêtes; last year when we celebrated our centenary was particularly special, with many local people joining in our fund-raising concert, ‘St. Buryan’s Got Talent!’ Many ex-pupils-from as far back as the 1920s-generously gave their time in contributing to our centenary book. Now a group of children are building on this: they are working to establish a St. Buryan archive-a project that we hope will extend into the future.
Our last outstanding Ofsted inspection report could not have expressed it better with the conclusion that this is a school with ‘an excellent sense of community’.