Bishop’s Castle Primary School

This school serves Bishop’s Castle and the surrounding area. It is a non-denominational school of approximately 130 children between the ages of four to eleven years. In the entrance hall to our school we have a plaque commemorating the foundation of the Wright’s Charity School in 1787.

In 1875 the Church Street School was opened which took infants and girls, whilst the National School in Station Street took the older boys. In 1950 the Church Street building became Bishop’s Castle Primary School, with all children over eleven going to the High school. In 1969 we also used the old National School in Station Street. The present building was opened in 1975.

This is your school; there are many children at Bishop’s Castle Primary whose parents attended this school before them. We hope that both you and your child will feel a part of it.

We look forward to making your child welcome at Bishop’s Castle Primary School. We hope they will enjoy their primary school experience, be happy, make good friends and find learning pleasurable and rewarding. We recognise our school has a vital part to play in helping your child acquire the knowledge, skills and attitudes which will serve him or her well beyond their primary years, even into adult life; but we also recognise that they are children now, and so we aim to do this in the richest and broadest possible way. Thus we place a great emphasis on the importance of creative learning, on art and music, on being in the outdoors, and on sport and PE.

I would encourage you to visit us. It is good relationships between home and school that provide a solid foundation for your child in developing confidence, abilities, good behaviour and a positive view of the school and learning.


Andrew Barker

Head Teacher

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Oak Meadow
Bishop’s Castle