Brentside Primary Academy will work with everyone to create a happy, safe and stimulating setting where children are motivated to learn together. By maintaining high expectations of ourselves and each other, our children will be equipped to encounter opportunities and challenges with resilience and determination. We encourage a curiosity about the world and strive to ensure that our children will contribute positively to it, both now and in the future.
Academic achievement is only part of the vision for this school. We provide many opportunities for pupils to master and practice in the performing and visual arts, and develop their speaking and listening skills through whole school termly concerts, dance afternoons, and the KS2 musical shows. The school is characterised by its varied, creative and challenging curriculum, based on real enquiry-based learning. Almost all visitors describe BPA as having a very calm atmosphere and the learning and behaviour is very good.
An important and distinctive feature of the school is the very positive relationships enjoyed by pupils, staff and parents. A central aim of BPA is to provide a rich and supportive child-centered learning environment, which is age appropriate for the needs of all pupils. In this we recognise that some pupils experience very heavy burdens and are vulnerable. We make it our mission to support these pupils by providing them with emotional support, as well as ensuring the curriculum is based on consistent, child-centered quality teaching and learning throughout the school. In reality, teachers model and teach each other. BPA teaching is characterised by young, hard-working and dedicated teachers. BPA is good at growing leaders for the future; almost all middle and senior leaders were once NQTs at BPA.