Welcome to St Budeaux Foundation C of E (Aided) Junior School.
St Budeaux Foundation is a friendly school with a family atmosphere. We are one of the oldest schools in Plymouth if not the oldest! Which means that we have had a lot of practice as what we do and we make sure that we do it well. We have close links with St Budeaux Church. We are extremely proud to be a GOOD Church of England school. We work closely with other schools around the locality and other church schools to ensure that the children get the best education they can. We are proud to be a fully inclusive school and welcome all faiths and backgrounds.
As a Church of England school, we regularly carry out special events around religious education. We are lucky to be part of a busy RE subject leaders’ hub and we work collaboratively with other church schools in and around Plymouth. Our first big adventure was when the whole school took a trip to Exeter Cathedral, we needed three coaches! Once there we sang, made mosaics, stained glass windows, listened to stories and came together for a lovely collective worship. We did a ‘Big Crib’ project which involved every child decorating squares which were then stuck on life size models of the nativity scene. Our school council spent the day with pupils from other church schools at St Andrews church making our sheep and one of the kings. The finish product was the whole nativity scene which looked amazing. We celebrated our achievement with mince pies and squash and a lovely service in the church. The scene was displayed in the church all over the Christmas period so lots of people could see our collaborative work. Recently we were involved in the ‘whole story’ project. Our church schools put together the whole story of Jesus from the Nativity through to now, as Christians believe God is still with us. Our year fives bravely stuck their feet into paint to create footprints, these were then used to create the story of Pentecost. The joint venture was then displayed in St Andrews church.We have an annual service with all the church schools in and around Plymouth. We are joined by members of the Exeter church diocese and we have a truly wonderful time celebrating together in St Andrews church.Our children visit places of worship of other faiths, this term our year 4s are visiting the Synagogue and our year 5s are visiting the Ashoka Buddhist centre. We also have visitors from the Christian faith and other faiths come to our school to share their stories. We look forward to being involved in lots of exciting projects for years to come.
The children have many clubs and activities to take part in at the school. We encourage the children to be as active as possible in these clubs and for all children to attend at least one club. Please go to the club page to find out more. There are particular children chosen to become involved in PEP squad, which is in partnership with MAP. This extends the children's learning and builds their confidence. We also carry out swimming lessons in year 5. In addition to this, we have residential trips in both year 5 and year 6. Also the children who are involved with the Goblin car building and racing have a great time, this is supported by Babcock, which is connected to STEM (science, technology, engineering and mechanics).
We have numerous muftis through the year, some of these being for different charities that the children have chosen to support, which is fed back to the managers of the school by the school council representatives. This coming year we are also going to be involved in the Archie Project, which is to encourage awareness of dementia. We will be carrying out a mufti day in the autumn term to support this very good cause.
The website aims to give you an overview of our school, at the same time sharing useful and important information both for students and parents. We would appreciate it if you would give us feedback on our website in the guestbook area, or contact the school direct with any queries you may have.
Thank you for visiting!
Mrs Cathy Drage (Headteacher)
Mrs Sue Matthews (Chair of Governors)
We thank you for our school community.
We pray that you are at our centre as our guide, our tutor and our friend.
Help us show our love and our joy.
Help us to respect each other and offer forgiveness.
Help us to work hard in our learning,
and be the very best we can, growing together in your love and care each day.