Headteacher’s Welcome

On behalf of the children, staff and Governors, I would like to welcome you to Vernham Dean Gillum’s Church of England Primary School (Voluntary Controlled). We hope you find our website clear, informative and easy to navigate. It is designed to give you a flavour of our school, the work of our pupils and the quality of education we strive to deliver.

Our school is based on the edge of the beautiful village of Vernham Dean within the Bourne Valley in an area of outstanding beauty, with rolling hills surrounding the school.

At Vernham Dean Primary we aim to provide a curriculum which will develop the whole child. Our teaching aims to enable each pupil to learn the academic skills that they will need to pursue lifelong learning, alongside Christian Values that are so essential in everyday life. We our want children to be articulate, confident and independent young people benefiting from a happy school community. It is important to all of us that children achieve to the best of their ability, whilst respecting the views of others, being polite and reflecting on self-discipline. Our learning ethos is designed to motivate children’s curiosity, through a mixture of first hand experiences, direct teaching, independent and collaborative work.

All of the staff share our Vision and recognise children as unique individuals with talents and needs.  The staff work tirelessly to provide an engaging curriculum and a positive school experience.  You will find our classrooms full of activity, learning and fun, making Vernham Dean a special place for children.

We believe a close partnership between home and school is vital and beneficial to children and we look forward to working with you. We will keep you up-to-date with your child’s progress and school events; our door is open to you, and we hope that your time here at Vernham Dean Primary School is a positive and happy experience.

Katy Thompson

A Pupil’s Welcome

On behalf of the children, I welcome you to Vernham Dean Primary.  As a pupil here, my views of our school are that there are excellent learning behaviours; the expectation is high and all teachers are there to help.

Over the five years that I have been at Vernham Dean Primary, I have made friends, played, learnt and enjoyed every subject that I have been taught.  All teachers have supported me and helped me to learn.  They have guided me through my time and education at the school as every other child at this school has, or will experience.

All children are welcomed warmly to our school and shown what they should and shouldn’t do.  They will gradually learn the right learning and general behaviours that are expected in all classes.

In my opinion I know that all children here have the strength to do well.

Olivia Lloyd
Year 5 Pupil