Tranquility Garden development

We are absolutely delighted to say that work to re-develop our old spiritual garden has now started. Over the past few years, and especially factoring in the lockdown periods, the garden had fallen into a state of disrepair meaning that it was no longer safe for the children to access this once much-loved part of our school grounds.

The PTA have done considerable fundraising to enable us to start work on the garden, and the children have been fascinated to watch Mr Mason at work, the digger rumbling around and the vast changes that are already visible after just a few days.

Keep looking out for posts to show how the garden is moving forward.

World Mental Health Day 2023

Our Key Stage 2 children enjoyed coming together in the school hall on Tuesday 10th October to mark the start of World Mental Health Day through a session of Peer Massage. It was wonderful to see the children to focussed, calm and responsive to each other in this whole Junior School session of positive touch. You can see by their faces, the way the children’s mood was affected by this lovely time at the start of our school day.

Harvest Service 2023

It was wonderful to welcome so many visitors into school this week to participate in our Harvest Service. The new team of Values Ambassadors did a superb job of leading our worship throughout the service. We would like to express out thanks for all the donations given which will soon be finding their way to Stroud Foodbank. Thanks also go to Rev. Sue Murray for being part of our service.

Open The Book are back!

We were delighted to welcome our new Open the book team into school today. We haven’t had a team in for well over three years, so the children were excited to see the dramatisations of bible stories. We can’t wait to see them again when they return in November.

Stonecote Sharks are victorious!

We are delighted to announce that after an exciting and fun-filled day of sporting activities and races, Stonecote Sharks are the winner of the Sports Day Cup this year. Go Sharks!

Well done to all of our children who participated so brilliantly and with amazing sporting attitudes. Thank you to all of the family members who came out to cheer our children along today too.

Here are our Stonecote Shark House Captains looking triumphant!

Look Who’s Talking Competition

We were so proud of the three Whole School winners of our Oracy Competition who went forwards to compete against other children in their age groups in the Stroud Schools heat.

All three of them were absolutely fantastic, speaking clearly, confidently and with great expression which really engaged the audience and judges.

Special congratulations goes to Eloisa Pockett who won the heat for her age group and will now go on to compete against Gloucestershire schools.

Well done to all three participants for their bravery and enthusiasm – fantastic representatives of Bussage C of E Primary School!

Vacancy – Clerk to Governors

Clerk to Governors – Bussage Primary School 

We are looking for an organised Clerk, to help maintain records and school governance information. The position is for approximately 120 hours per year. This role does require flexibility as the Full Governing Body meetings take place in the evenings on pre-arranged dates within the school year. 

Please contact for the full job description and more information, or see the GCC listing here or the attachment below. Previous experience as a Clerk to Governors or a similar committee is desirable but not essential. 

Completed application forms to must be sent to by 5.00pm Friday 31st March 2023.

Bussage continues to be a Good school – OFSTED Report

OFSTED Inspection Report Bussage Primary School 18 and 19 October 2022

We are pleased to share with you the Final Report following our recent OFSTED Inspection. This wa what is called an Ungraded Inspection. Good and outstanding schools, whose last inspection was after September 2015, will normally receive an Ungraded Inspection. This means OFSTED come in to check that the school is still operating at the same level as its current grade.

We are therefore extremely delighted that the school has continued to be recognised as being a GOOD school. As well as containing some highly positive comments, only one area of improvement was highlighted.

The support of parents was overwhelming during the process and we want to thank all of you who participated in the surveys or spoke with the inspector. The children were of course, immense on the two days of the inspection (as they are all year round) and we are all really proud of them.

We are extremely pleased that the hard work and dedication of staff and governors has been rightly recognised in this report.

“Bussage Church of England Primary School continues to be a good school” – we can all take pride in that!

You can read the full OFSTED report here.

A Ferguson, Co-Headteacher

Z White, Co-Headteacher

R Bedford, Chair of Governors

World Mental Health Day ’22

On Monday 10th October, the whole school spent time thinking about the importance of mental health and wellbeing. We all dressed in green and brought in a donation to raise money for TIC+

The children enjoyed participating in a range of activities to promote good mental health: yoga, peer massage, outdoor learning, mindful colouring, emotion awareness to name but a few.

Here are some photographs from the day.