Rivermead Primary School joins BPET

Bellevue Place Education Trust is delighted to welcome Rivermead Primary School

Rivermead Primary School will join the family of nine schools who are part of the Bellevue Place Education Trust (BPET) early next year. This will be the 10th school in the trust’s 10th year of existence, a milestone BPET is very proud of.

The Rivermead Primary School’s Governors were considering two trusts to potentially join, but felt that BPET offered a wider capacity to support improvements with well-developed systems and structures for the school to benefit from, along with its strong vision and ethos.

BPET has a track record of effective improvements of primary schools, both logistically as well as educationally. Successes include the implementation of green policies, cost savings processes, and the creation of a team of Trust Champions: expert teachers who support their colleagues across the whole set of schools. The Department of Education has signed off the process confident in BPET’s ability to support Rivermead Primary School.

Brian Prebble, Headteacher of Rivermead Primary School said: “We are looking forward to have all formalities completed so that we can start the conversion process. Being part of a larger group means that support is available when needed, and we are looking forward to taking advantage of the trust’s experience in operating schools effectively”.

Laura Gregory, Director of Education of BPET, says: “It is always exciting when a new school joins us, not only because we can support them in their work, but also because we learn from their successes which strengthen our family of schools as a whole”.

Mark Greatrex, Chief Executive of BPET said: “We are delighted to welcome Rivermead to our group. Ten schools in ten years is a great achievement, and a testimony to the quality of our work. We are looking forward to working with them, share best practices, educational expertise and offer logistical support”.

Press release – 14 November 2022

Braywick Court School hardest primary school to secure a place in Windsor & Maidenhead

Not only is the new Braywick Court School building up for an education award later this autumn, but we have now found it was the hardest primary school in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead for families to secure a reception place.

Opened by Rt. Hon Theresa May MP in November 2019, the one-form entry school located on Bray Nature Reserve had 1.6 first preferences for each of the 30 places offered, with just 44 per cent of those who put the school as their first choice getting a place.

Read the full Get Reading Live story here: https://bit.ly/3ibjs9d

Looking for a Reception Place September 2021: Sadly unable to offer on-site tours for 2020-21 you can see now the Braywick Court School Virtual Tour on their YouTube channel, ahead of the application deadline 15 January 2021.


Deer Park School – Building Update February 2020

Deer Park School – Building Update February 2020

We are encouraged so see so much progress at the New School Site in Richmond Upon Thames! This is the last of our ‘new building’ projects and the staff of BPET and Deer Park School are so excited that the school is now really taking shape!

Here is the link to the latest Building Update after our most recent site visit in early February 2020.

Braywick Court School welcomes its pupils

It has been momentous week for Braywick Court School as pupils returned from half term at their new permanent building on Monday 4 November 2019.

The purpose built facility is situated on the edge of the village of Bray in Maidenhead. The building has been constructed by Interserve over the past year.

In the week before half term staff and parents moved over all the equipment from Riverside School, where the school has been in temporary accommodation for the past three years.

The new classrooms are light and airy, with Key Stage 2 having a balcony on the first floor to enjoy the great setting of the nature reserve the school is set in.

The school is situated in the local nature reserve
Parents and children wait to enter the school on Monday 4th November 2019
Pupils arrive for the first day at the new permanent site in Bray.
The children are keen to start learning in their new school