Sharing the children's enthusiasm as they learn about the world around them and their place within it; the excitement of learning and playing together; working with children as individuals: these are some of the joys of teaching the youngest members of the school.
Kathy Feakes, Class 1 Teacher
I want to go to school at the weekend because every day is like a day at the funfair!
Izaak, Class 1
One of the unique things about Bawdsey is that every child gets to take part in every activity - whether that's playing brass or recorders, cooking at the Orford kitchen, playing netball or cricket, or the French trip. The school is completely inclusive.
Nathalie O'Dwyer, Parent Governor
Every school day is packed full , and there are a wealth of extra trips & activities throughout the year.
Helen Cave, Parent
It is very clear why Bawdsey is top of the league tables: standards and expectations are so high! What is impressive is the true range of opportunities offered to pupils and staff.
Local Primary Head
Bawdsey is about modern values in a traditional setting. My children are happy and thriving — I couldn't ask for better!
Tabbie Enslin, Parent .
I love Bawdsey because... people look after each other and there are no bullies.
Finn, Class 2
We have felt part of a very good team, and know that as difficulties arise we can approach you. We really feel supported and look forward to continuing to work together.
Parent of child with SEN
The children are obviously happy: a great credit to their school and their parents.
Suffolk County Councillor
The core values of love and respect are clearly reflected in the children's care for one another and their attitude to the wider community. Ruth Hatchett,
Vicar, St Mary's Church Bawdsey
I enjoyed my time at Bawdsey so much I didn't want to leave.
Work experience student
I was a bit nervous about going up to Farlingaye because it's so much bigger, but Bawdsey had set me up really well for the move, and it's been great fun!
Alice, Farlingaye High School
I love Bawdsey because… I can now read all the books that I want to read - my favourites are We Didn't Mean to go to Sea and Harry Potter.
Beowulf, Class 2
I really miss the beautiful drive down to Bawdsey school, it used to be the best start to our day. What a lovely place to start your school life.
I love Bawdsey because… we do lots of activities like Maths in Motion and Lego League. Years 5 and 6 even get a week in France!
Holly, Class 2
Bawdsey is a vibrant community that is great to be part of for both children and parents - with the Bawdsey School Association providing a raft of fun events throughout the year.
Zoe Baker, BSA Chair
I love Bawdsey School because... I get to be in a class with my brother!
We are very grateful and touched by your kindness.
Bawdsey senior citizen
The teachers are experienced and enthusiastic , kind yet firm; it's rare to get all of those characteristics together!
Rob Evans, Parent
I love Bawdsey because... there's no other school that's better!
Thea, Class 3
Even though we live in Woodbridge, my 3rd child has also now started at Bawdsey - it simply shines out above the other primary schools in the area.
Fiona Simpson, parent
I love Bawdsey because... the teachers are very kind.
Tom, Class 3
Retracing these ten years, the reason we decided to send our boys to Bawdsey was because we thought the school would offer them the best possible start to their school career. This has been borne out. Past parent
A hundred years from now, it will not matter what kind of car I drove, what kind of house I lived in, how much money I had in the bank...but the world may be a better place because I made a difference in the life of a child.
Headteacher, quoting Forest E. Witcraft, scholar.
We are impressed that you are always open to new ideas.
Dave Turner, Parent