Welcome To Belleville School
We are delighted to welcome you and thank you for taking the time to visit our website.
Belleville is a large, popular and successful school, with over 900 pupils. The pupils and families who attend Belleville reflect the diversity of Wandsworth and London with a huge variety of languages, cultures and backgrounds represented here. The growth in our school numbers reflects the excellent quality of education we provide. The popularity of the school has led to us being asked to expand and we now have the largest intake in Wandsworth, with 120 to 150 children entering Reception each year.
Established in 1877, Belleville Primary is an “Outstanding School” (Ofsted 2007) which prides itself on providing an excellent, broad and balanced curriculum and ensuring high standards in the core subject areas of Reading, Writing and Maths. In our relentless drive for excellence and equality, our aim is that all pupils should be safe, develop as excellent learners, have excellent social and emotional skills and fulfil their potential.
Belleville is "one school, two sites." We have two sites, Webb's Road and Meteor Street, approximately a mile apart.
Webb's Road is the original site of Belleville Primary School, with a large Victorian three-storey building where around 700 children are based, including our Nursery provision.
We opened our Meteor Street site in 2011 and approximately 240 children are based in this modern building.
The children at the two sites come together for a range of events. We are committed to ensure excellence at both sites and to embrace the huge opportunities two sites offers to improve the education for all of the children at Belleville.
Both sites have benefited from multi-million pound refurbishment programmes over recent years to better support learning. We hope that prospective parents and staff will tour our sites and look at the opportunities we offer.
We have excellent resources and, since our transfer to Academy status in 2011, we have had greater capacity to invest in new areas. Fundraising by our wonderful PTA has enabled us to purchase additional resources, including two minibuses, so we can offer the children even more opportunities.
Our children have positive attitudes to learning, high standards of behaviour and excellent attainment across the curriculum. The school has supportive parents, carers, governors and inspiring, skilled teachers and excellent support staff. Pupils are provided with appropriate academic challenges and the breadth and quality of education beyond the core subjects is outstanding. We employ specialist teachers for Music, Art, SEN, French, PE and Gymnastics and musicians, artists, actors and coaches on a part-time basis. ICT is integrated throughout the curriculum, offering music technology and a range of resources such as computers, laptops, ipads and interactive whiteboards.
We are extremely proud of the varied opportunities that are offered to pupils across the curriculum and as extra curricular activities. The impressive range of extra curricular activities are constantly changing and currently include flamenco, ballet, dance, bible drama, art, choir, orchestra, guitar, piano, violin, French, Mandarin, German, Italian, football, gymnastics, tag rugby, netball, athletics, tennis and homework club.
Pupils have opportunities to learn through a wide range of educational visits and events, including residential trips in Year 5 and 6. There is a shared drive to constantly review, improve and enrich our curriculum to ensure learning is relevant and exciting for all pupils.
Our school's excellent provision has been recognised locally and nationally. Belleville became the first Primary National Support School in Wandsworth in 2008 and in 2011 became one of the first five primary schools in London to be awarded the status of National Teaching School. In 2014 we became a National Maths Hub.
There is so much more to Belleville than academic, sporting, dramatic or musical success and we are pleased to welcome you to our school to experience our exciting, vibrant and happy environment for yourselves.
John Grove MA
Executive Headteacher: JOHN GROVE
Headteacher Juniors: Sarah Atherton
Headteacher Infants: Mary-Lyne Latour
Headteacher Meteor: Jane Ford
Chair of Local Governing Body: Fiona Wilkins
Chair of Trustees: Julian Coningham