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Francis Baily Primary School

Francis Baily Primary School joined the Trust on 1 September 2019.

Francis Baily Primary School is dedicated to providing a nurturing and stimulating environment where every child can thrive academically, socially, and emotionally. Located in the heart of Thatcham, the school is proud of its long-standing in the local community, fostering a love for learning and personal growth. The school is committed to creating a positive and inclusive learning atmosphere. Its experienced and passionate staff work collaboratively to ensure that each child receives a high-quality education. Catering to children from Reception through to Year 6, the school tailors its teaching methods to meet the unique needs and interests of every pupil.

Francis Baily's Vision

The school's vision is to inspire a love for learning and foster the development of well-rounded individuals. Its motto 'Improving Every Day' translates into creating an environment where children feel valued, challenged, and supported. Through a holistic approach to education, the school aims to instil confidence, curiosity, and a sense of responsibility in its pupils.


The school's curriculum is designed to provide a broad and balanced education, incorporating the national curriculum and enhancing it with engaging and creative teaching methods. Francis Baily places a strong emphasis on core subjects, such as English and Mathematics, while also offering a range of enriching opportunities in science, arts, and physical education.

Enriching Activities

Beyond the classroom, it believes in the importance of extracurricular activities to enhance pupils' skills and interests. From sports and music to drama and coding, our school offers a variety of clubs and activities that allow children to explore their passions and develop new talents.

Parental Involvement

Francis Baily recognises the importance of a strong partnership between school and home.  Dedicated staff maintain open lines of communication with parents, keeping them informed about their child's progress, achievements, and any areas for development. It encourages parents to actively participate in school life through events, workshops, and the Parent-Teacher Association (PTA).


Francis Baily Primary School is equipped with modern facilities to support the diverse needs of its pupils. From well-equipped classrooms to spacious outdoor areas, it provides a safe and stimulating environment for effective learning and play.


For parents interested in enrolling their child at the school, detailed information about the admissions process can be found on its website. As with all schools in our Trust, visits are both welcome and encouraged. 

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