Benyon Primary School joined the Trust in April 2013 with an Ofsted rating of Inadequate. With the support of the trust, the school made good progress and were awarded a judgement of Good by Ofsted in March 2015 which it maintained in Feb 2019 and was in the top 5 performing schools in Thurrock in 2018 and 2019.
Benyon Primary School, situated in South Ockendon, was opened in 1863, and was built using money donated by Richard Benyon, a Lord of the Manor. The school was originally built to cater for just 100 boys and 80 girls. Benyon has recently increased its numbers, beginning the move from one form to two form entry in 2019. It now caters for approximately 340 pupils and includes an 80 place nursery with children attending a mixture of morning/ afternoon sessions or all day.
The school is situated in very pleasant surroundings with an extensive outdoor area to the front and a large spacious playing field behind the school, bordering open farmland. The school is well equipped for all pupil needs, including; 16 teaching areas, a nursery with outdoor play area, a library, computer suite, sensory room and a large hall which is often used for P.E. when not being used as a dining area
Our school motto is “Perseverance Brings Success”, which can be seen across the school through the engagement and successes of our children and the high expectations that all our staff have of them.
Expectations for attainment and progress are incredibly high for all pupils and teaching is aimed at age related expectations and above. The curriculum is bespoke and has been developed with the needs of our children in mind, taking into consideration their diverse backgrounds and individual life experiences.
Our vision at Benyon is to develop young people with active, and creative minds who can lead happy, healthy, and fulfilling lives. We value the total development of every child’s spiritual, moral, intellectual, social, emotional, and physical enhancement. Each pupil's self-esteem and wellbeing are fostered by positive relationships with others and involvement in the wider curriculum. The school runs a wide range of clubs for children to participate in, both before and after school, including homework, sports, computing, dance and creative arts. We strive towards our parents, carers, staff, and community members being actively involved in children's learning.