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Balsall Common

Primary School

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Head's Welcome

Welcome to Balsall Common Primary School.


In August 2016, Balsall Common Primary School became the lead school in the Central Schools Trust, which includes Damson Wood Nursery and Infants School.

Balsall Common Primary School is widely considered to be one of the best primary schools in the country and received an Outstanding OFSTED judgement in February 2014. 

Children who attend this school are supported in becoming well-balanced and independent youngsters, who thrive on challenge, and are thoroughly engaged with their learning. The end result is socially well adjusted, high attaining young people, who go on to make the very best of their potential.


The excellent start begins in nursery and continues throughout the school with an exciting, stimulating and cohesive curriculum that supports learners’ engagement using strategies like Mantle of the Expert and Building Learning Power (both of which are commented on in more detail in the Curriculum section below).

The school provides its own Before and After School ‘Dragons’ provision, which runs from 7.30am until the start of the school day, and then from 3.30pm until 6.00pm, together with swim lessons after school and at the weekend.

The school provides a huge quality of extracurricular activities, such as football, tennis, Cookery and much, much more!


Few schools can boast the level of provision to be found here at Balsall Common Primary School.  From its state of the art ICT Suite, through to its own indoor swimming pool, Balsall Common sets the pace, constantly looking for new and imaginative ways to improve further.

Meanwhile, the staff of the school work hard and enthusiastically, in close partnership with very supportive parents, and are seen very much as a core strength of the school, with the governing body being well informed, with a consistent and supportive approach to all school matters. 

All in all, this is a school that performs extremely well, that has a long and proven track record of providing the very best opportunities for the children and the families that attend, and a school that I am extremely proud to lead.

I look forward to welcoming you into the school, and to a long and fruitful partnership.


Melanie Brown  (Headteacher)