Welcome to Scott Lower.

Scott Lower School/Beauchamp Middle School Consultation ends 22nd July!

Please note that the Consultation on the proposal for Scott Lower and Beauchamp Middle schools has been extended and now ends at 12 noon on Friday 9th September 2016. You can respond to the Consultation via email or by letter which can be left with either school or sent to Bedford Borough Council. All addresses are shown on the school website:- Scott Lower School & Beauchamp Middle School Consultation - contact details

Important! - Scott Lower School/Beauchamp Middle School Consultation

Representatives from Bedford Borough Council have discussed with Governors from Scott Lower School and Beauchamp Middle School how best to provide education in the area with the emerging two tier education system.

Further details can be found online here:- Scott Lower & Beauchamp Middle School Consultation

A letter has been sent to concerned parties a copy of which can be seen here:- Yr4 Parents consultation letter - Transfer to Beauchamp Middle School in September 2016

It is such a major change and we would encourage you to take time to familiarise yourselves with the content and provide appropriate feedback using the links provided. Thank you.

Summer Help! We could use some Volunteers

With so much going on over the next few weeks, we could really do with some volunteers to help out. We have the Summer Concert, Sports Days, Leavers Disco and Freeze Pop Fridays!

Can you help out at all? Please see our Newsletter for details

Under The Sea Assembly...

Year 4 Roman Day and Science Fun. Just a few exciting snippets of what the children were up to during the week... take a look at the Latest Newsletter for full details!

Summer Fayre 2016!

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Make sure you rule your diary out on Sunday 3rd July between 2:30pm and 4:30pm. We have got a great line up for you this year, seriously, far more than we can list here. So see the poster and help spread the word! Rest assured there will be plenty to eat and drink too! Download details today:- Summer Fayre 2016 Poster

Thank you to Victoria Toma for creating the lovely picture that we used on the poster. The picture can be seen in all its glory by clicking on the link here:- Victoria Toma, Summer Fayre 2016.

Thursday 19th May - Fun Day Lunch!

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Help your child... Please could as many children as possible have a school dinner on Thursday 19th May. It is a special day, it is the School Census Day.

The school gets extra funding for each school dinner taken on a census day - money which in turn helps enhance every childs experience and education. Click here for further details. Thank you.

15th April 2016 - What's Cooking?!

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The latest 'School Menu' has landed! Another amazing, mouth watering selection of quality meals for all our children to enjoy. Just click on the image to see the full menu.

Children Go Bananas for a Good Cause

The children at Scott lower School supported Sport Relief 2016 and the charity Tommy’s with great enthusiasm today.

All children in school took part in a “Chase the Banana Fun Run”, also known as “Chase Mrs Wallbank dressed in a banana costume”. The children ran with great gusto and so too did Mrs Wallbank!

By coming into school dressed in sports MUFTI, by gaining sponsors for their fun run and by purchasing cakes from our cake sale, the children raised an impressive £606.

Not only did the children have great fun being active, they raised money for such a worthy cause.


Scott goes Bananas for Charity!

On Friday 18th March to raise money for two very worthy charities, Sport Relief and Tommy’s ,we shall be holding a ‘ Chase the Banana ‘ Fun Run.

The children need to come dressed in sports mufti or fancy dress for a donation of £1 . Prizes are to be won for the best sport or fancy dress. There will also be a Cake Sale after school so donations of cakes would be gratefully received. Spectators are very welcome. Come and join the fun, watch your child run!

Mrs Wallbank is also running the Brighton Marathon with her daughter Miss Walbank to raise money for Tommy’s.

If you feel you wish to make a donation towards their marathon run she has set up a Just Giving page at :-


and type in Wallbank in the make a donation box. They are under the name of Wallbank Marathon Mission.

Many thanks for your support.

3rd March - Governor Consultation Report Published

The report on our consultation to alter the upper age limit from September 2017 is now available online. Just follow this link:- Governor Reports for full details.

2nd March - Attendance is so Important

We all want our children to have the best start in life. Make sure they come to school - read more here.

Easter Holidays 2016 - Activity Sessions!

If your child is aged 7 to 12 and you live in Brickhill he/she could attend one of the subsidised sports sessions being held at Scott Lower School between
9am -1pm on the following dates:-

  • 30th March—American Multisports (dodgeball, lacrosse, softball, speed stacks)
  • 6th April - Terminator Turmoil & Adrenaline Races

There are only 25 spaces available on each course, so get in quick!

The activities are run by Sport Support Group (www.ssgservices.org) on behalf of Brickhill Parish Council . To check availability and to reserve your place please contact the parish council office on 01234 271708 or email the clerk; clerk@brickhillparishcouncil.gov.uk.

Ladies Fashion Show & Pop Up Shop - 12th May

Presented by Scott Lower School PTA. Doors open 7pm, show starts 7.30pm. Tickets: £5 each. HURRY as limited number available. Refreshments available including a bar! Charity raffle: FABULOUS prizes to be won on the night! Order your tickets here.

PTA Newsletter - February 2016

Is now available online - just follow the link on the right hand side.

Open Day - Wednesday 2nd March

With the expansion of the school we now have additional room in our Nursery for 3 & 4 year olds. This is such a great opportunity to join our amazing school - dont just take our word for it, come along and see for yourself! See you there...

21st January 2016 - Thursday Fun Day Lunch!!

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We have a Fun Day Lunch at school on Thursday 21st January. We would be grateful if as many pupils as possible book lunch on this day and ask that all lunches are pre-ordered. A booking form has been sent home with all the children. Thank you.

4th January 2016 - What's Cooking?!

The new Menu has arrived! Just click on the image above and find out more. One thing you can be sure of, our children never go hungry!

Christmas 2015!

Another year draws to a close - and what a fantastic year we have all had. So, to all the staff, parents and children, have a great Christmas, & Happy New Year - you deserve it.

There is so much going on as we all come together in the spirit of the season. Please don't miss out, check the Letters Home, Newsletters and the PTA Newsletters sections regularly - links can be found on the right.

Christmas Market - Sunday 6th December

Refreshments, Mulled Wine, Stalls, Games and Raffle all combine for a fun filled afternoon here at the school. Please do come along and be part of the celebrations.

Raffle tickets are available from the Office, Governors and members of the PTA

Raffle Prizes confirmed so far:-

  • Family Ticket to Around the World in 80 Days at The Stables, MK
  • Family Day Pass (5 people) at Centre Parcs
  • Large Chocolate Hamper from Nikki Andrews
  • Afternoon Tea for Two at The Barns
  • £10 meal voucher from Bengal Brasserie
  • Set of 3 Emma Bridgewater Cake Tins from John Lewis
  • Massage at Lords and Ladies
  • New Years Eve Party Family Ticket for Mowsbury Bar
  • 2 Day Holiday Course with Premier Sport
  • £20 SSG Activites Voucher
  • 4 Tickets to a Show at The Place Theatre (between Dec and March)
  • Meal voucher for two at Woburn Brasserie
  • Tesco Giftcard
  • M&S Giftcard
  • 2 Tickets to Sara Pascoe Comedy at The End Shed with a meal at The Gordon Arms
  • 360 Play, MK - Family Pass
  • Kidsworld - 2 children's tickets
  • Stationery Hamper from Nikki Andrews
  • Hotel Chocolat Chocolates from Julie Riches-Tomei

Consultation Report - Proposal to Extend Age Range

The results of our Consultation Report have now been published and a copy can now be viewed online by following this link:-

Consultation on our Proposal to Extend the Age Range of Scott Lower School to a Single Phase Primary age 3 to 11 Provision for 2017-2018

There has been a lot of talk at Local and National levels about implementing a two-tier system of education in Bedfordshire. This has been ongoing now for 10 years so it is nothing new, however, talks have now reached an advanced level and it is clear that rapid progress is finally being made. Hopefully this report will help bring you up to speed and address any questions that you may currently have.

Scott Lower School Fireworks Spectacular!

Yes it's that time again... Our Annual Firework Spectacular is only a few weeks away, so be sure to pop the date in your diary!

This year tickets can also be purchased online here:- Firework Online Booking (Note:- the provider charges a small surcharge hence the difference in prices)

Full details are on our poster below - clicking the image opens an enlarged version that is easier to see, print and (if you don't mind spreading the word) email to people that may like to come.

Please note that all enquiries should be referred to scottlowerpta@gmail.com and that NO Sparklers are allowed or refunds given.

Letters Home Archive

At this age it's quite easy for letters to go astray(!) so I would just have a peak here now and again to make sure you're not missing out on anything.

October 2015 - Early Years Photo Gallery Added

Take a look at the latest classroom 'decor'! No wonder they enjoy learning so much...

Be sure to Bookmark our Gallery page and check back regulalry.

7th October 2015 - Free School Fundraising!

Yes you read that correctly! Help us to raise money for your children's benefit.

The School's PTA have teamed up with easyfundraising.co.uk who will donate a proportion of your online shopping total to the school. It's all free, simple and everyone benefits.

Please help us... Find out more details here:- Scott Lower PTA Fundraising

6th October 2015 - Friday Savings Club

Children’s accounts can be opened with a minimum of £1, adult accounts with a minimum of £4. More details here...

Save from as little as 20p (£1 for adults) as often as you wish.  Certificates are given to the children at regular intervals.

Run in partnership with Bedford Credit Union.

18th September 2015 - Weekly Newsletter, Issue 2

With so much going on here we always publish a Newsletter at the end of each week. It's full of useful and important information. The latest version can be instantly viewed by clicking on the link in the left hand menu or accessed via the Newsletter Archive . We hope you find them useful!

11th September 2015 - What's Cooking?!

School Lunch

The Autumn Menu has touched down! Another amazing, mouth watering selection of quality meals for all our children to enjoy. Take a look for yourself

16th August 2015 - Nursery Spaces & Open Day!

nurseryFollowing expansion of the Nursery and creation of additional spaces, there will be an Open Day on Friday 11th September between 10:00 and 11:15am. Everyone is welcome...

Top of any parents list has got to be a safe and happy environment for their children; a place where they can thrive, be inspired, laugh, explore, socialise, be creative and above all, learn. Rest assured, it's top of our list too...

If your child was born between 1st September 2011 and 31 August 2012, let them join us - Full or Part Time - from September 2015 onwards.

Download a copy of our latest Nursery Flyer today by clicking on the image (or by using this link:- Scott Lower Nursery School - September 2015) and let us help lay the foundations for the skills and knowledge that will support them on life's long journey...

31th July 2015 - Scott Nursery


Learning really can be fun. Just a few of our latest 'snaps' showing you how it should be done!

Take a look at the latest album in our gallery. Happy Times - Scott Nursery 2015

7th July 2015 - Summer Holiday Courses

Brickhill Parish Council are running a number of heavily subsidised holiday courses in August. The children genuinely love them and demand often outstrips supply, so book your childs place as soon as possible.

Take a look on the Brickhill Parish Council website and see just what is on offer:- Brickhill Summer Holiday Activity Sessions

6th July 2015 - Healthy Schools Week

The pupils enjoying a wonderful 'Healthy Schools Week'. All children began each morning with whole school aerobics on the play-ground and throughout the course of the week, undertook activities including archery, fencing, karate, tennis, climbing and gymnastics on an enormous inflatable air track.

26th June 2015 - Summer Fun Day

Summer Fun Day

Sunday 28th June 1:30 to 3:30pm

Hawk Drive, Bedford, MK41 7JA

Come and join in the summer fun.

  • Variety of games and children's crafts
  • Fair rides
  • Face Painting
  • Inflatables
  • Glitter Tattos
  • Strawberries & Cream and Pimms Tent
  • Raffle - with 1st Prize of £100
  • Hot & Cold Refreshments available
  • Entrance only 50 per person (under 3's free)

Please note that some stalls and attractions are weather dependent

18th May 2015 - Sport Festival

On Monday 18th May, Year 3 took part in a Sport Festival organised by Bedford Borough Sports Partnership.

Due to the rain the competition was moved indoors but all the children still had a fantastic time and made Scott Lower School proud. The class was divided into 3 groups, one playing kwik cricket and two, tri-golf.

The cricketers played very well showing some excellent batting and fielding skills. After playing a couple of matches they were involved in a play off for 3rd or 4th place with St Andrew’s and Rushmoor. Eventually, after a hard fought match, they were defeated.

In their tri-golf competition, one group came an excellent 1st place and the other 4th.

Well done to all the children!

21st April 2015 - The Animal Experience

On Tuesday 21st April the children thoroughly enjoyed an amazing visit from The Animal Experience company. The children were introduced to a range of animals including different species of snake, which came in a range of colours and sizes from a milk snake to a python! There was also a water dragon, barn owl and two cheeky meerkats.

The children discovered lots of interesting information about the animals and got to touch and handle the animals if they wanted to.

The children all had an amazing experience and it was wonderful to see the change from them entering the room unsure of what they would find, to leaving with a wonderful experience and having learned lots of interesting facts.

14th April 2015 - What's Cooking?!

School Lunch

The Summer Menu has landed! Another amazing, mouth watering selection of quality meals for all our children to enjoy. Just click on the image to see the full menu.

27th March 2015 - Easter Basket and Bonnet Parade

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Easter Basket & Bonnet Parade 2015

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The children amazed us all with their extravagant Easter bonnets and baskets. The school hall was awash with cute chicks, fluffy bunnies and scrummy chocolate eggs. The children proudly paraded in their bonnets with their baskets for all to see.

Easter is a fantastic time and there are always plenty of things to do. If you would like a few ideas, take a look here:- Entertain your children over the Easter Holidays

Have a wonderful Easter!

24th March 2015 - Year 3 trip to Wisbech Castle

Last Tuesday our Year 3 children took a trip to Wisbech Castle, all dressed as Victorians. Click on the image above to view the photo album...

The purpose was to apply for the post of scullery maid or boot boy!! The children faced the challenges of laying tables for dinner, serviette folding, washing and using the mangle, as well as baking a perfect pie.

They also had an opportunity to handle Victorian artefacts as well as play with Victorian toys. A fun and enjoyable day was had by all.

The successful candidates were Demi and Tarandip, who were invited to take up their posts the following day, starting at 5.30 am. Needless to say neither accepted the post, preferring to return to school and continue with their studies!

20th March 2015 - Partial Solar Eclipse


Friday turned out to be a wonderful day for all the children as they witnessed their first solar eclipse. We have taken a few photos of the day - just click on the image above to view the album.

There is no doubt that the whole experience was tremendously educational and for some, truly inspirational. Keep that spirit alive, join a local club, borrow books from the library etc. Don't forget, we are always here if you need us.

16th March 2015 - Solar Eclipse

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Warning, never look directly at the sun without taking the necessary precautions. All our children will be provided with special glasses - sadly not as many arrived as hoped but we can share/rotate. If any parents can help supply some more we would be so grateful!

Perhaps some parents would like to get involved and make pinhole projectors with their children which they could bring along on the day? Follow this link which shows you how easy it is to make them - making pinhole projectors for viewing eclipses

This is a rare opportunity to witness a spectacular event (weather permitting!) from our own shores and of tremendous educational benefit - there will not be another like this until 2026... There are a number of Astronomy websites with more detailed information including local clubs such as the Bedford Astronomical Society (ideal for budding astronomers!).

Wild Survival - Easter Holiday Course

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Brickhill Parish Council often organise subsidised holiday activities for local children. This Easter is no exception and Scott Lower will once again be acting as the official venue.

Most courses are fully booked already, but there are still a few spaces on the Wild Survival course which is on Wednesday 1st April between 9:00am and 1:00pm. Get in quick! Children love these courses, they learn new skills, make great friends and cheerish the memories for years to come.

Just click on the image... to view the dedicated page on the Parish Website.

5th March 2015 - World Book Day!

Staff dressing up as characters from well known books as they enter into the spirit of World Book Day - a celebration of authors, illustrators, books and (most importantly) reading.

This is the 18th year there’s been a World Book Day, and on 5th March children from Scott Lower joined others of all ages from around the world in coming together and appreciating reading - and in the spirit of the event - very loudly and very happily!

Just click on the photo... to bring up the Album and select individual slides or play with the controls and enjoy the slideshow!

24th February 2015

We thought we would take the opportunity to share our latest Nursery photos with you. The nursery is such an idyllic setting – an amazing place to learn surrounded by an atmosphere of fun and laughter, safety and happiness.

Just click on the photo... to bring up the Album and select individual slides or play with the controls and enjoy the slideshow!

February 2015 - Nursery (Sept 2015)

nursery Our latest leaflet for prospective parents looking for a nursery space this coming September.

Top of any parents list has got to be a safe and happy environment for their children; a place where they can thrive, be inspired, laugh, explore, socialise, be creative and above all, learn. Rest assured, it's top of our list too...

If your child was born between 1st September 2011 and 31 August 2012, let them join us - Full or Part Time - from September 2015 onwards.

Download a copy of the leaflet today by clicking on the image (or by using this link:- Scott Lower Nursery School - September 2015) and let us help lay the foundations for the skills and knowledge that will support them on life's long journey...

3rd February 2015 - Snowtime!
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A few lovely photos of our youngest Nursery children sledging and playing in the snow. They all had a great time and will hopefully cherish the memories for years to come!

27th January 2015 - Maths Information Evening

Last week we held a Maths Information Evening for parents. It was really well attended and feedback about the event has been extremely positive. A Report from our Numeracy Link Governor sums it up perfectly:-

"On Tuesday evening I went along to the Maths Evening the school hosted. This was to give parents and carers an understanding of the curriculum that will be covered in all years along with some of the methods used. Being 'old school' I have to admit that some of the current methods were new to me (number lines anyone?!) so it was useful to not only be shown these but to also have a go! I must say that some of the adults were very enthusiastic when counting our loud!

It was great to see so many parents and carers as it really does make a difference to your children if you can assist and encourage them with their learning.

Thanks to all the staff involved for arranging and presenting it so well.

Julia Crofts
School Governor

January 2015 - A day in the Woods!

As part of our Frozen Planet topic, Year 4 enjoyed an exciting day in the woods. The children’s first task was deciding which items to put on their sledges, knowing they would be responsible for carrying them around all day.

They enjoyed a range of activities including using maps to find their rations and recording their day in words and pictures.

In the afternoon the children had another big task, finding Mr Leach who was lost in the woods.

It was an enjoyable day and the children learnt a lot about working in a team, making their decisions, compromising and persevering.

January 2015 - Year 3 Victorian Day
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On the first day of the new term Year 3 came to school dressed up as Victorian children. They looked fantastic!

Throughout the day they experienced lessons and activities children during the Victorian era would have completed. There was plenty of reciting of poetry and times-tables; copying proverbs from the board; learning about the kings and queens of the British Empire and sketching. A few who misbehaved found themselves in the corner wearing the dunces hat!

At playtime they played traditional Victorian games and at lunch time tucked into their Victorian packed lunches. Finally during the afternoon the children made bread and butter. They were all model Victorian children and a very enjoyable day was had by all.

Annual Christmas Tree Festival

Xmas Tree Festival The members of The School Council at Scott Lower School had a thoroughly enjoyable time decorating a Christmas tree for the Annual Christmas Tree Festival at St Paul's Church.

The tree was one of 62 Christmas Trees decorated by voluntary services, organisations, local businesses and schools (together with two Trees of Remembrance) in support of this years theme, "Friendship through sport".

The festival has given enormous pleasure to thousands of people since it began in 2001, raising £98,000 in the process. All the proceeds are shared equally between the Bedford Hospitals Charity and St Paul’s Church.

Thank you to all the people that made this years entry possible and all those that went along in support of the School and our children.

Our Four School Rules Video

Hopefully you like our short video (courtesy of our very own ICT Leader at school!) and that many more will follow...

We would just like to thank all the children that took part in this video, they all did a wonderful job and I am sure you agree, are a credit to the school.

Apologies for the sound quality in places!

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Scott Lower Football team kitted out for coming season

Scott Lower Football Team The football team at Scott Lower School are looking forward to a successful season, they are extremely grateful to MDH Insurance who have very kindly provided them with football jackets to keep them warm during training and Riches Skips, who have provided them with a brand new kit.

Watch this space to monitor their success

October 2014 - Mayor opens New Classroom Building at Scott Lower School

Mayor visiting Scott LowerPupils, staff and Governors at Scott Lower School were delighted to welcome the Mayor, Deputy Mayor and other Local Authority officials to formally open their new building on Wednesday 22nd October; the Major also unveiled a spectacular commemorative mosaic commissioned by artist Kristy Adams, the tiles for which were kindly donated by the local firm "Elstow Ceramics"".

Not only did the pupils proudly show the visitors their new classroom but they also impressed them with their amazing singing and ribbon dancing. Headteacher, Anita Barker said " Our School is due to double in size over the next 3 years and we are thrilled to have such a wonderful new learning environment for our children".