"All the children feel safe and happy in the schools' playground and field.
We love our school." – Aiden
Visits are always welcome. Please phone or email us to arrange an appointment.
Teaching has occurred in Bodsham since the mid-1800s. Our current school dates from 1874, when Mr Walter Wetherall was the headteacher. The front entrance to our school is in the former school house and leads straight into the offices, where visitors to the school are initially received, and pre-arranged appointments with the Head are held. The building next to the house was originally built as the main classroom base, and now serves as the School Hall. It is used for assemblies, R.E., dance/drama, and also as a dining area. Beyond a serving hatch lies the school kitchen, where meals are prepared daily to a very high standard. The computer suite is situated behind the hall.
A small flight of steps gives access to the playground area, which is marked out for netball, and various games, and leads to the field. In the playground stands a majestic horse-chestnut tree, planted to commemorate the relief of Mafeking during the Boer War. The field is used for sport and also has its own cricket training net, at the far end of the field is a fenced pond and environmental area. We have our own kitchen garden located behind the classrooms where the children grow their own vegetables. Bodsham is set in beautiful surroundings with idyllic views which provide a wonderful basis for environmental/nature studies. Emphasis is placed on conservation and a respect for the natural world. The toilets, cleaning shed and store are set in a block beside the playground with completely enclosed access. An attractive corridor leads to the classrooms and the library. The Ladybirds class also has a large conservatory leading to a secure outdoor play area. Please note, the school site is unfortunately unsuitable for wheelchairs. The school is uniquely set, almost atop a hill, commanding a breathtaking view of Elmsted. The children work surrounded by wooded countryside and rolling farmland. We believe that this gives an inspirational dimension to our teaching and we are very proud of Bodsham and its warm family atmosphere.