Blakesley School is a rural Church of England Primary School, controlled by Northamptonshire Local Education Authority. There are about 67 pupils on roll, organised into three classes. The school is pleasantly situated opposite the village green and serves one of the largest catchment areas in Northamptonshire.
Our school was founded as a church school in 1669 by a local benefactor, William Foxley. It was originally a boy’s grammar school and we still use the original school room, reputedly the oldest continuously used schoolroom in the county. William Foxley’s badge appears at the head of this prospectus and on our school uniform. The Latin motto means ‘Our Faith in God Preserve’.
The school building has undergone many adaptations over the years.
In addition to its good sized classrooms the school has a well equipped hall/gymnasium, an administrative block and a room dedicated to use by small groups/music lessons. The school boasts a large playground, a grassed play area with adventure style play equipment and a ‘nature’ garden. The Foundation Stage (Reception Class) pupils have their own outdoor space with climbing equipment and a covered play area. We also have access to the village playing field, located close to the school, which we use for a variety of sporting opportunities.