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Bonners Church of England Primary School & Nursery



Eternal God,
whose Son went among the crowds
and brought healing with his touch:
help us to show his love,
in your Church as we gather together,
and by our lives as they are transformed
into the image of Christ our Lord.

'Inspire and Aspire'

Inspired by God, we aspire to be the best we can be, so that we can live life in all its fullness.

" I have come that they may have life to the full."

( John 10:10)


What is a Church School? The Archbishop of Canterbury explains:

“A Christian school is one in which the atmosphere has that kind of openness about it, that sense that people are worth spending time with, that people need time to grow, need loving attention. The Christian Gospel says that every person has a unique task to do, with God, and for God, whether they know it or not. It doesn’t necessarily mean that everyone involved has to share the same theology or philosophy. It doesn’t mean that everyone knows that they have this relationship with God, and is consciously working at it. But a Christian school is one in which the entire atmosphere is pervaded by a conviction that there is something mysterious, and potentially wonderful, in everybody.”

 Link to www.churchofengland.org


The Rector - Rev Ben Sear

The most significant thing I can say about myself is that I am a Christian (which is a good thing really, given I am a Vicar), which means that I follow Jesus, trusting that, by knowing him I have found life forever, but also life as it was meant to be lived. I’m a Vicar/Rector because I enjoy helping people to know Jesus and the hope he brings. I originally studied Biochemistry at Southampton University with the intention of living out the childhood ambition of becoming a scientist, however as time went by, I felt that God was calling me to become a minister in his church and the rest, as they say, is history. Claudia and I have been married for nearly five years, having met at Theological College and getting married at the end of our second year.  We have two daughters. Phoebe is two and a half and is currently a massive fan of Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom and collecting insects. Robyn is four weeks old at the time of writing and we’re looking forward to discovering what she is like.

I’m a fan of playing tennis, music and being with friends. As a family we enjoy spending time with family and friends and are looking forward to moving to Maresfield and getting to know you all.        Ben 


History of Bonners Church of England Primary School

The School was founded in the 17th Century by the Rev. Richard Bonner (1621-1692). Rev. Bonner bequeathed a cottage that stood on the site of the present school and certain rents to pay for two poor children to be instructed in the English language and in the principles of the Christian Religion.  A Bible not to exceed the sum of eight shillings to be awarded for ever annually by the Rector on the first Sunday after the 10th day of May to a child under the age of fourteen years for industry and diligence.

 Tradition is still upheld - A Bible is given to each Year 6 Leaver every year.



                               Our Ethos

At Bonners we believe that every member of our school community is unique, created in God’s image, and precious to Him. Christians are called to ‘love your neighbour as yourself’: this means that we have a responsibility to one another to look for, bring out, and encourage in one another the very best we can.  Indeed, our School logo is 'Floreat Bonners' which means 'May Bonners flourish.' To be the best we can be, to ‘flourish’ and ‘aspire’ we need to welcome and employ in the life, work, and relationships of our school community the teaching, example, and Spirit of Jesus.      




 Our Church 

St Bartholomew's Church, Maresfield

 Bartholomew's Church Website click here