World Challenge Day

This video is dedicated to a recent Focus Day – World Challenge Day.  It was made to inspire children to enjoy challenging themselves in sport, and to understand how to play as a team and stay fit and healthy.  It was a great practice for Sports Day, which this year falls on Thursday 25th June.

Flying Bull History Focus Day

Monday 13th July

Flying Bull History Focus Day

Did you or any of your family(parents, grandparents etc) attend Flying Bull School at any time?

The school opened in 1874 as Flying Bull Lane School, then was renamed Buckland First and Buckland Middle Schools.

Any information or photos would be welcome. We are also looking for people who would be able to come and speak to groups of children.

If you have any information you can provide there is a form you can open and fill out by clicking HERE.  Please return to the school office or email to:


Thank you

Lead Learners…. and about time!

Year 3 have been learning all about time. Here are some of today’s Lead Learners in 3R, supporting and teaching their groups how to understand and use the 24 hour clock. They are doing a fantastic job of working and learning together. Keep up the good work!


Attendance for the whole academy last week was bang on target with 96.0%!  Can we strive for better?

The class with the winning attendance last week was 6F with 98.9%.

Well done and thank you to all pupils with an attendance rate of 96% and above.  Remember to keep pushing!  With good attendance over the remaining 5 weeks of term your child could move above the academy set target.

We would also like to thank all Parents/Carers for your continued support in increasing attendance at The Flying Bull Academy.

Summer Fayre

A big thank you to everybody who joined us on Saturday for the Flying Bull Academy Buckland Summer Fayre.  We all had a wonderful time and hope you did too!

A reminder to those wanting to collect their photos with Elsa and Anna that they will be available from the meeting room by reception on Thursday morning.

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FBA Buckland Fayre

After a glorious afternoon in the sunshine, the following people were lucky enough to win prizes in the raffle, cake baking competition or the skipping competition.

If you have won a prize, please bring your ticket to the main reception to claim it.

Raffle winners

Ticket Number Prize Winner
Green 286 £100 Christine Wright
Green 134 Sweet hamper Mrs Naughton
Green 277 Food hamper ?
Green 422 Rainbow Hampers jam hamper The Lord Mayor
Orange 390 Wine hamper ?
Green 315 Sweet hamper Tillie Lewis
Yellow 566 Popcorn maker Miss Streeter
Orange 301 Marvel mug set Hetty
Yellow 4 Sweet hamper Ruby Parvin
Green 160 £25 Maxada meal voucher ?
Green 445 Bottle of Baileys Mr Barnet
Green 110 £25 Maxada meal voucher ?
Blue 505 Sweet hamper Devananda Santosh
Green 197 South West train tickets Lucy Roots
Green 575 £25 i-tunes voucher Billie-Marie Bessey
Yellow 250 Coach and Horses voucher Mrs Aris
Green 411 Wacky Warehouse monthly pass Carlie Webb
Yellow 729 £25 Maxada meal voucher M Turner
Green 237 Wall clock Mr Dale
Orange 357 £25 Maxada meal voucher ?
Green 78 Fantasy Photoshoot Katie Aris
Green 467 Bottle of white wine Helen Wright
Blue 22 Princess bead set Abigail Hoare
Green 366 Bottle of brandy Chris Ed
White 70 Snow white puzzle Darcey Read
Green 195 Hairdressing voucher Lucy Roots
Yellow 268 Photoshoot ?
Green 519 Toiletry basket Charlene
Green 31 Bottle of red wine Mr West
Yellow 639 Sandwich toaster Daphne
Green 20 Craft book collection Mrs Medze-Kitchin
Green 533 Disney Puzzle Charlie Francis
Green 555 Drake Fest tickets Jess Bawn
Blue 369 Spongebob stickers ?
Yellow 411 Perfume ?
Yellow 741 Bottle of Jack Daniels ?
Yellow 746 Milk Tray Jess Bawn
Yellow 658 Royal Jelly bath set ?
Orange 219 Board game Owen Cregan
Green 250 Beauty products ?
Yellow 460 4 theatre tickets ?

Cake competition

Children’s competition
1st Prize Pelesmina Mandingo-Cosme
2nd Prize Liliana Cantini
Adult’s competition
1st Prize Xiao Qing Li
2nd Prize Esmina Mandingo-Cosme

Skipping competition

Children’s competition Ben Carey        141 skips
Adult’s competition Katie Aris         107 skips

Bienvenue a Puits Picard

The hall in the academy was buzzing on Tuesday morning as The Flying Bull Academy welcomed Puits Picard school from Caen, France.

Year 5 went to visit them in Caen at the beginning of the year and it was a delight to be able to welcome them to our academy as part of the exchange.

A team of staff, led by Mr Hewett-Dale(2), catered a fabulous cooked breakfast that was enjoyed by children from Puits Picard and from Flying Bull. Staff also made their way to the hall to feast on bacon butties, egg sandwiches and freshly baked scones.

After breakfast we shared a singing assembly where Puits Picard sung to us in French and we responded with some Flying Bull favourites!

Have a look at the photos….

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