Isambard Kingdom Brunel (IKB) Primary School is a brand new primary school, the fourth school in the very successful and thriving Castle Partnership Trust. IKB will be welcoming the first children into the superb Nursery and Reception class in September 2020. The brand new and exciting new school will serve the community in Longforth Farm and its immediate environs.

It is named for Isambard Kingdom Brunel, who has a strong connection with Wellington and was the main architect and engineer of the Great Western Railway and the Clifton Suspension Bridge as well as many revolutionary inventions in the 1800s. It is his pioneering and innovative approach that has inspired the school as well as his connections with Wellington itself as he designed and built many of the buildings in Wellington.

The Castle Partnership Trust is The Castle School, Court Fields, Wellesley Park and IKB. It is founded on the principles of giving every child in our local community the very highest quality education, to see themselves as successful, to participate in enrichment and learning and to be full citizens locally, national and globally. IKB will have at its core the Trust’s commitment that Every Child Achieves, Every Child Belongs, Every Child Participates in learning, enrichment and the community.

The Castle Partnership Trust is committed to the principle that every child will feel a sense of belonging and that they are important and contribute in their own unique way as well as collectively building a positive, enthusiastic and supportive community that is based on mutual respect and support. There is assumed success throughout The Castle Partnership Trust.

The Trust believes strongly in the community, and the contribution that young people make is essential to the wellbeing of their local, national and global community. We have taken Isambard Kingdom Brunel as the inspiration for our character education programme which has three strands:
Resilience, Reflection and Health and Wellbeing.

IKB will centre itself firmly in the heart of local community and support the community by ensuring pupils have a clear sense of what makes a good citizen and a good neighbour, the responsibilities and the privilege of living in the UK. Pupils will have a strong sense of themselves in the local, national and global context so that they have clear sense of the responsibility they have to others, in the present and in the future.

Please see a statement from The Castle Partnership Trust regarding the current COVID19 situation and the progress of the school.


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