Dunton Bassett Primary School is situated in the centre of the village and has been a focal point for the villagers and their children since 1849. The name Dunton Bassett is derived from Donitone, which roughly translates as “homestead on the hill” and Bassett, which is a family name and was added later.
The school, although not Church of England, has always had close connections with the local church of All Saints. We hold some of our celebrations in the Church and welcome the "Open the Book" team into school to lead assemblies throughout the year. We use the village hall for assemblies and at lunchtimes and to support curriculum work such as gymnastics.
The school currently has 4 classes (although balance of numbers in each year group can alter this). Classes usually cover an age span of 2 years each. Every class has a class teacher and support from a designated learning support assistant.
Class 1 has access to their own fenced outdoor play area to extend the learning environment beyond the classroom into the outdoors. All children have access to a number of outdoor areas including a quiet area with raised beds, a traditional playground, a second playground where ball games are allowed, a story tree (shady reading area), a sensory garden and a large field.