"Community is at the heart of our school."

"Community is at the heart of our school."

"Community is at the heart of our school."

ISA Award

ISA Award

ISA Award

"By the time they leave you’ve got a really robust, rounded, resilient child".

"By the time they leave you’ve got a really robust, rounded, resilient child."

"By the time they leave you’ve got a really robust, rounded, resilient child".

"The children’s learning behaviours are excellent throughout." - David Thomson, former ISI inspector

"The children’s learning behaviours are excellent throughout." - David Thomson, former ISI inspector

"The children’s learning behaviours are excellent throughout." - David Thomson, former ISI inspector

"Mindfulness is a practice that can help you to calm down if you're stressed." - Pupil aged 11

"Mindfulness is a practice that can help you to calm down if you're stressed." - Pupil aged 11

"Mindfulness is a practice that can help you to calm down if you're stressed." - Pupil aged 11

"All pupils are confident and articulate."

"All pupils are confident and articulate."

"All pupils are confident and articulate."

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A foundation for all-round excellence, with mindfulness at its heart

Who we are at Dharma

The Dharma Primary School, in Brighton, is a non-selective independent school and welcomes children aged 3-11 years from all backgrounds, faiths and abilities.

Our philosophy is rooted in Buddhist principles and for more than 20 years we have successfully integrated a holistic ethos with an excellent academic education.

Through the practice of mindfulness, the school aims to cultivate wisdom, reflection and compassion in children and to help them unlock their full potential.

Head Teacher: Clare Eddison

OPEN MORNING: Book online for our next Open Morning on Friday 10th January, 09:00 - 11:00

NURSERY OPEN MORNING: Book online for our next Open Mornings on Wednesday 15th January from 11:00

PARENT & TODDLER GROUP: Fridays 09.30am – 11.45 pm. We look forward to seeing you from 13/09/19 Read more...

WINNER of the Independent Schools Association (ISA) AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE & INNOVATION IN PUPILS’ MENTAL HEALTH & WELLBEING 2017. Read more

BBC NEWSROUND: Hear what our pupils had to say to BBC Newsround, about Wesak day.

Exciting News 22 November

Dear Parents, Carers and Wider Community

Thank you so much for your support of both the Children in Need day (which raised over £120) and of the 'Just One Tree' Day today. 

A gentle reminder that I will be talking on the BBC Sussex and Surrey Breakfast Show this coming Sunday at  7.15 - 8am if you are up. I look forward to talking about our Buddhist ethos in the context of gratitude, among other things.

**Update** This is a link where you can hear the programme. If you only have a short while to listen, my insert begins at 1:40:18. You will need to log in to your BBC account to listen: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p07swxp8

A reminder that the Community Meeting is next Wednesday (27th) and formally meeting the parent reps for each class. All are invited!

Also some news about the Community Tea - two weeks from today (on Friday 6th December). There will be stalls and in the spirit of 'reverse' Christmas receiving i.e. giving, we will run a stall of toys that children no longer want. 

Please would each child bring in ONE toy that they no longer use, in good condition, to exchange on this stall. The idea is that they can give one toy and, if they want, receive one too. No money needed for this stall!

All the very best, Clare

Anti-Bullying Week 11-15 November

Dear Parents, Carers and the wider community,

Safety Net, a local children’s charity that produces regular newsletters regarding Child Safety, has produced a special Anti-Bullying Week edition of the Safety Rocks Newsletter.

The theme for this year is “Change Starts with Us” and there are articles on how parents can help children if they are being bullied, learn about TikTok and other live streaming apps and how to keep children safer online; use our resources to help talk to children about safety issues.

Please read the newsletter on our News and Events page

Why choose us?

School life

Admissions

Welcome to Dharma Primary School

Choosing a school is one of the most important and pivotal decisions you will make as a parent. Your child’s early schooling lays the foundation for their learning behaviours, confidence and well-being as they grow and develop. Our unique ethos, inspired by Buddhist principles, nurtures happy, resilient children who love learning.

We offer everything you would expect from a first-class primary school, with the added advantage of over 20 years expertise in teaching mindfulness to children, a practice which has scientifically proven benefits for well-being and learning. We are informed by the national curriculum but our skilled and committed staff team has the freedom to nurture children’s talents and interests and, crucially, their well-being.

The integrated practice of mindfulness and a  Learning Power approach supports excellent academic outcomes.

Our fees are competitive and amongst the lowest in Sussex and families have relocated just so that their children can attend! We hope you will be inspired to consider us as a positive foundation for your child’s development.
Warmest wishes,
Clare Eddison