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Dharma Primary School Summer Fayre

Dharma Primary School Summer Fayre

Saturday 22nd June ~ 11a.m. - 3:30p.m.

With wide open arms we very informally invite you & yours to come help us celebrate our very special Dharma School 25th Anniversary Summer Fayre




Vesak Day

Vesak is one of the most important Buddhist festivals. It is also known as Wesak or Buddha Day.

It is a celebration of Buddha's birthday and, for some Buddhists, marks his enlightenment (when he discovered life's meaning).

It is also a time to reflect on his teachings and what it means to be Buddhist.

Watch this BBC Newsround video to see what children from our school had to say.

By pwbaker - Flickr: IMG_4993, CC BY 2.0, Link
By pwbaker - Flickr: IMG_4993, CC BY 2.0,

Open Mornings

Dharma Primary School open mornings are a great opportunity to meet parents, pupils and staff and find out more about our school. Our next open morning is on 26th April 2019. To book, please visit this page.

Seeking a Music Teacher

The school is seeking an experienced Music Teacher on a 0.1 contract, currently on a Tuesday afternoon. The salary offered will be in the range £25,500-£26,500 prorated. The successful applicant will have a strength in delivering Music to all primary years, including mixed year groups. It would be desirable to also to offer an after-school music club which will be paid extra.

Applicants should download an Employment Application form from:

Complete, including names and contact information of two professional referees, and forward to:

Claire Moody, Bursar at

The closing date for applications is Friday 10th May at 5.00 pm.

Dharma Primary School ISA Award

*Winner* of the ISA Award in Excellence and Innovation in Pupils’ Mental Health and Well-being 2017

The Dharma Primary School was announced as the winner of this prestigious award in November 2017, based on our 23 years of trailblazing pupils’ personal development through our Buddhist ethos and the practice of mindfulness. Read our media release.

Art sale now online with musical accompaniment composed by Bela Emerson

This lovely limited edition print by Flo Snook is one of a selection of art works now available for sale on our website. View an eclectic and stylish range of paintings, pottery and curios, generously donated by local artists and friends of the school.

Click to view the art and hear the specially composed music inspired by our Brighton Festival Artist Open House exhibition.

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Buddhist meditation group

Our Headteacher, Clare, is offering a Buddhist meditation group to the community of parents and carers, staff and trustees. The form of the group will consist of a half hour sit, a structured sharing about meditation practice and possibly a short talk too.

Clare said, “My aspiration is that it will deepen not only our practice but our connection to one another and allow us to develop our kindness and wisdom collectively.”


Our ‘reverse advent calendar’ this year was a wonderful Gingerbread House in the main foyer. Families can donate items for a food bank run by Brighton Voices in Exile for asylum seekers and refugees.

Dharma Primary School Dance Performance

Let's Dance

Well done to Lotus class and Ocean class for a fantastic performance in Let's Dance at The Brighton Dome! Thank you to everyone who contributed, especially for the brilliant costumes and choreography.