The Primary

The Primary captures a term in the life of Welford Primary School, a thriving school with pupils from 17 different ethnic backgrounds. The film follows headmaster Chris Smith and the pupils at Welford revealing what life is like for nine-year-old Nathaniel, 11-year-old Aleyx and their diverse peer group, Mariam, Saubia, Conrad and Xhosa.

Clip Info
  • Clip length: 59'02''
  • Broadcast year: 2008
Curriculum Connection
  • Sociology | What are the patterns and trends of educational inequalities? | Differential educational achievement: The disparity in educational provision around the world, for example between the global North and South.

Licence: ERA Licence required


UK only
Staff and students of licensed education establishments only
Cannot be adapted

  • Provider: BBC
  • Channel: BBC Two
  • Programme: The Primary