Headteachers Blog


Dolphin and Turtle Class Trip to Carsington

Dolphin and Turtle Class had a fantastic day out on Monday at Carsington Waters. Despite the blistering heat, the children managed to engage well with all of the activities which included: pond dipping, bug hunting and creating art with natural materials. They loved buying toys in the gift shop, picnicing under the trees and exploring […] [Click here to read more...]

We are consulting all stakeholders on a proposed change to the Christmas holiday 2017. All schools in our cluster have agreed to this consultation. Please check your child’s book bag for full details of the proposal. In summary, it is proposed that schools close on Friday 22nd December 2017 and reopen on Monday 8th January 2018. […] [Click here to read more...]

School Closure Update

We are delighted to be able to tell you that the drainage problem (caused by incorrect installation by the contractors who built the  new reception classes) will be resolved by the end of this week. Specialists will also complete all their work by the end of the week, ensuring that the entire school is clean. Therefore, all […] [Click here to read more...]

School Closure Update

Following their visit today, we have been told by the cleaning contractors that we will not be able to open the school until 3rd January. We are obviously very disappointed by this, but want to ensure that the work is carried out effectively. However, the  nursery visit to the theatre and the Y2 visit to […] [Click here to read more...]

School closure

Dear Parents/Carers, We have a problem with drains on the school site which may have resulted in the escape of sewage onto school grounds. For this reason we must close the school immediately in order to rectify the situation. At this point in time, it is unclear how long this will take, but we will […] [Click here to read more...]

Summer Fayre News

We had great turnout for the Summer Fayre, despite the awful weather.The event was officially opened by the Mayor of Chesterfield and his wife who also performed the official opening of our Treehouse, funded by the Lottery. They were  joined by Toby Perkins, MP and Keith Miles, local councillor who helped us to secure the […] [Click here to read more...]

Choir wins Bronze!

Our recently formed choir won a Bronze Award at the music festival in Bolsover last week. Well done to them and to Mr Lynas and Mrs Steventon!! we are very proud of you all. [Click here to read more...]

Reception Behaviour Outstanding!

We are so proud of all the reception children who went to The Deep on Friday. Their behaviour was exceptional and, yet again, members of the public approached staff to compliment them. Well done everyone! [Click here to read more...]

SATs Information for Parents

The leaflet below has just been issued by the DfE.   [Click here to read more...]

World Book Day 2016

The children celebrated World Book Day 2016 by coming to school and nursery dressed as a book character. They looked fantastic in their costumes, thank you parents for providing the costumes which helped to make the day really enjoyable. Each class spent the day enjoying stories written by an author of classical children’s literature. They […] [Click here to read more...]