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Welcome to Sutton-on-Trent 

Primary and Nursery School

 

Our school has been at the heart of our village, serving the local community since 1878. We are incredibly proud of the school’s history and the strong relationships we form with our families and the wider local community. We enjoy working closely with our families and we recognise the need to work together to help each child reach their full potential.

 

Our school is a friendly, caring and welcoming environment with an emphasis on nurturing the children's physical and mental health and well-being. The values of our school, which have been created by our children, are at the forefront of everything we do. At Sutton-on-Trent Primary we are committed to:

  • caring about each other and our community
  • working together to overcome challenges
  • recognising the power of a smile
  • always doing our best to become better learners
  • being aspirational and following our dreams
  • having a positive attitude
  • embracing and learning from our mistakes
  • welcoming everyone

 

We are fortunate to have a highly-skilled, experienced and dedicated team of staff, who provide a stimulating, engaging and creative curriculum. Our aim is for our children to be happy, confident, motivated and independent learners and our staff provide the support and guidance that enables the children to be the best that they can be. This is done by maintaining high expectations and aspirations for all of our children; encouraging them to recognise that they have many talents and strengths and to have a positive, 'can do' attitude to new challenges and experiences. We also want our children to be resilient and reflective learners; learning from mistakes and identifying areas that they need to improve.

 

Our curriculum is carefully designed to be broad, challenging and engaging. We endeavour to offer a wide variety of opportunities in order that the children can recognise and develop their own individual strengths. Wherever possible, enrichment opportunities are incorporated; through visits to places of interest or by welcoming inspirational visitors into school to enhance our learning. We celebrate diversity - recognising difference and individuality in a positive light – whilst embedding British values and supporting our children to become valued members of their community.

 

We hope you enjoy exploring our website but if you would like to visit us, then please don’t hesitate to contact the school office, who will be pleased to arrange this for you.

 

We look forward to meeting you.

 

Mr Steve Moore

Acting Head Teacher

What do our parents think about our school?

 

What do you like most about Sutton-on-Trent Primary School?

  • Very friendly, if I have concerns I feel I can approach the teachers with confidence
  • I am liking the changes to the school
  • Children are happy, feel secure and look after each other
  • The staff are approachable and always have time for me
  • The happy, safe, positive atmosphere and the way the children are rewarded for working hard and their achievements
  • The close knit supportive environment that my children are in – both with staff and other pupils. I wouldn’t want them to be anywhere else
  • My children are very happy here – we like the ethos and sense of community

What changes have you noticed in school so far this year, and how do you think they have impacted on school improvement?

  • Teachers more available which is great, much easier to chat about queries/issues
  • More music – choir, school song, ukulele band – all very positive for the kids
  • Governors, executive head more available for parents
  • Improved security and leadership
  • Good relationships between teachers and children
  • Higher expectations
  • More visible in the community with the school choir
  • The teachers and all staff are always friendly and helpful. They are working so hard to give the children the best chance of a great education
  • Smarter format in the school office – signing in/online payments
  • Significant improvement in communications, which has helped our family feel more engaged
  • Much nicer general atmosphere, staff seem happy and have been impressed by the new leadership and changes made so far 
  • School looks more modern and ‘slicker’. More parents helping shows better engagement and sharing of responsibility for success of school

 

Quotes from Parent Questionnaires December 2016 

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