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Welcome to Sutton-on-Trent 

Primary and Nursery School


Situated in spacious grounds, and including the original Victorian building with the old head teacher’s house still attached, the school has served the local community since 1878.


We are a busy but friendly school, with lots going on. We hope our website will capture for you some of what we offer at our school as well as providing regular updated information for both parents and pupils. If there is something that you cannot find, or you would like paper copies, please contact our School Office who will be happy to assist you.


Our aim at Sutton is to ensure all our pupils enjoy their learning and develop the necessary skills to achieve their full potential in all areas of the curriculum. The curriculum is carefully designed to be both challenging and exciting and to instil in our pupils a genuine desire to learn. Wherever possible, enrichment opportunities are incorporated through visits to places of interest or visitors who come into school to enhance our learning. Celebrating diversity, recognising difference and supporting children to become valued members of their community is embraced, together with embedding British Values within our ethos.


From September 2017 Sutton-on-Trent Primary School entered into a formal Collaboration with Elkesley Primary and Nursery School. Both Schools also enjoys a close partnership with Tuxford Academy and the other primary schools within the Tuxford Family of Schools. This strong and well established partnership allows enhanced opportunities for all pupils whilst preserving the unique identity of our own school.


The school has gone through a number of positive recent changes and improvements are continuing at a rapid pace. The future for all pupils who attend Sutton-on-Trent Primary School is bright, and we want our children to aspire to be the very best that they can be, supported by our very dedicated staff team in reaching for these goals.


If you would like to visit us, and see for yourself what makes ‘Sutton School Shine’, contact the school office who will be pleased to arrange this for you. We look forward to meeting you.


With Best Wishes,


Mrs Jen Lane


Executive 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