Welcome to Gunthorpe Church of England Primary School

I am very pleased to be able to welcome you to our website. Gunthorpe CofE Primary School is a small village school that prides itself on academic excellence and working together to build a close whole school community that is based on strong Christian values of Service, Determination, Friendship, Forgiveness and Respect.  I hope as you explore our website further you will be able to get a feel for what life is like at Gunthorpe and any information you might require. I would also encourage you to follow us on twitter @gunthorpecofeps for regular updates of ‘in the moment’ learning. I would be very happy to show you round so please do ring and make an appointment at the school office if you would like a tour. Having only started in September I can commend the school as an incredibly warm and welcoming place where everyone is known and has a place. Please feel free to contact the school direct with any queries you may have.

Mrs Claire Bills

The Governing body have agreed school closure days for training in the next academic year 2018/19:

  • Tuesday 4th September 2018 (Admin Day)
  • Wednesday 5th September 2018
  • Monday 5th November 2018
  • Monday 7th January 2019
  • Monday 8th July 2019 

Ethos statement

We strive to give our children an understanding of the world that God created; their place in it, their value to it and their responsibility for it. 


Headteacher blog w/c 17.9.18

Another fantastic week flew by at Gunthorpe. I had some fantastic work brought to me by Infant 2. It is always a pleasure to see the range of tasks and opportunities children at Gunthorpe have access to. From expert sports coaches, a range of music lessons, the opportunity to learn both French and Spanish….need I go on.


This week in the brilliant book we had…

Infant 1- Ava S – for coming into school with a big smile on her face (Ava only does Fridays at the moment and this is fantastic to hear!)
Frankie N-S – for coming back to school with a changed attitude. Frankie has been trying really hard with everything and showing a can do attitude. 

Infant 2- Jessie H R- When finding out about kung fu punctuation Jessie was the only one who knew the correct term for speech marks and inverted commas! The best bit is she is only in year 1!!!
Lucia T- Who worked hard to be independent when matching amounts in numbers and words.

Junior 1- Isobel S C- for her determination, energy, listening and thoughtful ideas all week! 
Sophia L- for her beautiful writing embedding speech in the story with accurate punctuation used so eloquently. 

Junior 2- Jacob J- for super maths work counting in powers of 10
Erica G- for a great piece of writing with fantastic dialogue.

We also had a bonus entry for Freya from Junior 1 who was nominated by Isobel because she helped her when she was struck at the top of the jungle climber.  She showed our school value of friendship in all its forms!

Welcome to Mr Gething

A big Gunthorpe welcome to Mr Gething who started with us today and will be teaching in Junior 2 alongside Mr Tyler. Some of you may know him as he is the leader of 1st Trent side Beavers!

Here he is getting stuck in with lacrosse!

School Dinner Autumn term

Here is the Autumn term Gunthorpe C of E dinner menu

Thank you to those parents who have provided feedback as to why your child doesn’t currently have school dinners. We are currently having meetings with providers who will allow us to take online payments for dinners (and other things) so if this is of interest to you please watch this space!

School parliament children will be discussing school dinners and tuck this term to see if we can work together to improve the provision at dinner time.

We also have some Theme dinners coming up this term!
Monday 8th October we have a harvest menu

Wednesday 7th November divali dinner
Friday 9th November rememberance day menu

Headteacher Blog W/C 17.9.18

What a fantastic time we had last week. The children were looking at the value of Friendship and our playground buddies have been making sure that everyone has someone to play with during dinner times and playtimes.  They really are setting an excellent example to the rest of the school so keep it up!

In our brilliant book we celebrated…

Lillie-Mae (Infant 1) for settling into school so well and getting used to all the new routines.
Jake (Infant 1) for showing how grown up he can be.  He has been brilliant at being kind and helpful to his friends
Frances (Infant 2) for returning to school with a positive, determined and ‘can do’ attitude
Heidi (Infant 2) for tidying up without being asked and show others how to help
Evie (Junior 1) for a beautiful descriptive piece of writing including expanded noun phrases
Summer and Riley (Junior 1) for being the best they can be and producing the best piece of work they have ever done!
Rosie and Jaby (Junior 2) for fantastic maths work with Roman numerals.

We also mustn’t forget the fantastic Gunthorpe Gala on Sunday- It really was a huge success and we look forward to finding out just how much money was raised for the school. A big thank you to all staff and parents who helped make it come together so well. 

Please do follow us on twitter to keep up to date with the latest that is happening in school @gunthorpecofeps

Thank you again to all parents who have made me feel so welcome at Gunthorpe school!
Mrs Bills


Progress and attainment 2017-18

We are very pleased that this years Reception cohort achieved 100% good level of development across all areas. This compares to a national average of 71%

In Year 1 100% of children passed the phonics screening test and all children from Year 2 had passed the previous year.

At the end of Key stage 1, 91% of children achieved the expected standard in reading with 36% achieving greater depth.  91% achieved the expected standard in writing with 36% at greater depth. 91% achieved the standard in maths with 18% at greater depth.

At the end of Key stage 2, 100% of children achieved the expected standard in reading compared with 75% nationally with 54% achieving greater depth compared to 28% nationally. 85% achieved the standard in Writing compared with 78% nationally with 8% achieving greater depth compared to 20% nationally. 77% achieved the standard in maths compared with 76% nationally and 23% achieved greater depth compared to 24% nationally.

Overall 69% of pupils achieved the expected standard in Reading, Writing and Maths combined compared to 64% nationally.  15% of pupils achieved the higher standard in reading, writing and maths combined compared to 10% nationally.

Gunthorpe Performance Data Overview July 2018


Headteachers blog 10.9.18

Each week I will be publishing a short blog post about what has been happening within school and celebrating some amazing children’s achievements!