Welcome to Gunthorpe Church of England Primary School

    The September edition of the newsletter is now available.

We have had a very good start to the year. Children have settled very quickly into new classes. The Juniors are very excited about the new playground equipment. Dates for this term have been added to the calendar and the website will continue to be updated in the coming weeks.

Remaining closure days for training this year will be:  Friday 21st October, Monday 24th July and Tuesday 25th July 2017.

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. 
Our core values are based in Christianity. They are: Friendship, Teamwork, Endurance, Wisdom, Trust, Service and Forgiveness.
Principles for learning

We are a busy but friendly school, with lots going on. This website aims to give you a taster of the school, as well as providing regular updated information for both parents and pupils. We hope that you enjoy your visit to our website, and that you find any information you are looking for. Please feel free to contact the school direct with any queries you may have.

Thank you for visiting!

Mr Martin Armitage
Head Teacher

Rock UK 2016

Children in Junior 2 spent a fantastic week at the Frontier Centre in Northamptonshire. Activities included Canoeing, fencing, climbing, archery and raft building.

Raft Building involved the children in discussing the design of the raft using models before working as a team to build their raft.

In open canoeing the children received their first instruction in using a paddle.

New ‘Jungle Climber’ for juniors


The great news this term is that we  finally have our new play equipment installed. We will have a formal opening ceremony when we thank FOGS and all who have helped to raise funds over the last three years. The play equipment and safe surface were very expensive and it looked as if it may never happen, but extra funding from the diocese has enabled the children’s hopes to be fulfilled.

Jumbo Jungle Climber

We have also  replaced our very tired playground markings. More improvements to the look of our outdoor area are planned for the half term break.

Cricket Festival

Friday 26th June

Following our five week block of cricket with our coach from Trent Bridge during PE lessons this term, some of our children went to Southwell Cricket Club to take part in a festival.

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Cross Country

Thursday 18th June

After school on Thursday, 16 children went to Carnarvon Primary School in Bingham to take part in a cross country event.  There were 8 races, a boys’ race and a girls’ race for Y3, Y4, Y5 and Y6.  The Y3s and Y4s ran approximately half a mile while the Y5s and Y6s ran approximately one mile.  It was a very challenging event against some very capable runners and all of our children should feel very proud of their achievements.

Football match V Langar

Wednesday 20th May

Our team went to Langar for a second time this year to play football. The boys put on a much improved performance, compared to their game earlier in the year when they lost 10-0.  This time, thanks to a fantastic goalkeeping performance, we only lost 6-0, quite an improvement against a very strong Langar team.