Welcome to Gunthorpe Church of England Primary School

    The July newsletter is now available with dates up to the end of term.

An update from the Chair of Governors has been sent out regarding the proposal to become an academy. A copy of the letter  can be found here.

Academy Update March 2017  What is an academy

The Governing body have agreed to an additional closure day in the summer term to enable the schools in the Aspire Multi Academy Trust to work together prior to the September start. The remaining closure days for training this year will therefore be:  Friday 26th May, 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.


Thursday 26th March

This afternoon, following a 3 week course, our Y6 pupils and some of older Y5 pupils completed their Level 2 cycling course.