Welcome to Gunthorpe Primary School

Our Infant Nativity has moved to Thursday 11th December at 2.30 and 6.00pm

School closure days for training purposes this year have been set as :-

Day 1 – Tuesday, 2 September, 2014, Day 2-  Monday 3 November, 2014, Day 3 – Monday 5 January, 2015, Day 4 – Friday 13 February, 2015 and Day 5 – Monday 29 June, 2015 

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.

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

Internet Safety and Cyber Bullying

As part of this years Anti-Bullying week we are focusing on cyber bullying and internet safety.

We have put together a list of helpful websites that will help to equip parents with the necessary understanding to deal with such problems if they occur or in order to prevent them occurring in the first place.

 www.thinkuknow.com                 www.safeinternet.org.uk            www.childnet.com

www.kidsmart.co.uk                      www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/topics/stay-safe www.ceop.police.uk

Poppies for Remembrance

Family heroes display

Our Remembrance service was a very quiet and emotional event. The display of poppies in paper, clay, felt and tissue against a backdrop of castle walls, was our version of the Tower of London Poppies. It set the tone for the whole service.

Y6 shared a poignant poem about the humble poppy. Infant 2 and Junior 1 read poems full of feeling and empathy about remembering the fallen and the war. There was a display of photographs of children’s relatives who fought in wars and so much history remembered through stories.

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Attainment 2013 – 2014

Across the school we are very pleased with the results that our children have achieved this year.

67% of our children in the foundation stage achieved a good level of development (GLD) by the end of the key stage. This was a cohort which doubled in size over the year so many of them had not been with us for the whole year.

67% of Y1 children passed the phonics screening test and all the Y2 children who were retested also passed.

End of Key stage 1 (Infants)

100% of children attained level 2 or above in reading and maths and 93% attained level 2 in writing and speaking and listening. Almost half our Y2 children gained the higher level 3 in reading, which is a strength of the school.

End of Key stage 2 (Juniors)

The attainment of our oldest pupils was very good indeed with 100% gaining level 4 or above in all national tests.100% of pupils made expected progress or better in Maths. 100% of pupils made expeted progress or better in Writing. 92% of pupils made expected progress or better in reading. 77% of pupils gained the higher level 5 in reading. 62% of pupils gained the higher level 5 in Grammar punctuation and spelling. 54% of pupils gained the higher level 5 in Maths.

A full breakdown of national results for KS 1 and 2 can be found below.

2014 KS2 & KS1 SATs & TA

National Performance tables

Y6 Fosse 5 Bowling

Monday 14th July

Our Y6 pupils joined the Y6s from the other Fosse 5 schools for a picnic lunch at Newark Castle before they all had a game of ten pin bowling at Newark Bowling Alley.

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Squash Match V Lowes Wong

Thursday 10th July

Following the squash coaching Junior 2 received during PE lessons this term, four of our children took part in a match against Lowes Wong Junior School in the squash courts at Southwell Leisure Centre.

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