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 post w/c 14th December

This week we had the absolutely fantastic Infant Nativity ‘Don’t forget the Donkey’ and I don’t think anyone will! It was a huge success and enjoyed by everyone who came. Thank you so much to those parents who supported us so well and of course the brilliant children who were absolutely perfect!

Year 6 also came to St Mary’s church Lowdham to decorate our school’s Christmas tree for their festival this weekend 12-4pm with a short carol service on Sunday at 4. We hope you can visit and see Gunthorpe’s 12 joys of Christmas!

On to our Brilliant book…

Infant 1- Seb- for always choosing to do the right thing. Seb always volunteers to help and tidy up- showing the values of service and respect. Well done!
Jake- for some fantastic nativity writing this week. Jake thought of his sentence and had a go at writing it independently.  He wrote lots of the sounds correctly. Keep it up!

Infant 2- Jack- for being a super narrator during the nativity and using a great story telling voice
Freddie- for recognising mistakes in maths and using resources around him to make corrections independently

We also had 2 writers of the week
Jessie and Seth look at their brilliant letters to Santa:

Junior 1- Krishan- for going the extra mile this week. At lunchtime he has taken responsibility for tidying the table, putting chairs away in the dinner hall and taken on responsibility in the classsroom without being asked. You are so thoughtful of others. Thank you
Freya- for writing incredible complex sentences including subordinate conjunctions. You also thought about using a range of sentence types for effect and building up the suspense. Well done!

Junior 2- Harriet- for showing really good reasoning and problem solving, multiplying 2 digit numbers together and for keeping going even though you weren’t very confident. What a superb mathematician!

Headteacher blog w/c 3rd December 2018

What a Christmas filled week it has been! On Wednesday we had a very successful seniors sing-a-long with over 25 members of the community coming to join us for some very moving singing. Well done to all the children who took part and sang so beautifully we have had some lovely feedback from those who came.

On Thursday we held our Christmas Fayre selling products all the children had been hard at work making all week. Here are Infant 1, Infant 2 and Junior 2’s adverts…

Junior 1 produced a fantastic powerpoint presentation all about their products and the reason for producing them here Our First Christmas to Save Our Planet

The final results for the amount of profit made was:
Infant 1- £61
Infant 2- £33.05
Junior 1- £38.86
Junior 2- £43.17
GOSH (donated to Gardening club) £26.60
Making a total of £202.68!!!

Onto our Brilliant book…

Infant 1- Ben – for fantastic reading this week. Ben is not only blending really well but recognising some red words in his book as well.
Lillie-Mae- has been brilliant in our nativity play rehearsals.  She can always be heard singing out really well and joining in all the actions.

Infant 2- Lyla and Seth- for consistently being amazing in their delivery of their lines during the nativity rehearsals. 
Scarlett- Writer of the week this week for some stand out writing about the twits.

Junior 1- Krishan- for his well written complex sentences using subordinate conjunctions. They were well thought out, totally independent and beautifully presented.
Evie H- for a range of different types of sentences included in her paragraph of independent writing. She used questions and exclamations in a very effective manner. Keep it up!

Junior 2- the whole class were in the brilliant book this week for really impressing Mr Gething and Mr Tyler so much during Enterprise week, working brilliantly as a team.

The lacrosse team also deserve a special mention for great determination and never giving up despite not winning a goal. There was some fantastic defending and goal scoring but their team work shone through throughout. 

Please check your email for the December newsletter  available on the website or being emailed out today!

Headteacher blog w/c 26th Nov

This week has been full of sporting celebrations with children from both Junior classes taking part in a multiskills and a futsal tournaments.  Mr Tyler accompanied both groups of children and said the children were a real credit to the school on both occasions. It was fantastic to have them all up to celebrate in assembly.

Sue Waterston from Framework came to join us for our fantastic Friday assembly to talk about where our donations for the Alternative Advent calendar will be donated and how important they are to their service users. We look forward to seeing all the donations the children bring in over December as we count down to Christmas.


On to our Brilliant book..

Infant 1- Anders you were the super sentence write and Mrs Findley was so impressed at you writing every phoneme correctly in the sentence. Well done!
Lauren- you have made a wonderful clay decoration. Lauren took a lot of time and care over her work and had her own ideas about how to decorate it.

Infant 2- Jacob- for perseverance when doing column addition in maths including carrying ones.
Hudson- for improved presentation and determination to do more in all his work

Junior 1- Melissa- for completing her times tables 12×12 card. Now the challenge is to keep them sharp!
Riley- for trying really hard and focusing with Mrs Dewick in you extra English sessions.
Harrison- for being kind and considerate of others without even having to be asked.  You offer to help and always give of yourself without hesitation.  What a superb example of our service value you are!

Junior 2- Archie, Jack and Jacob- Mr Getthing is exceptionally proud of all 3 of you for working so hard in maths this week.  Each one of you has produced outstanding work so well done!
Tyler- for producing an wonderful letter in your own time at hoe.  The letter was based on a piece of work they were producing in English.  Tyler has exceeded expectations so well done you.

Finally just a reminder you are all very warmly welcome at St Marys Church, Lowdham this Sunday at 10.30am for their Christingle service.

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Gunthorpe in the news… Twice!

Did you see us in the local news this week? Great for the local community to hear all about our alternative advent calendar. Thanks for all your support and we look forward to launching on Monday!

UPDATE…We also made it into the Nottingham post! https://www.nottinghampost.com%2Fnews%2Flocal-news%2Fprimary-school-launches-christmas-gift-2277287&psig=AOvVaw3A_NsSRFfYjX8lqYewHRB8&ust=1543705338381663