Welcome to Gunthorpe Church of England Primary School

Easter Service - Wednesday 28th March in the school hall (9.15am) parents very welcome

The school re-opens as an academy this September after joining the Aspire Multi-academy trust on the 1st August 2017. Mrs Brown will be taking over as head of school following the retirement of the Head Teacher.

Academy Update March 2017  What is an academy

The Governing body have agreed school closure days for training in the next academic year 2017/18:

  • Wednesday 6 September 2017
  • Friday 20 October 2017
  • Monday 13 November 2017
  • Monday 2nd July 2018 

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, Service, Respect, Forgiveness and Determination.
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!

Head Teacher

Indoor Rowing Festival – Sainsburys School Games

Tuesday 12th December 2017

We took a boys’ team and a girls’ team to South Wolds School in Keyworth to take part in an indoor rowing festival.  Each team had one rowing machine and they completed different relay races including a calorie burn race, distance races and timed races.  The children’s rowing improved over the evening as did their teamwork and co-operation, having to get on and off the rowing machine at speed for the relay changes.

Parliament at Christmas Competition

Friday 1st December 2017

Every child in school designed a Christmas card for the Parliament at Christmas competition.  We had some really good designs and our staff selected a small group of children’s designs to send through to be judged.  We are very proud that one of our Year 5 children was selected as the overall winner of the competition, a fantastic achievement!  His design is being sent out by Newark MP Robert Jenrick to wish a merry Christmas to his 40,000 constituents.  Robert Jenrick came in to school to meet our finalists and the winner.

Blitz and Pieces

Thursday 9th November 2017

As part of our World War 2 topic, local historian and archaeologist Peter Hammond spent the morning with Junior 2.  The children had a fantastic time exploring and examining the enormous collection of WW2 artefacts that were brought into school.

Y5/6 Girls’ Fitness Festival

Wednesday 27th September 2017

All of our Y5 and Y6 girls took part in a Girls’ Fitness Festival at Rushcliffe Country Park as part of National Fitness Day.  The girls all had a great morning taking part in orienteering, dance and a 2km run.

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.