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Welcome to our School

Welcome to St Edward’s Church of England Primary School. St Edward’s is a very special place for all.  Staff, governors, parents and carers work seamlessly together to create an inclusive, happy and successful school where all pupils achieve well both socially and academically.

My vision for St Edward’s is to continue to develop the quality of teaching and learning and wider opportunities so that outcomes for pupils are excellent. I want to ensure pupils leave St Edward’s secure in themselves, ready for the challenge of secondary school and excited about their place in the world and the possibilities that lie before them.

I am delighted to share with you our most recent SIAMS inspection where we received the top grade of OUTSTANDING! Please download the report here –  St Edwards Castle Donington SIAMS report.

We are welcoming visits from new parents looking for a school place for September 2019. If you would like to find out more about the school, then please contact the office to book a visit. I look forward to welcoming you.

Mrs. Rachel Lacey –  Headteacher

Our Vision

Laying the foundations for a lifelong love of learning, inspired by Christian values.

Our Aims

We aim to promote high achievement and learning for life by working with children to:

Achieve high standards in all areas of the curriculum

Develop the skills necessary to succeed in a technological world

Have an inquiring mind and a spirit of curiosity

Work independently and collaboratively

Communicate effectively in a variety of ways

Be self reliant, self confident and independent minded

Respect the views and beliefs of others

Respect the environment in which they live

About the School

The school, built in 1910, is situated in the heart of the old part of the village of Castle Donington. The traditional building has five classrooms on the ground floor, opening onto a central hall, and two classrooms on the first floor. Across the playground is a dining hall, kitchen and facilities used by the Breakfast and After School Club. All classrooms are equipped with computers and interactive whiteboards. There are also several areas within the school used for intervention groups.

The school has a playground to the rear which has a secret garden, climbing frame and slide and seating areas. There is also an outdoor area attached to the 4+ classroom. Although the school has no playing field we are allowed to use the fields at Castle Donington College and Moira Dale Park. 

OFSTED visited our school in January 2017 and their judgement was that we continue to be a good school.

Some of their comments included:

‘Staff, pupils and governors support each other in their mission to provide the best for pupils’

‘St Edward’s is a very happy, nurturing and secure place to learn’

Pupils said, ‘there’s so much good stuff, it will take a while to tell you’.

‘Pupils are exceptionally polite and respectful towards each other and towards adults’

Pupils explained, ‘they don’t just teach you maths; they teach you friendship and manners’