Welcome to our School
Welcome to St Edward’s Church of England Primary School in Castle Donington. 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 flourish 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 remain 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.
We are delighted with our 2022 Year 6 results – they put us in the top 5% nationally for writing and top 25% nationally for reading and maths.
Our Year 6 pupils far exceeded the national average of attainment, with 79% of all pupils reaching the expected standard in reading, writing and maths. (59% met this standard nationally).
92% reached the expected standard in reading (national was 74%), 96% reached the expected standard in writing (national was 69%) and 79% reached the expected standard in maths (national was 71%).
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 2023. 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
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OFSTED visited our school in October 2022 and their judgement was that we continue to be a good school. Read the full report here
We were delighted to read their latest report – they recognised all of the excellent practice that goes on at school and praised all of the areas they inspected. Some of their comments included:
‘Pupils are proud to be part of St Edward’s ‘
‘Pupils are well behaved. In lessons they listen intently to their teachers. They concentrate hard and help each other with their work. No learning time is lost due to poor behaviour.”
‘Leaders have high expectations of pupils both academically and personally. The school’s values are at the heart of this work’.
‘Everyone is accepted in this inclusive school’
‘Leaders have designed an ambitious curriculum.’
‘Staff say that the school is a happy place to work in. They feel supported by leaders.’
Our vision is to be fruitful in all that we do.
Our school is a community where all can flourish; academically, socially, spiritually and emotionally. An inclusive place where together we can find meaning, purpose and security.
Our vision and values are based on Galatians 5:22
‘The fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness and self- control’
Our Curriculum Intent
Our school values are at the heart of our curriculum.
In order to meet the needs of every child in our school, our curriculum is inclusive, ambitious and ensures all can flourish and achieve.
Our curriculum is designed to ensure children have a wide range of enriching opportunities that bring the National Curriculum to life.
Throughout the curriculum, children are engaged in learning that is purposeful and relevant to them, identifying further opportunities for individuals to deepen and embed their learning.
We develop learners who support, listen and challenge each other, are able to articulate their views and opinions confidently, continually developing a wide ranging vocabulary. Knowledge and skills are built on firm foundations and learning is sequential to enable pupils to see links across the curriculum.
We aim to equip learners with the knowledge and life skills they need to succeed.
School Term Dates 2022-23
|Schools open:||Tuesday 30 August 2022|
|Half term break:||Monday 17 to Friday 21 October 2022|
|Schools close:||Friday 16 December 2022|
|New Year Bank Holiday:||Monday 2 January 2023|
|Schools open:||Tuesday 3 January 2023|
|Half term break:||Monday 20 to Friday 24 February 2023|
|Schools close:||Friday 31 March 2023|
|Schools open:||Monday 17 April 2023|
|May Day Bank Holiday:||Monday 1 May 2023|
|Half term break:||Monday 29 May to Friday 2 June 2023|
|Schools close:||Wednesday 12 July 2023|
Term dates 2023/2024
|August Bank Holiday:||Monday 28 August 2023|
|Schools open:||Tuesday 29 August 2023|
|Half term break:||Monday 16 to Friday 20 October 2023|
|Schools close:||Friday 22 December 2023|
|Schools open:||Monday 8 January 2024|
|Half term break:||Monday 19 to Friday 23 February 2024|
|Schools close:||Friday 22 March 2024|
|Schools open:||Monday 8 April 2024|
|May Day Bank Holiday:||Monday 6 May 2024|
|Half term break:||Monday 27 May to Friday 31 May 2024|
|Schools close:||Tuesday 9 July 2024|
“The children in school are always so polite. It’s really nice to see these values being taught in school.”
“We could not have asked for a more friendly and encouraging, positive environment for learning.”
“There is a sense of pride from both staff and students – how well deserved that is!”