St Edwards C of E Primary School

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 2022. 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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Our Vision

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

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.

COVID 19 Safeguards

There are a number of safeguards we have implemented to ensure school is safe to return to. The risk assessment is available to read here:

Updated Covid-19 Risk Assessment Return to School Risks-Hazards

School Term Dates 2021-22

Autumn Term

Schools open: Wednesday 25 August 2021
August Bank Holiday Monday 30 August 2021
Half term break: Friday 15 October to Friday 22 October 2021

*NOTE school will be closed Friday 15 October

Schools close: Friday 17 December 2021

Spring Term – NOTE – Monday 3rd January is a BANK HOLIDAY

Schools open: Tuesday 4th  January 2022
Half term break: Monday 14 February to Friday 18 February 2022
Schools close: Friday 8 April 2022

Summer Term

Schools open: Monday 25 April 2022
May Day Bank Holiday: Monday 2 May 2022
Half term break: Monday 30 May to Friday 3 June 2022
Schools close: Friday 8 July 2022

Inset / Teacher training days (School will be closed to pupils on these dates)

Monday 23 August 2021

Tuesday 24 August 2021

Friday 31 December 2021

Monday 11 July 2022

Tuesday 12 July 2022

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’

Parents’ Voice

“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!”