About Our School
Welcome to Spratton CE Primary
Our happy, friendly school encourages a caring ethos, as well as nurturing a real desire to learn. Our motto is:
'Living and learning together, celebrating life in all its fullness,'
and we are proud of how this is reflected in every area of school life and in our supportive links with our village community. We believe in nurturing all aspects of children's and adults' development, as respectful and responsible local and global citizens in a modern world, within our core and traditional values.
Spratton Church of England Primary School has been at the centre of the local community since 1819 when the church received a grant of land to build a school to accommodate 150 children.
The original 19th century school building has a modern extension to house the many learning environments which we have to offer. As a village school we are an integral part of our community and have close links with the Church and other local groups. On 01 September 2018 the School became an Academy within the Peterborough Diocese Education Trust (PDET). Spratton Church of England Primary School is a school that is continually moving forward and strives for excellence in all it does.
We are also fortunate to be set in spacious grounds with a playground area which has a purpose built trim trail and a school field with pond and wildlife areas overlooking the local, beautiful countryside.
I am proud and honoured to be leading such a fantastic school of amazing people. I hope you enjoy finding out a little more about us and warmly invite you to visit our school to see it in action. If you would like to visit us, please contact the school office.
PDET School of the Week – Spratton CE Primary School June 2021
“Living and learning together, celebrating life in all its fullness”
Spratton CE Primary School is a small village school with a big heart! We are blessed with stunningly beautiful surroundings, which inspire us to engage with nature and nurture everyone’s growth and wellbeing. Our children are predominantly from the village and we enjoy building and celebrating supportive relationships with many groups within the community we serve.
Spratton is a village steeped in history, with a proactive Local History Association who have catalogued a wealth of sources that our pupils can use to explore the village and school’s history. In 1819, the local squire founded a village school for children in Spratton. He was helped by the Vicar and the schoolmaster and these three influential men believed firmly in the value of education. The opening of the school placed Spratton ahead of its neighbours in offering education to the children of everyone and the early curriculum consisted of general subjects as well as “a systematic instruction in the Christian religion”. This focus on education and Christianity is our heritage and is clearly reflected in the modern school.
The school joined the Trust in 2018. We currently have 81 pupils and are continuing to grow. Last year we moved from a tricky three-class structure to four classes, creating a new EYFS classroom – something we very much enjoyed doing! Within the last year, we have been developing our outdoor provision and launched Forest School into our curriculum. We have also reimagined our school library, which is literally and metaphorically the central hub of the school, and carefully selected each and every book that has been placed on the shelves!
We love visits and visitors, so found our wings were somewhat clipped by not being able to go out and about recently. To overcome this, we use many different strategies to bring the world and its people into the classrooms. To enable us to do this, and to meet the challenge of remote learning, we have completely overhauled the school’s IT infrastructure and hardware – something we are excited to be close to completing.
I became Headteacher here 9 weeks before the first lockdown. What a rollercoaster my first year and a half has been! Like so many people, we have found that the pandemic has prompted us to focus on our fundamental values and the wellbeing of all members of school community. I am incredibly proud of how the staff, children and school supporters have helped us to navigate the challenges of this period in the school’s history. We are looking forward to next year; more development projects and working with the school community to give our children a wide range of learning opportunities and encourage them to aspire to being their best selves.