Rothersthorpe CE Primary School
We are a small village primary school with approximately 100 children who live in the village or nearby Pineham, Hunsbury Meadows and West Hunsbury. We are a happy, friendly and caring school that prides itself on being at the heart of our local community. Our school hall is also the village hall, offering an environment unique to our local community. We fully embrace our school family, village and church; a place where a range of people and groups gather in the pleasure of learning and growing together.
Everyone is valued as an individual and helped to develop and progress in their own unique way within a Christian environment. The curriculum we offer is not merely academic, but embraces the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of all pupils. The development of good social, interpersonal skills and enthusiastic, but also thoughtful and caring attitudes in all our pupils is central in preparing our children for life in Britain and a global society.
'Everyone is valued as an individual'
'Love your neighbour, as yourself" - Mark 12:31
Our School motto, created by our children is:
Pride, Ability, Positivity
- Pride: Have high respect and self-esteem for ourselves and others. Be friendly and appreciative.
- Ability: Work hard to reach our full potential. Be honest and determined.
- Positivity: Make a rewarding contribution to our world. Be helpful, caring and healthy.
Comments from our recent March 2018 Ofsted Report:
- "The Headteacher, Staff and Governing Body have created a culture where both parents and pupils feel that everyone is valued as an individual".
- "The strong ties with the Community support the caring environment beyond the school gates".
- "Pupils achieve well across the school in reading, writing and mathematics".
- "Pupils value their teachers; they like the humour their teachers display, but know that there are clear boundaries and high expectations of both their attitudes to learning and behaviour".
- "Pupils are polite and well-mannered......They listen attentively in class and learning behaviours are consistently positive".
- "All staff are highly vigilant of pupil's welfare".
- "Pupils are given a range of opportunities to explore learning in subjects across the curriculum and are challenged to use higher-order thinking skills".
We work hard to create worthwhile partnerships with all our parents as we recognise the importance of working together in unison if we are to maximise on each child’s potential. To this end we make lots of opportunities for parents to share and contribute to their child’s education whilst they are at our school
Visits to our school are warmly welcomed.
Mrs. Nicola Fountain