We have employed all the guidelines that the government have suggested; you can see more details in the 'return to school letter' below. There is also a link to our latest risk assessment.

In order to help keep all the adults in our school community safe, the school office will remain closed. You can telephone or email if you need to speak to the school office. Of course, we are still keen to keep lines of communication open. If you wish to speak to any member of staff you can ring the school office and we can make you an appointment. This includes any conversation with your child's teacher that is more than a very quick word on the gate; we need to ensure that all the adults in school can continue to socially distance.  We will try to ensure your appointment is as timely as possible. 

Information on how to download the school communication tool school comms/ school gateway, can be found on  'parents/school comms'


Welcome to Gainsborough Primary & Nursery School 


Gainsborough is an inclusive school with a reputation for being friendly and approachable.

RELATIONSHIPS are important to us at Gainsborough.  We work hard to make our relationships with each other, with pupils, with parents and carers and with outside agencies, positive and constructive.  

We understand the power of ORACY in our school, the ability to 'speak up' confidently, command vocabulary and express oneself ably. We know that raising the quality and rigour of classroom talk helps pupils improve their academic, personal and social outcomes.  Increasing their vocabulary helps our pupils retain knowledge, transfer their skills across subject areas, enhance their self-esteem and reduce their anxiety.  Talking enables our children to explore and express their feelings and to address their behaviour, making them more successful in their interactions with others.   

Talk is a priority for many of our pupils, particularly for those who are at an early stage of learning English. 

We have 3 simple school rules - 'Be Safe, Be Respectful, Be Ready' and these values are taught every day. You can see the school rules explained below. 

In our federation we are committed to enabling every child to learn to speak well, to read and to write with understanding and to be able to use mathematics in context and to solve problems. We call these basic skills our 'non-negotiables' and we teach them, systematically, every day.  We have high expectations of what can be achieved and we believe in the power of practice. 

We are proud of our sporting tradition in school and know the value of ACTIVITY to keep mind and body healthy. 

If you would like to see the school in action we would be proud to show you our happy, successful community at work.  Please contact the school office to arrange a visit.

Warm Regards

Mrs A J Booth, Federation Headteacher

Files to Download

Be Ready:

  • To Listen and Learn
  • To Share
  • To Follow Instructions
  • To Work Hard and Do Your Best
  • To Help and Be Kind

Be Respectful:

  • Think About Others
  • Use Good Manners
  • Choose the Right Behaviours
  • Talk to Others in the Right Way
  • Accept and Celebrate our Differences

Be Safe:

  • Play and Learn Safely
  • Report Bullying or Unkind Behaviour
  • Move Around School Carefully
  • Tell an Adult if You Don't Feel Safe
  • Look After Each Other
Every Child a Reader
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Active Cheshire Logo
Every Child Counts Literacy and Mathematics Logo
Cheshire East Council Logo

Be Ready, Be Respectful, Be Safe