Please see letter from Mrs Booth with regards to returning to school in the Covid 19 Information tab.

Please could all pupils who will be attending school after 1st June be directed to the following information video on the website.  This has been composed to help young children understand social distancing and to prepare for the way school will look when they return.  With thanks to James Cash of Hurdsfield Primary School.

Due to lack of requests from key workers, school is closed next week, the May half-term holiday.

Telephone and email messages will not be answered until 1st June.


We have added a new tab - Covid 19 Information. All details, guidelines, websites, communication, etc. will be posted in this area.

The Covid 19 page was updaed on 21st May 2020 with a letter from Mrs Booth regarding the school returning in June 2020.


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

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

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