Contact email addresses for Teachers 


From Friday 20 March schools, childcare and other educational settings are closed to everyone except:

  • children whose parents are critical to the covid19 response and who cannot be safely cared for at home
  • vulnerable children who cannot be safely cared for at home

Staff will be providing year group specific online resources on the website (pupil zone / year xxx / home learning) and will be regularly checking children's work.  If you do not have internet access please contact the school by email - we have year group activity packs which can be printed for you.  Every year group has an email address which will be checked every day (e.g.  If your child does not know their log on for 'Purple Mash' or 'Times Tables Rockstars', please contact the school office by email.  

Emergency childcare provision

If parents’ work is critical to the coronavirus response and they cannot work from home, and their children cannot be safely cared for at home, they will be prioritised for childcare provision.

Government guidance 22nd March 2020:

'You should only send your child to school if you have to, because your work is critical to our COVID-19 response and they cannot be safely cared for at home.  If you are able to keep your child at home, you should.  The fewer children in school the less risk to everyone.' #StayHomeSaveLives


Monday 23rd March:

Please note that we have significant staffing issues from today due to the virus and that 2 members of staff are very ill.


Please don't send your children to school unless you have no alternative.  Minimum attendance means minimum staff exposed and minimum risk at school and at home.

Children eligible for free school meals

The government have announced that they will be providing supermarket vouchers for parents of pupils eligible for free school meals.  In the meantime, if you need help providing your child with a meal, please contact the school by email. 


  • if you have symptoms, stay at home for 7 days
  • if you live with other people, they should stay at home for 14 days from the day the first person got symptoms

If you live with someone who is 70 or over, has a long-term condition, is pregnant or has a weakened immune system, try to find somewhere else for them to stay for 14 days.

If you have to stay at home together, try to keep away from each other as much as possible.


 Additional guidance for pupils with asthma can be found on the following website:




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 ring the school office to arrange a visit.


Warm Regards

Mrs A J Booth, Federation Headteacher








A member of the Cheshire Federation of Schools 

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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