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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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