The Claypole Church of England Primary School

Believe And Achieve: To Be The Best That We Can Be

Places available in both Key Stages - for school tours or more information, please ring 01636 626 268

The Claypole Church of England Primary School

Believe And Achieve: To Be The Best That We Can Be

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For Nottinghamshire & Lincolnshire Families


Welcome to Claypole Church of England Primary School. We understand that parents are busy and starting a new school can be an upheaval; this page has been put together to help you as much as we can by collating information we think you'll need as a new parent at our school. 


It is with great pleasure that I introduce you to our wonderful Church of England Primary School of which we are all very proud. Claypole is a small, friendly and thriving village school in an attractive, rural location with class sizes of approximately 25. This is a school where children and adults have fun, work hard and achieve our very best.  We love sports, art and music and produce fantastic work.  You will hear much laughter and see smiling faces when you visit us, but you will also see good quality work in every part of our school. 


All schools have their own distinctive ‘feel’ which makes each one unique.  We believe that the ‘special feel’ at Claypole Church of England Primary School is to do with our caring, friendly atmosphere.  Our school continues to develop in many exciting ways, providing high expectations and an even more enriching experience for our children. We are all extremely proud of our exemplary behaviour, commitment to achieving high standards and providing the very best opportunities for the children in our care. 


Our children achieve high results and academic standards are very important to us.  Alongside this, our children care about each other within our Christian Values and their behaviour is exemplary.  With wrap-around care (breakfast club & after school club) and a variety of clubs during the term, we can help to increase our children’s success beyond the school day.


Thank you for entrusting your child[ren] into our care.

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Twitter: @ClaypolePrimary 

Video Tour

Arrange a tour of our school; we have spaces in most year groups. We'd be delighted to talk to you more about our school. In the meantime, watch our film to discover a flavour of our vision, values & ethos.

Arriving at Claypole

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A little video shot from the point of view of our youngest children as they walk from School Lane, towards the school gates, into the outdoor area to their classroom and then to the hall where they eat their lunch.

Date & Time

Transition Event for children starting in Reception (September 2023)

Monday 26th June 2023

(5pm – 6pm)

A welcome informative meeting.

Parents/carers are invited to meet with the headteacher, class teacher & teaching assistant and to hear all about the important information before starting school.

Monday 3rd July 2023

(3:45pm – 5pm)

A tour of the school.

Groups of our older children will prepare a tour around the school with you as a family.

Monday 10th July 2023

(1:15pm – 3:15pm)

A ‘Teddy Bears Picnic.’

Our new intake are invited into school for the afternoon to enjoy a snack and activities with our current reception children. Remember to bring your favourite teddy too.

Monday 17th July 2023

(1:15 – 3:15pm)

Time in the classroom.

Our new intake are invited back to school for the afternoon to spend time with their new teacher and teaching assistant together as a class on their own.


In June and July, the EYFS team will begin to visit nursery settings etc to meet the children (and keyworkers) in their current setting.

Free transport to school from Fenton & Stubton

The Book With No Pictures (read by Mr Wells)

Story time for the Hummingbirds Class

The Dawn Chorus

A story for Reception children read by Miss Kurvink, the class teacher.

Harry and the Dinosaurs go to School

A story for Reception children read by Miss Sharp.

School Timetable

7 years in 7 minutes...

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A snapshot of what children can expect from their time at our school.

Contact us at school

  • The Claypole Church of England Primary School, School
  • Lane, Claypole, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG23 5BQ
  • Email:
  • Phone: 01636 626268