Donisthorpe Primary School is situated in the heart of the National Forest; we pride ourselves on being at the centre of the community, providing a safe, happy, welcoming environment for children, parents and visitors.
The Donisthorpe team work hard to provide a curriculum of a very high standard. All staff are dedicated to providing the children with first-class care and high-quality learning activities and experiences.
Choosing the right start to your child’s education is very important. We hope that the information on our website will be useful to you in making your decision.
If you have any further queries, or would like to visit us, please contact the school to make an appointment. Sylvie Newman Executive Headteacher
What OFSTED Said...
" You and your staff have worked tirelessly to ensure that the school is a happy place, where pupils feel valued and supported. They thrive in this environment and those I spoke to said they enjoy school and the ‘fun learning’. The school provides an exceptionally strong range of opportunities for pupils to study a wide range of subjects and topics. Pupils have the opportunity to make use of the extensive grounds and explore learning in a range of contexts. For example, during my visit, a group of pupils looked at evaporation and were fascinated to see how water in a puddle in the playground reduced in volume during the day. "
Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills. They inspect and regulate services that care for children and young people, and services providing education and skills for learners of all ages,
Donisthorpe Primary School is developing its own Forest School programme, which will be part of the curriculum for all year groups. We will be working with Dave Churchward from Little Acorns Forest Schools to develop forest learning both on site and off site at Moira Furnace Woodlands. Over the coming years our pupils will be working to develop our own forest school site so that it can be used regularly by all classes throughout the year.