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About Us

 

Thank you for taking an interest in Deeping St Nicholas Primary School. 

 Our small rural Village School which opened on 2nd January 1877, is located in the village of Deeping St Nicholas, on the A1175 between The Deepings and Spalding. Deeping St Nicholas is the longest village in the county, if not in the whole of the United Kingdom!

 Many of our visitors comment on the warm, friendly atmosphere that is an essential part of the school. It is our hope that all new families find the school welcoming and friendly. We encourage visitors to come and see what we have to offer for themselves, but this information is a starting point for those thinking of getting to know us better.

 For those of you unfamiliar with small schools, they are different! You will need to balance our many strengths against the challenges we face with a small team and an increasingly tight budget. We believe that every one of our children has the space to grow and develop in a caring community knowing that s/he is a valued member of our school family. Everyone cares genuinely about their development and is dedicated to helping all children reach their full potential.

 We recognise that parents and carers have an equally important part to play in the education of children and expect that we will work in partnership together. We encourage active participation in a child's education with parent meetings throughout the year. We also have many informal discussions during the course of the year, and hope this will forge positive relationships between home and school which will benefit the child. A group of parents work together in a number of ways each year to support the life of the school by raising money for school fund.

 Our Ofsted Reports are available on the Ofsted site for you to consider. It is unlikely that you will find details of our results in League Tables as we rarely have more than 10 children in a year group. Results of cohorts less than 10 are not published in order to make sure that these children are not identifiable.

 We measure the success of our children in many ways. Our first measurement is the size of their smiles! Of course, SATs results are important, but so is having the opportunity to take part in sports competitions with other local schools, or taking the lead in a school production. Everyone is good at something, and we try to explore as many avenues as possible in order for every child to know what it feels like to be proud of an achievement and receive recognition from their peers.

 Over the past few years, we have improved our outdoor learning areas through fundraising and grants. Because of these improvements, we are very proud to be joint winners of the Young Lincolnshire Environmentalist Award 2019. We will continue to improve these areas to promote learning and life skills for our children.

 More recently, we have introduced a Breakfast and After School club to support families in the village and wider community.

 If you wish to visit the school get in touch with Mrs Ecob, our school administrator, to arrange an appointment.

 We are currently updating our school website where you will be able to see for yourself some of the exciting learning that is taking place in school. We will happily answer any enquires by telephone or email.

 

I look forward to welcoming you to our school’s family.

 

Mr T Emery

Head teacher

  

Click link for a full copy of the 2019-2020 School Prospectus

 

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