Carrington primary school


Tel: 0115 915 6825

Fax: 0115 915 6824


Welcome to Carrington Primary School

Welcome from the headteacher


Carrington is a warm, creative school with high expectations of pupil achievement and behaviour. We are a small school with a very diverse intake both ethnically and socially. We pride ourselves on our sense of community and our active encouragement of respect and tolerance. OFSTED recognised this in their last inspection, describing Carrington as an “harmonious multicultural community.”

We seek to create a stimulating environment which responds to the strengths, needs and individuality of our children. A friendly and supportive atmosphere encourages good progress and high achievement. We aim to deliver a broad and balanced curriculum which reflects our local community and excites an enthusiasm for learning.

Visits are warmly welcomed; please contact our office and make an appointment. You can find more about our school in our prospectus, and through our OFSTED report and performance tables.

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Welcome to Carrington Primary School


Welcome back to the second part of the summer term

Here is a link to a fabulous interview with one of our School Governors – Rev James Pacey –

Well worth a read of the fantastic work he has been doing.

A message from Ms Skeats and one from the whole staff…

Response to prime minister’s speech May 2020 (002)

From Acorn House Care Home, Nottingham

‘Volunteers at Carrington school have designed this amazing artwork with the children to lift the spirits of our residents at Acorn House. Residents stood and applauded them at their bedroom windows in appreciation as the colourful messages were being attached!
Thank you Carrington! We stand together!’

Thank you Acorn House – we’re glad you like them.

Nicholas and Rada Pote have been working hard knitting squares for us

Can you help?

We are asking anyone who has knitting needles and spare wool to help knit squares for blankets;to support a local ward treating people with the Coronavirus. The squares need to be 10cm by 10cm in size. Once you have knitted one please wash it and leave in in the entrance of school. We will join them together to make larger blankets. We know that not everyone will be able to help, but if you can, we know that it will bring much needed comfort to people who could really do with some Carrington style love.

Please make sure you have connected to your child’s class through Class Dojo.

It is a great way to keep in touch with other members of the school and a really useful way to get in touch with your child’s teacher if you need to.

A letter from Ms Skeats at this difficult time; 16.4.20 Dear parents, First of all, thank you for your encouragement, positive feedback and hard work supporting your children, you are great co-educators. We know this is a very difficult situation so we are working hard in the background to continue to improve on ways to support you. We were overwhelmed with your response to our survey, thank you. Your feedback was really useful. Our online learning system was set up in haste, but we now have time to look at developing it further. We think that using the website works well for staff and families because it is easy to use. However, it does have limitations, particularly with the increased volume of traffic. Therefore, you will find links to Google Drive for most work as this has more storage capacity. We hope you will find downloading work much faster now. Some parents have asked about moving children on rather than the consolidation work we are currently offering. There are problems with moving children on to new concepts, as we are not able to monitor who is accessing the site and how much they understand, this is a common issue for schools across the country. However, we are looking closely at how we can begin to add new learning to the site. From next week, weekly maths problems and puzzles will be included alongside your basic skills practice so children start to apply their learning in more depth. From Years one to six in English, you should receive one week of work around grammar and punctuation and another week looking at more extended writes. We will help you to know what to look for in the extended writes. You should also be given a reading comprehension. National Curriculum spellings have been added to the site under the general resources tab so children will be given spellings to learn. You should also have science and topic work related projects in every class. We are reviving Class Dojo as a means to keep in touch and encourage children to share work with each other, so you should receive an email from us. You can ask us questions about the work through Dojo so we can help with any queries you may have. Some classes are beginning to trial ways to move learning on. We will start this slowly as we want to ensure we are offering the right resources. This work won’t go out to every class until we know it’s a good way to share learning. As ever, keep in touch and let us know if you need support. Class Dojo is a good way to talk to teachers, can be used for general queries. We hope you are keeping well and staying safe. We are all thinking about the children and looking forward to seeing you all as soon as we are able to do so. Yours Sincerely Christine Skeats Head Teacher

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