Ofsted Report 2019

"Observations of teaching and learning showed that teachers have good subject knowledge, plan well-organised lessons which are often lively and engaging..."

Many parents commented positively on the 'family' ethos of the school, friendly staff and recent improvement..."

"Pupils are well behaved... They are friendly, positive and polite at all times of the school day..."

"Teaching is strong across the school and pupils' work shows that the majority of pupils make good progress"

"A large majority of parents say their children are happy coming to school, were taught well and are making good progress."


OFSTED REPORT May 2019(click here to read our full report)




Welcome to Sutton Bonington Primary School


Building Project announced

We are thrilled to be able to share the news that Sutton Bonington Primary School has been included in the first wave of the Government’s School Rebuilding Programme.   The Programme was initially announced in June 2020 setting out plans to carry out major rebuilding and refurbishment projects at selected schools across England.  Sutton Bonington is a community primary school for children aged 4-11, in rural Nottinghamshire.  Originally opened in 1909 and extended in the 1960s, the school aims to provide an inclusive, nurturing and inspiring learning community where everyone can achieve and flourish.  We are delighted to be part of a rebuilding programme that sets out to provide schools with improved facilities and greener, more energy efficient buildings.   As we begin to come out of the pandemic, this is very good news for Sutton Bonington School and the local community.  Further details of the Government Programme are available at this address: http://gov.uk/government/publications/school-rebuilding-programme



Apologies for the delay with the launch of the new website - this will occur as soon as possible and we will keep you updated.





Letter from Headteacher - reopening schools - Thursday 4th March 2021


Newsletter #9 - Dated 31/1/2021

Children's mental health awareness week activities - dated 31/1/2021

Newsletter #8 - 15/1/2021

Parents' letter - 12/1/2021

Newsletter #7 - Dated 18/12/2020

Newsletter #6 - Dated Tuesday 1st December 2020   GOVERNMENT TIER 2 POSTER  TIER 3 POSTER

Newsletter #5 - Dated Wednesday 18th November 2020

Important letter from the Local Authority

Newsletter #4 - dated - Tuesday 10th November 2020

Parents' info letter - sent out on Saturday 31st October

Newsletter #3 - dated Tuesday 20th October 2020

Newsletter #2 - dated Friday 25th September 2020

Parents' evening letter - dated Friday 25th September 2020

Newsletter #1 - dated 14th September 2020

Remote learning letter - dated 17th September 2020

What to do if my child/household member gets Covid-19 symptoms (flowchart)

Permission letter for Y5 and Y6 to walk home alone

Welcome back letter - 2nd September 2020

Updated FAQs - Wednesday 2nd July 2020

Letter from the Headteacher - sent on July 28th 2020




Key worker parents, please access school childcare form here (Form W/B 20th July)

UPDATED -- Monday 7th July 2020

Dear parents/carers,

From Tuesday 9th June, we started to implement the Government's plan - to began the phased reopening of the school for children in Reception and Year 1.  From Tuesday 9th June, we opened for children in Reception and the following week (15/6), we welcomed back children in Year 1.  The children are being looked after in bubbles with pairs of staff in the school.  As of 22/06, we have 50 children in school which is approximately equal to 30% of our school population.  The key worker group has risen slightly and remain a priority group.  Most of the children in Reception are attending school and approximately half of the children in Y1 are in school. We are closing for children in Reception and Year 1 a week early (Friday 17th July) so that we can accommodate year 6 children in their final week.  The Prime Minister's announcement on W/B 8th June stated that the government's plans to ensure that all children across the primary age range were abandoned and this was no longer a requirement.  A recent announcement from the government has stated that all children will attend school in September on a full-time basis - we await additional guidance regarding this.

We remain open to the children of critical workers and vulnerable children. The school has worked hard to open and for now children in Year R and Year 1 can attend school.  The safety of the children, staff and all members of the community is of paramount importance and and increased to pupil numbers will be done in line with a rigorous risk assessment which is regularly reviewed in line with government guidance.(see below).

We miss the children deeply and school certainly isn't the same without them.  Our aim is get all children in school as soon as possible but we are governed by government advice in all we do.  The staff are working diligently to provide childcare for the children who have critical workers as parents and also for children who are considered vulnerable.  Together with this, the staff are uploading weekly home learning activities on the school website.  These are now live on the FOR PARENTS tab following the half-term break.  You are all doing an incredible job as parents in this unprecedented time and the staff are impressed with the work you and your children are doing.  Advice for parents is still available at RCPCH (The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health) and is available here.  Three websites I particularly recommend are:

Stay alert

We can all help control the virus if we all stay alert. This means you must:

  • stay at home as much as possible
  • work from home if you can
  • limit contact with other people
  • keep your distance if you go out (2 metres apart where possible)
  • wash your hands regularly

Do not leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms.


  • Do not leave home if you or someone you live with has any of the following:
  • a high temperature
  • a new, continuous cough
  • a loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste

For the children who are at home, the suggested work is available on the FOR PARENTS tab on this website.  At this stage, please complete the activities on the set days if you can to help you with establishing structure at this difficult time.  The teachers also have class emails and are also using the SeeSaw application to communicate with you also.  The emails are of the format: class?@suttonbonington.notts.sch.uk, where the ? is replaced by the class number.

If you are having difficulties accessing any of the links/not receiving the emails, please contact the school office so we can provide assistance. 


Best wishes, 

Lee Shilton (Headteacher).

Please find below my recent correspondence regarding the Coronavirus (most recent first):

Correspondence from the Headteacher:

Newsletter #12 to parents (10/7/2020)

Newsletter #11 to parents (1/7/2020)

Letter about Zoom calls (24/6/2020)

Newsletter #10 to parents (22/6/2020)

Headteacher update letter (19/6/2020)

Headteacher letter (15/6/2020)

Newsletter from the Headteacher (15/6/2020)

Frequently asked questions for wider opening (updated 19/6/2020)

Current Risk Assessment to be followed for wider opening (v5) - Reviewed on 17th June 2020.  CLICK HERE

Key worker letter (9/6/2020)

Wider opening letter (4/6/2020)

Letter to parents - Friday 22nd May 2020 (re: wider opening from 8th June 2020)

Letter to parents regarding the conditional wider opening of the school - Thursday 14th May 2020

Newsletter from the Headteacher - Sunday 10th May 2020

Newsletter from the Headteacher - Monday 4th May 2020

Newsletter from the Headteacher - Tuesday 28th April 2020

Newsletter from the Headteacher - Sunday 19th April 2020

Letter from the Headteacher - Sunday 5th April 2020

Seesaw instructions for parents - 30th March 2020

Letter from the Headteacher - Saturday 28th March 2020

Letter from the Headteacher - Sunday 22nd March 2020

Web-based advice and key information

NSPCC - child protection guidance

E-safety during the coronavirus

Guidance for parents regarding reopening schools on 1/6/2020

Guidance for schools regarding reopening schools on 1/6/2020

Guidance about protective measures for schools

Latest scientific advice - published 15/06/2020

Latest Guidance for Educational settings - applicable until 31/05/2020

COVID 19 - Guidance poster

NHS Overview - coronavirus (Covid - 19)

Critical workers who can access schools (updated 14/05/2020)

Public Health matters - what you need to know (updated March 24th 2020)

Easy to read guide - Public Health England - Updated 25th March 2020

How to look after your Mental Wellbeing while staying at home (NHS)

Coronavirus advice poster

Handwashing poster - NHS

Sutton Bonington is a friendly, happy and inclusive school that strives to provide a caring and stimulating environment in which pupils and staff are happy and successful. We encourage positive social skills, self-respect and a caring attitude towards all others in the school and wider community.

Our dedicated and committed staff team and Governing Body are very proud of the education we offer. We believe that our emphasis on a family atmosphere, together with the expectation of high standards, provides children with an ideal beginning to their school lives. Please visit the school and see for yourself. If you would like an appointment or have any other questions, please contact the school on the number above and we will be pleased to help.

New parents to Reception in 2019/20 please click here for the welcome Powerpoint presentation (at the meeting on 26th June 2019)

Admission arrangements can be found by clicking here to view our School Prospectus.

Further information is available by clicking here for the Nottinghamshire County Council school admissions website.




   "Together we’re learning for life.  Every child, every chance, every day"


Our Vision

To provide an inclusive, nurturing and inspiring learning community where everyone can achieve and flourish.

Our Values

Our school community is built on these shared values:

  • Kindness
  • Resilience
  • Honesty
  • Respect
  • Curiosity