Welcome to our School
“I would like to welcome you to St Edward’s C of E Primary School. I am very proud of all that the staff, pupils and governors have achieved at this school and if you would like any further information or would like to visit the school then please do not hesitate to contact us.”
The school, built in 1910, is situated in the heart of the old part of the village of Castle Donington. The traditional building has seven classrooms on the ground floor, several opening onto a central hall, and two classrooms on the first floor. One of the classrooms houses a library and suite of computers. Another is used by all classes for activities such as food technology and learning support. Access for people in wheelchairs is possible to all the ground floor rooms, but there are no toilet facilities for the disabled. Class 4+ houses the first infant class and has access to an outdoor play area specifically for their use.
Across the playground is a dining hall, kitchen and facilities used by the Breakfast and After School Club.
The school’s playground has been improved with funding from the Local Education Authority and Friends of St Edward’s Association. Bright and colourful games have been painted onto the playground to compliment the gardens and new play equipment has been installed which is very popular with the children.
The school has no playing field but is allowed to use the fields at Castle Donington College and Moira Dale Park.
OFSTED visited our school in June 2012 and graded us as a good school.
Some of their comments included:
‘This is a good school where pupils make good progress’
‘Teaching is typically good throughout the school and some teaching is outstanding’
‘Pupils are very polite and respectful to adults and each other’
‘Disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs receive well-targeted support’