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Keep up with events via our website www.cantrell.nottingham.sch.uk our twitter and Facebook pages: @Cantrell Primary.


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"A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and I have 100% Atendance."


A great start to the school year at 97%! Special mention to children in classes 6, 11 and 12. They achieved 100% attendance last week and enjoyed a non-uniform day today.

Congratulations to Kayden in year 1, Lucas in year 3, and Natalia in year 5 who have won a brand new bike each at the end of last term!

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Free Child Care for 2 Year Olds. Cantrell's Rising Stars!

We now have places available from September. To be entitled to a funded 2-year-old place, parents must be in receipt of benefits/JSA/Child Tax Credit/Working Tax Credit/earn less than £16,190. Apply online to Families Information Service www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/fis or telephone 0800 4584114 to check eligibility. Please bring eligibility form into school.

In Other News...

UPDATE TELEPHONE NUMBERS. We use Schoolcomms a text messaging service for urgent updates. If you have changed your mobile number recently, please update your details at the school office.

BREAKFAST CLUB. This continues to be FULLY BOOKED each week. It is imperative to book your child’s place IN ADVANCE with a booking form at least the week before a place is required. We have limited space and staffing so cannot accommodate children who have not booked and just turn up on the day. If you no longer require a booked place, please let us know as there is a waiting list.  Parents please also ensure you ACCOMPANY YOUR CHILD into the building in the morning, to ensure their safety.  Thank you.




Ofsted Report

Ofsted Good GP ColourWe are delighted to announce that Cantrell Primary and Nursery School is a Good School!

Dear Parents and Carers,

I am delighted to tell you that the recent Ofsted visit to our school was very successful and the inspectors found that Cantrell Primary and Nursery School is a GOOD school!  

In brief, the inspectors told us that the school has improved since the last inspection and that:

This is a good school
Since the last inspection, leaders, supported by the dedicated staff, have taken decisive action to bring about swift improvements. 

The school’s curriculum is designed to provide pupils with a wealth of opportunities they may not typically encounter. Leaders are keen to raise the aspirations of families for their children. 

The development of pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural education (SMSC) is a strength. Pupils are encouraged to think philosophically about their own and different cultures and faiths. They receive a wide range of opportunities to appreciate the arts.

Leaders have taken effective action to improve rates of attendance. The proportion of pupils who are persistently absent has fallen significantly. Parents and carers understand the importance of regular attendance. 

Governors are determined to provide the best possible education for pupils from the early years and onwards.

Arrangements for safeguarding pupils are secure. Adults have a comprehensive understanding of the risks that pupils may face and leaders train staff to be professionally suspicious.  

Teachers have high expectations of pupils. They use questioning skilfully to develop pupils’ knowledge and understanding. Teachers deploy other adults well to enhance learning. 

Pupils are confident, independent, and self-assured learners. They take pride in their work and express their views well. They behave well. 

Pupils who struggle to manage their behaviour receive support to enable them to understand their emotions. 

In the early years, staff understand the value of a language-rich environment.


I’m sure you will join me in congratulating all our wonderful teachers and support staff on this Ofsted visit. I am delighted that their hard work has paid off and our school is now officially a GOOD school!  

Thank you to everyone for your continued support and please join us in celebrating. However, be assured that we have many plans to develop the school so that it improves even further.

With very best wishes,

Deborah Weaver

Head Teacher
Cantrell Primary and Nursery School

Please follow the link below to read the full Inspection Report:

Cantrell Primary School Full OfSTED Inspection Report May 2019


YEAR 2 PARENTS SCHOOL MEALS - From 2nd September 2019 when your child is in year 3, he/she will no longer receive a Universal Free School Meal.

Times Tables Rock Stars App

The Times Tables Rock Stars app is now available to download. Your children can practise their times tables on their phones and tablets! Click here to download the app.

New Battle of the Bands

Class 16 V Class 1

Class 2 V Class 3

Class 11 V Class 4

Class 6 V Class 5

Class 12 V Class 13

A battle of the classes is a fun way for your children to learn their times tables.


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Cantrell Carnival 2019

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YEAR 1 FOREST SCHOOL. This will start on Tuesday 10th September for children in classes 9 and 10. Outdoor kit is needed.

FITNESS FUN FOR ALL TUESDAYS AFTER SCHOOL CLUB FOR CHILDREN IN YEARS 4, 5 & 6. Come and get fit by doing lots of fun games and exercises. You don’t have to be good at sport, this club is for every level. The club starts on Tuesday 10th September 3:30 – 4:30pm. The last session will be on Tuesday 17th December. This activity is free of charge.

GYMNASTICS AFTER SCHOOL CLUB FOR CHILDREN IN YEARS 2, 3, & 4. The club starts on Wednesday 11th September 3:30 – 4:30pm. The last session will be on Wednesday 18th December. The club is for beginners and those who already do gymnastics. A qualified gymnastics coach will run the sessions. This activity is free of charge.

KS1 (YEAR 1 & YEAR 2) MULTI-SPORTS MORNING CLUB – TUESDAY & THURSDAY. We will be starting the Multi-Skills Sports sessions on Tuesday 10th and Thursday 12th September for children in years 1 and 2. Sessions will run for the whole of the Autumn term. The activities will start before school at 8:00am and last for 35 minutes. They will be run by Mr Ward our Sports Leader.

KS2 (YEARS 3, 4, 5, 6) MULTI-SPORTS MORNING CLUB WEDNESDAY/FRIDAY. We will be starting Multi-Skills Sports sessions on Wednesday 11th and Friday 13th September for children in years 3 – 6. The activities will start before school at 8:00am and last for 35 minutes. They will be run by Mr Ward our Sports Leader.

SCHOOL CHOIR. Children in years 3 – 6 are invited to join the choir, starting next Thursday 12th September, 3:30 – 5pm in the school hall. Children will need a drink of water, and must attend regularly as we will be working towards Young Voices.

YEAR 2 (CLASSES 12 & 13) – PORTALS TO THE PAST DINOSAURS AND FOSSIL WORKSHOP. As part of our topic on Dinosaurs, a Palaeontologist will be coming into school with lots of dinosaur models and artefacts. On Wednesday 25th September, children in Year 2 will be taking part in fun and educational workshops throughout the day. Children can dress up in a ‘dinosaur’ theme.

CHOIR – COMMUNITY EVENT. The choir have been invited to sing at the Community event at Mellish Sports Hall on Kemmel Road on Monday 7th October 2019. They will leave school at 9:15am, walk to the venue, sing at 10am and return to school for approximately 11:30am.

Music Camp - Year 5 - September 2019

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CHANGES TO MAY 2020 BANK HOLIDAYS. The government recently announced that the first bank holiday in May 2020 will be changed from Monday 4th May to Friday 8th May. This will affect the current published Term Dates for Summer Term 2020 (2019/20 academic year). The decision was made by the government to coincide with the 75th anniversary of VE Day. This May Day bank holiday is traditionally on a Monday but the government has postponed the holiday to the Friday to form part of a three-day weekend of commemorative events.

NOTTINGHAM CITY ADMISSION ARRANGEMENTS 2020 TO 2021. The admission arrangements for all community schools and academies in Nottingham City for the 2020/21 school year have now been agreed. Follow this link;