Link to the latest Newsletter:

July 28th 2023

Keeping Children Safe In Education 2023

School Holidays 2023 - 2024

Scarlet Fever - Letter to Parents

Very Important Attendance Information

Working together to improve school attendance



The link below celebrates the four-year partnership between Cantrell &

City Arts and the work we have produced together.

This partnership will continue into the future.

The work has been a huge success and we want to share this journey with you.

Cantrell's Whole School Carnival


Latest School Meals Information

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At Cantrell we communicate with every family using ClassDojo.

ClassDojo is an interactive reward system that allows you to see how your children are getting on in school. After you have signed up, you will be able to see what your child is doing in school through the ‘Class Story’ feature.

NURSERY PLACES AVAILABLE. If you have a three or four-year-old child, we now have FREE nursery places available. Our Early Years provision is consistently rated Good by Ofsted. We also have 30 hours places for families with eligibility. Please ring 0115 9155770 to book a visit. We look forward to meeting you.


Cantrell's New Catering Menus 

Main Menu Summer 2023

Dairy Free Summer 2023

Gluten Free Summer 2023



Our website is designed to introduce you to our remarkable Cantrell community. Visitors often comment on the special atmosphere they find here. It is a friendly and welcoming place where children feel secure and supported – the perfect environment for learning. We encourage all our children to think creatively, set themselves high standards and to work hard to achieve their full potential.

Contexts for learning are meaningful, modern, motivating and challenging so that our children take great pride in their learning. Our children have positive attitudes; they are confident, well-mannered and well-behaved and they genuinely care about each other, further fostering values and ethos which are evident for all to see.

Our school motto, ‘Harmony Through Working Together’ encapsulates our approach and the belief and value we place in every single one of our children.

We know choosing the right school for your child is one of the most important decisions you’ll make as a parent. Close links between home and school are really important to us. We develop close relationships with our parents and families throughout their time here. We work to ensure each child is happy and fulfilled and through talking to and listening to you, we can ensure your child makes the most of their talents and potential.







MESSAGE FROM THE HEADTEACHER. Dear Parents, as we approach the end of the academic year, we reflect upon what a journey it has been for the school. It was only in September that pupils returned following the summer break with lots of restrictions still in place. Since then, we have seen a relaxing of Covid measures both in the school and across society. It has meant that for the first time since 2019 pupils in year 6 had their SATs. They performed amazingly and we are celebrating the most successful results we have had in many years – just when national figures have gone down. Nationally, writing is 69% at the expected standard, we achieved 69% too! Reading nationally is 74%, we achieved 82%! Maths nationally is 71% and we achieved 84%! And SPAG nationally is 72% and our fantastic group of year 6’s got 84%.

We are so proud of their excellent achievements which are testament to all the children’s hard work and endeavours. Whilst these results are a snapshot at a moment in time, they are rich reward for the children’s efforts over a turbulent period of schooling. Congratulations to all of you!

 Key Stage 2 Reading

 Key Stage 2 Writing

 Key Stage 2 Maths