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St Botolph's CE Primary School
St Botolph's CE Primary School

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11 Sep 2020

COVID-19 related pupil absence

Please click here for a quick reference guide for parents and staff ... (click to read more)

13 Apr 2020

A message for the children! Please follow the link ... (click to read more)

06 Mar 2020

Chosen Charity Fundraiser

Fri 20th March - On this day, the school council have arranged a fundraiser day for Cancer Research UK. For £1 the children can wear purple and/or blue clothes; 50p for cakes; 50p for ballcourt games. ... (click to read more)

06 Mar 2020

Car seat initiative

Last Thursday’s safety exercise conducted by our local PC and colleagues was very well received by both children and parents/carers. The children listened and joined in with the school presentation, which educated the children about who should be using car seats to ensure they are carried safely – I’m ... (click to read more)

06 Mar 2020

Music Performance 23rd March:

We have a number of children learning to play a variety of musical instruments in school. If your child is one of those, they will be demonstrating their talents at a music performance to their parents/carers on Monday 23rd March, 2:15pm, in the Hall. ... (click to read more)

06 Mar 2020


Wow! FOSB made £225.96 (very specific!) from Non-uniform day before half term, and took £795.27 at the Spring discos - profit TBC but they are expecting it to be over £600 which is higher than the previous 2 February discos at £508 (17/18) and £573 (18/19) ... (click to read more)

02 Dec 2019

Christmas Tree Festival

A huge thank you to everyone involved with our entry into the Rotary Club Christmas Tree Festival at St Botolphs Church.  We are very pleased to announce that our entry came first in the Primary School category! ... (click to read more)

28 Nov 2019

Y6 University experience

  All our Year 6 children enjoyed their University experience…. after a brief introduction, the children completed workshops, run by the students of the university, which enabled the children to learn a little more about the courses that are available, and the job opportunities open to them after university. They ... (click to read more)

22 Nov 2019

FOSB Christmas Fair 29th November

FOSB’s Christmas Fayre is one of their biggest fundraising events of the year. Never more than now have school budgets needed their support! Please support in whatever way you can whether that be in advance by sending in tombola prizes (house points!!); baking cakes (house points!!); selling raffle tickets; or turning up ... (click to read more)

22 Nov 2019

Light Switch on

Thank you to all the children and parents who turned up to support our  children at the Christmas lights switch-on on Sunday! Its is such a lovely experience to be part of and we have had some great feedback from parents and other people not related to the school. ... (click to read more)

21 Nov 2019

Children In Need Day

The School Councillors would like to say a huge thank you for your Children in Need Contributions.  A whopping £461 was raised! ... (click to read more)

01 Nov 2019

Amazing holiday homework!

AMAZING holiday homework Wow! The homework received from over half term is excellent and we can see the amount of effort and thought that has gone in to it.   Displays are going up as we speak! Thank you to all the children (and parents!) for your support.   ... (click to read more)

01 Nov 2019

We are the champions!!

Reading challenge update…. WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS AGAIN…AND AGAIN…AND AGAIN…AND AGAIN…AND AGAIN…AND AGAIN…AND AGAIN…AND AGAIN… AND AGAIN!!!!   I have been officially informed that we have retained the Summer reading challenge trophy for the TENTH year running for having the highest percentage of children within the Shepshed schools to complete the Summer Reading ... (click to read more)

27 Sep 2019

Impressive fire drill!

Last week we had our first fire practice of the new academic year. Wow, the children were impressive, the building was cleared in less than 1 minute 30 seconds and the registers were called in less than 5 minutes! ... (click to read more)

02 Sep 2019

Great attendance

FANTASTIC attendance! Last year was another great year for St Botolph’s Primary School. We ended the Year with 191 children who achieved the Governors 97% attendance target, of which 41 children achieved 100% for the whole year! We will be busy over the next few days sorting the rewards for ... (click to read more)

02 Jul 2019


*****BREAKING NEWS***** We have been awarded the Wellbeing Award.  The assessor made some very complimentary comments. Well done to the Wellbeing team for their hard work! ... (click to read more)

17 May 2019

Well Done!

Well done to all the children in years 1 and 6 who have completed their SATs.  They have all been amazing and tackled the challenge with such positive attitudes! ... (click to read more)

29 Mar 2019


Thank you to everyone who donated to our Red Nose activities.  We raised a whopping £462.00 for Comic Relief.   ... (click to read more)

29 Mar 2019

Wraparound Care

Our in-house breakfast and after school club starts on Monday.  Breakfast club from 7.30am and after school from 3.15pm-6pm.  Please contact the office for further details. ... (click to read more)

29 Mar 2019

Mr Docherty!

Today (March 29th) we bid a fond farewell to Mr Docherty, our Premises Officer for the last 12 years.  We have appointed Mr Whittington as his replacement who will commence work on 1st April.  ... (click to read more)

18 Jan 2019


Well done to all those children who took part in the gymnastics competition on Tuesday.  The top 4 children from our year 3/4 team and year 6 team will go forward to represent the school at the North Charnwood competition. ... (click to read more)

18 Jan 2019


Please remember to enrol on the Weduc app.  All communicatiion will now come via the app.  We hope eventually to become paperless! ... (click to read more)

18 Jan 2019


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18 Jan 2019

House Winner

This weeks winner is Topaz.  Well done everyone! ... (click to read more)

11 Oct 2018


After half-term the office will not be able to 'hold on' to children at the end of the school day.  They will join the Premier after-school club who will charge £6.00 per hour if they are not collected by 3.30pm. ... (click to read more)

11 Oct 2018


Week commencing 29th October - FS Pumkin Week; 8th November Bobcats class assembly; 12th November Flu Immunisations in school; 13th November 2.30pm FS Number Fun with your child; 15th November Lynx class assembly; 16th November Children in Need Day ... (click to read more)

11 Oct 2018


Please remember to contact the school office as soon as possible if your child is unwell.  We have a 48 hour policy in place for sickness to limit the spread of infection. Please read here for further help and advice ... (click to read more)

11 Oct 2018


NO CHILDREN IN SCHOOL ON FRIDAY 12th OCTOBER  ... (click to read more)

26 Sep 2018

FOSB Disco

A huge thank you to everyone who attended the School Disco last week - a whopping £460 was raised! ... (click to read more)

04 Sep 2018


Don't forget our Park & Stride scheme.  To avoid congestion on campus we have permission for you to park in St Botolphs Church car park.  Call in at the office for a pass to display in your car. ... (click to read more)

04 Sep 2018


WELL DONE! 187 children achieved the Governors attendance target of 97% or above of which 44 children achieved 100%!  Keep up the good work and hopefully we can maintain this target or maybe even exceed it. ... (click to read more)

04 Sep 2018


Welcome back to the start of the new school year.  We look forward to another successful year.  Please rmember we have an open door policy and we are here to help with any concerns. ... (click to read more)

13 Jul 2018


TOPAZ with 10164 points ... (click to read more)

13 Jul 2018


UKS2 put on a great performance to 175 parents and family on 10th and 11th July - another great St Bots team effort and lovely to watch our shining stars! ... (click to read more)

13 Jul 2018


To all our year 6 children - they have been an absolute credit to the school. We will miss them very much. ... (click to read more)

13 Jul 2018


On behalf of the children, staff and whole school community we wish Mrs Forrester and her family all the luck and happiness in their new adventure in Somerset.  She will be greatly missed. ... (click to read more)

19 Jun 2018

Town Sports

A big well done to all the children who took part.  It was a fabulous day and as usual our children did us proud!  Thank you to all the parents who came along to support.                                                                                                                                                                                                   ... (click to read more)

19 Jun 2018

Summer Fayre

A Huge thank you to everyone for their support - a staggering £2300 was raised!                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           ... (click to read more)

19 Jun 2018

Transition Days

On Thursday 5th and Friday 6th July children from FS through to year 5 will be visiting their new classes.  Children in year 6 will be going to Iveshead School.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               ... (click to read more)

10 Dec 2017

Snow Updates

Please refer to the Winter Newsletter regarding entry routes into school.  In the event of school closure a text message will be sent and an update posted on this website.  School will remain open if you do not hear anything. ... (click to read more)

29 Nov 2017

Chrome Book Survey

Chrome Book Survey - to complete please click here ... (click to read more)

02 Oct 2017


The school photographer will be here on Friday 6th October. Family sessions will start from 8.15am and operate on a numbered queuing system. ... (click to read more)

02 Oct 2017


NO DOGS are allowed on the school campus - this means the whole campus from as soon as you enter from Loughborough Road and outside Shepshed Dynamo off Butthole Lane.  ... (click to read more)

15 Sep 2017


Children and staff had a fabulous day celebrating the work of Roald Dahl on Wednesday 13th September. We hope this will be the first of many events liniked to promoting a love of reading! ... (click to read more)

12 Sep 2017


Children are invited to dress up as a character from one of Roald Dahl'sbooks on Wednesday 13th September. Teachers will be dressing up too!! ... (click to read more)

12 Sep 2017


We have permission for parents to park in St Botolph's Church Car Park.  Call into the office to collect your pass. ... (click to read more)

12 Sep 2017


Please remember to label all school uniform including PE kits and that if it beomces lost it can be returned to your child. ... (click to read more)

16 Jun 2017

Air Ambulance Clothes Bank

Don’t forget the clothes bank! It’s a big yellow box that takes a lot to fill it! If you are having a clothes clear out, please don’t forget to use our clothing bank as whilst making money for the air ambulance. ... (click to read more)

13 Mar 2017


Baby Tomlin has arrived!  Mrs Tomlin gave birth to a baby girl on Sunday - both Mum and baby doing well.  ... (click to read more)

10 Mar 2017


Mrs Ward one of our school Governors was very impressed this morming, whilst carrying out a monitoring visit, to hear how much the children have learnt during the week.  KS2 had a half day Hindu experience whilst KS1 visited a Mosque. Foundation stage and KS1 also visited Pastor Simon's ... (click to read more)

10 Mar 2017


Can I please remind parents that school play equipment should NOT be used before or after school. Please do not allow your children (pre-school or older) to play on the equipment as we are only insured between school hours, 8:40-3:15. Thankyou. ... (click to read more)

24 Feb 2017

BeSKiLD Heads visit

Yesterday the school had its annual BeSKiLD Trust Heads learning walk. This involves all the Heads and a Deputy from the 5 schools visiting school for a morning, looking at data, scrutinising books, talking to children and walking around all the school observing learning and teaching. We have not ... (click to read more)

24 Feb 2017

Curriculum update

We have recently uploaded a very useful documents into our parents section detailing all the end of Milestone expectations for the KS1 & KS2 curriculum ... (click to read more)

24 Feb 2017

Pancake Day

Menu change - Monday's menu will be on Tuesday with pizza and pancakes being served on Tuesday 28th. ... (click to read more)

24 Feb 2017

Facebook Page

Do you want to know about things at school as they happen? Do you want to have answers to questions quickly? Then make sure you have joined the school facebook page. Search for the school and request to be a member of the closed group and one of the ... (click to read more)

25 Aug 2016

FINS fundraiser

Wow! The money keeps coming in and we are now up to £1261. You are all so great at fundraising. The FINS fundraiser, splits the money 50/50 – 50% to LOROS and 50% to the school. Thank you for your great support. ... (click to read more)

07 Jul 2016

Ofsted praise

Our Ofsted report has now been finalised. Against a background of ever tougher inspection standards, greater demands on school staff and a much more challenging national curriculum, St. Botolph’s CE Primary School has achieved excellent results. The report praises our “highly ambitious culture” recognising that we are “raising the ... (click to read more)

10 Jun 2016

Queens 90th Birthday

Today we celebrated Queen Elizabeth II's birthday in style with a street party for the whole school.  This was followed by a magic show and a presentation to Canon Cynthia Hebden who is retiring,           ... (click to read more)

29 Apr 2016

The Urban Strides experience

Today, our KS2 children had a wonderful experience in the hands of Andy Instone, the founder of ‘Urban Strides’.   Andy is considered to be one of the UK’s leading experts in Street Dance. He has made it his mission for the last 15 years to travel and learn from the ... (click to read more)

22 Apr 2016

British Values day

Today the children learnt so much about what it means to be British!   At St. Botolph’s C of E Primary School we see our role as preparing the children for life in modern Britain, this means so much more than just giving them basic numeracy and literacy skills, it means ... (click to read more)

23 Mar 2016


On Wednesday 9th March, St Botolph’s Church of England Primary School received their Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS). The National SIAMS framework is used in all inspections of Church of England schools. The principal objective of the SIAMS inspection is to evaluate the distinctiveness and effectiveness ... (click to read more)

18 Mar 2016

The Indian Experience

This week, KS2 have had ‘the Indian experience’. This opportunity supported their RE curriculum regarding learning about world faiths other than Christianity and also supported a core British Value in developing their understanding and tolerance of other faiths. The children loved the experiences shared with them –  storytelling about ... (click to read more)

14 Mar 2016

The Big Meal

Last week all our Year 4 & 5 children attended ‘The Big Meal’ at St Botolph’s Church. This event took them on a learning experience focussing on the Passover: traditions; the origins of the story; sampling traditional Passover food (but no wine only squash!!!) ... (click to read more)

09 Mar 2016

A new experience: Learn Highcross

30 children from KS2 were selected to take part in a ‘Learn Highcross’ event. The aim of the day was to enable students to learn about the world of retail and hospitality and develop an understanding of the numerous job prospects that are available to them. The event involved ... (click to read more)

04 Mar 2016

Heads learning walk

Yesterday the school had its annual BeSKiLD Trust Heads learning walk. This involves all the Heads and a Deputy from the 5 schools visiting school for a morning, looking at data, scrutinising books, talking to children and walking around all the school observing learning and teaching. We have not ... (click to read more)

02 Mar 2016

News from the LA - Y6 to stay!

After some considerable time without any firm news, this week I received a letter from the Local Authority which confirms that the retention of Y6 pupils will take place from September 2017. This means our current Y4s will be our first Y6s! The letter states : “This is excellent news ... (click to read more)

11 Feb 2016

Chocolate feedback

Earlier this week, Miss Bailey received an email from Jennifer Earle, who gave a workshop to each class in KS2 on their Chocolate Day. I thought you would like to know what she said: “I was so impressed with the classes.  I don’t think I’ve ever had such well-behaved children ... (click to read more)

03 Feb 2016

100% Attendance

As always, we have been celebrating excellent attendance and punctuality and the school is well on track to achieve our 97% target attendance is currently standing at 96.9% after the first term!   A big well done to the 103 pupils who had 100% attendance between October half-term and Christmas. We ... (click to read more)

02 Feb 2016

University experience

30 children from KS2 had a very informative and inspiring university experience. The children took part in 3 workshops and had a tour of the Uni facilities. Many came back inspired to want to go to Uni, just as we hoped! Following the visit, we received an email from ... (click to read more)

01 Feb 2016

Calderdale support

Once again, the St Botolph’s community have shown their tremendous community spirit in the support given to our Bring & Buy event today and with all the donations of items received. Miss Bailey is travelling up to Calderdale on Monday with books; toys and a large cheque for £850! ... (click to read more)

29 Jan 2016

Sporting success!

We have had a number of sporting achievements over the last 2 weeks. Last week our Y5 swimming team won gold at the Shepshed family competition. This week our gym squad got bronze for Y5 & Y1/2; silver for Y3/4 Team B and gold for Y3/4 Team A. This ... (click to read more)

29 Jan 2016

Chocolate fun!

On Tuesday, KS2 had a great day learning all about chocolate. They learnt about the origins of chocolate, how it is manufactured and the correct way to taste it, they are now chocolate experts (and the school smelt delicious!) They also made a variety of fondants and  used their ... (click to read more)

15 Jan 2016

Young Voices

Yesterday, 44 KS2 children and 6 staff attended the Young Voices concert at the Genting Arena in Birmingham.   The children were set to leave at 12:30am for over 3 hours of rehearsals (along with 6,021 other pupils), in preparation for the 2 hour concert starting at 7pm.   As Headteacher, I was ... (click to read more)

04 Dec 2015

Christmas fayre success!

Well done to FOSB for such a great Christmas Fayre raising a MASSIVE £1700! Thank you to everyone for your support and to the FOSB committee for all your hard work. ... (click to read more)

29 Nov 2015

Choir on centre stage!

Our choir performed on Sunday (along with the wind!) and we have received so many messages to say how great they were not to forget the headline photo in the Echo!   In particular we received an email from the organiser who stated: “thank you soooooooo much for yesterday - your pupils ... (click to read more)

20 Nov 2015

KS2 go to De Montfort

On Wednesday 11th November, the whole of KS2 (all 114 of them) had the opportunity to go to DeMontfort Hall in Leicester to experience a classical concert and take part! The children and adults had a fabulous afternoon, once again your children’s behaviour made all the staff VERY proud ... (click to read more)

16 Nov 2015

KS1 Cinema experience

Then on Thursday 12th November, the whole of KS1 (all 82 of them) had the opportunity to go to the Cinema as part of National film week to see the film ‘Home’. Again, your children’s behaviour made all the staff VERY proud and I know, from being there too ... (click to read more)

06 Nov 2015

Trust collaborative event

Today, we hosted a music collaborative event with our Trust schools. This year we are planning a number of opportunities for the children to work together. We have already had a collaborative Sports morning for Y2. Today was a music event for children in y4/5 who show a particular ... (click to read more)

04 Nov 2015

Sporting success!

A huge WELL DONE to our, Sportsability team who won the Level 2 North Charnwood competition this week. Whilst we’re not at all competitive (“Oh yes we are!!!”), the children were excellent sport ambassadors for the school and showed great sportsmanship throughout the competition. They will now go on ... (click to read more)

26 Oct 2015

Competition win!

We have had some fantastic news that one of our entries has WON the inFact Competition organised by Oxford University Press.   After receiving a huge number of entries, Greg Foot chose the winning entry from Noah Setchfield with his fact: ‘Elephants chew their food with teeth the size of bricks’ The ... (click to read more)

26 Oct 2015

100% attendance

100% AttendanceCongratulations to the 155 children who received 100% attendance certificates for last half-term. A fantastic start. Keep it up as a full term receives a prize along with certificate 2!! ... (click to read more)

02 Oct 2015

We are the Champions...again!!!!

Today, the school were presented for the sixth year running with the Reading trophy (courtesy of Shepshed Building Society) for having the highest percentage of children within the Shepshed schools to complete the Summer Reading Challenge - 83!!!!! Well done to everyone for taking part. I told you we wanted ... (click to read more)

04 Sep 2015

A great start

The children have all had a great first week back. They have all worked really hard and have had a super attitude to the challenges set - keep it up! ... (click to read more)

04 Sep 2015

What a year!

Last year we had another fantastic year. The children worked so hard to ensure they did their very best and hit those targets and the staff worked tirelessly to ensure good progress was made. In addition, we  had the best year of sporting achievements too: Family hockey –Y3/4 - 1st Family hockey – ... (click to read more)

30 Apr 2015

Visitors are SO impressed!

On Tuesday 21st April, the school was visited by 3 Headteachers from our Trust schools (Belton; Long Whatton & Diseworth).   The visit is part of an external moderation process where the Heads have free rein to go to any class, observe teaching, talk to the children and staff, scrutinise books, ... (click to read more)

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