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Welcome Message from Mrs Oliphant, our Headteacher.

Holy Trinity CE (C) Primary School is a very special place to learn, grow and develop. It is a popular Burton school and is held in high affection and regard by many - pupils, teachers, parents and the local community.

We are a thriving Church of England primary school of 155 children, aged between 3 and 11, who are taught in six classes, three of which are mixed age. We have six class teachers, as well as part-time teachers. Each class has a Learning Support Assistant to support the children's work, especially in English and maths.  We offer extensive Wrap-around-Care from 8am to 5pm, including our Nursery afternoon sessions for children who are in our morning nursery sessions and for children who turn three in the Autumn and Spring term before they are due to start maintained nursery.   

We have a strong creative approach to meeting the needs of all our children and the curriculum is enriched by music, art, drama, literature, visiting authors and poets, history days, a wide range of educational visits, concerts, visiting theatre companies and so, so much more.

We want our children to be happy, to enjoy school. We value them, we like them, we are interested in them, we talk to them and they talk to us. They trust us and we enjoy being with them.

Our Christian values and ethos ensure our children have a sound understanding of the respect and kindness needed to get along with everyone in and around our community.  We have close links with many of the local churches and the children have a wide and varied diet of visitors coming into school to support our values.

We all at this school strongly believe that children deserve to experience childhood and all the magic and wonder it brings - and in doing that we work closely with their parents and families, and with the community in which we lie.  We all want our children to:

The school was last inspected by Ofsted in October 2015 when we were judged to be ‘GOOD’ in all the key areas of inspection, and in our overall effectiveness of provision. The Inspection Report said, ‘The headteacher provides strong and effective leadership. She has driven forward improvements in teaching and has put in place a curriculum that makes learning exciting and interesting for the pupils.’ ‘Teaching, learning and assessment are now good across the school. Teachers and other staff share school leaders’ high expectations for what all pupils in school can and should achieve.’ ‘Learning support assistants make a valuable contribution in providing additional support to groups of pupils. This has helped to ensure that disadvantaged pupils and disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs make progress that is at least as good as other pupils in school.’ ‘Pupils are polite, well behaved and appreciative of the many opportunities that the school offers them. They feel safe in school and know how to keep themselves safe in a range of situations.’ ‘Provision for pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is good. This helps them to have a clear and strong understanding of what is right and wrong and to show respect and tolerance for the beliefs of other people.’ The full Ofsted Report is available on the School’s website.

I am extremely proud to lead a team that is committed to achieving high standards and providing the very best opportunities for the children in our care. Staff, supported by governors, work hard to deliver a rich and challenging curriculum; to prepare children for their future education; and to help them acquire the skills and enthusiasm needed to pursue learning for the rest of their lives.

The best way to find out about our school is to come and visit, to see us in action and meet staff and children. A telephone call to the school office on 01283 247550 is all that is needed to arrange this.

We look forward to welcoming you to our school, and to a happy and successful partnership with all our new children and families.

Mrs Nicola Oliphant              

Headteacher