School Logo

St Laurence Church of England Primary School

Learning with love and laughter, growing in God's grace

A member of the Derby Diocesan Academy Trust

Google Translate


Welcome to St Laurence

Learning with Love and Laughter; Growing in God's Grace


It is with great pleasure that we welcome you, on behalf of the children, parents, staff and governors to

St Laurence Church of England Primary School’s website.


We hope you will find it engaging, interesting and informative.


St Laurence is proud to be a Church of England Primary School and part of the Derby Diocese Multi Academy Trust. There are currently 182 pupils attending our school. We are a friendly, happy, learning community providing education for pupils from the age of four, until the age of eleven, when our pupils move on to secondary school.


Our aim is to give every one of our pupils a happy and exciting start to their learning journey and to instil a love of learning and strong values which prepare each young person for a successful and fulfilling future.


Our children come together into our Early Years from a number of different settings in the locality. It is our priority that all children settle in quickly and get off to a flying start in the wonderful Early Years Foundation Stage that St Laurence provides. 


We currently have seven classes, so the school is small enough for us to know all of our pupils and forge strong relationships with our families, which is extremely important to us.


St Laurence has recently been inspected by Ofsted and has been given an official Ofsted Rating of 'Good'. We are very proud of this outcome and know that the children, staff, parents, governors and Academy Trust have all worked together as an amazing team to achieve this outcome. 


However, we will continue to build on our successes as we truly want the school to go from strength to strength. We fully appreciate that we cannot do this without us being a strong school community. Therefore, we hope to work closely with you to ensure the very best for our children. 


Thank you for visiting our website. I hope you will find all the information you need here on this site, but please telephone or email us if you need further details or if you wish to arrange a visit.


We look forward to seeing you in and around school.


Mrs R Barker,







Our School Day

       8.45          The school gate opens. A member of staff will be in each classroom to welcome your children and if                                 parents wish to come in and see their child settled or inform the member of staff of any relevant                                       matters - our doors are open.


      8.55           Gates will be closed. If children arrive after this time, please go to the front Reception Area and sign                                  in at the desk. This will be recorded as ‘late’.


      9.00            Phonics / Spellings / Guided Reading sessions take place throughout the whole school.  


      9.30            Collective Worship -  Monday, Wednesday and Thursday takes place at 9.30am. Tuesday 2.45pm. 

                          On Friday, an Awards Assembly or Class Assembly takes place at 9.05 am. Parents are invited to this                                  celebration when your child achieves an award.


     9.45             Junior Power Maths  –  Learning Challenges in the Infants and Early Years.


   10.30             Infant Playtime.


   10.45             Learning Challenges continue in the Infants and Early years.


   10.45             Junior Playtime.


   11.00             Literacy lessons in the Juniors


   12.00             Lunch – First Sitting children have their lunch whilst the rest of the children play outside.


   12.30             Lunch -  Second Sitting children have their lunch whilst first sitting children play outside.


1.00            Afternoon Registration.


      1.05            Carefully and creatively planned and well-resourced lessons that include:

                          RE                           PSHE           Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural learning

                          Science                  Art               British Values                                 

                          Music                     PE                Learn to Learn Skills

      French                   History        Virtues and Values - embedded through teaching and learning             

      Geography                                 Well-being / Mental Health -  The Thrive Approach.

                                                     Metacognition Learning - Thinking School                                            

  3.00                Daily Story Time                       


  3.15                End of the school day for all children.        


Additional Information –

Covid-19 - If outbreaks occur in the future.

Please be assured, that we continue to follow any guidelines given to us by DfE and the Academy Trust. During any future lockdown or the school returning to 'bubbles', the school's start and finish times will be staggered, as before, in order to minimise contact and ensure social distancing.


In such cases lunch and break times will be staggered so that minimal contact is made between classes at social times.  


We continue to use hand sanitiser and clean touch points throughout the day. 

As you are aware, we have, and will continue to, send out the relevant information regarding these details.


However, if you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Bloor or Mrs Thomasson in the school office on:

0115 9728 469 or email us at