Arnesby Church of England Primary School
Arnesby Church of England Primary School was originally two classrooms built in the mid-1800s. The school building was extended in 2012, but many features of the Victorian era are still in existence, including the original school bell, which is still used to mark the beginning of the school day. The ornate windows and Norman arch door help to create a real atmosphere of a traditional village school that offers a 21st Century curriculum.
Adjacent to the school stands the village hall, which is used for daily assembly, school dinners, indoor PE, large scale art and a very popular gold book assembly to parents.
The sports field is located next to the village windmill and is a joint venture with the Parish Council and Village Hall Committee and the school is proud of its strong links with the local community. Many outdoor sports such as football, cricket, athletics, tag rugby and sports day take place here. The school holds a variety of sporting accolades with 2019 being an exceptionally good year, winning the Small School Swimming Gala and gaining the PE and Sports Premium Award, School Games Award and School Games Gold.
The school also has strengths in the arts and currently awaits recognition of this in the form of the Artsmark Award, which recognises the effort of its teachers in incorporating rich opportunities within the curriculum.
Arnesby C of E Primary School provides a nurturing, inclusive ethos for the well-being of pupils, underpinned by Christian values. This dynamic, small school also offers 3+ provision, known as the Little Ark class. The school was excited to become part of a larger school family, as part of Embrace Multi Academy Trust in April 2019. Although currently the smallest member of this group of academies, what the school offers is of equal value.