School Mission

Our purpose is to promote the full development of all pupils by providing a secure, professional and caring environment in which each pupil is encouraged to reach his or her potential and is prepared for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life. These goals are to be achieved in the context of a Christian environment.

Our Ethos and Values

Stelling Minnis School is a co-educational Church of England (Voluntary Controlled) Primary School with an age range from 4 - 11 years. Established in 1784, the school has over two hundred years of history as a part of the local community.

At Stelling Minnis School we have a strong Christian ethos. We pride ourselves as having a happy, hardworking, family atmosphere, supportive parents, and professional and experienced staff, and the highest expectations. Children are encouraged to treat others with respect and to value the skills and talents of all.

We believe we are an excellent school. Our most recent Ofsted inspection (March 2017) described us as a good school, with pupils making good progress in all parts of the school. We were judged good for pupil achievement, quality of teaching, behaviour and leadership. Our recent Church School inspection by the Diocese (November 2012) judged us to be Outstanding in all areas; in the Christian character of the school, its leadership and the impact of Collective Worship.

Parents play a very valuable part in the life of the school and the success of the children. We aim to build on what parents have achieved at home and to act as supportive partners to produce happy and successful children. After reading through this document and having visited the school, we trust that you will choose Stelling Minnis for the future education and development of your child.

We are fortunate in having a strong team of dedicated staff, a very supportive and committed team of Governors and an active Parent Teacher Association, to which all parents automatically belong. Throughout the year the PTA help us in many ways by organising and arranging a range of social and fund-raising events.

In a happy and hard working family atmosphere children are taught to respect each other, reach their full potential, prepare for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adulthood.

We have an open policy where you are encouraged to talk to the headteacher or teachers about your child whenever you feel it necessary. We place a high emphasis on small teaching groups and learning through reading and creative exploration and interpretation.

As well as daily teaching of Literacy and Numeracy, we strongly believe in the value of a broad and balanced curriculum. This may involve other organisations working with us at the school, such as Simply Soccer which is involved in our teaching of football. The school has flexible classrooms, a multipurpose hall, a kitchen, a library and a state of the art computer suite.

These are the words the children used to describe our school.

Our Computer Room

Some of our Book Week characters

'I absolutely love this group and I love maths'

Year 6 pupil about a recent change to the way maths is being taught. Ofsted 2017