Elkesley Primary And Nursery School

Headland Avenue, Retford, Nottinghamshire, DN22 8AQ



Dear parents/carers


You will be aware that today, Monday 4 January 2021 @ 8.00 pm, Boris Johnson announced a further lockdown, therefore, Elkesley Primary & Nursery School will be closed as of Tuesday 5 January 2021.


However, we will be open to children of critical workers and vulnerable children as from 8.30 am in the morning and closing at 3.30 pm. 


If you are unsure if you meet the criteria for being a critical worker or if your child is classed as vulnerable, please refer to the attached document.




All applications for places must be sent to the school office (office@elkesley.notts.sch.uk) with the heading critical worker/vulnerable child and your child's name.  If you intend to take up a place tomorrow, we ask that we receive an email by 8.00 am tomorrow.

All other applications for places thereafter must be received by 11.00 am tomorrow.


In your email, please indicate your potential requirement.  After the first day, we will require evidence that you meet the critical worker criteria, please speak to your employer regarding this.


Your child will need to bring their own packed lunch, water bottle and a snack.  Please send your child into school in their school uniform with a PE kit.  This is not childcare provision, your child will be accessing the same learning provided to children receiving remote education at home.


If demand exceeds our capacity, we will contact you.  However, we fully expect to be able to meet needs tomorrow as additional staff will be on site as needed.


We apologise for the late notice, and wish you the very best.




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Ofsted Report - Elkesley Primary and Nursery School

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Key Stage 2 2019 SATs Results


Reading  -  80% Expected or better, 30% Greater Depth

Writing  -  90% Expected or better, 40% Greater Depth

GPS  -  80% Expected or better, 40% Greater Depth

Mathematics  -  80% Expected or better, 20% Greater Depth

Combined, Reading, Writing & Maths  -  80%



Welcome to Elkesley Primary and Nursery School!

We are a busy but friendly school, with lots going on. This website aims to give you a taster of the school, as well as providing regular updated information for both parents and pupils.

The school opened in 1961 and has been extended in several stages since then as numbers increased. The school serves the village of Elkesley and the surrounding rural community.

Elkesley Primary and Nursery enjoys a close partnership with Tuxford Comprehensive School and the primary schools within the Tuxford Family of Schools. This exciting partnership allows enhanced opportunities for all pupils whilst preserving the unique identity of the school.

Our aim at Elkesley is to ensure all our pupils enjoy their learning and develop the necessary skills to achieve their full potential in all areas of the curriculum. The curriculum is carefully designed to be both challenging and exciting and to instil in our pupils a genuine desire to learn. Wherever possible enhanced opportunities for learning are provided, through visits to places of interest or visitors who come into school to enrich our learning and broaden knowledge.

Should you wish to visit the school please contact the office to arrange an appointment, I look forward to meeting you and showing you around where you can experience first hand the welcoming and vibrant atmosphere that is Elkesley Primary and Nursery School.

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