Set within the rural Leicestershire countryside between Lutterworth and Hinckley, Claybrooke Primary School is a small school that serves the villages of Claybrooke Magna and Claybrooke Parva and the surrounding area. Built in 1814, the school is set in attractive grounds with a large field and a spinney. The main building is Victorian and over the last few years we have completed several building projects to further expand the school accommodation to include a new classroom, first aid room, Head’s office, office, entrance and staff room.
We are fortunate enough to have a separate hall that we use for PE, assemblies and the provision of school dinners. The school also benefits from having its own swimming pool which is open for the whole of the Summer Term each year.
Claybrooke Primary School is a voluntary controlled school linked to the Marc Smith Charity, who were instrumental in establishing the school in 1813, but we are not linked to any one particular religious denomination.
Our school caters for children aged 4-11 years and our catchment area includes Claybrooke Parva, Claybrooke Magna, High Cross and Wibtoft, although we do also have many children from “out of catchment”. Children join us in the Autumn term following their 4th birthday and the majority will transfer to Lutterworth High School or Lutterworth College once they leave us at the age of 11 years of age.
Our children are split between three mixed-age classes. Class organisation is flexible and variable each year due to fluctuating numbers in year groups, with the decision on class arrangements being made during the summer term.
We provide a wide range of curricular and extra-curricular activities. We have offered cross country, football, netball, cricket, rugby, multi-sports, cooking, chess, eco and newspaper clubs - though not all at the same time!
Children are also able to learn to play a variety of musical instruments as part of the music curriculum. Children have learnt how to play the ukelele, recorder and, more recently, Indian drums!
We have a very supportive and hard working PTA who raise lots of money for the school. You can find out more about what they get up to and how to get involved by clicking through to their page.
Our Headteacher, Mr. Howard, is also Headteacher of another local school, Dunton Bassett Primary School, which allows us to forge close links between the schools and to also benefit from working together and sharing our knowledge and ideas.