At John Clare Primary School we aim to provide every child with experiences and learning opportunities that excite and challenge and that help to prepare them for their future.  As a small school we pride ourselves on knowing our children well and that we can focus on the individual needs of each child and help them to develop their interests and skills.  OFSTED 2012 said of the school ‘pupils thoroughly enjoy school …The curriculum is imaginatively planned, with a wide range of exciting experiences that make learning purposeful and relevant’.

‘We learn something new every day’ – Bradley

As a parent I believe there is no better feeling that your child is being looked after to such a level.

…it’s good to feel that school and parents are working together.

… her confidence has grown considerably and she enjoys learning.  This is largely due to the quality of teaching and the open approach the school has.

He loves coming to school and that is a testament to the great teaching and care he gets at John Clare.

I’m very happy with this school; you have made her feel very welcome, thank you.

We value the support and opportunities given to assist our child to reach his potential.

We feel that our child is getting a well rounded education and has been challenged academically in Maths and English.

The school is named after the local village poet, John Clare, who lived from 1793-1864. The school was opened July 13 1965 in commemoration of the poet’s birthday.  The school celebrates the birth of John Clare every year when they take part in the Midsummer Cushions festival and the John Clare Society Festival.

The School is housed in a pleasant, light airy building with its own playing field. Due to the popularity of the school the school has grown since it was opened in 1965.  The school now comprises of 4 classrooms, a music room, a learning zone/library and a small group room.  In September 2010 our Reception class, the HelpstonPre-School and Out of School Club moved into a brand new eco-friendly building. We also have a swimming pool and changing facilities. The School field is dual-use and is used by the village after school hours and during weekends and holidays.

The School Day

School starts at: 8:55 am until 12.00pm

Restarts at: 1.00pm until 3.30pm (3:25pm for Key Stage 1)

Finish on Fridays at 2.30pm for all.