John Clare is a Primary School for boys and girls from the age of four to eleven years, within the City of Peterborough Local Education Authority. Our School is named after the local village Poet, John Clare, who lived from 1793-1864. Opened on 13th July 1965, in commemoration of the poet’s birthday, our school has since grown in size. We currently have 143 pupils on roll and have 5 mixed-age classes: Buttercross (Reception & Year 1), Woodgate  (Year 1 & 2), Broadwheel (Year 3 & 4), Swaddywell (Year 4 & 5) and Torpel (Year 6).

Our School is housed in a pleasant, light airy building with its own playing field. The School field is dual-use and is used by the village after school hours and during weekends and holidays. The main school building comprises a large hall equipped for gymnastics, drama and music, which is also used as a dining area with meals prepared and cooked by our school caterer.  Helpston Under 5s share the site and are housed in their own unit.

The School Day

School starts at: 8:55am until 12.00pm

Restarts at: 1.00pm until 3.30pm

Finish on Fridays at 2.30pm