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Welcome to Sutton-Cum-Lound Church of England (VA) Primary School

A welcome from the Head Teacher…..


Thank you for taking the time to find out about our school!

We are a small school at the heart of its community just outside Retford in the village of Sutton-cum-Lound. We are very proud of the links we have with the village, church and the local area.  We boast small class sizes and state of the art facilities.  We have newly refurbished classrooms and a beautiful new outdoor learning area.  In July 2017, we officially opened our new classroom for reception aged children which provides a superb learning space for our youngest children as they begin their learning journey with us. 

We are very proud of the creative learning environments we have at Sutton, where children are immersed in their class topic - they may be in the jungle, in Dr. Seuss land, in a cave in the Stoneage, in a castle or even under camouflage netting in World War 2.  The learning environments are a key feature in engaging the children and making their learning memorable and exciting.  
The children are given opportunities to learn through first hand learning experiences, whether it be going on visits or having visitors coming into school. 

We were delighted that the school was recognised by Ofsted in March 2022 awarding us a Good grade across all areas.  In March 2016 we had our Church School Inspection and we were awarded Outstanding in all areas!  Both reports can be read in the About Us section of the website.  

Children can begin their journey at Sutton by joining Portland Place Pre-school.  This is a separately managed setting which occupies one of the school classrooms.  Portland Place Pre-school admit children from two years old. Pre-school is open daily from 8.45am to 3.00pm.  For more information, please give them a call on 01777 705990 and choose the Portlnd Place Pre-school extension.  

Children can then join Sutton in Foundation 2 (also referred to as reception).  Making the decision about which school is the right school for your child can be a difficult one, but we hope that this website will help you make that decision and give you a flavour of Sutton-cum-Lound School and the learning opportunities we provide.

Our committed and caring staff work hard to make our school a friendly and secure place in which all children succeed and strive to achieve their full potential in a happy environment. We are enthusiastic about our work with the children and the experiences provided at Sutton-cum-Lound School. We believe it is vital that children learn skills for life; to be confident and independent, who have high expectations and aspire to make a positive contribution to society.


We offer extended provision with a breakfast club from 7.45am. Our Sutton Club is open daily from 3.15-5.30pm (more details in the After School and Breakfast Club section of the website).  A range of extra-curricular activities after school enable children to learn a wide range of skills from sports to the arts. Take a look at the Preschool and Clubs section of the website for more information.

Being a small village school, we also enjoy the links we have with the family of schools. These links support and enhance the curriculum and wider experiences we provide for the children from sporting events to multi-cultural learning opportunities.


This website aims to give you a taster of the school, as well as providing regular updated information for both parents and pupils. It is not, however, intended to replace the best form of communication; that of personal contact between home and school. I would welcome the opportunity to meet you and your child, to show you around and discuss the opportunities Sutton-cum-Lound can provide. Please contact the school directly to arrange a convenient time to visit or with any queries you may have.


Please also have a look in the "Parents" section of the website where you will be able to see our newsletters and read more about what we have been doing!

We all look forward to working in partnership with you, for the benefit of your child, our school and the community.

Thank you for visiting!

Mrs. Nadine Wilkinson
Head Teacher