Welcome to our school

Welcome to Poringland Primary and Nursery School! We are extremely proud of our school, and our community of staff, pupils and parents work together to provide a friendly, nurturing school.  Our ...

Learn more »



  • A positive atmosphere at school;
  • Happy staff who love their work;
  • Friendly children who enjoy learning;
  • Active lessons;
  • Regular communication from school to home;
  • Parents and carers who support the school;
  • Teachers who are always willing to seek and try new ideas;
  • Engaging displays – including the website and social media;
  • Everybody working together as a team;
  • Encouragement to progress and succeed;
  • Results that we are all proud of as a school.


  • Improved play areas for all to use; 
  • Maximising the use of outdoor learning areas;
  • Use of specialist sports coaches;
  • Understanding that a healthy body leads to a healthy mind;
  • Extra-curricular sport;
  • Inter and intra-school competitions;
  • Cycling Proficiency and Bikeability training;
  • Outdoor play equipment.


  • Opportunities to engage in meaningful learning (e.g an interactive workshop with the Royal Observatory Greenwich during Lockdown); 
  • Opportunities to contribute to the local and wider community (Harvest collection for Food Bank, EACH fundraising, Children in Need, Save the Children, Christmas Jumper Day);
  • Community events, e.g. decorating the church at Christmas and Easter and visiting the church for services;
  • Thought-provoking assemblies to promote new ideas;
  • Exciting displays to celebrate our work;
  • Improving our outdoor area; 
  • A plan to continue to develop the school environment;
  • Extra-curricular sport;
  • Inter and intra-school competitions;
  • Specialist coaches to develop our PE curriculum;
  • A committed and hardworking PTA;
  • A whole community who work together;
  • Children who attain highly and make excellent progress.


  • Assemblies about healthy living.
  • Lessons about what makes a healthy diet.
  • Healthy breaktime snacks.
  • Encouraging active lifestyles.
  • Promoting the link between exercise and mental wellbeing
  • Clubs during and after school.
  • Varied opportunities in sport.
  • Continued improvement of our building.
  • Improved outdoor areas to promote play.
  • Healthy staff who lead by example.
  • Looking at British heroes of sport.
  • Adventurous teaching that is healthy and active.
  • A firm belief being healthy promotes success.


  • Happy and Active.
  • Competitive and ambitious.
  • Taking steps to promote their mental health and that of others.
  • Understanding the impact of exercise and a healthy diet.
  • Positive attitude to learning and problem solving.
  • Determination to succeed.
  • Making links between their learning and the wider world.
  • Awareness of local, national and world issues.
  • Self-motivated and independent thinkers.
  • Always striving for their best.
  • Polite and well mannered.
  • Supportive and helpful to others.
  • Sociable and confident.
  • Proud of their progress and success at Poringland.