Welcome to Pot Kiln Primary

We promise to learn together, smile often, keep safe and respect everybody
 on our Pot Kiln journey to success.

Newsletter 3 - January 2016

Thank you for visiting our website.

Here at Pot Kiln Primary school we are truly passionate about lifelong learning. Our job is to tap in to the skills and talents of all our young people and inspire them on their journey to success. As Headteacher of our school I am committed to the ‘whole child’.

We strive for the best academic attainment but we also recognise the need to ensure that pupils know how to learn. Today we are preparing our children for jobs that are not yet invented and it is the skills of ‘learning to learn’ that we see as fundamental to a happy and successful future. We are a team who are intrinsically motivated to achieve the best that we can and this too, is want we want for all of our pupils.

We cater for pupils from the ages of 3-11, which includes a 52 place nursery. We have classes ranging from Reception to Year 6. We have light, airy classrooms, interactive whiteboards and a growing number of tablets. We are lucky enough to have a fantastic site which we are developing to ensure that outdoor learning is optimised. We offer 'Forest Schools' at the nearby Shawlands Woods as well as swimming onsite in our outdoor pool.

We are an inclusive school, offering support and nurture for all pupils. We have our own schools counsellor, a dedicated speech and language Learning Support Assistant and SENCO. Each class also has a Learning Support Assistant who works closely with the class teachers both in the mornings and afternoons.

We work closely with families and run a range of ‘learning together’ workshops. Parent partnership and pupil voice are very important to us.
Each child is in a pot team currently named: Larkman, Minton, Doulton and Coalport. Pupils collect tokens, rewards and are recognised for their ‘green’ behaviour choices.

Our job is to remove the glass ceiling and this is truly what motivates me every day. If you would like to meet us, you are very welcome to visit. Please contact Mrs Dew, our school secretary.

Kindest Regards

Toni Davis   

January at Pot Kiln


  •  Tuesday 5th - 
      New Term Starts

    Wednesday 6th -  
    Invited parent audience for forest schools
    Wednesday 6th -  
    11am Open Day for Reception
      2016 intake

    Thursday 7th -
      Nursery children return

    Friday 8th
        Bronze sports award in celebration Assembly  

    Friday 15th -  
    Deadline for applying for Reception school place in 2016
      Wednesday 20th- 1.15pmDentalScreeningYear4

      Friday 22nd -
     FOPK Talent Show

Be the best

  • “Be the Best You Can Be”.
      As part of our new initiative we welcome you to join us on

      Tuesday 19th January
      from 9.30-10.30am

      for a motivational speech by
      Wendy Smith, Paralympian
      & Gold Medallist.  


  • If the school has to be closed because of the weather, we will contact the authorities as early as possible in the morning and you should listen to the local radio to
      find out if the school will be closed.

      You can tune into the stations listed below or log on to their website or visit


      Heart FM 97.1 or 96.4

      Radio Suffolk FM 103.9,
      104.6 and 95.5 or 95.9

    We will also aim to update this website as soon as possible.  


For 2015/2016
  • Click here for our 2015/16 term dates.

    Our target for attendance is
     96% for each child.
     Regular poor attendance of 90% during primary school is
     equal to half a year off school.

      Please work with us to help your child attend school regularly.
     Thank you  

Why we love our School...

Find out why our Reception children love coming to School and see what life is like in their classroom.