Elstow School

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Principal’s Welcome

We are very proud of our pupils and work hard to ensure we create a warm, inclusive atmosphere where children are comfortable making mistakes, where they try their best and we ensure they learn how to behave in school and in society. We make sure they know that they are part of ‘Team Elstow’. The arrival of children after a line up on the playground for Years 1 to 6 gives children chance to settle, chat with friends and ready themselves. Children complete retrieval and Do Now tasks in the early part of the day and are reminded of the need to ‘Work Hard and Be Nice’.

Our cohesive and professional teaching team works hard to know every child and ensure every part of the school day is happy, healthy and as safe as possible. We have strong pastoral support including a Family Support Worker who is available, to catch up with any family issues affecting attendance or attainment in school, that arise. The leadership team are always available morning and afternoon to discuss any other successes or worries. We are also all very passionate about our curriculum offer and happy to discuss content at any point.  For timetabling and class concerns please communicate with the teachers and for attendance or medical issues, please contact the school office.


I am very proud to be the Principal of Elstow School; I believe that all our children are entitled to the very best curriculum which drives our aim to develop a love of learning and to inspire children to be curious, resilient and to persevere to succeed. The academic achievement and happiness and mental wellbeing of our pupils is very important to the whole team at Elstow.





Sarah Ciantar,  Principal



Supporting learning to read – Linguistic Phonics

We use Sounds Write at Elstow and are determined that our pupils all read at Age Related Expectations by the end of the academic year they are in.

To further support your child learning to read in Early Years and KS1, we recommend parents and carers complete the following course: