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Great Creaton Primary School is an amazing little school found in the heart of our village. The County Council has recently questioned our school’s viability after Ofsted rated us as “Requires Improvement”.

The parents feel that this is a very unfair representation of our school. The school is currently made up of 56% Special Educational Needs (SEN) children, with varying needs including Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and Autism. These children are expected to meet the same standard as other children without SEN; this is an incredibly challenging expectation.

The average class size (year groups) throughout the UK in 2017 was 27 pupils; our average class size (year group) is 3-4 pupils. As we are such a small school each child therefore holds a large percentage of our overall attainment. Schools are expected to reach 75% Age Related Expectations in each cohort year group. Our current Year 3 has only 3 children, each child will represent 33.3% (whereas the average class size each child would represent 3.7%). If one of these children has SEN, then even if the other 2 remaining children meet expectations we have still “failed” as the most we can reach is 66.6%. We feel that we are a round peg that does not fit in the Local Authority and Ofsted square hole. We as a small school just do not fit into the framework set out by Ofsted.

The Ofsted reports are not a realistic representation of the fantastic work that is done every day by the teachers and teaching staff within the school. If a SEN child achieves 5 out of 8 targets set for them in the year then for that individual child it is a huge achievement, again which is grossly overlooked.

Great Creaton Primary School is a truly amazing school with so much to offer if only given the opportunity. We are a non-denomination school; we cater for children of all religions and none. Currently we have small class sizes, wrap around care before and after school, excellent teaching staff, and a warm, friendly atmosphere where your child can be nurtured and encouraged to grow in education as well as self-esteem and self-belief. There is a brilliant playground with trees to climb, grass banks to roll down, a climbing wall, football nets, netball/basketball hoops, and to top it all, we also have a huge wooden fort to play on, a Curiosity Shop full of awe and wonder as well as two pet Guinea Pigs; there is something for everyone!

The school is not only found in the heart of our village but is in every pupil currently at the school as well as ex-pupils, parents and teaching staff.

Please come and have a look for yourselves and see what you think.


As always the academic year is flying by!

This term we have enjoyed a huge range of activities both in and out of school. Click on an image to see it enlarged.

The Owl class had a fantastic visit to Hazard Alley (the Milton Keynes Safety Centre), a purpose-built interactive education centre where the children were able to take part in a range of hands on safety activities including internet safety, fire safety and traffic safety in an amazing, very realistic environment.  Later in the term, the Robins also enjoyed an educational visit connected to their topic on Inventions, to the Birmingham ThinkTank Museum where they spent a session in the Lego workshop using gears and cogs to make a robot move. They really enjoyed their sessions in the various pods around the Museum, particularly the outdoor garden where they worked together as a team, to make various objects move through water and over locks, without falling in!

Within school the children have taken part in several Ogden Trust Science activities linked with the Market Harborough group of schools.  Children from both Great Creaton and Clipston attended a STEM conference for the day taking part in a range of activities icreaton wincluding finding out how different metals burn!  The children have also completed Science Investigation projects, and the winners were on display in the Market Harborough Library.  The latest science WOW day involved a fact finding mission about space and the Ogden Trust team didn't disappoint the children with their WOW and wonder lessons which included the burning of rocket fuel!

The Year 6 children will have been seen around the village on theircreaton walking group bikes completing the level 1 and 2 Bikeability awards, on one of the wettest days of the year!  In other sporting events we have attended local rugby and netball tournaments and are looking forward to the summer of sports opportunities that are on offer here at Creaton.

As the summer term has started we have lots planned as usual, and the children are looking forward to enjoying playing in our fabulous grounds including in the den making area, on the climbing wall and on the Fort. Our newly erected fence looks really smart too!

You can follow us on Twitter @creatonprimary and Facebook @greatcreatonschool and find out more about our school on our website Visitors to the school are always welcome, so do pop in if you would like to look around one morning.


How wonderful to finally see the sun and walk in fields of green! Creaton Walking Group were delighted to welcome six newcomers in April and show them the lovely walks between Sibbertoft and Welford, along the Naseby battle trail. The group then enjoyed a delicious freshly-cooked meal at the Red Lion in Sibbertoft.

Walks take place on the second Saturday of the month and are about 8 miles. Meet at the lychgate at 10am.

Next walks are on:

Saturday 9th June

Saturday 14th July

Saturday 11th August.


We were delighted to provide the entertainment for the Friends of St Michael’s History Group St Patrick’s night.

Also, the singers were delighted to perform at the postponed concert on 19th May to raise funds for the new community shop in Creaton.

Come and hear the Creaton Singers at Creaton in Bloom on Sunday 3rd June.  The programme will feature popular and much loved songs. Come to the URC at either 2.30pm or 3.30pm and enjoy a delicious cream tea whilst being entertained.

Save the Date! Saturday 22 September. Spratton Church. The Creaton Singers are delighted to have been asked by Northampton Male Voice choir to sing during their concert, whilst they take a short break. Do come to what promises to be an evening of excellent and enjoyable music.


We meet in the United Reform Church

(next to the Post Office) at 7.30pm on the

second Wednesday of each month.

If the meeting is to be held at a different venue this will be stated.

June 13th Being a games changer in 2012 byLiz Waine

July 11th Evening visit to Camden Nursery, Kingsthorpe.

We welcome you to our meetings either as a guest or a new member. Come to meet old friends or to make new ones

Please contact Daphne on 01604505546 for more information.


Yet another piece of the jigsaw in place.

The new Creaton Village Shop is very pleased to announce that thePost Office have approved their application. This means that the services you enjoy at the current Creaton Post Office will be transferred to Creaton Village Shop when the new business opens.

The building work continues and at the time of writing, the majority of the ground work has been completed and the concrete base is ready to receive the building. The new shop will be arriving in May and then there will be a number of weeks for installation of all the fixtures and fittings.

With an opening date yet to be set - though it will be in the summer - we are still looking for volunteers to assist in the shop. If you can offer 2 to 4 hours a week, or even a fortnight, please contact or call Patsy on 07876 690348.

Your Shop…Our Shop

A community shop and Post Office


Car Boot Sale 10th June 10 am

Come and sell all of your unwanted treasures or join us for a homemade cake, a roll or a cup of tea.

If you would like to help on the day or would like any information please call 505384

Sunday 3 June

Come and enjoy an afternoon in this

picturesque village.

BBQ on Village Green 12 - 2pm,

Gardens open 1-5pm,

Flower Festival in St Michael's Church, Live Music, Real Ale and Pimms, Delicious Cream Teas, Classic Cars Display, Craft and Plant stalls, Bouncy castle and Tombola.

Admission £5 to all gardens.

Children under 14 free.

Free car park on the playing field. NN6 8NG

Proceeds for the fabric fund of St Michael and All Angels Church and other village organisations.


Do you want to learn to play Bridge?

Classes held in Creaton and Long Buckby

Contact Maggie Jones 01604 505506

for further information.


Local news from the Northamptonshire villages of Cold Ashby, Cottesbrooke, Creaton, Guilsborough, Hollowell & Teeton and Thornby.

Last updated Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Copy deadline for next printed edition: Sunday 1st July