Asfordby Captains Close Primary School Careers Site Eteach (14672)


Welcome to our school, where we strive to make every day a happy memory for everyone in our community.

We are committed to providing a safe and inspirational environment for children to enjoy learning and enable them to achieve their best, irrespective of ability or circumstances. We encourage them to be curious about the world we live in within a creative and nurturing environment whilst offering real life contexts in which to apply their learning.

All individuals, irrespective of age or role, in our community have personal learning journeys and we aim to develop a community of independent and collaborative reflective learners.  We are committed to promoting children’s self- esteem and confidence to ensure they believe in themselves and fulfil their ambitions.

But most of all…we enjoy our learning!



At the heart of our vision we hold a set of shared values which we seek to promote across our school and to foster in every individual through our teaching consideration of spiritual, moral, social and cultural values.

We seek to promote:

Respect in the creation of a community that respects the views and opinions of others as well as our own.This is founded in developing empathy in R Time and our Social and Emotional Literacy planning. We are recognised as an enhanced Healthy School for emotional wellbeing and we are an accredited Route to resilience school.

We also seek to promote growth in self esteem in enabling children to develop independencein becoming problem solvers and negotiatiators. We aim to promote this in the application of skills and knowledge across the curriculum and in thematic learning.

Rooted in these values we seek to develop learner’s resilience and perseverance  through challenging children and developing growth mindsets, recognising that we learn by reflection and specifically celebrating achievement and considering next steps in our commitment to assessment for learning strategies.  This fosters a community of risk- takers who can  develop the confidence to approach learning with  curiosity and creativity.

We would like them to ask “What do I want to give the world?”

Together we will ride the waves of imagination and chase endless possibilities over the horizon…

Our Staff

Our team
We have a teaching team that aims to reflect their high aspirations and commitment to their own learning. Regardless of our roles, we are a professional body which works across the school to develop consistent approaches to teaching and learning whilst prioritising the needs of learners in our care.


What levels of expertise do we bring to the school?
Areas of specialism include Languages and literature, Maths, Drama and the Arts, leading research and innovation, emotional literacy, assessment for learning, EYFS, inspiring leaders and coaching new leaders, PSHE leadership, international schools with staff who have worked across Asia, Africa, Europe and the United States developing shared practice and an understanding of global citizenship in equitable partnerships. We also have support staff trained in a variety of areas to support children’s academic and emotional progress.

Some of our staff have or are undertaking Masters level or higher qualifications to inform their practice, and many of them aspire to learn new skills in Provision for Special needs. In addition to this we like to share new life skills or hobbies we learn, such as artistic flair, cookery, tap dancing, or learning from our mistakes. All staff, including our admin team, swimming staff, gardening team, lunchtime staff and Mr Rick, our site manager, commit to developing high quality learning within an environment that reflects this.


Our personal motivations
We are committed to developing a learning community where all individuals can develop passions and curiosity about the world, and this is what every member of staff in our school is encouraged to demonstrate and reflect on.

Where we identify areas for improvement we seek to work with others to develop new skills or collaborate across rich networks.


Working with other professional bodies
We draw on expertise from social care, the school nursing team, paediatric specialists, educational psychologists and specialist teaching teams, as well as independent consultants who can provide for a range of needs. We also work closely with our Educational Welfare Officer and Safeguarding Central Duty to support children’s attendance and safety. This enables us to target provision for all children and their families in our community.


We are very lucky to have our own swimming pool, and run sessions ideal for children aged 3 years upward to learn to swim, plus confidence building parent and baby classes for 6 week to 3 year olds.

On most sessions, particularly for the younger children, we have 2 teachers in the water.

The pool is 0.8 to 1.1 metres deep and has classes available 5 days a week.

Discovery Schools Academy Trust

Asfordby Captain's Close Primary School is part of the Discovery Schools Academies Trust. Click here to find out more about our Trust.

Shared Vision. Shared Values. One Aim.

Discovery Schools Academy Trust is a partnership between 13 schools across Leicestershire and Leicester City. The Trust is organised into clusters of schools who work together to develop teaching and learning, provide challenge and support for each other as well inter school learning opportunities. Schools share pooled learning and offer challenge to each other to ensure children are able to achieve their potential and have the very best learning opportunities.

Each cluster is led by a system leader who is a National Leader of Education. Each system leader visits each school on a regular basis depending on the needs of the school. They provide network Headteacher meetings and support schools in their self evaluation. A number of governors from each cluster attend pooled governance meetings where governors share ideas and challenge each other.

Children from across the trust take part in a range of inter school learning opportunities such as sporting competitions, enrichment and project days. All the schools within the trust use a virtual learning environment to share resources between teachers and create learning opportunities for children as well a chance for children to share their learning with others.

The trust encourages disciplined innovation within and between schools. Schools are encouraged to develop unique learning institutions where best practice and innovation can be shared.

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