Cantrell is a Primary school. It is situated in the district of Bulwell near the edge of the City of Nottingham. It caters for pupils between the ages of three and eleven.

The Foundation Classes accommodate children between the ages of three and five years old. There is a Key Stage 1 Department for children aged between five and seven years. KS2 children remain at Cantrell until they are eleven years old. The children then transfer to a number of different secondary schools at the end of year six.

At Cantrell we provide a disciplined and stimulating environment for all children to learn and succeed. We all believe that the staff, parents and Governors should work together to make children’s learning experience happy, successful and exciting.

About Us

Our Values and Ethos

  • We aim to provide all our pupils with a structured and disciplined framework - one where success is celebrated and challenges are set and met and where children are encouraged to explore opportunities creatively.
  • We aim to continually improve standards of teaching and learning focusing upon literacy, numeracy, and scientific investigation and developing pupils' ability to use ICT tools effectively.
  • We aim to provide innovative, creative and challenging teaching.
  • We aim to provide a broad and balanced curriculum that provides variety and equal opportunity for all pupils, allowing individuals to develop progressively and at their own rate.   
  • We aim to provide planned educational opportunities that teach pupils about responsible behaviour in order that they will mature into people who will make valuable contributions to our diverse and multicultural world and the environment we are to live in. 
  • We aim to involve parents and community in the daily life of the school to achieve common goals through partnership.
  • We aim to offer all staff and others involved with school the opportunity to continually develop their own skills, knowledge and understanding in order to meet both the school and their own needs

Working for us

If you're searching for your next teaching post, why not contact us now? You'll be working at a great school and be part of a friendly, helpful team. We're always interested to hear from enthusiastic, committed teachers.

Our Awards

Miss Langham - Our Teaching Star

C Langham Pearsons

Back in June 2016, Claire Langham was recognised for her exceptional contribution to the teaching profession as one of just 52 winners in the UK of the Pearson Silver Award. Her award was in the category "Teacher of the Year in a Primary School". Claire was also named School Star of the Year by the Nottingham Post. 

Claire has worked at Cantrell since being a newly qualified teacher 18 years ago. She is 100% committed to ensuring that her pupils achieve the highest possible standards and this she does with great passion for teaching and learning. Her classroom reflects the creative approaches she has to learning and her engagement with new ideas is testament to her ongoing professional development. Claire is always testing out new ideas in numeracy and is always at the forefront of new developments. Added to that she fosters the school values of honesty, empathy, respect and encouragement for all pupils and her pastoral care is of a particularly high standard.

On Sunday 23rd October, Claire attended a glittering awards ceremony at The Guildhall, London where she was to find out if she had won a prestigious UK Pearson Teaching Award, also known as a Gold Plato Award. Ten Gold Plato awards are awarded across categories such as Excellence in Special Needs Education and Lifetime Achievement. Claire was nominated for the accolade by pupils, parents and colleagues in the Cantrell Primary and Nursery School community. The ceremony, hosted by star of ‘Outnumbered’ and ‘Mock the Week’ Hugh Dennis, and broadcast on BBC2 on 30th October, is an annual event that celebrates the very best of the UK’s teaching profession.

Silver Award Winner

The Pearson Teaching Awards is an annual celebration of exceptional teachers and teaching, founded in 1999 by Lord Puttnam, they recognise the life-changing impact of an inspirational teacher on the lives of the young people they teach.

Rod Bristow, President of Pearson UK, said: “A huge congratulations to the 2016 Teaching Award winners. Pearson is so proud to sponsor this celebration - great teaching makes the biggest difference to a child’s education and it’s incredibly important that we take this moment each year to recognise that".