Edale Rise Primary & Nursery School Careers Site Eteach (20833)


Edale Rise is a lively multicultural inner city school which prides itself on its positive links with the local community. We offer our children a rich curriculum with many opportunities to take their learning beyond the classroom.

School Aims:

The staff at this school will work together to ensure that all children become confident, successful learners during their time with us.

We will offer a rich and challenging curriculum, in and beyond the classroom, which addresses the needs of all learners and encourages collaboration, independence and creativity.

We will embrace the opportunity of using new and changing technologies and media as tools for learning and communication.

We will be a learning community where all are learners; every child and adult here will be valued and his or her needs and beliefs respected.

We will create an environment where it is safe and a pleasure to learn, where all learners flourish and achieve their full potential.

We will inspire a sense of responsibility and self-esteem in everyone through nurturing their personal well being.  

About Us

Our school is in Sneinton, not far from the centre of Nottingham. It is a lively, mixed community, with people from many different social and cultural backgrounds living there. This community is one of our richest resources. We are in an interesting part of the City, being within walking distance of Colwick Woods, the River Trent, Green’s Windmill and the birthplace of William Booth, founder of the Salvation Army.

The school belongs to the St Anns and Sneinton Education Improvement Partnership. We feed into the Nottingham Academy.

We consider ourselves a ‘community school’ and believe it is very important to maintain positive links with parents and the wider community. We have close links with Capital One, who support our older children with their understanding of the world of work. Reading volunteers come to us from Reuters and Nottingham Trent University. We have an Extended Schools Team, who organise Family Learning courses and workshops for parents. We also run a ‘Ready Steady Go’ group for pre-Nursery children and their parents. Children and their families have the opportunity to learn outside school hours, with a number of after school clubs running during the course of the year.

We meet the core offer for ‘Extended Schools’. We open at 8.00 for our ‘Earlybirds’ Breakfast Club and have an agreement with Sneinton Playcentre, based at Sneinton Hermitage, for After School and holiday childcare. In  addition, we run our own summer holiday club.

We are fortunate to have a Centre for the Child next door to our premises and work closely with the team there to support children and families

Transform Trust

Edale Rise Primary & Nursery School is a member of the Transform Trust and Teaching School Alliance

Transform will provide a school improvement structure. This will be a responsive and proactive service.

Schools supported by Transform will have access to education expertise, support and experience from across the growing Teaching School Alliance.

Within the Alliance is a core school improvement capability of 5 National Leaders of Education, 9 Local Leaders of Education, 2 National Leaders of Governance, 18 Specialist Leaders of Education, as well as 24 ITP/OTP facilitators and 5 Ofsted trained inspectors (AI).

Staff will be able to access a significant range of opportunities and professional development programmes. The Alliance is continuously developing capacity to accelerate school improvement and enable high quality learning and teaching. This will include:

·         School Direct Initial Teacher Training with outstanding partner, The University of Nottingham

·         Middle and Senior Leaders Development Programme

·         Bespoke Leadership courses

·         Bespoke Coaching programmes

·         Developing SEN practice

·         Improving Teacher Programme

·         Outstanding Teacher Programme

Transform Teaching School Alliance was approved by the Department of Education in March 2012, followed by the Academy Sponsor role in early 2013.


Further Information can be found at our Trust website http://www.transformtrust.co.uk/