Federation of All Saints and Sharnford C of E Primary Schools Careers Site Eteach (17354)


Our federation consists of two schools; All Saints Church of England Primary School Sapcote and Sharnford C.E Primary School and was formed in 2006 to enhance the provision for all our pupils. Our schools are both small village schools with a family feel, set in delightful grounds less than 5 miles from Hinckley and within 11 miles of Leicester. We are committed to providing our children with the very best education that prepares them academically, personally and socially for the next stage of their education and beyond. Our strong Christian ethos and close links with All Saints Church, St Helen’s Church and the Methodist churches in our villages promotes a very positive and caring attitude among our pupils, who behave well and work hard. Pupils are valued as individuals and their teachers know them well. We provide a rich and varied curriculum enriched by the use of specialist teachers, trips, visitors and residential experiences. Our staff and governors are knowledgeable and hardworking, they work together to ensure our schools continue to go from strength to strength. Teachers plan and deliver lessons that are relevant and interesting and take into account the needs of each child. As a result the quality of teaching in our schools is good and some is outstanding and children across the schools make good progress.

About Us

Our Federation consists of two small rural schools, All Saints Church of England Aided Primary Sapcote and Sharnford C of E Primary School. It was set up in September 2005. The schools share the same head teacher and governing body. They are geographically very close, situated in adjoining villages in rural Leicestershire. As a federation we are passionately pursuing educational excellence for our children. We are able to offer ‘the best of both worlds.’ Individually, we are able to offer all the advantages of a small school, e.g. the caring and supportive ‘family type’ environment but as a Federation we can also offer the benefits of the larger school.  The federation was formed in order to ensure the longevity of each school within its community and to further enhance the high educational and pastoral standards provided by each school. The advantages of working together in a more formal partnership are many; the following are just a few examples: 1. Staff from both schools work together learning from each other and sharing good practice, this knowledge is accessed by all children and staff within the group. 2. An enhanced Senior Management team works across both schools. 3. Sharing and pooling of resources across the group gives children access to a wider and more varied range of learning materials.  4. Educational visits and workshops become more viable with larger numbers leading to greater opportunities for all children.  5. Economies of scale and streamlining of management and administration procedures can be achieved allowing more funding to be spent directly on the children.  We are delighted that when Ofsted visited in February 2013 they confirmed that the Federation has strengthened the position of each school, judging both to be good for achievement, quality of teaching, behaviour and leadership and management.  

Living and Working in Leicestershire

In the Heart of England - Residents of Leicestershire enjoy the best of everything
From refreshing and beautiful countryside and personable market towns to vibrant city living, Leicestershire offers a distinctive and high quality of life that will suit all lifestyles
Leicestershire is a beautiful county at the heart of England, within the developing National Forest.  It is a county where you can discover completely unspoilt villages and market towns, open countryside and panoramic views with rocky summits and secluded valleys.
Leicestershire has a wide variety of attractions including Bosworth Battlefield, where the course of English history changed dramatically, Snibston Discovery Park, which recalls our industrial past, and the National Space Centre.
Loughborough, in the north of the County is at the forefront of Information Technology and Loughborough University is also the national headquarters for many sports in the UK.  A number of Olympic teams will be training at Loughborough University in preparation for the 2012 Games in London, including, among others, the British Swimming Team, the British Triathlon Team, the elite British Athletes and the English Women’s Football Team.
The jet engine was invented in Lutterworth, in the south of the County, while Hinckley in the west was where the hosiery and footwear industries evolved.  Ashby-de-la-Zouch, in the north-west, and Market Harborough, in the south-east, are two very attractive, historical market towns.  Melton Mowbray, in the north-east, is a rural market town famous for the pork pie and for Stilton cheese.
Cosmopolitan and cultured, historic but futuristic, Leicester in the centre of the County is nothing if not varied, with its strong cultural diversity, excellent entertainment, night-life and restaurants.  The newly re-developed centre of the City offers a wide range of shopping opportunities, from the largest permanent outdoor market in Europe to the extensive Highcross shopping centre.
Leicestershire is well served by many transportation networks.  Four motorways (M1, M69, M42 and M6) run through the County, and there are regular trains to London, Nottingham, Birmingham and the North.  For international travel East Midlands Airport is located in the north of the County, and Birmingham Airport is also easily accessible
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Inspiring Primaries Academies Trust

The Federation of All Saints and Sharnford  Primary School, is part of the Inspiring Primaries Academy Trust , which is a charitable, school-led multi-academy trust, specialising in Church of England and community primary academies. 


Our guiding principles are:

  • We will appreciate the trust placed in us in educating children, promoting their personal development and well-being.
  • We will appreciate the trust placed in us in serving our communities.
  • We will promote excellence, personal achievement and the realisation of each and every child’s potential, irrespective of their gender, race, faith, ability or background.
  • We will promote the pursuit of excellence by every person every day, celebrating performance inside schools and the wider world.
  • We are committed to ensuring well disciplined, caring environments built on shared values (respect, perseverance and community).
  • We are committed to ensuring every school is a hub for the community it serves and is a source of immense pride.
  • We are committed to providing high quality buildings and engaging classrooms with up to date technologies.

 Further information about the Trust can be found here