St Andrews CofE Primary School Careers Site Eteach (10000)


St Andrew's is a Voluntary Controlled School, first opened in 1884 and is situated in the north end of Kettering.  The original site of the school was off Eskdaill Street and behind the shops in Newland Street.  In 1960 the school was transferred to its present position in Grafton Street which up until that time had been occupied by the Central School.  The school is accommodated in two Edwardian buildings of some character, with the majority of classes radiating from a central hall. The school caters for children between the ages of 3 - 11 (Nursery to Year Six). Our Vision We want St Andrew’s to be a beacon of our community that inspires adults and children alike with outstanding learning and teaching. Where children develop a thirst and love of learning that will be lifelong. We want St Andrew’s to be a school ‘Where young minds grow and young hearts learn to care’ through a thoughtful and wide-ranging development of pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development within the Christian faith. We want our values to be our children’s virtues.

About Us

St. Andrew's is an oversubscribed school in the heart of Kettering and is part of the Peterborough Diocese Academy Trust (PDET). The school has had many incarnations over its long history; recently a 1.5 million extension has resulted in the school expanding its intake of children to just over 300. Children are at the heart of every decision we make as we strive to serve and better our community.  We are a school that believes in the value of every child and adult who enters our doors. As such we want all those who become part of our school community to feel valued, happy, respected and to recognise their role in helping our school become outstanding.We believe that all children who become pupils at our school deserve the best and our aim is to help them succeed by reaching their potential in every area of school life – academic, social, personal, physical and spiritual. We do this by ensuring that each child understands their educational journey – where it is beginning, where it will take them and how they will get there!Within our school we work very hard to create a team of teachers, non-teaching and support staff that will support each child in reaching their potential. Visitors to the school comment on the commitment and dedication of our staff to help every child to do their best.We value the broad and balanced curriculum delivered by our staff and all thechildren are able to access not only academic, but creative and physical areas of the national Curriculum, so that they receive a good standard of education.

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 - send us your CV now via our School Talent Pool and say what sort of role you're looking for. By joining our School Talent Pool we'll know you're interested in working here when a future vacancy occurs.Join our School Talent Pool now!For more information about School Talent Pools visit

Our Mission Statement

Our Mission Statement

Young minds grow through care, support, stimulation and encouragement. Young hearts learn to care as they learn to love, forgive and work for fairness.

Our Ethos
Rooted in Christian values of love, justice and forgiveness we aim to make our school a place where:

  • Every member of our school family knows they are welcome, valued and
  • respected
  • Our children feel secure, safe and happy
  • Our children learn to grow in healthy relationships and friendships and play
  • their part in helping us to grow as a loving and supportive school family
  • Our children develop the skills and understanding to prepare them for life and discover the gifts and potential they have
  • Parents, staff, Governors and our church work together for the good of all our children

Our Aims
In partnership with the Governors and Community we aim to:

  • create a positive, supportive and secure learning environment
  • promote purposeful teaching and learning
  • develop sound literacy and numeracy skills
  • satisfy the requirements of the National Curriculum in providing a broad and balanced curriculum which promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of all pupils at the school is relevant and prepares pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life