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Welcome to Istead Rise Primary School.  We are an exciting, forward looking, and innovative school. 

Our children are hard-working, enjoy a challenge and love to learn.  We provide a huge array of activities for children to broaden their experiences which you will be able to see through our news and updates.  Working in partnership with parents, carers and other key members of the community we aim to provide a broad and balanced curriculum for all. 

If you want to find out about what we are learning please have a look at our ‘year group’ pages.  Paper copies are available on request from the school office.

The website is regularly updated so come back again soon to keep up to date with everything that is going on here at Istead Rise Primary School!


About Us

Istead Rise has expanded to a two form entry primary school and at present they have over 300 pupils on roll across their fourteen classes.  All members of the Istead Rise team work hard to ensure that children receive the very best deal by having high expectations.  At Istead Rise there are four core values which the school works hard to instil.  These are: independence, respect, perseverance and self-reflection.  Istead Rise Primary School uses a Restorative Approach to manage behaviour and deal with conflict.  This approach focuses on developing positive relationships within the school and creates a safe, secure environment which enables children to develop both academically and socially.

During the last academic year there have been significant changes to how all subjects are taught at Istead Rise, which has led to a notable rise in pupil outcomes.  The mornings are dedicated to the consistent teaching of core subjects (reading, writing and maths).  In English teachers follow a carefully considered approach to teaching and learning, based around ensuring pupils are fully equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to produce many pieces of outstanding, independent writing.  Within mathematics, we follow the mastery approach which enables children to make accelerated progress across the curriculum at a pace suitable for their own individual, developmental needs.    The school also follows the Cornerstones curriculum to deliver topic based learning during the afternoons, which provides children with real life, exciting learning experiences.    

Istead Rise works collaboratively with other primary schools within the Trust to share good practice.  The school also benefits from the Friends of Istead Rise Primary School (FIRPS) fundraising committee, who organise events throughout the year to raise additional funds for the school. 

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32 days ago

Thank you to all our Parents/Carers for all your generous gifts and cards. All the staff at Istead Rise Primary would like to wish you a wonderful summer holiday with your loved ones.

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33 days ago

FIRPS will be selling Krispy Kreme Doughnuts at pick up today. £1 per doughnut or a box of 12 for £10. Correct money only please!

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37 days ago

Dear Parents/Carers/Staff unfortunately due to the rain, Sports Day has been cancelled. The grass is already slippery so therefore unsafe. Children can still come into school in their PE kit and will need to bring a packed lunch. We are sorry for any inconvenience, many thanks.

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