Stapleford Primary School now offers 15 and 30 hours of nursery provision.

Welcome to Stapleford Primary School…

(Church of England, Voluntary Aided)

“But blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him.”

Our school building opened on the 23rd September 1872 and we continue to thrive.

Click here to read a summary of our latest Pupil and Parent/Carer Questionnaires – We are very proud of the feedback we received.


This is our school website and we hope that it will give you a taste of what Stapleford Primary School is all about. We are a “GOOD” (Ofsted, January 2023) small school which brings with it many advantages. The committed and stable staff team provide excellent staff:pupil ratios within the classes. Each pupil’s achievements and needs are recognised by us all, as we enjoy their successes and plan for their future education. The size and ethos of our school leads our pupils to believe in themselves and their learning capabilities.

The school works very closely with the village church, which extends our links with the community. They, in turn, provide the school with enthusiasm and valuable support.

Pupils from all faiths are welcome at Stapleford Primary School.

We hope you enjoy looking at our website but to really get a true feeling for the school and what it can offer we would highly recommend a visit. Our School Vision and key Ofsted feedback is below so do read on.

Mr J. Shillito


Call the school office to arrange a tour: 01992583341
Click here for Nursery Admissions application form
Click here for SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION FORM when making your application
If you live in Bramfield, Waterford or Stapleford you are in our catchment area.
We welcome children from outside our catchment area if we have spaces. 

Our school vision:

Our chosen bible reading conveys an easily accessible image of our dependence on God for our flourishing and growth as a tree draws vital nourishment from water.

The community is the trees within the village and God is the stream running past the school.



We are very proud of our Ofsted inspection outcome. The school’s grading of ‘Good’, is a benchmark that is high under the current Ofsted framework.

The Oftsed report identifies many elements of the good provision at Stapleford Primary School with particular highlights being:

– “that our pupils are happy to attend this small and welcoming school.

– Pupils are an important part of the school and local community. They enjoy opportunities to extend their experience and learn beyond the classroom.

Staff have high expectations of pupils. Pupils work hard to reach these expectations.

– Pupils enjoy the lessons they have and the topics they study in school.

– Reading is at the heart of the curriculum. Over time, pupils become fluent readers.

– Staff quickly identify pupils who find reading hard. They support these pupils to develop their confidence and fluency.

– As pupils get older they read a wide range of books and stories.

– Leaders have carefully chosen high-quality texts for pupils to read in lessons. Pupils enjoy reading these books.

– They also enjoy having books and stories read to them by adults.

– There is clear guidance for staff on how to support pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND). This guidance provides staff with the information they need. This helps pupils in lessons and during extra intervention sessions. The use of well-chosen resources further supports pupils with SEND with their learning.

– Leaders, including those responsible for governance, ensure that staff feel well supported at school. They are mindful of staff workload and well-being. Staff feel proud to work at the school.

– The arrangements for safeguarding are effective.” (Ofsted, 2023)