Welcome to the Isham CEVA Primary School web site.


Welcome to the family of Isham Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School.

This is an outstanding school’ Ofsted March 2015

‘The distinctiveness and effectiveness of Isham CEVA Primary as a Church of England school are outstanding’ National Society (SIAMs) Inspection June 2015

The school has been a feature of the parish of Isham since 1840 and provides for pupils aged 4-11 years both from the Parish of Isham and beyond.

The Governors, staff, parents and children are committed to developing a positive, challenging learning environment in which all pupils can achieve their full potential.

This aim is to be cherished by all who join the caring Christian family of our school.

Please find our most recent inspection documents attached below.

Ofsted Report 2015                                       Isham CEVA SIAMS 2015

New Roof: Building works from today-mid January 2016

Many of you will have noticed contractors on site this morning and so I write with some information about the latest build project; rather late as the start date was only confirmed late on Friday last week!

We are having a new flat roof on school; the roof over Y3/4 and Y5/6, together with the roof between the office and the YrR classroom are all being replaced. The work should be completed mid- January 2016.

In order to keep children safe for the duration of this work, scaffolding and safety fences are being erected around our building. Our children have been instructed not to play with this at all, but it is imperative, please, that all toddlers are kept away from this equipment at the start and end of the school day.

We ask also, that no child (even with their parent) uses the school car park as a walk-through. Whilst we aim to keep delivery times outside of school start and end times, this area will be used by the contractors and is not a safe place for our children to be.

We aim to keep noise levels, dust and interruption to a minimum within our school day and ask that you help us keep our children safe by regularly reminding them of these rules.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do pop in to see me.

Reception Intake 2016

If you have a child who will be 4 between September 1st 2015 and August 31st 2016, you should now be applying to the LA for a primary school place.

To help you decide, here at Isham we have 4 sessions available for parents of prospective applicants. If you could just call Mrs Sue Wood (office) at school on 723956 to book onto one that would be great.

These are on Tuesday 29th September, Tuesday 20th October, Wednesday 25th November and Monday 11th January. All are held for an hour between 11pm-12pm.

The hour will start with a 15 minute talk about our school, given by me. This will be followed by tours of the school with our Y6 children; an opportunity to hear how it is from a child’s viewpoint, and then finally and 15 minute session about applying to us as a VA school – and how the application system works.

We recommend you do not bring your child along to these sessions unless it is unavoidable – not that we wish to be awkward, but the session is not aimed at children and parents will get more from it if they can come alone.

Please do book onto one of these hours and I’ll look forward to meeting you then.

Kirstin Howarth

Year 7 Transition evening for Y6 and Y5 parents

Cranford primary are hosting their annual Year 6 secondary school transition evening in their school hall on Tuesday 15th September at 6pm. All of the Kettering Secondary schools will be represented and there is an opportunity for prospective parents to find out about admissions processes for each school. There is also the opportunity for the parents to have informal chats with representatives from each of the schools. It is open to parents of Year 5 & 6 pupils and will last for no more than one hour.

The Head at Cranford asks that we advise parents to arrive via the main road entrance (High Street NOT Church Lane as this entrance will be locked!) to the school but to park outside and walk down to the school hall.

Cranford CE Primary School: Tel: 01536 330 300

Church Lane, Cranford, Northants, NN14 4AE