Welcome to the Isham CEVA Primary School web site.


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

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.

OFSTED VISIT 5th & 6th March 2015

Dear All,

We have just been notified that Ofsted will visit school tomorrow and Friday. They ask if you would please complete the Ofsted online survey, Parent View at: www.parentview.ofsted.gov.uk by 11am tomorrow: 5th March. The survey is very similar to our Oct 14 survey.

Your child will bring home a letter tonight, and you will also have received a text.

We are sorry that we have postponed tonight’s Parent’s Evening to next Wednesday; apologies for any inconvenience. Please do call in tonight or tomorrow if you have any urgent concerns.

Many Thanks.

Kirstin Howarth

Appeals for September 2015 Entry

All schools that are their own Admissions Authority (Isham CEVA Primary) are required to publish their “Admission Appeals Timetable”. An Appeal is a route you may wish to consider, should your child not be offered a place at Isham for Sept 2015. The timetable is as follows:

16th April – Details of allocation of places issued by the Local Authority

18th May – Deadline for returning Notice of Appeal forms to the Diocesan Office (If you have not been successful in gaining a place at Isham, and wish to appeal this decision, you must put your request in writing to: Diocesan Appeals Administrator, Diocesan Board of Education, Bouverie Court, 6 The Lakes, Bedford Road, Northampton, NN4 7YD. Tel: 01604 887006 or email: education@peterborough-diocese.org.uk).

9th to 19th June – Appeal Hearings

FYI You can also contact school at any point after 16th April regarding your application and to be told your place on our Waiting List.

Performance data/ league tables 2014

Isham in top 149 schools in UK

Today I received a letter from Rt Hon David Laws MP, Minister of State for Schools. A copy of the letter is displayed on the class notice boards and I quote,

‘It gives me great pleasure to congratulate you on the excellent performance of your pupils in the 2014 KS2 tests…

Your results show that 100% of your pupils gained Level 4B or above in reading and maths and Level 4 or above in writing. This makes you one of only 149 schools in the country to achieve this level of attainment.

I would like to congratulate your staff, governors and pupils for their hard work and success and thank you for your leadership in continuing the drive towards high standards of educational achievement.’

For additional info on school league tables, please see the DfE School Performance Tables. You may also wish to google the Ofsted Data Dashboard for Isham Primary.

Golden Mile: Isham 2nd in Country: December 2014

December 2014

The Golden Mile: Isham Primary came 2nd in the entire of the UK!

Top scorers- December 2014: the top three schools in December that averaged the most golden miles per pupil were:-

 1. HemplandPrimary School, Yorkaveraged 8.90 Golden Miles per pupil.


2. Isham Church of England School, Kettering averaged 4.77 Golden Miles per pupil.

3. Slaley First School, Hexham averaged 3.61 Golden Miles per pupil.

Well done Isham, yet again!!