We are really proud at Great Coates Academy that we are in the top 10% of similar schools for our attendance. Thank you to everyone for the effort they are putting in getting their children to school.

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Nursery, Reception and Key Stage 1 performed marvellous Christmas Nativity plays to their parents, grand-parents, relatives and friends in the last week of term. They did incredibly well and the shows were a big hit. Thank you to everyone who attended and well done to the children for their amazing performances.

The choir had a very exciting time with their Christmas performances. On Wednesday 7th December they visited Chatteris House Residential Home. The children sang their hearts out and the residents loved the performance. We can’t wait to go back again at Easter for a spring time performance. On Friday 9th December we visited the Bishop King Centre for a nativity performance. The choir stole the show with their performance of Calypso Carol. The children were very well behaved, even though it was very cold.

This year school results for end of KS1 and KS2 SATs were not published by the government, due to the Covid crisis, but we would like to share our incredible results because we are really proud of them.

The progress and attainment of our children was significantly above the national outcomes in all areas in Key Stage 2. In Key Stage 1 our results were in line with the national outcomes for reading and maths and above for writing. Unfortunately, league tables have not been published this year but these outcomes would make us one of the top schools in the area for our attainment and progress. We are really proud of the effort the children put in and would like to say ‘Thank you,’ for the support given by parents as well. Our dedicated team of teachers who ran the booster groups, also need to be credited for their efforts which have given us some of the best results the school has ever seen.

Attainment Data 2021-22
Phonics Screening Test
Year 1 69%
End of Key Stage 1 SATs Results
Reading Writing Maths Combined
Year 2 77% 31% 75% 21% 79% 25% 75% 21%
End of Key Stage 2 SATs Results
Reading Writing Maths Combined
Year 6 95% 64% 86% 24% 86% 33% 81% 14%

EXS = Expected Standard. GDS = Greater Depth Standard.

On Thursday 13th October, a group of 12 of our children took part in an art’s project sponsored by East Midland Railway. An artist, Mel Langton, visited school and the children created their own railway artwork. This work will eventually be shown at Great Coates Station and will make up a large artwork at Nottingham Station. We can’t wait for the final piece to be shown.

Our team of student ambassadors were very busy at the end of last half term delivering certificates to all the children who had been nominated by their teachers for a school values award. The school value this term was ‘Manners’. Well done to all of the children who received an award.

We are so proud that our pupils and school feature on the National Anti-Bullying Week official video celebrating anti bullying week on 14th to 18th November. The children spoke so clearly and are a credit to our school. Follow the link below to see the video.


National anti-bullying week is 14th to the 18th November. At Great Coates we are very proud to have worked with the Anti-bullying alliance to help make a video for anti-bullying week. Please use the link below to watch the video. Well done to Mrs Brown for helping to produce the video and the to pupils. They are superstars.


On Tuesday 22nd June, A team of Year 5 and 6 children visited Healing Secondary School, with Mrs Martin and Miss Jebson, for an inter school rounders tournament against six other schools. The team played incredibly well. They didn’t lose a match all afternoon and after a thrilling final against Woodlands School they won. We are incredibly proud. Once again the children were perfectly well-behaved and we are incredibly proud of them.

On Thursday 9th June, the children took part in Empathy Day an initiative led by The Empathy Lab. During the day, the children learnt about how to become a more empathetic person e.g. being a good listener and putting themselves in other people’s shoes. They did this through reading a range of books about feelings and relationships.

Once again the children have made us really proud with their thoughtfulness and consideration of each other when discussing their feelings. We have had a phenomenal response on Twitter, from The Empathy Lab and authors of the books we used, who were blown away with our work on the day.