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About the School

Our School Day

The school gate opens at 8.30am and children go to their classrooms for Early Learning until 8.45am when the gate is closed and the register is taken. If, for any reason, a child arrives after 8.45am until 8.55am they must, for security and fire regulations, be signed in at the School Office before they go to the classroom where they will be marked L (late before registration closes). Children arriving after 8.55am will be marked U (late after register closed) or O (unauthorised absence) depending on notifying school and the reason.

Break Time

We suggest that children bring in a snack for break time and as a ‘Healthy School’ we promote the idea of a healthy snack–fruit/ a plain carbohydrate such as rice cakes. Fruit is provided free of charge to children in Reception, and Key Stage 1. We encourage children to bring a bottle of water with them to school.

Lunch Time

The school provides a freshly prepared, cooked lunch each day. School meals are currently free for children in Years R, 1 and 2 and for children whose parents are receiving Income Support or some other benefits. If you prefer, your child may bring a packed lunch.


Going Home

Because a safe handover at the end of the school day is a top priority, we ask parents/carers to inform the office as early as possible of any changes e.g. relatives, friends etc. to the usual arrangements for collection.

We ask those who come by car to use the Memorial Hall Car Park and the pedestrian crossing.

  • Reception class (Rabbits) are to be collected from the main front door at 3.15pm

  • Years 1 and 2 (Hedgehogs) are to be collected from the front door at 3.15pm

  • Years 3 and 4 (Foxes) are to be collected from the side gate at 3.20pm

  • Year 5 and 6 (Badgers) are to be collected from the side gate at 3.20pm

School Opening Hours

We are open for at least 32.5 hours per week in line with Government expectations.


Children will be expected to wear full school uniform and have a complete PE kit in school every day, as well as an art overall or old oversized t-shirt for art lessons. All items should be named. Uniforms do not need to be cleaned any more often than usual, or in any different way to normal due to Coronavirus.

Believe and Achieve
John 10:10, "I have come so they may have life and have it to the full"

Nutley Primary School was built in 1853 as a Voluntary Controlled Church of England School. Set in the beautiful Ashdown Forest, we cater for pupils aged four to eleven years old from Nutley, Uckfield, Crowborough and the surrounding areas.

Together with the Church of St James the Less, Nutley Primary School has been at the heart of Nutley village, Uckfield and Crowborough town communities for over 160 years. We work closely with other local schools as part of the East Sussex Education Improvement Partnerships (EIPs) and are proud to be part of the Uckfield Town Schools Alliance which is part of the Wealden EIP.

Education Improvement Partnerships (EIPs) are the area-based structures East Sussex has developed to co-ordinate the work of primary schools and early years providers to improve outcomes for all pupils within the school-led system.

EIPs receive funding from the local authority to identify and address the needs of all schools within the EIP. Through the EIP Chair, they report to the Primary Board to help identify county-wide priorities and are accountable to the Primary Board for the planning, implementation and impact of the EIP's work.

The school has a strong Christian ethos and a link with the church is evident in all it does. Christian symbols are evident throughout the building and displays are regularly linked to stories from the Bible. Though as a school we promote the values of the Christian faith, we recognise that some of our children come from other religions and cultural backgrounds and we respect their beliefs. In this way, the children learn the importance of working together with the church as part of the local community.


To learn more about how the school operates day to day please see our school prospectus below.

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