At Linby cum Papplewick C of E Primary School, we believe that learning does not happen in isolation but is part of the rich experiential approach to the whole being and that learning is intrinsically linked to life skills, personal wellbeing and emotional resilience.  We believe that our children will become better equipped to learn if we give them these rich learning and life experiences and therefore they will make greater progress and achieve greater outcomes and potential.

We strive to give all learners equal opportunity to experience a broad and rich range of extended learning and life opportunities in order to support their continued progress in learning, enhance their emotional wellbeing, develop life skills of collaboration, independence, curiosity, awe, wonder, problem solving, risk taking and enjoyment.

This year, our enrichment program has included a whole school Pantomime visit, specialist training in hockey and table tennis, KS2 choir performance at the Young Voices Concert at Sheffield Arena, a whole school Values Day, First Aid Training, weekly visits to Sherwood House Care Home, a whole school celebration of King Charles III Coronation, Quiz Club, Craft Club, Prayer Club, Resilience Champion Team, Team Sports Day, Family Sports evening, Family School Camp and trips to PGL, Safety Zone at The National Watersports Centre, The National Space Centre, Papplewick Pumping Station, Southwell Minster, Arc Cinema and Magna!

King Charles III Coronation Celebrations

To celebrate the King’s Coronation, we held a royal themed day that included children participating in lots of different activities: crown making, cream tea served at Sherwood House to the residents, a royal banquet, an afternoon of traditional games and cream teas after school.

PGL Caythorpe

In the Autumn Term, our Year 6 pupils visited PGL Caythorpe with our friends from Hucknall National Primary School. Despite the wet conditions, the children had a fantastic five days enjoying all of the activities and making lots of memories.

In the spring half term, our Year 6 pupils visited PGL Caythorpe. They enjoyed three days of testing their nerves on lots of different activities including wall climbing, the giant swing and raft building.


We know that learning to play a musical instrument can have a positive impact in so many areas of your child’s life. In addition to our music curriculum, we also offer Piano lessons at Linby Cum Papplewick Primary School. 

Rachel Gregory is a qualified, experienced music teacher and has been teaching piano at Linby Cum Papplewick Primary School since 2019. 
Piano lessons take place during school time and are available if your child is in year 2 and above.

To find out more about these piano lessons (including costs), please visit the website (www.rachelgregorypiano.com). There is a contact form for any questions you may have. 

To sign-up for lessons please go to the apply tab on the website. Once you have completed and sent the online form, you will be contacted, to confirm your child’s place. 

 Potted Sports Day

To celebrate all things sports, we held our annual potted sports day in the summer term. Children were grouped into teams consisting of Reception – Year 6 children. Each team was led by Year 6 pupils and they had to work together to score as many points as they could on each station.

This year, we had two winning teams. Many congratulations to the victorious Dangerous Dragons and Dog Army.

The award for showing the best sportsmanship went to Dangerous Dragons.

A big well done to all the children who took part. There was lots of teamwork and encouragement shown throughout the day.