About Our School

  MARCH 2017                                                                     


The Governing Bodies of our school, Grove House Infant & Nursery School, Kings Park Infant School, Beeston Primary, Northgate High School and Dereham Sixth Form College submitted an application to the Department for Education to form a multi-academy trust, ‘Unity Education Trust’ (UET). That application was approved and the decision was taken to convert. We are pleased to announce that on the 1st March 2017 the schools successfully converted to Academies and, at the same time, jointly formed Unity Education Trust. Please click on this link for further information http://www.unityeducationtrust.uk/

From the 13th March our Head teacher, Mrs Michelle Farnan, will become executive Head of Beeston primary as well as ours.

Welcome to our school website. We are a small school with (currently) 57 children attending – aged 4 – 11. Please use this website as an online prospectus. If you can’t find the information you need on our website, please telephone the school office and speak to Mrs. Jackson or Mrs. Leeder who will be very pleased to help.
You can also find out ‘day to day’ information about our school on our Facebook page. Please see below a message from our Head teacher:

Dear Parents/Carers and Prospective Parents/Carers.
I am privileged to have been the Headteacher of Garvestone Primary School since April 2004, leading a talented, enthusiastic, conscientious and hardworking staff to raise the standard of education offered in developing the whole child.
We aim to make our school a caring society, where each person is looked after and is regarded as having the ability to make a strong contribution to the ethos and talents of the whole school. Our school is a very secure place to learn, a place where children are encouraged to thrive and develop into young people, in a school community where learning, both academic and personal, will continue regardless of age, ability level, race, gender or physical disability. There is an agreed level of acceptable standards, and each person is treated as a unique individual. We aim to make our school a secure, healthy and happy place, where children can learn and play in safety, trust and confidence. Praise is the hallmark of our discipline and we hope that each person will be proud to call this “Our School”. We consider our school to be like a second home and aim to instill in children good values and attitudes that will remain with them all their lives.
The most important rule at Garvestone Primary School is “Always do your best!” This is a community where we learn the importance of caring about each other, sharing with each other, learning to play and communicate, learning to negotiate and compromise. Primary school days are some of the best days of our lives – we aim to make these unique and special days memorable, interesting, challenging and fun.
Effective education requires a partnership between home and school; therefore parents/carers will always be welcome in our school. Every effort will be made by an extremely able and dedicated staff to help the children to settle into school within a happy, positive, friendly and mutually supportive environment enabling us to provide the very best in primary education.

Yours sincerely,
Mrs. Michelle Farnan – Executive Head of Garvestone school and from 13th March 2017 –  Beeston Primary.