PE & Sport Premium

What is the Sports Premium?

The Government is providing funding  per annum to provide new, substantial primary school sport funding'. This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary school headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children.

The sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.

Purpose of funding

Schools will have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.

Possible uses for the funding include:

  • hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE
  • new or additional Change4Life sport clubs
  • paying for professional development opportunities in PE/sport
  • providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE/sport
  • running sport competitions, or increasing participation in the school games
  • buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE/sport
  • providing places for pupils on after school sport clubs and holiday clubs.

Read more at the Department for Education Primary School's Sports Funding page.

Download the report of activities in 2016-17 below:

About Sutton-on-Sea Community Primary School

The School Today

Currently our school caters for children aged from 4 to 11 years of age. There are approximately 175 children on role, being taught in six classes. The school has its own canteen and chef and provides nutritious, delicious hot lunches. The school is a fully enclosed, offering a secure environment but still retains its friendly and welcoming ethos.

Our school is a happy and caring community where the relationships between teacher and child, between school and home and between school and the wider community are considered to be of special importance.

Our aim is to provide a secure and stimulating environment, where children are motivated to become independent learners and thinkers with high expectations. We recognise that your child is unique and we do our best to ensure that your child makes the most of his or her abilities.

Car Parking

There is no parking available in the School car park for parents/carers during school hours.  Please do not bring  your car down the school drive to bring or collect your child from school (unless on pre-arranged basis due to medical need). If you do drive a child to School, then please park sensibly and considerately, e.g on Sandringham Drive, Chanctonbury Way or Station Road.  Please make sure that you do not block people's driveways and that you adhere to parking restictions, i.e. do not park on the yellow zigzags outside the school. There is no access via the Chanctonbury Way entrance during the school day so please use the main pedestrian gate on Station Road if needed.

Your contact details

It is extremely important that the School Office has your up to date contact details.  Please contact the School Office to check yours are correct if you have had a change of phone number or address.


Please label your child's belongings, and then they can be returned back to you easily if they get lost.

School Policies

There are additional policies on most aspects of school life at Sutton on Sea CP School other than the ones displayed on our website.  If you would like to see a particular policy then please contact the School Office.

Toys and Games from home

Please do not let children bring in toys and games into School except at times when teachers may ask for them to be brought in for a specific purpose.

Dogs and pets

Please do not bring your dogs or pets onto the school grounds, either carried or otherwise.


Smoking is prohibited within all areas of the School site.

Bad language

Parents and Carers are asked to be 'good examples' and not to swear or use offensive language.  Parents unable to comply with this rule will not be allowed on the School premises.


If you have a complaint concerning any matter, please come and talk to us about it.  If, after you have been to talk to us, you are still not happy, please contact the Chair of Governors or any other Governor and talk to them.


We do not usually dispense medicine in school.  If your child requires antibiotics or other medicine we ask that if at all possible you come and speak with the School Office. If your child needs treatments such as inhalers or epi-pens, please inform the School Office and they will give you the necessary information and paperwork.

A Brief History of the School

Sutton Le Marsh National School was opened on 16th March 1863 with 44 pupils. On 26th March a supply of books and slates arrived and on 28th March a clock was put up. The school moved to its present location in 1902 but had to go back to the old site in 1915 when it was occupied by the military. Records show how the curriculum has changed. Around 1890 these subjects were included:

  • How to keep cows, horses, sheep, hens, bees
  • Forgework
  • Haymaking
  • Orchards
  • Butter and Cheesemaking

The first organised games lessons were in 1906. Modern aids were gradually introduced, the first school radio being given by the Urban District Council in December 1935. Exactly 60 years on, the school is donated PC's and Internet access facilities! The school became purely a primary school in 1952.

In the first 50 years the weather and demands of agriculture resulted in much absenteeism, as did some special events such as:

  • To see cannons fired on 17th June 1864
  • To see the new railway on 18th October 1877
  • The opening of Sutton - Alford tramway on 2nd April 1884
  • To see a seaplane on the shore on 2nd October 1914
  • The disastrous flood on 31st January 1953 when the sea breached the coastal defences. The school was flooded to a depth of three feet and had to be closed for two months.
  • In 1983 HRH The Duke of Edinburgh was a visitor.

School Term Dates

term dates







Term 1

Tuesday 5th September to Friday 20th October

Inset - Monday 4th September
Term 2 Tuesday 31st October to Tuesday 19th December

Inset - Monday 30th October
Inset -Wednesday 20th December
Bank Holidays:-
Monday 25th, Tuesday 26th December 2017
Monday 1st January 2018

Term 3 Wednesday 3rd January 2018 to Friday 9th February 2018 Inset- Tuesday 2nd January 2018
Term 4 Monday 19th February 2018 to Wednesday 28th March

Inset -Thursday 29th March
Bank Holidays:-
Friday 30th March and Monday 2nd April

Term 5 Monday 16th April 2018 to Friday 25th May Bank Holidays:-
Monday 7th and Monday 28th May 2018
Term 6 Monday 4th June to Friday 20th July  

2018 / 2019

Term 1 Tuesday 4th September 2018 to Friday 19th October 2018   Inset - Monday 3rd September
Term 2 Tuesday 30th October 2018 to Tuesday 20th December  Inset - Monday 29th October 2018 


School Milk

register for school milk

Did you know our school provides a school milk scheme?

By registering your child for our school milk scheme they will receive a 189ml (third of a pint) carton of semi-skimmed milk every day. This is delivered fresh and chilled to their classroom every day.

“How much does it cost?”

Thanks to government subsidies, school milk is free for all under-fives and is subsided at around £15 a term for children aged five or older.

“Why should I register my child?”

School milk provides your child with essential nutrients. It is also rehydrating and energy boosting, helping to bridge the long gap between breakfast and lunch so children stay focused.

Find out the top ten reasons to drink school milk at

“How do I register my child?”

If your child is under five -

  1. Register here at Cool Milk or pick up a form from school.
  2. Just register by a Tuesday for your child’s free milk to start the following week.
  3. Free milk will continue until the Friday before your child’s fifth birthday. You will receive a payment request three weeks before this time- if you wish for your child to continue to receive school milk simply make a payment.

If your child is over five -

  1. Go to or pick up a form from school.
  2. Pay Cool Milk online, over the phone, at a local PayPoint or by cheque in instalments to suit you. If registering online you can pay straight away, if using a registration form you will need to wait to receive a payment request.
  3. Just pay by a Tuesday for your child’s milk to start the following week.

“How do I find out more?”

Visit or contact Cool Milk directly on 0800 142 2972.

Full Staff Who's Who


Leadership Team

Headteacher - Mr David Pearson
Deputy Headteacher - Mr Darren Cunningham
Assistant Headteacher - Miss Amelia Haslehurst

EYFS & Key Stage 1 Teachers

Mrs Helen Black

Mrs Beccy Sanders (SENCO)

Miss Debbie Hodson


Key Stage 2 Teachers

Mrs Kathryn Francis

Mrs Sarah Sands (part time)

Mr Duncan Mills

Mr Darren Cunningham


Teaching & SEN Assistants

Mrs Sue Fieldman HLTA
Mrs Mandy Mearns HLTA
Mrs Melissa Mountain HLTA
Mrs Jill Jeffs HLTA
Mrs Karen Turner HLTA
Mrs Julie Otter HLTA
Mrs Anne Poynton HLTA
Mrs Mandy Barker HLTA
Mrs Amanda Brown
Miss Cara Dixon
Mr Dean Kenny
Miss Helen Mason
Mrs Carol Riches
Mrs Yvonne Gurney


Support Staff

School Business Manager - Mrs Anita Cram
Administrator /Attendance Officer - Mrs Ann Howells
Caretaker - Mr Mark Brown
Cleaner - Mrs Sue Hipwell
School Cook - Mr Ged Roberts

Lunch Supervisors:
Mrs Karen Turner (Midday Controller)

Mrs Sue Hipwell

Mrs Jackie Morley

Miss Lisa Clark

Mrs Carol Riches

Mrs Belinda Gower

Miss Helen Mason

Mr Dean Kenny




Meet the Teaching Staff

As it is such a sunny day here on the coast, the staff are all out on playground duty at the moment. The children have drawn a few pictures to show you what some of them would look like if they were here and you were to peek through the keyhole!

Mr Pearson

Mr Pearson

Mr Cunningham

Mr Cunningham

Mrs Sands

Mrs Sands

Mrs Black

Mrs Black


Miss Hodson

Miss Hodson

Mrs Sanders

Mrs Sanders

Mr Mills

Mr Mills

Mrs Cox

Mrs Cox

Meet the Governors

The governing body is made up of 

  • Full governing body
  • Children's Committee (relates to all matters that are not financial)
  • Resources Committee ( Responsible for all items with a financial element)

The role of the governing body is to provide confident, strategic leadership and to create robust accountability, oversight and assurance for educational and financial performance.

The three core functions of the governing body are:-

  • Ensuring clarity of vision, ethos and strategic direction.
  • Holding executive leaders to account for the educational performance of the organisation and its pupils, and the performance management of staff.
  • Overseeing the financial performance of the organisation and making sure its money is well spent.

If you wish to contact governors please address any letters c/o Clerk to Governors, Sutton on Sea CP School. If necessary, please mark 'Private and Confidential'.

 Mrs S. Cooper Chair of Governors - Co-Opted
 Mr A. Elson Vice-Chair - Parent
 Mrs J. Willson Co-Opted
 Mrs A Turner Parent
 Ms S Lockren Co-Opted
Mrs S Marshall Parent
 Mr S. Palmer Local Authority
 Mrs L Rouse Co-Opted
 Mr D Pearson Headteacher
 Mr D Cunningham  Deputy Headteacher (staff governor)
 Vacancy  Co-Opted
 Mrs A Howells  CLERK


Click photos to enlarge and read more details about governors: 




School Lunches

school lunches

Our school meals are cooked in our own kitchen by the School Cook, the quality of food is excellent and the children are enjoying the 'healthy, hot meal' experience.

We operate a three weekly rolling menu and children choose from a wide variety of food and price options. Each day children can choose from the selection of a main meal and sweet, a vegetarian option, jacket potato with cheese and beans and yoghurt or fresh fruit salad option for sweet.

Children do not have to have a meal regularly on a daily basis and can opt to have a hot meal on one, two, three, four or five days just as long as their menu requests are returned as outlined below.

All children who wish to have hot meals will be required to fill out a School Menu Form.

School Menus can be downloaded below.

ALL MEALS HAVE TO BE PAID FOR IN ADVANCE - The School Menu forms will not be processed unless accompanied by the correct monies.

Those children entitled to free school meals will have to complete a School Menu Form to indicate food preferences even though they will not be required to pay for the meals. It is also requested that if FSM children do not require a meal. For whatever reason, the school office must be informed to avoid food being wasted.

School Menu forms are to be completed a week in advance. The menus will be available from the school office on the Friday, six school days before the meals are required and must be returned with the correct money no later than 9am Wednesday of the following week. Please instruct your child to collect a menu if appropriate.

Cash is preferable but anyone wishing to pay by cheque must make it payable to Lincolnshire County Council and present it to the School Office with a valid banker’s card. If you require any school dinner envelopes please ask at the school office.