01983 295713


Baring Road, Cowes , Isle Of Wight, PO31 8DS.

Inspire, Achieve, Celebrate



Is your child due to start school this September?

If so, it's not too late to apply for a place at Gurnard Primary School.  Just give us a call to arrange a time to have a look around our outstanding Reception Classes.


A message from our Headteacher

Gurnard Primary School is a popular, successful school for children aged 4 to 11 set in a superb location overlooking the Solent near Cowes on the Isle of Wight. There are two classes in each year group with an independent pre-school sharing the same site.

At Gurnard, we believe that primary school education is an experience that all children should enjoy to the full. We therefore offer a very wide range of exciting learning opportunities and experiences in an energetic, happy and caring atmosphere.

We have high aspirations for every child and we constantly strive to achieve excellent academic standards. This is underpinned by focused teaching in the core skills of English, maths and technology to ensure that our children acquire essential skills for life. We are very proud that our results at all key stages are consistently well above the national average.

Our school has excellent facilities, well-equipped classrooms and extensive grounds. As well as a large sports hall, the school has a dance studio, library, a junior science lab and a well-resourced music room. In our grounds we have three playgrounds, four full size sports pitches, a fitness trail, adventure playground, vegetable garden, orchard, forest school, outdoor classroom and wildlife areas.

Our large team of experienced staff brings a variety of specialisms such as sport, music and the arts.  Gurnard Primary School offers a wide range of after school clubs and enrichment activities. We regularly welcome subject specialists to the school to provide enrichment activities and all classes enjoy at least three trips a year to further extend their learning.  

Gurnard Primary School is a happy and healthy place to learn. We are very much a ‘family’ school: we cultivate and nurture attitudes of support, respect and care for all our children and in all our activities. We are very proud of the excellent behaviour and attitudes to learning of the children at our school.

We celebrate the significance and individuality of each person and how they make our school an enjoyable and vibrant place. We do this through celebrating the talents and achievements of all children to enable them to develop into confident and courteous people who have a great thirst for learning as well as enjoying success.

The strong sense of community at the school is often remarked upon. We have a genuine open door policy and interaction between home and school is positively promoted. Many parents support the school by helping in classrooms and by working with the Parents and Teachers Association.

Thank you for taking the time to look at our website and for taking an interest in our school.  I hope that our website gives you all the information that you need as a parent but if there is anything else that you would like to know, please feel free to give us a call or to request a visit in person. I very much enjoy showing prospective parents around at any time during the year. Please contact our school office to arrange an individual appointment.


Miss Vanessa Hicks



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