01983 295713


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

Inspire, Achieve, Celebrate


Welcome to Gurnard Primary School


Parents and Carers

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Important information about safeguarding during schools closure


At Gurnard Primary School, children's well-being and safety are vitally important to us and we remain absolutely committed to keeping children safe whilst schools are closed.

If you have any concerns regarding the safeguarding of a child or young person, we are still here for you so please do not hesitate to contact us in the following ways:

  • Phone: 01983 295713 and ask to speak to the Designated Safeguarding LeadThe office is currently open from 8.00am to 3.30pm Monday to Friday.  For safeguarding concerns or advice outside of these times please email Mrs Torrance at lynn.torrance@gurnardprimaryschool.co.uk
  • If your concern is urgent, please call Isle of Wight Children's Social Care on 0300 3000 117.  You can call anytime day or night.
  • If there is an emergency and you believe a child is in immediate danger, you must call 999.


Staying safe online

During this time, it is possible that children may be spending more time than usual online. Please continue to be extra vigilant when monitoring online controls to ensure their safety.  Thinkuknow is a useful website that is full of guidance materials and support with keeping children safe online.  https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/ 





It is a real privilege to be the Headteacher of Gurnard Primary School.  Ours is a vibrant, happy school where children come first.  What makes us special?  I think it’s our ethos.  At Gurnard, we share a passionate commitment to helping everyone to be their best. 

We aim to make learning so irresistible that children love coming to school.  We are constantly searching for new and innovative ways to make learning exciting, so that everyone at Gurnard enjoys the sense of adventure that learning brings.  We have designed a curriculum that enables our pupils to explore new opportunities, meet experts and discover their passions.  This exciting approach to learning alongside our excellent teaching has been recognised through consistently high academic results as well as national gold standard awards in science, the arts and sport.

Although we recognise that academic success is important, we also believe that for education to be successful, it has to be about preparing children for life.  We believe that our children should develop an understanding of the wider world, their place within it and how they can make a positive difference.  Our core values of determination, aspiration, friendship, responsibility and respect really matter to us.  We encourage our pupils to work hard, knowing that facing challenges and making mistakes are all just part of the journey. 

Our staff team is committed to making a real difference to the children in our care.  Everything that we do as a school is to ensure that our children enjoy coming to school and are supported to be successful in all areas of school life.  Our school has achieved the Leading Parent Partnership Award in recognition of our commitment to working together with families to support children's learning.  We are built on strong values; our pupils show tremendous care and respect for one another and we are very proud of their excellent behaviour.

We take great pride in our lovely school.  I do hope that our website gives you a feel for the learning that happens daily at Gurnard Primary School.  You are warmly invited to visit us to find out more.


Miss Vanessa Hicks


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Safeguarding Notice

Gurnard Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.

We expect all staff, visitors and volunteers to share this commitment.

For more information please click here to see our Child Protection Policy and here click here to see our Safeguarding Policy.

If you have any concerns regarding the safeguarding of any pupils please contact our Designated Safeguarding Leads

Miss Vanessa Hicks (Headteacher), Mrs Lynn Torrance (Deputy Headteacher) or Mr Dave Finch.