School Road, Erpingham, Norwich, Norfolk NR11 7QY  01263 761365

Erpingham Church of England Primary School.

A small and caring school with a BIG outlook.

At Erpingham Church of England Primary School we educate children between the ages of four to eleven years in a friendly, family orientated atmosphere. We have three classes, up to date technology and beautiful classrooms set in a stunning, rural environment in which to learn and play. 


Our latest news letter - please click here



Rainbow over Erpingham Primary School. 


Our children are very happy individuals who benefit from our innovative approach to the curriculum, personalised learning and consistently high quality teaching. We have three classes. Class One [Reception and Year One]. Class Two [Years Two and Three] and Class Three [Years Four, Five and Six]. Please use these links to read our Spring Term class newsletters and curriculum overviews.

Class One.

Class Two.

Class Three.  Newsletter. Topic Web.


We have a Reception and Year One class, a Year Two and Three class and a Year Four, Five and Six class. This ensures that our children benefit from high quality teaching and a lower than national average number of children in each class. 



Moving towards Federation. Our schools are very happy to announce that between December 2015 and the end of January 2016 we are consulting with parents, our wider school community and stakeholders regarding the proposal to create an Erpingham and Northrepps Federation. More details and a consultation document are available by contacting the school office -

We believe that federation is an innovative and collegiate approach to solving the problem of achieving a long term, healthy and sustainable future for both of our schools. 

Our partnership already brings many benefits to our already ‘Ofsted Good rated’ schools. 

Please do contact us if you would like further information regarding our proposed federation.


Erpingham Primary School  has outstanding outdoor learning resources and opportunities for children.


Our children benefit from weekly, outstanding learning experiences through our Forest School provision. Our Forest School was featured on Radio Norfolk as an example of high quality and innovative child centred learning. 


Forest Friends sessions for little Forest Schoolers [accompanied by a parent] is a provision for children between 2 and 5 years of age lead by Nicola Poole and Elaine Witham. Sessions are on Wednesday and Thursday mornings. Please call the school office on 01263 761365 for more information and to request places. 

Stay and Play for children aged from 6 months to 4 years old. Led by Elaine Witham, Linda Youngs and Emily Norton. Our Stay and Play session enables you and your child to really feel a part of our school. The session takes place on a Tuesday afternoon between 1.30 and 2.45pm. There is no requirement to book a place but please do let us know that you would like to attend for the first time.

There is no charge for Stay and Play or Forest Friends Sessions.  


Spring 2014. Ofsted report. Please click here.

Erpingham School continues to go from strength to strength.

Headteacher Simon East says ‘we were very pleased that the inspection recognised many of our unique qualities and strengths. We are delighted that good progress towards our eventual aims is highlighted in the report as we move towards being an outstanding school’.

At Erpingham we have an innovative approach to our curriculum which maximises opportunities for all of our children to experience first-hand and meaningful teaching and learning. The lead inspector noted in her report that "teaching is good and sometimes outstanding. Activities are interesting and carefully planned to help each pupil build on their learning and progress well". "Excellent relationships exist between school and parents". Many parents volunteer to provide pupils with wide ranging experiences in music, art and drama’. "The Headteacher has developed a strong, committed and effective team of staff and Governors". 


Summer 2012. Ofsted and Diocese Inspections.

Please click on this link to view the report and here to read an overview of the report. School, Church and Diocese [SIAS] Inspection, June 2012. Click here to see the SIAS report.



Sports Development Grant funding. During 2014/15 we have received £8100 additional funding to continue the development of high quality P.E and Games teaching and learning. We work alongside Northrepps Primary School to provide career development opportunities for staff in P.E teaching, jointly employ a specialist teacher of Gymnastics and support the cost of transporting our children from Erpingham to Northrepps Village Hall where there are excellent indoor facilities. 


stay and play


Pupil Premium 2014/5. Our School's Pupil Premium allocation for the academic year was £1300. This allocation funded support and focussed teaching for specifically identified pupils in the form of additional focussed teaching sessions and activities in Mathematics and Reading and Writing. 


We regularly arrange Family Learning days where parents, children and friends collaborate and learn together. For example, our Family Learning day with a focus on cultures from across the world.


 Messy Church. Children and members of our community working enjoying a Christingle service togther at Erpigham Church.





We place great emphasis on learning through first hand experiences. Our children take part in many outdoor, practical activities through which much of the curriculum is taught. We maintain the discrete teaching of Literacy, Numeracy and Science. Children learn to apply their skills to practical situations – for example, through their enjoyment of Forest Schools or through developing their Company GREENS!


Our grounds are uniquely beautiful We have a stunning Forest Schools area, field, gardens and amphitheatre. Our forest School and lake area has been extended to include outdoor learning seating, bird hide and safe fire circle. We have improved our school premises by building a large Scandinivian style log cabin classroom. 



  • Sports Partnership with Northrepps Primary School 
  • Running their own company – GREENS! (a commercial, child friendly business venture)
  • Gardening Club - produce for GREENS! sales
  • Scooter and cakes afternoons [not simultaneously!], raising funds for GREENS!
  • Family Learning days [focii have been: Science, Music, Art, Drama, Literacy, Mathematics, World cultures]
  • Sporting tournaments - football, cross country, netball, rugby, inter school events.
  • Residential trips which involve adventurous activities – How Hill Environmental Study Centre.
  • Learning study trips - to Scrapbox, Easton College, Hethel Engineering Centre, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Theatre Royal, The Forum, West Runton beach, Norwich Football Club, The Castle Museum, Aylsham Heritage Centre, Felbrigg Hall, Cromer Zoo and many more!
  • Drama activities – as part of our learning through the production of shows – in recent years we have enjoyed staging A Midsummer Night's Dream, Alice In Wonderland, The Innkeeper's Busy Christmas, Cinderella and Three little pigs
  • Termly thematic learning.
  • Stay and Play sessions
  • Forest Friends
  • Safety schemes – cycling training and Walk to School 
  • Cross Country training 

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