23/07/2020   Arrangements for September

Please find below the letter detailing the arrangements for September 2020.

Arrangements for September 2020

24/06/2020   Reception Intake 2020

Please find below the documents that we would ask you to complete and return to the school office if your child is due to start school in Reception in September 2020.  Please click on each document to download it:

Covering Letter

Foundation Stage Booklet

Medical Form

Tapestry Form

Hot School Meal Registration - Willoughby Foods Ltd

Free Milk Registration - Coolmilk

E-Safety and Internet Use


Permission to Leave School

Permission to Taste Food and Drink

Personal Care Policy

Guinea Pigs

Privacy Notice

15/06/2020   Letter from the Executive Director of Children's Services

Please click on the link below to read the letter from Heather Sandy, the Executive Director of Children's Services.

Letter from Heather Sandy

22/05/2020   Staggered drop off and collection times

Please click on the link below to access the letter regarding the staggered 'drop off' and collection times of the Year 6, Year 1 and Reception children from 1st June 2020.

Letter - staggered times

18/05/2020   Return of Reception, Year 1 and Year 6 children

Please click here to open the letter regarding the partial re-opening of school. Thank you.

12/05/2020   Lincolnshire School Games Virtual Events

Please click here to access the information about the virtual Cricket Skills Challenge.

07/05/2020   VE Day Bunting!

30/04/2020   Great News!

We are delighted to tell you that we have been able to buy an on-line library for children from Year 1 - Year 6.  It is linked to Accelerated Reader so that you can do quizzes on the new books that you read.  Full instructions on how to access myON can be found by clicking on the book below.  Please click on the link below to take you to myON!  Happy Reading.



28/04/2020   A message from us all...

22/04/2020   New Home Learning Resources

Here are two new websites for Home Learning:



16/04/2020   Home Learning Class Newsletters 20.04.20 - 01.05.20

Home Learning ~Class Newsletters for the period 20th April to 1st May 2020

We are excited to share with you our ideas of activities, projects and learning tasks and are sure that you will have lots of fun completing them as a family.  We are aware that many parents/carers will be trying to work from home whilst caring for their children, and that families may have children of different ages who they are trying to support.  As a result, we have decided to structure our Home Learning around whole school themes so all of the children can be learning about the same topic regardless of their year group.  Each theme will last for two weeks and teachers will be providing suggested tasks for all phases of the school.  Email addresses have been setup so you can contact teachers directly to share your learning and progress, ask any questions or just catch-up with how things are going.  We do not want any of our families to feel isolated or worried about Home Learning and we are all here to support you!

Every two weeks, there will be a new newsletter on the class pages on the website with suggested activities for children to complete linked to the theme.  The activities have been designed to need few resources, not require any new learning input, be fun and engaging for all children and not put added pressure on families in these challenging times. 

We are providing some guidance on how Home Learning might be structured but are aware that every family’s situation is unique and that no parents or carers should feel anxious about supporting their child. 

Our Home Learning Principles:

  • Encouragement – children need gentle encouragement to practise, apply and extend their skills and knowledge learned in school.
  • Foster interests - learning should be open ended, flexible, exciting and motivating for children
  • Personal responsibility- children should have a chance to make decisions and organise their own experiences.
  • Physical and mental health- are core components of our home learning curriculum with an aim to reduce screen time.
  • Collaboration and partnerships- between children, their teachers and their families is encouraged through meaningful engagement.
  • Realistic- Home Learning should not require specific resources, materials or books to be purchased. 

Quantity and Frequency of Home Learning:

We do not expect children to be working from 9am-3:30pm every day and this would in fact have a negative impact on their mental well-being.  During a normal school day, there are different types of learning activities offered, opportunities to work collaboratively with others, times for socialisation and play and quiet times for reflection.  We believe that Home Learning should follow this model and not be set around a very rigid programme of subject specific study and deadlines.

Finally we just want to say, please be realistic in what can be achieved within these difficult times.  The main thing is that families stay safe and well, and support and care for each other.

03/04/2020   Online Safety Resources for FS and KS1

Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children Partnership has produced an information sheet on some really useful online resources for Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 children.  Please click here to access the information 😊

03/04/2020   Online Safety Resources for KS2

Lincolnshire Safeguarding Children Partnership has produced an information sheet on some really useful online resources for Key Satge 2 children.  Please click here to access the information😊

30/03/2020   School Office hours

From Monday 30th March the School Office will be manned from 08:45 - 12:30 - thank you

26/03/2020   Accelerated Reader

The link to Accelerated Reader and complete a quiz at home is:



25/03/2020   A very useful website!

Please find below the link to a very useful website for on-line learning.


19/03/2020   School Closure - Information for Parents

I am sure that you will have heard the message from the Prime Minister and the Secretary of State for Education about all schools in England closing.  This means that after tomorrow (20th March) our school will close ‘for the foreseeable future’.

Please click here for further information

18/03/2020   Home Learning Packs

Later this week we are sending out home learning packs for our children.  As you are aware, the current situation is very unpredictable and so we need to get everything ready for the children, just in case we need to close the school.

As a school we will try to maintain opportunities for the children to learn and to develop their existing skills, albeit in a different way to normal!

Please click here for further information

03/03/2020   Coronavirus (COVID-19)

For the latest information regarding the Coronavirus please click on the following link:-


11/02/2020   EYFS and KS1 Recommended Books to read

Here at Donington Cowley Endowed Primary School we love to read and share books.  Please click on the 'books' below to read a list of recommended reads.

08/01/2020   Dates for your Diary Spring 2020

Please click on the link below to access some important dates for Spring 2020

Dates for your Diary Spring 2020

08/01/2020   Clubs Timetable and Class Assemblies - Spring 2020

Please click on the link below to access the Clubs Timetable for Spring Term 2020 and the dates of the Class Assemblies for this term.

Clubs Timetable and Class Assemblies - Spring 2020

19/12/2019   Advice from the NHS

We have been asked to cascade the attached NHS information sheet advising parents on how to choose and access the right type of care for a range of illnesses and injuries.

NHS Information Sheet

16/12/2019   Reception Intake 2020

If your child was born between 01/09/2015 and 31/08/2016 they will be due to start school in September 2020.  You can apply online at www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/schooladmissions or make a phone applicaion by contacting the Education Team on 01522 782030.  The closing date for applications is 15th January 2020.

11/11/2019   Keeping Children Safe

Please visit our 'Keeping Children Safe' page for help and guidance on on-line safety.


24/05/2018   GDPR Compliance

The new GDPR compliance comes into force from 25th May 2018.  Please click on the GDPR link below to view the updated Privacy Notice.  The Data Protection Policy has been reviewed and updated to meet the new regulations, please click on the link below to view our GDPR Policy.

GDPR Privacy Notice for Parents

GDPR Policy