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Sporle Church of England Primary Academy

Better Together

About Us

Welcome to Sporle Church of England Primary Academy, we are proud to be in a strong Federation with two other local schools - Castle Acre C of E Primary Academy and Narborough C of E Primary Academy. Together we make up The Nar Valley Federation of Church Schools.  

We are a small friendly school situated in the heart of the village, we currently have 64 pupils on roll with the majority of our children coming from Sporle and the surrounding villages. We also have a pre-school on site which introduces children to the environment, making the transition into the main school run smoothly.

Our dedicated and experienced teaching staff are committed to providing a stimulating and engaging education for your child. We have a real sense of family and undertake many special days and activities where family groups have opportunities to work and play together.  

Strong Christian values form the foundation for our daily life at school and underpin our creative and exciting curriculum. As a Church of England school we have very strong links with our local church in Sporle alongside the Diocese of Norwich. For more information on our curriculum please see here.

Being part of The Nar Valley Federation of Church Schools offers our children the opportunity to mix in educational and social settings with children from neighbouring villages, something we believe is essential for small schools particularly as your child nears secondary school age.  It gives our teachers and teaching assistants the opportunity to frequently share good practise and curriculum ideas and also allows the schools leaders to pool resources to enable all the schools offer the best education possible for our children.

Involving parents and carers in all aspects of school life is something we firmly believe in. We set high expectations on ourselves and our pupils and invite parents to be part of the journey; supporting and encouraging all children to become ‘Safe and Happy Learners’ in line with our school values. Our Home School Agreement  (coming in September 2020) supports these values and this is shared with parents annually or as a new child joins us. In addition, we welcome your help and support in school and in our enjoyable fundraising events.

Please contact us for further information or to arrange a visit to our school. We look forward to welcoming you.

Yours sincerely

Mrs Anne Neary
Head Teacher



We currently have a vacancy for Caretaker at our Sporle Primary Academy, please see the forms attached below for further information.

Academy Caretaker Job Description

Sporle Primary Academy   

Pay Scale: Scale C £18, 065.00 - £18, 426.00 per annum FTE (depending upon experience)              

Responsible to: Headteacher, site manager or premises manager

Responsible for: Assistant caretaker and Cleaners where applicable

Purpose of role:          

  • Under the direction of the Headteacher and in accordance with the practices and procedures of the school, to ensure that the school premises and contents are properly maintained, secured and ready for use.
  • To help keep the school clean and tidy.

Other job information: 

  • The Caretaker has a 24-hour responsibility for the security of the school premises. Within this the hours of attendance for work will be determined by the needs of the school and undertaken by agreement with the Headteacher.
  • Key holder responsibilities extend beyond regular working hours to cater for emergencies at any time day or night.


Main responsibilities:

  • To be responsible for the security of the premises and its contents, including the operation of fire and burglar alarms and undertaking key holder responsibilities, involving locking/unlocking entrances, checking and securing windows and internal doors, activating and switching off alarm systems, etc.
  • To ensure that heating and lighting systems and other equipment are working properly, including such systems in accommodation used solely for school meals where there are common services. To regulate heating/ventilation as necessary.
  • To supervise other caretaking and cleaning staff (where applicable) under the general directions of the Headteacher.
  • To monitor the work of cleaning contractors (where applicable) by making regular inspections to check that the specification is being met in terms of frequency and quality of work. To bring initial discrepancies to the attention of the contractor’s site supervision and refer ongoing problems to the Headteacher. To assist the Headteacher in the completion of satisfaction certificates by providing information about general standards of cleaning
  • To allow access to authorised maintenance or building contractors and ensure they are aware of any potential hazards connected with their presence on the premises, having regard to the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974

With many thanks,
Mrs Anne Neary

Executive Head Teacher

The Nar Valley Federation of Church Academies