Welcome to Loders CE Primary Academy

Important Notice re: COVID-19 

Loders School is now open to children in Nursery (aged 3+), Reception, Year 1 and Year 6.  We are still able to prioritise places for children of critical workers and vulnerable children in any year group.  If your child needs a place, please contact the school office (lodersoffice@acornacademy.org).

Find our home learning page here - if you find any great sites and ideas, let us know so we can share them with the whole community.

On behalf of all the children, staff and governors, I would like to warmly welcome you to the Loders CE Primary Academy website.

‘A caring Christian family with a love for learning at its heart.’

Founded in October 1869 and located in the picturesque village of Loders, Loders CE Primary School is built upon Christian foundations, embeds the Christian faith and is committed to providing every child with an excellent education. We are proud to be part of the Acorn Multi Academy Trust. We place importance on developing the unique potential of each child with a culture driven by enthusiasm and a desire to achieve. We promote learning that is active and creative and encourage children to embrace challenges.  We provide an enriched curriculum that is broad and children have opportunities to participate in a wide range of cross-curricular activities.

We view education as a joint venture, involving everyone – children, parents, staff, governors and the wider community. Through these partnerships we aim to provide the best possible educational experience for each child and their family, enabling them to develop independence and a life-long love of learning.

Our school site comprises the original Victorian building, which now houses two classrooms along with the staff room and offices. Built in 2004, two further buildings contain classrooms and a multi-purpose hall. We have two playgrounds, an outdoor learning area for the Foundation Stage Unit and a well maintained grassed garden area with mature trees and a wonderful view of the hills beyond. We have the use of the village hall and playing field just a few minutes walking distance away.


Ms Claire Pooley, Acting Head of School

Loders Celebrates 150th Birthday!

Find out more about our celebrations here

We are very pleased to share that Ofsted have graded us as 'Good' in all areas following a recent inspection (March 2019). You can read the full report here:
Ofsted Inspection Report
We are delighted to have been graded 'Good' in all areas in our recent SIAMS inspection (January 2019). You can read the full report here:
SIAMS Inspection Report

Important Forms and Documents

School Newsletter


Notice to Parents

The Trust Board of Acorn Multi Academy Trust has agreed to submit a request for a variation to be made to the Admissions arrangements for Loders CE Primary Academy for 2021-22, in respect of the over-subscription criteria relating to church attendance.

The variation requested is that " In the event that during the period specified for attendance at worship the church has been closed for public worship and has not provided alternative premises for that worship, the requirements of these [admissions] arrangements in relation to attendance will only apply to the period when the church or alternative premises have been available for public worship". Please follow this link to the amended 2021 Admissions Policy and Supplementary Information Form (SIF)

Tribal Kingdom day at Hooke Court

07 Nov 2019

Year 4 became 2 different tribes today, with their friends from the other MAT schools.  They created tribal face art, built shelters and created secret trails with codes.  But the question i...

Year 4 at Hooke Court

06 Nov 2019

We have had a great first day at Hooke Court with Year 4 and as this is being written all children are asleep! Click here to see some more pictures from day 1

Loders celebrates 150 years

14 Oct 2019

We celebrated 150 years of the school on this site by dressing up as Victorian children and learning about life in Victorian times.

Service of Thanksgiving

14 Oct 2019

Pupils, teachers and parents past and present gathered in the church to celebrate 150 years of our school

Crealy Animal Visit

25 Apr 2019

We enjoyed a visit from some exotic animals this week from Crealy. The children were able to handle a stick insect, a millipede, ferrets and a milk snake.

Xtreme Falconry Display

04 Apr 2019

Thanks to the PTFA, we enjoyed a display from Xtreme falconry to end the term. This linked in with some of our science work about habitats and animal adaptations.

National Science Week

11 Mar 2019

This morning the children have worked across the school in house teams for the start of National Science Week. Each teacher led a different activity but all were focused on the skill of prediction.

Year 3/4 Dance Festival

08 Mar 2019

Monmouth pupils took part in the annual Dance Festival organised by Colfox students at Freshwater on Friday. The theme was 'Environment' and our dance was based around and undersea theme to raise awar...

School Library now open

31 Jan 2019

We are delighted to finally have a proper school library. Thanks to some of the Year 6 boys who have been busy sorting all the books, it is steadily becoming more organised and Mr Walsh has some great...

Well done Evelyn!

25 Jan 2019

Evelyn was awarded a medal at our Achievers' Assembly this week for coming 2nd at the recent area cross-country race at Sir John Colfox School. Mrs David came i  to present her with her award and...