Welcome to Little Acorns @ Loders CE Primary Academy!


We are a pre-school at the heart of Loders Church of England Primary Academy and supported by the Acorn MAT, a group of 6 primary academies and 4 pre-schools.

Our pre-school is led by a qualified Reception Class teacher supported by an Early Years practitioner. We form a successful Foundation Stage teaching team. We are also supported by the Head of School and the Acorn MAT Early Years specialist.

This is unique to the local area and a strength of our provision.

Our aim is to give your child the best possible start and a seamless transition to primary education.

Our nursery welcomes all children and can cater for 2-5 year olds. We have nappy changing facilities, but ask that parents supply both nappies and wipes.

We are open from 8.45am to 3.15pm each day.

Morning session 8.45 – 11.45
Lunch Time 11.45 – 12.15
Afternoon session 12.15 – 3.15

Please come and have a look at our excellent facilities, we can guarantee you and your child a warm welcome!



Children in Need 2020

13 Nov 2020

Today we raised an amazing £71.29 for Children in Need. It was lovely to see all the children find exciting ways to be yellow or spotty for the day. Thank you again for you generosity!

Remembrance Day

11 Nov 2020

The whole school came together to remember the sacrifices made by our brave service men and women who have given their lives for the peace and freedom we enjoy today. Cogden Class read short pieces be...

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...