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Phone: 01473 682148

Fax: 01473 692142




Gusford Primary School

"Gusford is a happy school and pupils enjoy their learning." Ofsted Dec.08

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Welcome to Gusford Primary School’s website. This site aims to provide an opportunity for visitors to find out more about our school , find out the latest news and share in some of the excellent work that the children have produced.


Gusford is a large Primary school of approximately 570 pupils. We are situated in the Chantry area of Ipswich, which in the South West of Ipswich. The school, which was opened in 1962, has 21 classrooms, 2 halls, a brand new library and ICT learning centre, a learner swimming pool, and a number of group rooms and resource areas and pleasant grounds.



Any emergency items relating to Gusford (eg School closure) will appear here.

No emergency issues.


Current issues
Over the next 8 weeks we are looking at behaviour around school at Gusford. These topics are launched on a Monday and are the focus for staff and children for the week. The topics are:
Topics Date   Resources
1 Wise Walking 26/04/10 Wise walking video Wise Walking rules
2 Correct Conversation 04/05/10 Correct Conversation video Correct Conversation rules
3 Making Messages 10/05/10 Making Messages video Making Messages rules
4 Table Time 17/05/10 Table Time video Table Time rules
5 Protecting Property 24/05/10

Protecting Property

Video 1 Video 2 Video 3

Protecting Property rules
6 Assembly Acting 07/06/10 Assembly Acting video Assembly Acting rules
7 Correct Clothing 14/06/10   Correct Clothing rules
8 Proper Playtime 21/06/10 Video 1 Video 2 Proper Playtime rules
9 Easing Escalation 28/06/10     Easing Escalation
10 Game Grace 05/07/10     Game Grace
Great items to visit . . .
Review of 2010 movie
Click the link here to see the movie of pictures from Gusford 2010.    
Safe Surfing
Swimming Team
Children use social networking regularly but sometimes they need help to use it safely. Click these links to read information about how to help them be safe. Gusford swimming team Gusford children with a robot

Safe surfing information

Year 5 letter. Year 6 letter

Gusford swimming team took part in the Ipswich competition. Click this link to visit it. Mrs Millin has been working on an amazing project on robots with Y6. Click the link to read all about it.
Spring Family Workshop
Parent Survey
Gusford Garden
Gusford Pirates Gusford Environmental Garden needs help
In March we had a Spring Family Workshop. Click this link/picture to see the wonderful time that they had. The results of the parent survey and the anti-bullying survey can be seen in the March News on the Ninth. Click this link to visit it. Gusford Environmental Garden resembled a jungle but reception and some helpful parents have started to clear it so the children can enjoy it. Can you help us? contact Mrs Matson via the school office to be part of the regeneration! Click this link to visit it.
Nursery Rhyme Activities
Family Workshop
The Big Crib
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Gusford Year 1 children with their big crib entry
Children love nursery rhymes. Mrs Matson has created a series of activity sheets based on different nursery rhymes to help you enjoy the nursery rhymes with your child. Click on the link/picture to see this page. At the start of December we had a Christmas Family Workshop. Click this link/picture to see the wonderful time that they had. We also took part in the Big Crib event. Click this link to see how Year 1 got on with this event. Also click this link to hear about us on the radio.
Swine Flu
Suffolk Primary Headteacher Conference
Anti-Bullying & Behaviour Survey
Click this link to see the swine flu letter. Click this link to read a copy of the anti-bullying and behaviour survey. This is a PDF file so please print it, fill it in and return it to us.
Click this link to see the 8th July newsletter with information.    


Learning Platform


Gusford now has a learning platform. This is a web based resource that allows members of the school community to share information and learning resources. Each child will eventually have their own area and teachers can place items of interest and support for their learning. It is a password protected site and we will be working over the next 6 months to train staff, governors and children how to use it. There will be a non password section for parents. This will take a while for everyone to learn but if you would like to visit our portal homepage then please click here to visit it.


Historical Item: Circus was in town


On the 15th September 2008 Circus Ferrel came to Gusford. They ran circus skill workshops in the big top for all the children in the school. Every child then had the chance to perform in a real circus show. This was an experience of a lifetime and even Mr Tapscott got a taste of the action! Our thanks to Mrs Jones for organising this, for the staff and parents for supporting, for the children who took part and all the performers of Circus Ferrel.


Wow what a week it was.

Click this link to see the pictures of the event.

Click here to see the nursery and reception enjoying the circus.




What do you think of our website? We would love to have your feedback. Please email us with your views We would love to know what else you would like to see on the site.








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Reception at Gusford
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Do you remember what it was like to be little? We now have a movie clip of life in reception to music. Click this link to see "Once when I was little - life in reception at Gusford".
Go to this page to see the weekly school newsletters, reception and nursery newsletters and the monthly celebration newsletters. See the latest News on the Ninth by clicking this picture
Parent Page
You will find helpful articles on how to support your child's learning here.
Foundation Stage
If you would like to understand the approach to learning in the nursery and reception then try two of our pages: Reception areas of learning and Nursery areas of learning to explain the foundation stage areas and Early Learning which explains Gusford's approach to things. The reception & nursery newsletters give a real flavour of how this is put into practice each week.