News & Events

Gainsborough supporting England in the World Cup. It’s coming home!!!!

Gainsborough at Newham Carnival 2018








Remembering Grenfell


Attendance Ceremony

Key stage two attendance winners

Poerty Recitals

Today years 1 to 6 showcased some wonderful Poetry Recitals in assembly.  Each class were amazing!








World Book Day






Mad Hatter's Tea Party

On Sunday 14th January we were lucky enough to be invited to bring 50 children to attend the annual 'Mad Hatter's' Tea Party in the Great Room of the Grosvenor House Hotel, London. 

We arrived and were shown to our tables which were decorated with colourful balloons and laid out with delicious party food and drinks.  There was so much to see and do; some of us had our faces painted while others had balloon models made.  There were opportunities to take part in an  army assault course, to have our portrait drawn and we were even allowed to help ourselves at the Chocolate Fountain! 

We saw lots of fantastic entertainment acts including Ana and Elsa from Frozen, The Crystal Girls cheerleading squad, Animal Fu, Lydia Lucy from The Voice, The Bournemouth Carnival Band, Elvis Shmelvis, Amanda's Action Club and Titan the Robot. 

There were also lots of celebrities at the party, including; Joe Swash, Linda Robson, Maureen Lipman, Bonnie Langford, Honey G, and Vicki Michelle.
Some of us were lucky enough to meet them to get their autographs and to have our photographs taken.

Ms Strain and some of our pupils were invited up on stage to present the LTFUC with a cheque for £433:00.  This money had been raised through various fundraising events during the year by staff and pupils.  We are hoping to continue to support the LTFUC which can help enable them to carry on with their amazing work.

The day continued with a disco and parade of characters before we headed upstairs to the Grotto.  Every child was given a goodie bag which had various treats already inside, but they were also allowed to choose an extra special  present from a huge pile of toys!

Our children and staff had an unforgettable experience, thank you to everyone at the LTFUC for inviting us to be a part of such a fantastic day.














Curriculum Evening

Parents enjoyed attending our curriculum evening. They learnt some useful ways to help their child with their learning.
We work better together!






Christmas Song

All of Gainsborough staff gave a gift to the children when they performed a Christmas song for them. Have a lovely holiday to all our families.



Save the Children

On Friday 15th December, children and staff at Gainsborough Primary School got into the festive spirit and wore their Christmas jumpers to school to raise money for the Save the Children charity.  It was a huge success and we raised £225.00 for a very worthy cause.  Thank you to everyone who took part.


KS1 and KS2 Christmas Productions
















Christmas Raffle

Raffle tickets are on sale in the school office until 10am on Friday 15th December. The raffle will be picked at lunchtime on Friday 15th December and a text will be sent out with the winning numbers so prizes can be collected from the school office during the afternoon. We have an array of 14 prizes to be won, with first prize being a large hamper of food.

Gainsborough School Helps the Homeless

With winter well and truly on the way, lots of us can put the heating on, have a cup of tea and settle down into our cosy beds.  Unfortunately for many others this is not the case.  Every night, thousands of people will be sleeping rough. It will be uncomfortable, cold, lonely and potentially life threatening – they may face abuse or violence.

A local charity ‘Lola’s Homeless’ was set up two years ago by a lovely lady called Lorraine. She devotes her time, energy, care and money to helping those who are in need.  She regularly organises handouts of food, clothing, toiletries and sleeping bags to the many homeless people in our borough.

As a school we wanted to support the fantastic work of Lola’s Homeless. Through fund raising and staff donations we were able to provide 20 sleeping bags, 100 packets of hygiene wipes, 4 sacks of toiletries, 5 sacks of warm winter clothing and footwear along with snacks and treats. 

 On Wednesday 15th November, staff cooked over 100 hot meals and delivered them to Stratford Shopping Centre where they shared them out along with sandwiches, cakes, tea and coffee to those in need along with other volunteers from Lola’s Homeless.

We are looking forward to continuing to support Lola’s Homeless and the amazing work that they do.  If you would like to offer your support or would like to donate any toiletry items please contact Miss Leia or Miss Sue.


Children in Need

On Thursday 16th November pupils and staff donated money and wore their pyjamas to school in support of Children in Need.  Together we raised an amazing £295.98 which will be donated to the charity and will be used to help change the lives of children throughout the UK.  Well done to everyone who wore their pyjamas to school!


ON Friday 10th November Gainsborough attended the 99th anniversary of the Armistice at Central Park, East Ham with other schools and members of the Royal British Legion.







We have been busy this year working together to raise money for different charities.  So far this term we have raised £164.34 by wearing our jeans to school on Friday 22nd September for the Jeans for Genes charity.  £122.39 was raised by our parents, families and staff at our Macmillan Coffee Morning on Friday 29th September and an impressive £398.41 was raised by everyone for our Wear it Pink day on Friday 20th October, we all wore pink to school and our School Councillors made and sold pink ribbon badges to show our support for Cancer Research.  Well done to everyone who helped and supported us.


Visit from the Mayor

Gainsborough Primary School were fortunate enough to have a visit from Mayor Robin Wales on Wednesday 18th October.  We were presented with an award of a silver salva and individual medals for the children who took part in this year’s Newham Carnival, winning the acclaimed prize of ‘Best School Participants’.

The children danced and cheered their way through the carnival dressed as bats with their costumes decorated with jewels and glitter.  Support from Emergency Exit Arts with the preparation and dance routines, meant the day was a real success.

Ms Deborah Strain commented, “What an excellent first carnival for Gainsborough Primary School.  I am very proud of the enthusiasm and energy shown by pupils, parents and staff.  What an amazing fun day we all had and I look forward to taking part next year.”






National Teaching Assistants Day

National Teaching Assistants' Day was created to recognise the valuable contribution Teaching Assistants make to the education and support of school children across the UK.



At Gainsborough Primary School our wonderful Teaching Assistants started the day with a special breakfast before celebrating the day in style!





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