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Welcome to the Richard Bonington Primary and Nursery School Website. 

We are a diverse and friendly school, catering for 420 children in main school, with a 39 place nursery unit. The school serves the town of Arnold, which is 5 miles north of Nottingham. 

The school was built in the 1950’s and named after Richard Parkes Bonington, a locally born artist. It occupies a large, attractive site with extensive grounds and facilities. We are very proud to have recently opened a new £1.5m foundation unit, equipped with the latest technology.

Our school prides itself on it's friendly and caring atmosphere.  Our aim is for our children to be happy, confident, motivated and independent learners and we support them in every way to be the best they can be. We want our children to have high aspirations and discover new talents.

The school offers a curriculum which is creative and allows for excitement to run alongside enrichment. We have an inclusive approach and strive to achieve the highest possible standards for all our children. Our curriculum is enhanced by our outdoor provision.  Our ‘Forest school’ has recently achieved national recognition, and is frequently used as a model for other schools.

We see the development of your child as a partnership between home and school and enjoy working closely with our families to help the children reach their potential.   This is reflected in our motto "Together we make a difference'.

I hope that you are able to gain some insight into school life at Richard Bonington Primary.  If you do require any further help, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

If you would like to visit our school to find out more – please do get in touch.

Mrs Barbuti