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Welcome to

The Rutland

Learning Trust

Our Schools

Our schools

  • Provide a broad, balanced and inspirational curriculum for all children.

  • Produce independent thinkers and learners who are ready for 21st Century Learning:
    Resilient, Responsible, Resourceful, Risk Taking, Reflective and Respectful learners.

  • Develop confident, creative, self-assured, collaborative pupils who love to learn, to contribute and to achieve.

  • Encourage pupils to be inquisitive and passionate about their learning. 

  • Cultivate a desire within our children to protect and care for the environment and contribute positively to the local community of which they are members.

  • Encourage all pupils to grow in stature, confidence and self-esteem through encouragement, reward and recognition.

  • Provide a wide range of extra curricular and enrichment activities to enhance and deepen skills.

  • Foster a healthy competitive attitude, a desire to be successful, a commitment to fair play and to appreciate and enjoy the pleasure of taking part.

  • Ensure all children reach their full potential by providing relevant and challenging technological educational experiences.

  • Strengthen partnerships with families so that they feel fully involved in their child’s education.

  • Teach the British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs – reinforced through our Christian values.


Cottesmore Academy                                                                       

Ofsted - strong GOOD in all areas. 
“Children get off to a flying start at Cottesmore Academy! The school is EPIC! There is an inclusive environment where all are welcome and cared for.
The school nurtures curiosity and an enjoyment of learning. Teachers and children have a mutual respect for each other. Leaders are highly ambitious, and teachers are skilled.” OFSTED May 2022

Empingham C of E Primary School

“Pupils are making good progress in their learning and are achieving well. Pupils’ outcomes at the end of Year 6 have been significantly above the national averages for all subjects for the past three years. Last year, the school was congratulated by the Department for Education for all Year 6 pupils achieving a Level 4B or above in all subjects. Pupils display positive attitudes to their learning. Relationships between adults and pupils are very positive, which leads to a warm and inclusive learning environment within school. “  OFSTED 2016

Exton and Greetham CE Primary School                              

OFSTED 2022: Good.     Diocese Section 48 Inspection: Good''Leaders are ambitious for all pupils. This school is inclusive. Pupils, including those with SEND receive the support they need to flourish and achieve well. The school motto ‘we are kind, we are honest and we forgive’ is evident in all aspects of school life. Pupils are taught well – teachers explain new ideas and concepts clearly due to strong subject knowledge and nurturing relationships.'' 



Glapthorn CE Primary School

Ofsted GOOD in all areas.

Glapthorn Church of England Primary School is a happy, welcoming place.
Pupils comment that their teachers are supportive, kind and encouraging.

Pupils understand the school’s core values of love, courage, creativity, faithfulness and kindness. They adhere to these closely, showing care and concern for each other. 


Leaders and staff have high expectations of pupils’ behaviour and achievements. The school’s ‘learning dinosaurs’, Tryosaurus, Respectosaurus, Thinkosaurus and Explorasaurus, have been carefully constructed to combine learning behaviours with the school’s Christian values.

The school has a calm, orderly and purposeful atmosphere. Pupils behave well and are respectful to each other and to adults. Behaviour is positive in lessons and around the school site. Pupils say that bullying is rare. They trust staff to resolve incidents quickly.

Parents and carers are supportive of the school. One parent, typical of many, said, ‘Glapthorn Primary is not just a school, it is a community and a family.’ 


The school’s staff share the ambition for all pupils to achieve their best. Expectations are high for all pupils, including pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND). Leaders have created a curriculum that is broad and ambitious. They have ensured that the curriculum in each subject starts in the early years and builds through to the end of Year 6. Leaders have identified the important knowledge they want pupils to learn and when. Teachers have strong subject knowledge and a clear passion for what they teach.


Great Casterton CE Primary School

There is much to celebrate at Great Casterton CE Primary School... "Children feel safe, are ambitious for themselves and their school.
They like learning and enjoy coming to school. 
This school inculcates a strong ethos and culture of inclusive care and support. Feedback from parents at school is overwhelmingly positive." OFSTED 2021


Ketton CE Primary School

OFSTED: Strong GOOD in all aspects.                           
Diocese Section 48 Inspection: Excellent


Pupils enjoy attending Ketton Church of England Primary School, they say that it is a caring school and that they feel safe and happy at Ketton. 

School leaders have high expectations of how pupils should behave, and pupils say that lessons are rarely interrupted by poor behaviour. 

Staff support pupils’ wellbeing because there is a well-planned curriculum in place for pupils’ personal development and wellbeing. 


Leaders have designed an ambitious curriculum for all pupils, this ensures that pupils build on what they have already learned. 

The curriculum for each subject is very well sequenced with curriculum plans that detail the key knowledge and vocabulary leaders want pupils to learn. 

Teachers have high expectations of pupils and good subject knowledge on the subjects they teach.

Information is presented well by teachers. They use effective questioning and assessment to check pupils’ understanding and to address any misconceptions. 

Teachers give precise feedback so that pupils are clear about what they need to improve.


Leaders’ work on developing pupils’ writing skills is of a high quality.

Pupils’ writing skills are of a high-quality meaning they achieve extremely well in this area.

In mathematics lessons, pupils are confident in solving problems and they can explain what they have learned well. This means pupils achieve very well in the subject.


Leaders are ambitious for what pupils can achieve, including those with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND).

Leaders identify the needs of pupils with SEND well. Teachers understand the barriers to learning that pupils with SEND may have. Teaching assistants provide effective support for pupils when needed.



Langham CE Primary School

OFSTED: Good with outstanding aspects. Outstanding leadership.  Diocese Section 48 Inspection: Good with outstanding aspects       

“The headteacher has led a comprehensive review of all aspects of the school since it was last inspected. No stone has been left unturned. The school’s governing body and middle leaders have been appropriately involved in this review. The result of this work is that pupils make faster progress in their learning, and the quality of teaching and the use of assessment are better. Also, pupils’ personal development and behaviour have improved and are now outstanding!” OFSTED



Oakham CE Primary School

Ofsted Good in all areas

The passionate, informed and determined leadership of the headteacher successfully unites the whole school team. There is a concerted focus on progress. This has secured significant improvements in the past two years. The headteacher has skilfully spotted and developed staff talents and skills, to form an effective leadership team. These leaders have been instrumental in securing improvements across the school.

Governors have effective skills and a clear understanding of the school. They make a strong contribution to the clear vision and rigour that is driving the school forward.

Pupils now make good progress from their starting points, with some accelerated progress in writing and mathematics.

Disadvantaged pupils and those who have special educational needs and/or disabilities make the same good progress as others.

Pupils are keen to learn because the school’s curriculum interests them and helps them to know when they are successful and how to improve.

Pupils are proud of their school and behave well. Pupils say that they feel safe and are well cared for. Parents also have a high level of confidence in the school’s work.


Polebrook CE Primary School

Polebrook CE Primary School joined the RLT team in November 2020. 

"A broad and balanced curriculum which enthuses the pupils to learn...

Strong partnerships with parents and support agencies,  good behaviour and a well-organised curriculum.  Pupils achieve particularly well in the arts, music and sport." OFSTED


St Nicholas CE Primary School

OFSTED: Good in all areas

Diocese Section 48 Inspection: Outstanding   

Teachers and leaders at this school know each pupil individually. 

The overwhelming majority of parents and carers would recommend this school to another parent. One parent summed up the view of many when they said: ‘St Nicholas has a wonderful nurturing environment for my children to learn and grow. The staff care very much for the children and go over and above.’


Leaders have adapted and re-designed the curriculum. It is broad and ambitious. All pupils study this curriculum. ‘Learning journeys’ map out the most important concepts and essential knowledge in each subject. Subject leaders have designed the curriculum to be progressive so pupils can build on what they already know. 

Pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) are well supported in lessons. Their needs are accurately identified. Effective strategies are co-produced so that these pupils can achieve across the curriculum.


Uppingham CE Academy

This school continues to be good.

You and the leadership team, together with governors, have maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. Your leadership of the school is respected and valued by staff and parents and carers. You have an in- depth understanding of the school’s strengths and areas of weakness. Your evaluation of the school is comprehensive and accurate. Consequently, you have identified the priorities in areas requiring further improvement and your planning is well considered. Governors are kept well informed about school developments and the extent of both challenge and support has strengthened. Governors are supportive of the headteacher and make regular visits to the school in support of its further improvement. The external support provided by the local authority and the prospective Rutland Learning Trust has been instrumental in supporting leaders’drive for improvement. This support has sharpened processes to ensure consistency, clearer accountability and improved subject leadership. The culture of the school is positive and welcoming, staff morale is high, and the pupils are polite and courteous. Pupils are proud to be at the school and describe it as a friendly and fair school.  OFSTED Nov 2018


Whissendine CE Primary School

OFSTED: Consistently OUTSTANDING in all aspects - three consecutive inspections                                            
"This school is a beacon of exceptional practice in all key areas of its work. Pupils are highly enthusiastic about learning at every age throughout the school and make outstanding progress.”  OFSTED  


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