Callowell Primary School

Confident, Caring, Creative

About Us

Callowell Primary School is located at Farmhill, Stroud and is part of the Gloucestershire Education Authority. Callowell is a co-educational day school with around 180 children of mixed gender aged between 4 and 11 years. The Head Teacher is Ms L. Johnson.


The school is housed in a 1969 building and has seven classrooms, a hall, ICT suite, administrative offices, a group study room/library and purpose-built facilities for early learning provision including Pre-school, Breakfast, Holiday and After-School Clubs. Our outside facilities include a large playing field, long jump pit, nature area/forest school, early years outside play area, an outdoor classroom and Trim Trail.

We welcome any parents wishing to visit our school. Please make an appointment so that the Head Teacher is free to talk to you and answer any questions you may have. 

It is school policy that no child will be discriminated against on ground of gender, race, creed or ability.

School Admissions
Under the Gloucestershire Education Authority policy of a full three year infant course, children are invited to start school in the September of the school year in which their fifth birthday occurs. This will be on a part-time basis in the first instance, usually for about a month. The children will then be invited to stay full-time if the teacher and parents feel that the child is ready.

If you wish for your child or children to attend Callowell School, please contact the school as soon as possible to request an admission form for completion. This form contains details of your name, address, emergency contact numbers, etc. Once we have these details, we are able to pass them to the Local Education Authority, who control admissions. Our standard number of entry to the Reception Year is thirty.
View our admission policy here and read the county's admission criteria here.

See our Admissions for Children with Disabilities information here.

Each year prior to your child entering school, a programme of events is planned so that as new parents, you feel part of your child’s school. The children visit the school for several sessions and we also have an open door policy with respect to Little Learners to ensure they have a happy and seamless start to school life.

The School Day
Infants 8.45 to 12.30 and 13.20 to 15.00

Juniors 8.45 to 12.30 and 13.20 to 15.00

There is a morning playtime of 15 minutes for everyone from and an afternoon playtime for Reception & Year 1.

Teaching hours per week are 22 hours for Infants and 23 & ½ for Juniors.

Organisation of the School
At Callowell, the children are taught in six classes.

In Key Stage 1, there are two classes.

Class A = Children aged 4 - 5 = Reception and children aged 5 - 6 = Year 1.

Class B = Children aged 5 - 6 = Year 1 and children aged 6 - 7 = Year 2.

In Key Stage 2.
Children aged 7- 8 = Year 3.
Children aged 8 - 9 = Year 4.
Children aged 9 - 10 = Year 5.
Children aged 10 - 11 = Year 6.

The children are taught in their year groups in key stage 2. Class A are supported by a full-time Learning Support Worker, and all other classes are supported by part-time Learning Support Workers.