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Welcome to Cotmanhay Junior School.


The purpose of this website is to provide you with helpful information about our school’s philosophy, aims and organisation, though we encourage you to visit the school to experience this on a more personal basis.


We serve a large estate on the outskirts of Ilkeston and have a strong sense of community. We see the development of our children as a partnership between home and school, where we work together to ensure all children achieve their potential.


Warm, caring and trusting relationships are established between staff, pupils and parents/carers throughout the school. This helps give the children confidence as learners. The staff and governors provide very good role models for the pupils through shared values and support for one another.


Our engaging curriculum provides many opportunities for children to develop their skills and talents whatever their level of ability .


We hope you enjoy your visit to our website and that you find the information you are looking for. Please feel free to contact the school directly with any queries you may have.



Simon Robinson

Head Teacher

Cotmanhay Junior School: A Child's View


The story starts off like this: Welcome to Cotmanhay Junior School. It is good but a bit silly at times. Some people can be good like Caitlin Bell and Alexander Bailey. They are both in 4DT; Miss Toplis’s class. They are never in trouble. Pretty much the whole school is never in trouble. Sometimes the school have some incidents but they always sort them out.


Let me introduce Mr Robinson our Head Teacher. He has done a good job at being the Head Teacher at my school. The teachers and the teaching assistants have also done well.


There are lots of clubs that go off in school. These include dodge ball and dance club. If you get stuck in Maths or English, the teaching assistants and teachers will help you.


Mr Robinson has got us all 30 iPads for each year, a trim trail and an all weathers sport’s court! You go swimming with school and you go on residential trips. The trip is for the whole school and you go for 1 day! You sometimes get to do football tournaments and basketball tournaments you also do P.E. on different days. You could do it on Tuesday.


Mr Robinson has kindly brought us instruments for year 4 you also play a concert to school. Personally I learnt to play the cello.


By Demi Meakin, 4DT