Welcome to Bentinck Primary & Nursery School. Together we make a difference. We Start back to school on Wednesday 20th April 2022

Special Events

We have had a fantastic week getting into the festive mood at Bentinck. laugh

The school and playground have been decorated with beautiful lights and decorations and we even have a Santa's Grotto in the Key Stage 1 cloakroom!

Class 3 and 4 have performed Christmas music on ukuleles and our music teacher Tom and Mrs Tibbitts played some Christmas songs on their instruments.  

All the classes joined in with Christmas Jumper Day and we have all made a decoration for the school Christmas tree. Have a look at some of the ways we are celebrating Christmas at Bentinck…

Christmas decorations at Bentinck

Class 4-Jingle Bells.MOV

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Creative week - June 2019


All the children will be involved in our Creative week. Each class has chosen a country that they want to find out more about. Here are the countries that classes have chosen - Bolivia, Spain, Mexico, France, Italy, England.

The theme for our Creative week is performing arts. On Wednesday 5th June we have had a dance workshop for all the children. Some of the songs were in Spanish. It's been very energetic and lots of fun. We would like to say a huge THANK YOU to Mrs Parris-Elvey for delivering the dance workshops for us - you made it very exciting for everyone!

Please have a look at the class pages to see what other things the children have been getting involved in.


On World Book Day 7th March 2019 no one knew who would be reading them a story!

KS2 Sports Day 10th July 2018-Scorching heat and great activity! But which World Cup team won?

KS2 Sports Day 10th July



Children In Need 2017 Competition Winners

Class R,1 &2 Sports Day!frown

 We did some novelty races like egg and spoon race, sack race and balancing a bean bag on your head while running! We also did some running races and then had a Champions race to see who was the fastest runner in each Class. The winning team was Mauritius! Well done everyone for trying your best and taking part!

The Personality Party Won!

The majority of children voted for a non-uniform day on

Friday 23rd June.

The Bentinck Election

Bentinck's Big Election Day 8th June 2017

We had an election in school to find out what it is like to vote and make a difficult choice.

Our election was to choose between the

Personality Party - a non-uniform day


The Sweet Treat Party - an icecream treat.


Have a look at the photos to see us voting. The Year 6 pupils were polling clerks and organised counting the votes.



Christmas Jumper Day 2016

On Friday 16th December 2016 we had a Christmas Jumper Day. All the children and staff were invited to wear a Christmas Jumper for the day. This event was in aid of raising money for the Charity' Save The children'. Everyone joined in. It was great fun and everyone looked amazing. As a school we raised £131.40p.

We would like to say a huge thank you to all our families for their generosity. You are all very kind.


Forest School

A 6 week programme that involves taking 9 children; from Year 5 and Year 6 to Bestwood Country Park. During the programme the children will be involved in activities such as;

  • establishing a camp for use over the programme
  • learning how to safely and responsibly use hand tools
  • learn basic woodland craft skills - making wooden mallets and jewellery
  • learning to safely build and cook on a camp fire
  • looking at what lives on the Forest School Site


Each session will be led and organised by the Wild Things staff. The basic aims of the programme are to increase children's confidence, initiative, independence, group and cooperation skills and appreciation and knowledge of the natural world.


Take a look at the photos below to see what the children have been up to. I can assure you they have been having a fantastic time.



Reading Celebration

On 6th October we held an after school celebration event.  Children who had completed the Library Reading Challenge and the School's Summer Packs were invited.

The Reading Celebration was themed around Roald Dahl.

The children had to find the Roald Dahl story characters and match them to their names.

They had to hunt for letters that spelt a very important word!

The children used wool and fabric and made a hairy Twits beard!

They also enjoyed making fruit kebabs and answered questions on Roald Dahl's books.

All of the children received some Gold Chocolate Coins at the end of the activities.


Check out the super photos below.

Harvey Haddon Sports Celebration


Children of all ages from Bentinck took part in a special sports celebration along with 10 other schools from across the city.



They participated in different field and track activities, competing against other teams.  The children really enjoyed the day and each child received a medal for taking part.  Staff at Bentinck were very proud of every child that took part.  Our children's behaviour was outstanding throughout the day.  We would like to say well done and thank you to all children who took part.


Jamie Wilson Football Tournament


Key stage 2 visited the Forest Recreation Ground to take part in the annual Jamie Wilson Tournament.  Everyone had a great morning and demonstrated a fantastic team spirit.  There were a few tense moments when some of the matches ended in penalty shootouts! 


The children cheered on their classmates even when some teams didn't win.  Congratulations to everyone in the winning team and all the other children who took part. 


Special thanks to Mr Brannigan for organising the tournament.  It was a resounding success!!

My Beautiful Nottingham

Congratulations to 3 of our pupils who were winners in this year's competition. We got two 1sts and a 3rd this year. Sadly one of our winners has left Bentinck, but the other two children got to go to a special awards ceremony to collect their certificates and prizes. Well done!

Hot Air Balloon Adventure


On Thursday 27th May children from Years 4, 5 and 6 took part in an exciting activity at the Forest Recreation Ground.


The children all travelled above the ground in a Hot Air Balloon!


It was a fantastic experience for the children, staff and parents who came along to watch.

A Really Mice Story

On 15th March 2016 the Footprints Theatre Company visited Bentinck.  Steve retold the Easter Story using 3 Mice - Glum, Snuffle and Wizwoz.  Class R, Class 1 and Class 2 really enjoyed listening to the story.  They joined in very well with the actions to the songs and with the singing.  The children were able to talk about what they had done when they were back in the class room.


Class R really enjoyed listening to a Really Mice Story.

Please look in the following document to see their comments.

World Book Day 2016 at Bentinck

Lights, Camera, APP-tion!

CLP Nottingham Schools' Film Festival

Bentinck are currently involved in an exciting new film project. Children from across the school are learning different filming techniques and will be producing short films for your enjoyment! Films will be showing at the NAE in mini festival from June 20th - June 24th 2016. Keep checking the website for updates.

TEXT SANTA - Do Your Bit in a Christmas Knit!

On Friday 18th December 2015 all the children and staff wore a Christmas jumper to support the TEXT SANTA event.

Everybody got involved - children, staff, office staff, kitchen staff and our site manager Mr Brannigan! Some children decorated their own jumpers which was great to see.

Everyone gave very generously to help raise money to support three amazing charities - MacMillan, Make a Wish and Save the Children.




We would like to say a huge thank you to all our families and friends at Bentinck for all your kind donations.

Have a look at the photos of some fantastic jumpers that children and staff wore for the day.

The Christmas Play

The Magical Christmas Jigsaw was performed by the whole school with children from Nursery to Class 6 singing, acting and performing confidently on the stage. The whole school singing was fantastic!

A big thank you to all the parents and friends of the school who came to share the fun, the staff for their hard work and time and to all the children for shining like Christmas stars!

Enjoy the photos and a Merry Christmas.

- Winter Fair 2015 -

We had great fun at the Winter Fair.

The choir were brilliant.

Thank you to everyone who came.

 We made £268.00!


Reading Celebration – 29th September 2015


On 29th September we invited the children who had completed the Library Summer Reading Challenge to a special Celebration Event after school.

27 children completed the Summer Reading Challenge at their local library -

reading at least 6 books.

We also invited the children who had completed their

Bentinck School Summer Pack.


During the event they could:-


Make a Handa’s Surprise Fruit Kebab.

Make a puppet at the Gruffalo’s Puppet Making table.

Make a bookmark at the Horrid Henry Bookmark Making table.

Complete the Where’s the Minion? Challenge.


41 Children attended this event and had an amazing time.  Many fruit kebabs were eaten.  Lots of puppets and bookmarks were made.  


The children really enjoyed this event.

Several children commented that this was the best day ever.


Check out the fabulous photographs below.

Reading Celebration Event 29th September 2015

- Bentinck Summer Packs -

This Summer we will be sending home our Summer Packs again.

These packs contain work sheets and activities to keep you entertained over the Summer Holidays.  You will find a notebook, pencil and pencil sharpener to help you on your way.

You will also find a sweet treat!

If you would like to, you can decorate the bag.

Don't forget to visit the Library and complete the

Summer Reading Challenge for 2015.

If you complete and return the worksheets after the Summer Holiday and/or complete the Library Reading Challenge, you will be invited to attend a special Reading Celebration during the Autumn Term.  This was an amazing success last year.

Check out the photographs below which show an example of our Summer Packs for 2015.


- World Book Day -


On Friday 26th June the winners of the

World Book Day Short Story Writing Competition

went to 'Waterstones' book shop in Nottingham to chose a book as their prize.  The children had a lovely time choosing their books and as an extra treat went to visit the café for refreshments.  The children were accompanied by two teachers from our school.

Kingswood Day 3



Happy Campers

Finally, the Sun breaks through.

Day 2

Kingswood Peak Venture

3G swing #scary

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Up, Up and Away

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Year 6 Residential 2015

Day 1 

Go Pro Zip

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Fun in the Water

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Bentinck School Election


On 7th May 2015 we had an election in school to show why the General Election is important.  We all voted for our favourite free choice afternoon.


The Sports Afternoon was the winner with 115 votes!


Look at our photos of the special election day.

Class R

Our sports afternoon

We had a fantastic afternoon playing sports.

We played football where we had to play as a team.

We threw, bounced and rolled a small ball where we had to work by ourselves.

We then played some parachute games where we had to make the parachute move up and down, to the side and throw the teddy in the air.

It was all great fun.