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Littledean C of E Primary School

September 2013

As we start the new school term we have said goodbye to Mrs Huggett as our head teacher. She joined the school in April 2005 and immediately set about improving reading, literacy and numeracy standards in the school. Under her leadership Ofsted awarded the school a ‘Good’ in their inspection in 2010.

In September 2011 Mrs Huggett started her phased retirement and Mrs McGoldrick was promoted to work along side her as part time Head Teacher.

Mrs McGoldrick, known to many as Miss Barwick, joined the school in January 2001 and has worked as class teacher in Chestnut Class and Maple Class as well as being responsible for the Schools special needs and gifted and talented children.

For the past two year Mrs McGoldrick has worked both in the classroom and as acting head in Mrs Huggetts absence. We welcome Mrs McGoldrick to her new role as head teacher.


Welcome to Littledean Church Of England Primary School’s website, we hope you find it useful and informative. We are a rural, village primary school of 95 pupils situated in the beautiful Forest of Dean, one mile outside the small town of Cinderford and approx 14 miles from Gloucester City.   Originally built in 1848, Littledean School was refurbished in 1994 to meet the demands of a modern education. It is situated in its own grounds which have been set up to encourage children’s investigative skills and desire to explore their environment. It includes a garden, forest school area and trim trail.

At Littledean Primary School we place children at the centre of all we do and our school motto is “People with time for children

In May 2013 Ofsted graded our school ‘GOOD’ with OUTSTANDING behaviour. The report states that "A particular feature of the school is the fully inclusive and supportive environment"
We welcome parents and families into our school and work to be part of the community so that there is a real partnership of children, parents, staff, governors and friends to provide the best opportunities for every child.

We work together to foster the Christian values of love, justice and understanding and value every individual for the contribution they make. Every child is encouraged to fulfil their potential and strive for high achievement.

If you would like to come and see us, we would be delighted to show you around the school and answer your questions. Please telephone or call in to make an appointment.