Burntstump Seely C of E Primary Academy

Inspire and Aspire

Our History

The school was founded in 1902, by the Seely family of

Sherwood Lodge (now Nottinghamshire Police Headquarters).

The story told is that children were spotted from the Seely car

struggling through snow and ice to school in Arnold. Shortly

afterwards it was decided to build a school for the children who

lived on the estate. The building is now a private house next door

to the school. You can still see 1902 on the front elevation.

The Seely family “governed” the school known as Sherwood Lodge School till 1956 when

they passed the responsibility to St. Paul’s Church, Daybrook (another building for which the

Seely family were benefactors) at the same time the school was renamed Seely Church of

England Aided Primary School.

In 2002 a major building project was undertaken which joined all

parts of the modern  school building together and gave us a

fantastic multi-purpose hall which is now the focal point of our

school. This build gave us the opportunity to create the purpose

ICT suite and gives our children the modern

facilities they deserve.   We have a wonderful sense of space 

around the school which, allied with our magnificent outdoor

grounds, makes our school a fantastic environment in which to be.

 On 1st September 2016 we were proud to become part of the Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham Multi Academy Trust and to change our name to 'Burntstump Seely C of E Primary Academy'.