Welcome to Stoke Goldington Church of England First School


Stoke Goldington Church of England First School is a small, friendly and popular village school that features in the Chief Inspector of Schools 'Honours List' of OUTSTANDING providers.

We provide a safe, caring environment in which children can learn and achieve their full potential.

  • Rural Village location
  • Very small class sizes
  • Strong links with the local community
  • Christian Ethos and Traditional Values
  • Latest technology

"This school provides the wow factor for inspirational learning" - Quality Mark Assessor

Exciting news........The governing boards of North Crawley CE School, Stoke Goldington CE First School, Emberton School, Newton Blossomville CE School, Sherington CE School and St. Andrew's CE School have begun a consultation process to formalise the beneficial working relationships that already exist between the schools..........read more below

Proposed Federation of Village Schools - Consultation

CORINTHIANS 12:14  “For the body is not one member, but many”.

We are one, we are strongest working together in unity. Teamwork is the key to living life in harmony, so that we can do God’s will.

North Crawley CE School and Stoke Goldington CE First School entered into a partnership back in September 2006 and formed a hard federation in September 2014. During that time, our two village schools have gone from strength to strength with Ofsted inspections graded as outstanding, outstanding Church School reports and Primary Quality Mark awards.

For some time now we have been looking at ways of working collaboratively with other small schools so that our pupils and staff have opportunities to share experiences and new approaches to their learning. Larger groups of pupils have been able to participate in sporting events for example, and sharing the cost of visiting education groups has been beneficial.

There is a definite preference expressed by parents for their children to attend small village schools. As such we feel that it is vital to be able to continue with such provision but face a challenge requiring a creative and forward looking solution. Newton Blossomville CE School, Sherington CE School, St. Andrew’s CE School and Emberton School all have a similar ethos to ours and, as such, we would like to investigate a more formal approach to working together.

Therefore we are writing to inform you about a consultation which opens on Monday 8th May about a potential new federation of these schools. If the proposal was to be agreed all schools would all retain their own school uniform, commitment to the community, identity and ethos.

We are passionate about the retention of village schools, as are the communities they are at the heart of, and to be able to continue to offer the uniqueness they offer parents as a choice of educational establishment for their children.  We believe that we would be stronger working together offering opportunities for staff to share their expertise to maintain and even raise standards further, developing opportunities for pupils to work together across the partnership  socially, academically, spiritually and morally, developing leadership potential, ensuring consistency and offering pupils broader and richer experiences within a financial structure offering value for money and true economies of scale without diminishing the very individuality so coveted by our schools and their communities.

The four schools currently in two existing federations have already experienced these benefits.

How to find out more:

The formal consultation will be available on-line from Monday 8th May including details of drop-in sessions at school should you have any questions before you respond.

Please follow the link below:


The schools have arranged ‘drop-in’ sessions for people to find out more and give their views.  Drop in sessions will take place on the following dates:

North Crawley C of E School – Thursday 25 May 8:45-9:15 and 2:30-3:3

Stoke Goldington C of E First School – Tuesday 23 May 8:45-9:15 and 2:30-3:30

We believe that we would be stronger together, united in our pursuit of inspirational teaching and learning, serving our village communities and offering outstanding education facilities for parents.