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St Leonard's is a small church school situated in the small village of Dunston, Stafford.  The school was built in 1862 and has had several extensions over the years and now compromises of a main building and two mobiles which has classes from Nursery through to Year 4.  We also have excellent links with Penkridge and Brewood Middle Schools to ensure continuity of education for all our children.  The school prides itself that it is very much part of the community and links with St Leonard's church are strong.  The school draws from a wide catchment area and all are welcome.


Our school’s teaching and learning is underpinned by our Anglican faith where our children Learn to Love, Love to Learn with God. The school grounds are immense for such a small school and are continually being developed for outdoor learning opportunities. Our Christian distinctiveness and values are evident inside and outside of the school curriculum.

  • to provide each child with the opportunity to achieve their full potential
  • to develop a sense of self respect, acceptable moral and social behaviour and the capability to live full lives
  • to develop a willingness to contribute to the welfare of others
  • to acquire a reasoned set of attitudes, values and beliefs including a respect for and an understanding of other people's religions and moral values and ways of life as well as promoting investigation into Christianity.
  • to communicate effectively, accurately and imaginatively, to read, write and listen, understand, question, respond and report.
  • to promote skills in calculating problem solving and applying mathematical concepts to everyday life.
  • to acquire knowledge, skills and practical abilities that will become a firm foundation for future learning and a resource from which further development will draw meaning, by offering a variety of learning styles and situations including investigation, trial and experimentation.
  • to enable the children to use technological equipment with confidence.
  • to appreciate achievement and the relationship of past events to present and future development.
  • to begin to understand, explore and value their immediate environment and the wider world.
  • to foster an awareness and understanding of the essential role of modern industry and commerce in their lives.