On behalf of the children, staff and governors, welcome to the Gentleshaw Primary Academy website.

Gentleshaw Primary Academy has been situated on the edge of Cannock Chase since 1878. During this time, our school has been at the heart of the community and children, staff, parents and governors all value being part of our family. Through our ethos and community links, we aim for our children to become ambitious, successful and responsible citizens.

At Gentleshaw we strive to embed a love of learning amongst our pupils resulting in our children becoming inquisitive, self-motivated and confident learners with high aspirations. By leading exciting and engaging lessons, with quality teaching, guidance and support, we aim for all of our children to achieve their potential both personally and academically.

We believe that children flourish when the relationships between school, parents and carers is strong. Consequently, we place a great importance upon communication and there are regular opportunities for parents and carers to take part in their child’s learning and celebrate success and achievement.

In addition, at Gentleshaw a rich curriculum inspires and engages our pupils. Through creativity, academic subjects, a variety of sports, specialist music teaching and the arts, we work to create opportunities for children to strive in all areas and have a variety of experiences, creating memories to last a lifetime.

We extend our welcome to you and encourage you to visit our school to experience the happy and purposeful environment we have created and are so proud to be part of.

Best Regards

Mrs G Parsons



“Gentleshaw Primary Academy is a kind, friendly school. It is located on the edge of Cannock Chase, right next to Gentleshaw Common and Gentleshaw Church. 

If you are after friendly teachers and wonderful pupils, you’ve come to the right place! At Gentleshaw Primary you will be welcomed by the caring teachers and children.

 We may be a small school, but we achieve big things. You can see exactly what by looking at our website and following us on Twitter, or you can come and look around to see for yourself!”

Emily, Charlie, Matthew and Noah 

Year 6 Pupils