Our schools

The Samara Trust was founded in March 2018 by Clutton C of E Primary School, Little Sutton C of E Primary School and Upton Heath C of E Primary School. Whilst we are a family of schools, working together to enrich the lives of our children, our schools retain their individual distinctiveness and character. We are proud to introduce our Trust schools to you.

Clutton Church of England Primary School

Clutton Church of England Primary School is a very small, rural primary school with around 50 pupils, located on the outskirts of Chester and Wrexham, close to Tattenhall and Broxton in the Cheshire countryside. Many of the children who attend Clutton travel to school from nearby villages and towns. Clutton Primary School has a strong record of academic success and a large outdoor space for the children, including a multi use games area, field, trim trail and forest school area.

The Executive Principal of Clutton C of E Primary School is Zoe Carciero, who joined The Samara Trust in January 2020. Clutton Primary School has been established in the village of Clutton for over 180 years, with deeds showing that Clutton Primary School was sold to the parish in 1837.

To find out more about Clutton Primary School, please visit the Clutton Primary School website:

Little Sutton Church of England Primary School

Little Sutton C of E Primary School is a small primary school with around 120 children, located in the village of Little Sutton which is close to the villages of Neston and Great Sutton and the town of Ellesmere Port. Little Sutton Primary School has extensive outdoor space, with Bugs Wood forest school area, a larger than average school field and a new trim trail installed after FOLSS (PTA) fundraising in 2020.

The Executive Principal of Little Sutton C of E Primary School is Zoe Carciero, who is the headteacher of both Little Sutton C of E Primary School and Clutton C of E Primary School. Little Sutton C of E Primary School has had a presence on Berwick Road since the 19th century and is often referred to as Berwick Road school.

To find out more about Little Sutton C of E Primary School, please visit the Little Sutton website.

Upton Heath Church of England Primary School

Upton Heath Church of England Primary School is a large and inclusive primary school in Upton, Chester with around 400 children. Upton Heath opened the first phase of its new school building in November 2019, with the building completed in summer 2020. As well as a large field, Upton Heath has its own mini woods and is home to Branching Out forest school.

The Principal of Upton Heath Primary School is Conrad North, who joined Upton Heath in January 2020. Upton Heath C of E Primary School was known as Upton Manor County Primary School when it opened on Upton Lane in August 1951, becoming Upton Heath C of E Primary School in September 1998. The 1950s sections of Upton Heath were replaced by the new school building, with the retained building becoming home to EYFS and Year 1.

To find out more about Upton Heath C of E Primary School, please visit the Upton Heath website.