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Welcome to Our School

Welcome to the website of Stoke by Nayland Church of England Primary School. We are a small yet thriving school in the heart of idyllic Constable Country.

At Stoke by Nayland, we combine a  Christian ethos with ambitious academic expectations to provide an inclusive, nurturing and stimulating school environment for all of our children.

We take a holistic approach to develop each child academically, socially, emotionally and spiritually, and each child is valued for their unique attributes. Children feel a sense of belonging as they become part of the Stoke by Nayland school family and are supported to become 'the best that they can be'.

Whether you are already a member of our school community, a prospective parent or, an interested visitor, we hope that you find our website informative. Please do not hesitate to contact us should you need any further information, and if you have not done so already, we invite you to come and see for yourself why Stoke by Nayland Primary School is such a special place.

Mrs. Sarah Smith


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We are a Gold Linguamarque School

Latest Diary Dates - Click HERE

Congratulations to our 11 graduates of The Children's University. Between them they gained 4 Bronze, 5 Silver and 2 Gold Awards.


The weather is not looking great for Monday or Tuesday - We will make the decision to cancel or go ahead by 8.45am each day.  If we are unable to go ahead on either day we will try to arrange another date for later in the month

Extra-curricular courses at our school A great chance for your children to get active and have loads of fun with friends, taking part in activities they love and also may not have tried before.
Gymnastics Club - Friday - 15:30 to 16:30 - All Years - Only £33 for the term

To book, please visit www.premier-education.com/schools/extra-curricular or call 01953 499040


 We had a visit from Colchester United footballer Mikael Mandron.  He came along to our Monday football club and talked about how he trains, answered questions and watched our players show off their football skills.


We are now a Linquamarque Silver School!!!


Following the star at our Epiphany Service


Welcome to Bailey, the latest member of our team! Bailey is 10 months old and passed all his assessments to become our school support dog. This term he has been getting used to the school environment, but will officially start work in January.


We had a musician from the Roman River Festival Orchestra come into school. She played her cello and taught us how to conduct music. Year 5 and 6 then went to listen to a full orchestra rehearsal at the church. What a wonderful sound they made and brought the music to life!

Our year 5/6 took part in The Suffolk Primary Schools Football Tournament.

Please Click here for our recent GOOD SIAMS inspection report



Serita Solomon, a British athlete visited our school. Children and teachers took part in a sponsored fitness circuit followed by a talk and question and answer session.  The aim of the event was to encourage children to take up sport and to follow their dreams.

Our Classes

Saplings - Nursery Reception Year 1

Maple - Years 1/2

Silver Birch - Years 3/4

Oak - Years 5/6 



We follow the National Curriculum which is divided into the following phases at primary level:


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Stoke by Nayland C of E Primary School

School Street


Colchester CO6 4QY


Headteacher – Mrs Sarah Smith

Telephone: (01206) 262418

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If you would like a paper copy of any information on our website, please contact the school office.