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Welcome to Our School

Welcome to the website of Stoke by Nayland Church of England Primary School and Nursery, part of the St Edmundsbury and Ipswich Diocesan Multi-Academy Trust.  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.  Our core values of Courage, Creativity, Compassion and Curiosity exemplify what Stoke by Nayland Primary School stands for.

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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Contact Us

Stoke By Nayland C of E Primary School

School Street

Stoke by Nayland

Colchester CO6 4QY


Headteacher–Mrs Sarah Smith

Telephone: (01206) 262418

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Queries from parents and the public are usually handled by Mrs Mary Batterham & Mrs Lorena Humphries




From Colchester: Turn right at the bottom of the hill after the small bridge by the Suffolk border sign, into Horkesley Road. Follow the road through Nayland village and turn right following the B1087 for approximately 1 mile. Before the hill turn left into School Street, the school is up the hill on the left.

From Sudbury /Leavenheath: Turn left from the A134 at the junction for the B1068 and follow the road for 2.5 miles. Turn right (as the road bends sharply to the left) into School Street and the school is on your right.

From Ipswich / A12: Follow the sign for Stoke by Nayland, drive through Higham, Thorrington Street and into Stoke by Nayland. Follow the road through the village and around the bend to the left, then turn left into School Street (as the road bends sharply to the right).

Parking: The Recreation Ground car park opposite the school provides a spacious and safe place for parents to park and take their children from their cars and across the road to the school. School Street has a 20 mph speed limit. 


Our Classes

Saplings - Nursery, Reception & Year 1

Chestnut - Years 2, 3 and 4

Oak - Years 5 and 6


Our Curriculum

We follow the National Curriculum which we deliver through carefully selected topics to engage and inspire our children.


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Stoke by Nayland C of E Primary School

School Street


Colchester CO6 4QY


Headteacher – Mrs Sarah Smith

Telephone: (01206) 262418

E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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

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