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Welcome to Our School

Welcome to the website of Stoke by Nayland Church of England Primary School, a successful, popular and thriving school in the heart of Constable Country.

Building on our Christian foundation and in partnership with governors, parents and pupils, we aim to provide a secure and creative environment where individuals are valued, nurtured and enabled to aspire to excellence in its broadest sense. Every child is supported in the challenge to be 'the best that they can be'.

Our ethos is based upon family values where children are known by us all and encouraged to be kind, considerate and look after each other-particularly older children caring for those who are younger.

On behalf of the staff and governors, I'd like to open our school doors to you & encourage you to come and visit our village school.

- Mrs Jane Le Grice, Headteacher

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New Admissions

We follow the Suffolk County Council Admissions Policy for the normal admissions round (rising 5s to Reception) for school years 2017/18 and 2018/19 (see Policies attached below). For the admissions year 2019/20, in line with DoE requirements to consult on and determine the Admissions Policy at least every seven years, we will undertake this process after 1st October 2017 together with our sponsor, the St Edmundsbury and Ipswich Diocesan Multi Academy Trust.

Parents may apply for a place for their child to join our school from the term after their 3rd birthday. They would join for up to 5 mornings, with the option of staying an extra hour for lunch club on the days that it operates and subject to space being available.

More details of school admissions for Nursery age children is on the link below.

Admissions to EYFS

Details of admissions to full-time school for 4 year olds, the 'normal admissions round', can be found at the link below to Suffolk County Council's website, Schools Admissions page.

Admission to Main School - Reception

Welcome Brochure for Reception Children

The following documents are the Suffolk County Council's Determined Admission Arrangements for the school years 9/2017 to 8/2018 and 9/2018 to 8/2019:

SCC Determined Admission Arrangements 2017/18

SCC Determined Admission Arrangements 2018/19

Admissions Policy 2019/20

Admissions Policy 2020/21

Children may also join the appropriate year group at any time of the year, 'in-year admissions', subject to space being available. As an Academy Trust, Stoke by Nayland C of E Primary School is an Own Admission Authority, with authority delegated from the MAT to manage all 'in-year' applications, that is all applications for admission outside of the 'normal admissions round', outlined above. Applications for 'in-year admissions' are made directly to Stoke by Nayland C of E Primary School. Please complete the Form ADM1, which can be accessed and downloaded by clicking the link below and return it directly to the School Office. The telephone number and email address are noted below should you require further information.

Stoke by Nayland C of E Primary School - Form ADM1

Supplementary Information Form (SIF) which may be completed to support an application when oversubscription criteria (3a or 4) apply.

It is always best to ring the school for the most up to date information about spaces in different year groups.

Owing to the way we organise our classes we are often able to take over our PAN (Pupil Admission Number) without making our classes too large.

If you need further information or help with admissions, please do contact us on 01206 262418 or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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:


FMSISHealthy Schools




Stoke by Nayland C of E Primary School

School Street


Colchester CO6 4QY


Headteacher – Mrs Jane Le Grice

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.