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Our Core Values

Our core values were decided upon with input from all stakeholders, they summarise what Stoke by Nayland C of E Primary School stands for.  



Jesus has inspired us to be courageous and to stand up for what is right.  We believe that with God’s help and with the encouragement of our families, friends and teachers, we can be courageous when facing challenges, stand against injustice and be the best we can be when things are difficult. 

‘Be strong and courageous; do not be frightened, for the Lord God is with you wherever you go’.  Joshua 1:9



Jesus showed kindness, mercy and compassion, and the love of God for everyone.  At Stoke by Nayland we aim to treat others how we would like to be treated, show empathy in a wide range of circumstances and help people so they feel cared for, just as God cares for us.

‘Clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience’.  Colossians 3:12



We believe life is a gift entrusted by God and each person has a creative spirit to enjoy, celebrate and explore this world in all its mystery and diversity.  At Stoke by Nayland we value the unique talents of everyone and endeavour to use them creatively for our own enjoyment, to give pleasure to others and to make a difference in this world.

‘We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us’.  Romans 12:6



We believe curiosity is what God uses to make us wise so we can avoid the traps of sin.  A curious mind is open to new discoveries and to God’s dynamic and creative work in this world.  Curiosity about God anchors us in God’s strength as we ask more, seek more and learn more.  At Stoke by Nayland we encourage our children to be curious, igniting a passion for learning and recognising right from wrong. 

‘When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said I am the light of the world.  Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life’.  John 8:12

Our Classes

Saplings - Miss Moore & Miss Durrant
Chestnut - Miss Durrant & Miss Roots
Oak  - Mrs McGrath-Wells

Our Curriculum

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


Healthy Schools




Stoke by Nayland C of E Primary School

School Street


Colchester CO6 4QY

Mr Andrew Frolish - Executive Headteacher

Mrs Kelly McGrath-Wells - Head of School


Telephone: (01206) 262418

E-mail: admin@sbn.suffolk.sch.uk

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