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The Church

We are a Church of England School with an inclusive admissions policy and all are very welcome at our school. Our ethos is based on Christian values such as kindness, respect and forgiveness and they underpin our approach to learning and understanding the world around us. We encourage children to think, to listen and ask questions about faith and beliefs, and learn about the varied cultural world that we live in.  We have a close relationship with the local ministers and churches and they regularly come into school for assemblies, Kids Club and special services. We also endeavour to provide experience of other religions by inviting visitors to share what their faith means to them.



 Celebrations for the 200th anniversary of the foundation of church schools. We attended as special service at St Edmundsbury Cathedral and also had a special service at our school.

        The Bishop's Chaplain came to our school and led the service. She presented our school with a special candle and a clock.    

Kids Club

Kids Club runs on a Thursday after school from 3:30 to 4:30. It is run by members of the local church and offers the opportunity to hear stories, do craftwork and play games based on Christian themes.


Special Services

EpiphanyOn the 6th of January, the first day of the new term, we had a special assembly at the church to celebrate Epiphany. Over the Christmas holiday we made crowns and brought them into school. We processed down to the church, led by the choir who sang 'Lord We're Following Your Star'.




Helen works for the Diocese as an Education Adviser. She came into school to take an assembly on our theme of 'hope'.      
Reverend Jim came to assembly. He is from the United Reform Church in Hadleigh.


Our Classes

Saplings - Nursery, Reception & Year 1

Chestnut - Years 2, 3 and 4

Oak - Years 5 and 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 Sarah Smith

Telephone: (01206) 262418

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