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A Growth Mindset

Confidence, resilience, independence and perseverance. An integral part of our learning and school life.

Physical and Mental Well-being

“You place a strong emphasis on developing pupils’ physical and mental well-being.”

Ofsted 2017


We have been awarded a GOLD mark from The School Sports Games. Recognition for the amount of sport within curriculum and extra-curricular time.

Our Vision

Read about our vision for the school and how we will achieve it.

Foxes, Badgers, Headghogs & Otters

Find out about our house groups and the scores on the leaderboard.

A Creative Curriculum

Discover themes that the children are exploring through curriculum subjects.

Warm & Caring

“The warm and caring atmosphere ensures that pupils feel very safe….. Pupils enjoy coming to school and this is reflected in their high levels of attendance.”

Ofsted 2017

Green Flag Award

We’ve achieved the Eco-Schools highest standard, the Green Flag. Less than 5% of schools in the UK achieve this standard.

Our Results

See how our results compare to other schools locally and nationally.

Individual Needs

“The small size of the school means that teachers know all pupils very well and plan work to meet their individual needs within the mixed-age classes.”

Ofsted 2017

Our Awards

We are very proud of the awards and recognition that our school has gained.

Take a Look Around

Use our interactive map to see the spaces and facilities we have at our school.

Learning Without Limits

Stratford St Mary Primary School is a small village primary, set in approximately three acres of land and situated in the heart of the village.  We sit in the Dedham Vale, on the edge of the Suffolk/Essex border, just off the A12.

We are proud of our little school, our children and our links to the local community. We are committed to enabling every child to ‘Learn without limits.’ Come and visit us!

At Stratford St Mary Primary School, we take safeguarding very seriously. If you have any concerns about a child in school, please contact the school’s Designated Safeguarding Lead who is Mrs Karen Bilner (also PREVENT lead) or the Alternative Designated Officer who is Miss Rachelle Jones. The Designated Safeguarding Governor is Mrs Hilary Cairns.

If you need any further information, would like a paper copy of any of the information on the website or would like to view our school, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Karen Bilner   –  Headteacher.

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About Our School

Stratford St Mary is a village located in Suffolk, close to the Essex border with excellent transport links to both Colchester and Ipswich, due to the close proximity of the A12.

Our primary school is in the heart of the village. We educate approximately 90 pupils aged 4-11 and there is an independent pre-school based on site. We are a family orientated, caring school providing an excellent and enjoyable education which enables all children to achieve their full potential.

School News

Sunny Fun

Whilst the weather was still cold, this didn't stop the children having fun in the sun today.  From catching cups to circus tricks and balancing logs the children certainly made the most of the dry weather!

Toothbrushes and Toothpaste

The children welcomed Mrs Fisher in to their class today. Mrs Fisher told the children she was going to talk to them about their teeth. She reminded them they should clean them at least twice a day to brush away food and bugs (bacteria). She also reminded them to not...

Year 6 @ BT

On Friday 16th March, the Swans class visited Adastral Park, Martlesham, where BT were celebrating British Science Week. The children were taken on a tour around the showcase area and were introduced to the latest innovations and technologies from around the world...

Book Fair Competition

The children were encouraged to take part in a Book Fair Competition organised by Miss Jones. They were asked to get an adult to take a photograph of them reading a book in an ‘unusual’ place. There were lots of entries showing children reading books everywhere. Mrs...

Bunting, Vikings and Dragons

Today, the Woodpeckers shared their learning and work from the last term. They showed off their time telling skills and shared actions and words to help them remember plant functions. Some children read out their dragon fantasy stories which were brilliant!. They also...

Mini Muffin Pizzas

During Cookery Club this week the children enjoyed making mini muffin pizzas. They were able to spread the tomato puree with a knife, grate the cheese and safely cut the ham, olives, pineapple and pepperoni. The children were able to follow instructions carefully and...

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