The school is an integral part of Stratford St Mary village and the wider community.
St Mary’s church, about half a mile from the school, is regularly visited by the children. Likewise Reverend Paul from the parish is a regular visitor in school, conducting assemblies and spending time with the children.
Next to the church, is Hall Farm. The children make visits to the farm, to walk around the various trails, see the animals during lambing time and to sing carols to their visitors at Christmas time.
Our school is a ‘Friend of Ipswich Town’, linking the school with one of our local football teams.
Premier Sport are regular visitors to our school, providing specialist coaching, after school clubs and also ‘Enrichment Days’.
On our doorstep, about eight miles from the school is the Suffolk Ski Centre. Here our older children are given the opportunity to learn to ski on the three slopes.
Saturday evening saw us open the school grounds for the annual fireworks event. Hog roast, hot dogs and warm drinks were enjoyed by a record number of people before a spectacular fireworks display lit up the night sky. A huge thank you and well done to the Stratford...read more
On Friday afternoon, we welcomed parents and carers to join us for our Harvest assembly. All the classes shared readings, songs, poems and prayers. Thank you for all the donations of food goods which will be donated to the Colchester Food Bank.read more
October is national Walk to school month and today the parents and children opted for walking to school instead of driving. The children, parents, teachers and staff met at either ends of Strickmere and walked together to school. The JRSO's made sure the children were...read more
The new JRSO's first job was to join the Community Speed Watch Team on their speed check. The JRSO's were very excited and ready with their clipboards and pencils to take down information. The Community Speed Watch Team explained to the JRSO's what they had to do and...read more
The Kingfishers Class went for a walk around the village to look at the different types of buildings there are in the village. They listened to the adults and followed instructions carefully. While the children walked around the village they ticked off the different...read more
The JRSOs were interviewed by Radio Suffolk, they talked proudly about what they had done to promote road safety within school. The JRSOs were asked lots of questions which they answered confidently; Mrs Bilner and Miss Jones were also interviewed. The JRSOs then...read more