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.
On Wednesday 21st June, Robin and Bob from Halfords in Colchester paid the school a visit. They worked with the Swans class to discuss cycle safety. The children learnt how to check different parts of their bike, how to repair a tyre puncture and one lucky child had...read more
Staff, children and parents put on their walking shoes this week and took part in Walk to School Week. The JRSO's organised the event and the children designed posters to promote it. Staff ran a 'walking bus' so children who travel to school in a car could be dropped...read more
On Wednesday 18th January the JRSO's and Denise the Community Police Officer observed the parking outside the school gates at the end of the school day. The JRSO's were making sure drivers had parked safely and correctly. With support from Denise, the JRSO's looked...read more
Over the past couple of weeks, all the children have been set homework to create a Christmas decoration/ picture/ card to give to the patients at West Suffolk Hospital to cheer them up during their stay over the Christmas period. Miss Kluge's Mum is a Ward Sister at...read more
On Wednesday 30th November, a group of Year 4 & 5 children took part in a Rugby Festival at East Bergholt High School. The children went into different groups to learn some rugby skills and then played in some matches. Thank you East Bergholt High School for hosting...read more
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