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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

Spiders, Trains, Rainforests and Bodies

On Thursday 8th March, it was the Owls' turn to do their class assembly. The children shared their Literacy work, which included non-chronological reports about spiders whilst others reported information about famous steam trains, which is part of our current History...

Snowy Fun

With green-ness returning to the county, it is easy to forget how white everywhere was last week. Although it was very cold, some of the children managed to enjoy some snowy fun on the school field. All wrapped up in coats, hats, scarves and gloves, some snowmen were...

Cookery Club Fruit Salad

On Thursday after school children from Kingfishers and Woodpeckers Class joined Miss Jones and Mrs Jones for Cookery Club . The children carefully used a knife to cut different types of fruit to make a fruit salad. The children enjoyed making their fruit salad and we...

Pizza Express!

Today the Woodpeckers went to Pizza Express in Ipswich to learn how to become a Pizzaiolo and create their own margarita pizzas! The children learned how to stretch and shape the dough, put it in the pan and stretch it out to the sides.  After that they learnt how to...

Basketball Festival

Tuesday 20th February saw 9 Swans represent our school in the Small Schools Basketball Festival at Inspire Suffolk. All the children played well and showed great skill and teamwork.  Well done!  

Tractor Visit

Farmer James visited our school today and brought his Massey Ferguson tractor for us to look at. He told us about what he does and about the food that he grows. The children asked Farmer James questions and they had the opportunity to sit in the tractor. The children...

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