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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

Red Nose Ready!

Red Nose Day As usual, we would like to show our support for this charity event on Friday 13th March. We have red noses to sell in school, and this year there is the possibility of opening a ‘gold nose’! It would win us an Aardman experience day (Wallace and Gromit...

World Book Day – Amazing Costumes!

Well done everyone for your amazing costumes! We had some very exciting morning activities organised by staff, followed by a lovey assembly from our visiting author Katherine Eccles Horn. Her book, ‘Dogs Can’t Fly’ will be available to order through school and she is...

School puts the fun back into reading

Stratford St Mary Primary School are putting a love of literacy at the heart of their learning agenda with the unveiling of a brand new school library. Stratford St Mary Primary School are today unveiling a brand new school library in a bold move that will put the fun...

Hansel and Gretel Opera

On Thursday 12th February, I was fortunate enough to be able to join the Swans Class to watch the performance of Hansel and Gretel at the Mercury Theatre. It was an amazing experience and our children performing in the chorus were fantastic! Well done to you all. Our...

Stratford St Mary on Radio Suffolk

The interview and singing of our choir from the Swans Class was on Radio Suffolk this morning, at 9am – if you missed it, it is still available for the next 29 days: Choose the Radio Suffolk website, the presenter Etholle George and then ‘listen again’ – the interview...

New Library Grand Opening

Thank you to everyone who attended our ‘Grand Opening’ today —what a wonderful afternoon! All of our children were issued with a brand new library book to take home and read. We are very grateful to our honoured guests who came to celebrate all the hardwork and...

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