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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, Hedgehogs & 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 Stratford Vale (AONB), 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.

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

Fresh Lemonade

Fresh Lemonade

The children worked together to make lemonade. The children listened to the instructions and washed their hands ready to start. The children were able to follow the instructions by looking at the photographs. The children were able to use the squeezer to make lemon...



On Tuesday 19th July, the Owls and Swans performed 'Oliver!' for family and friends.  Whilst it was an incredibly hot day, the air conditioning units certainly kept us cool. The children performed, sang and acted with confidence and said they really enjoyed it! Thank...

Sports Day 22 – Owls and Swans

Sports Day 22 – Owls and Swans

On a very warm day, we held our sports day.  Kingfishers and Woodpeckers in the morning and Swans and Owls in the afternoon. A great day was had by all - with the Green Otters being the winners! Well done to all the children and thank you to everyone who helped on the...

Beebot Exploring London

Beebot Exploring London

The children were asked to to direct Beebot to different London landmarks. They followed instructions on how to work Beebot and then listened to the directions given to them, understanding words such as forward, turn, left and right. They then wanted to continue...

Beach Clean

Beach Clean

On Wednesday 22nd June, the Eco-Council took a trip to Felixstowe beach and the Felixstowe recycling centre. The children spent the day litter picking and finding out about single use plastic and the effects of these on our waters. This was part of the 'marine' topic...

World Music Day!

On Tuesday 21st June, it was World Music Day and we were very excited to welcome the Sweeting Swing Band into school.  They entertained  us with a variety of songs and Karen explained the different instruments that made up the band.  It was a fantastic experience -...

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