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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 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

Quadkids Athletics

10 children from the Owls and Swans class joined approximately 650 other Suffolk school children for an afternoon of Athletic events at Northgate High School. Our chosen country for the day was New Zealand; there was a samba band, opening ceremony (where the children...

Art and Craft Club

Children from the Kingfishers and Woodpeckers Class joined Miss Jones and Mrs Kite for Art and Craft Club. The children produced their own designs of Kandinsky's painting of circles. The children used felt tips, wax crayons and paints to create the circles. The...

Kwik Cricket Competition

On Friday, Stratford St Mary sent a team to East Bergholt Cricket Club to take part in the pyramid Kwik Cricket tournament. After playing several matches - 3 schools came out (on points) in fourth place, however after counting up the runs  we finished in 6th place. ...

Birthday Lunch Fit for a Queen (or King)

On Friday,  Rachel and Georgina prepared a 'picnic lunch' school dinner, with sandwiches, fruit, sausage rolls and cream scones to celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday.  The hall was decorated with Union Jack flags and tablecloths and a fun time was had by all.  Thank...


The Kingfisher Class were very excited to be picking out their potatoes that they had planted weeks ago. They searched the soil picking out the potatoes. When they had found them all they counted how many they had. Some pots had over 100 potatoes. Great counting by...

A Whoopsey-Splunkers Day!

Today the Swans and Owls kiddles went to London for a Roald Dahl experience. First stop was the South Bank Centre to see ‘Wondercrump’, a magical interactive journey revealing the secrets of Dahl's extraordinary life. With a fair amount of frothbugglingness it was a...

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