Our school was originally opened by the Rector of the village in June 1857. His name was Rev James Darling and the school had only one classroom and one teacher. The school was set up to allow the education of the village children in a Christian setting. Many schools were set up in this way in the 1800s.
Later the church allowed the day to day running of the school to be overseen by the Local Authority; however Foundation Governors were appointed to allow the founding Christian principles to be maintained. This guiding principle remains to this day and the school has close links with the local churches and their vicars.
Children attend special assemblies in the church and celebrate events in the Christian calendar such as Harvest, Easter and Christmas. We encourage Christian principles and a high moral code for our children. We like families to be involved and they are welcome in our school. Indeed our aims clearly encourage the promotion of Christian values of tolerance and care.
On 1st November 2016, we joined the St Edmundsbury and Ipswich Multi Academy Trust. The Trust’s mission is to offer a life-enhancing encounter with the teachings and person of Jesus Christ, an experience that is utterly inclusive and brings love, hope, aspiration and fulfilment to every child.
We are proud that our school adheres to these founding principles and is an inclusive and caring ‘family’.
Within our main building there is a reception area, office and multi-purpose hall. In addition to these there are four classrooms, an I.C.T. suite, a library and activity areas as well as cloakrooms and changing areas for our older children. Outside there is also temporary accommodation that is able to house up to 2 further classrooms.
Our school’s outside facilities include the playground, field with an adventure play area, environmental area, swimming pool, Early Years outdoor area with mud kitchen and sand pit.
Miss L Fairweather
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