About the 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.

The Primary School is in the heart of the village. We currently educate 78 Pupils aged 4-11 and there is an independent pre-school based onsite. We are a family orientated, caring school providing an excellent and enjoyable education which enables all children to achieve their full potential.


A typical school day looks like this :

8.45 – 9.15    Register, Reading and Phonics

9.15 – 10.30  Session 1 (Maths or Literacy)

10.30-10.45  Break-time

10.45-12.00  Session 2 (Maths or Literacy)

12.00 – 1.00  Lunch

1.00 – 2.50    Topic Work/PE

2.50 – 3.15    Assembly and Home Time

(Our Reception children and those in Key Stage 1 also have a 10 minute break in the afternoon).

Assemblies are an important part of the week. Whole school assemblies happen on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, with class assemblies being held on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Our assemblies follow a half termly  ‘Value’ or ‘Theme’; these include ‘Courage’, ‘Responsibility’, ‘Determination’ & ‘Honesty’.

Friday assemblies are a dedicated to class assemblies, where we welcome parents & carers. Each week a different class will take the assembly sharing work they have done, for example, writing, maths, science, music and ICT and receive any awards or certificates.