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Welcome to Our School

Welcome to the website of Stoke by Nayland Church of England Primary School and Nursery, part of the St Edmundsbury and Ipswich Diocesan Multi-Academy Trust.  We are a small yet thriving school in the heart of idyllic Constable Country.

At Stoke by Nayland, we combine a Christian ethos with ambitious academic expectations to provide an inclusive, nurturing and stimulating school environment for all of our children.  Our core values of Courage, Creativity, Compassion and Curiosity exemplify what Stoke by Nayland Primary School stands for.

We take a holistic approach to develop each child academically, socially, emotionally and spiritually and each child is valued for their unique attributes. Children feel a sense of belonging as they become part of the Stoke by Nayland school family and are supported to become 'the best that they can be'.

Whether you are already a member of our school community, a prospective parent or an interested visitor, we hope that you find our website informative.  Please do not hesitate to contact us should you need any further information, and if you have not done so already, we invite you to come and see for yourself why Stoke by Nayland Primary School is such a special place.

Mr Andrew Frolish, Executive Headteacher

Mrs Kelly McGrath-Wells, Head of School

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Supporting Learning

Home Learning

All children are sent home with a home learning grid every half term.  The home learning grid has a range of English, Maths and topic related learning tasks to complete.  It is suggested that children complete at least 8 of the 16 activities over the course of the half term, but children can complete as many or as few as they feel able to.  Grown ups sign the grid to acknowledge that the tasks have been completed.  (Activities completed can also count towards Children's University stamps).  In the last week of the half term, children are encouraged to bring back the signed grid with any completed tasks so that these can be celebrated.

In addition to the home learning grid, children are also encouraged to read their school reading book, practise their spellings and learn specific times tables/number facts.


Suggested Books

Below is a guide for supporting your child with reading and some suggested books for different age groups and topics.

Reading with your Child Guide

Recommended books for different age groups and subjects - Click here

Recommended books by year groups - Click here


Year group expectations

Please click on the links below for information regarding expectations of each year group:

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6



Here is some information regarding how the children are assessed.

Assessment without Levels


Year 6 SATs 

Please click on the links below for information relating to SATs in Year 6

KS2 SATs Parents Information 2019

Grammar, Punctuation and Vocabulary, Practice and Revision

SPAG Glossary

Our Classes

Saplings - Miss Moore & Miss Roots
Chestnut - Miss Durrant
Oak  - Mrs McGrath-Wells

Our Curriculum

We follow the National Curriculum which we deliver through carefully selected topics to engage and inspire our children.


Healthy Schools




Stoke by Nayland C of E Primary School

School Street


Colchester CO6 4QY


Mr Andrew Frolish - Executive Headteacher

Mrs Kelly McGrath-Wells - Head of School

Telephone: (01206) 262418

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If you would like a paper copy of any information on our website, please contact the school office.

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