The small school that makes a big difference!


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Our China week celebrations February 2015:


Finchingfield C of E (VC) Primary School

Mission Statement

Finchingfield C of E Primary School is committed to providing high quality education for every pupil, within a happy, safe and supportive environment. It is striving to be part of a dynamic and caring community, inspiring and challenging all to reach their full potential.


To treat everyone fairly and with consideration and respect.
To encourage an atmosphere of trust, openness and fair play.
To build self-esteem, by creating a supportive and caring atmosphere.
To develop a life-long love of learning through a creative skills-based curriculum.
To celebrate achievement and enable all children to recognise their successes.
To encourage an ethos based on Christian values.
To develop a strong partnership between the school, parents and community members.

Recognising its historic foundation, the school will preserve and develop its religious character in accordance with the principle of the Church, at parish and diocesan level.

Finchingfield C of E Primary School was founded in 1856 to provide education for the children of Finchingfield. We now have children attending the school from Braintree and the local villages, including the Air Base at Wethersfield. Developing a love and enthusiasm for learning is the top priority for our entire school and the extended local community, giving children the opportunity to thrive and grow in a safe and caring environment. Making a big difference to the lives of the young people who come here through our shared values of respect, honesty, kindness, equality and enthusiasm is our proud achievement.

We are fortunate to have a small, but dedicated, team of staff and volunteers, who work hard to enrich the lives of our children and ensure that they achieve their full potential in all areas. We have a very well resourced school, with a large hall for sporting activities, assemblies and theatre events, along with an excellent range of ICT and multi-media equipment to enhance the children’s learning.  Our children also benefit from some fantastic links with our neighbouring schools as part of our Four Schools Partnership. This partnership allows us to offer all of the benefits of a bigger school, such as access to sporting fixtures, residential visits, school council partnerships and special themed events, along with all of the existing benefits of a small school. Our strong links also allow us to foster excellent continuing professional development opportunities for our staff, through shared good practice, along with the monitoring and moderation of our assessments to ensure that high standards are maintained. Please take the opportunity to browse our website and learn more about the work we do here.

Mrs Lisa Feldman

Head teacher

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19/11/14 Thank you - you raised an incredible £110.80 for The Royal British Legion!

The whole school dressed up as their favourite book characters to celebrate World Book Day 2014!

Class 3 on the film set for "Chickens" on the Village Green in April 2013

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