Welcome to our school!
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 well resourced school, with a large hall for sporting activities, assemblies and theatre events. In addition, we also have a good range of ICT and multi-media equipment to enhance the children’s learning. Strong links with other local schools allow 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. These 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
Vision, values and ethos
‘The small school that makes a big difference.’
At Finchingfield, we aspire to provide an outstanding and inclusive school, where each individual child thrives as a result of: high quality teaching in all areas of a broad, balanced, challenging and inspirational curriculum; excellent pastoral care; a stimulating and celebratory learning environment; exceptionally strong relationships throughout the school.
We believe that a happy child is a learning child. This belief underpins our teaching, learning, behaviour and safety, leadership and management.
We understand that each individual child deserves challenge to fulfil his or her potential and opportunities to discover where his or her interests and talents lie.
In aspiring for excellence we have created a set of Christian values:
Kindness; Respect; Equality; Honesty; Enthusiasm
Through these values we will:
- Provide memorable and engaging enquiry based learning which children call “fun”
- Raise aspirations for all children and families
- Raise attainment and accelerate progress for all pupils especially those who are vulnerable in some way
- Ensure that pupils are responsible for their own learning and behaviour
- Ensure the conditions for learning throughout all parts of the school are excellent and all children’s achievements are celebrated
- Nurture confident and tolerant young people, who are able to make a positive contribution to their community and the wider world