About St Andrews Primary School, Great Yeldham

To Be the Best We Can Be

We are a small, village school at the heart of our local community in Great Yeldham. Our aspiration is for all pupils to be the best that they can be.

‘Pupils are a delight. They are polite and enthusiastically welcome visitors. Their conduct around the school, in the dining room and in lessons is very good. Pupils are generally positive about their learning. They listen to the adults and are keen to do their best, especially in mathematics, geography, history and physical education (PE).’

Ofsted 2017

The school is underpinned by a strong Christian ethos, which in turn is guided by our core values of confidence, compassion, community, creativity, enthusiasm and determination. We have strong links with St Andrews Church and offer a daily act of Collective Worship.

‘Collective worship is inspirational and inclusive, impacting positively on individual and school life.’

Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS), 2018

We offer teaching of a high quality that ensures all pupils make progress. Teachers offer imaginative lessons and maintain high expectations. We work carefully to ensure we balance ambitious academic expectations with the development of well-rounded children with clear values. We are very proud of the pupils’ positive attitudes to learning and high standards of behaviour.

‘The whole school community regardless of background lives out the school’s explicit and inclusive Christian values. This leads to strong relationships and supports pupils’ very good attitudes, manners and behaviours.’

Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS), 2018.

The Governors, staff and parents work together to ensure consistently high standards. They remain focussed on being the best that they can be and ensuring all pupils excel during their time at the school.

‘The strong ethos of St Andrew’s permeates all aspects of school life. Its core Christian values are clear and explicit and well linked to biblical teaching. They are identified as confidence, compassion, community, creativity, enthusiasm and determination. These are successfully lived out by pupils and adults across the school and strongly support its overriding aim for pupils of, ‘to be the best that we can be’. The values contribute in a highly effectively way to the school being a calm and happy place.’

Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS), 2018

We are very proud of our school, the pupils within it and all that they achieve.

‘Pupils like coming to their ‘fantastic, fun’ school and really enjoy spending time with their friends.’

Ofsted 2017.

We welcome visits to the school and hope that this website allows you a snapshot of life at St Andrew’s CEVC Primary School.

Emma Flin,
Headteacher