Welcome to

St Andrew’s Church of England Primary School

Part of the Diocese of Chelmsford Vine Schools Trust

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 hope, respect, determination and kindness. 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.

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

Our Vision Statement

‘To Be The Best You Can Be’

At St Andrew’s we encourage children to develop determination, resilience and courage to try their best. We celebrate successes across all areas of the curriculum and aspire to find everyone’s strengths.

Our Core Values

At the centre of everything we do are our core principles. They underpin our teaching and learning, and ensure that we create an environment where children feel valued and safe.