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Welcome to the Great Finborough CEVC Primary School website.  We are a popular and successful village church school that welcomes children from both our catchment area (Great Finborough and Buxhall) and from the wider local area.

We are committed to ensuring that every child meets their full potential both academically and socially.  This is achieved through providing high quality teaching and stimulating learning environments that are safe and nurturing, while providing the appropriate level of challenge to enable our children to learn new skills.

As a school we put great emphasis on ensuring all our pupils make the most progress possible in the vital skills of reading, writing and maths and as a result our school, when compared to the national average, has achieved above average standards in these three key areas year on year.

Our curriculum is enriched with carefully planned educational visits and enriched learning opportunities. This was acknowledged by OFSTED (2017) in the following way: ‘The outstanding curriculum is enriched by an unusually wide range of different opportunities, activities and trips, culminating in an eight-day residential trip to the Outer Hebrides in Year 6. Enrichment activities include, for example, sailing, cricket, gymnastics and kayaking.’


We are proud to encourage and promote outdoor learning through our Forest School Programme, a love of the arts through our strong links with specialist music teachers and local artists, the importance of personal well-being and fitness through sports provision that is enhanced by specialist coaches and the use of the local sports centre facilities, and we are also proud to develop our pupils’ spiritual and moral development through our underpinning values and strong links with the local Church and charities.

Whether you are a current member of our school community, a prospective parent/ carer or just visiting our website, I hope you find our website to be informative and useful.  Visits to the school are welcome and our contact details can be found at the top of this page.