Welcome to Fingringhoe C of E Primary School

We are proud of the recent changes our school community has made which have been noted by Ofsted HMI and Essex Local Authority in 2016 and 2017. Here are some of the quotes from the latest report following our Local Authority Review in February 2017:

“The Headteacher provides clear direction and her focus on school improvement and robust monitoring ensures that areas for development are addressed rapidly with appropriate actions”.

“Governors, through the regular monitoring they carry out in school, are knowledgeable about the school and use this to hold the school to account”.

“Pupil behaviour is good and their positive attitudes to learning, combined with higher expectations from teachers, is resulting in good progress being made in lessons”.

“Staff use a range of skillful questioning to check pupils understanding, extend their thinking and also to ensure that they can articulate their own thinking and reasoning”.

“Teachers use ‘hooks’….to engage and motivate children to learn as well as sustain their interest and engender a love of learning”.

“The school’s marking and feedback policy is consistently applied in all classes”.

“Pupils have positive attitudes towards learning and this means that they work hard in lessons and respond quickly to instructions from staff. They show respect for one another and help each other when working collaboratively to complete learning tasks… Pupils are polite and courteous and conduct themselves around the school in an orderly manner”.

Fingringhoe C of E Primary is a small village school in an idyllic setting, right beside a village pond and an historic oak tree. We are proud of the supportive learning ethos which underpins our core values for pupils and staff alike. The children say that the best things about our school are that “everyone knows each other” and that it “feels like one big family”.  Certainly, our older children take pride in looking after the younger children, especially when we go to Church and on the playground.  The school is very much part of the village community and we are well supported by our friends and neighbours. We have very close links with St Andrew’s Church which is just next door, where we  go  for collective worship, as well as for special occasions. Our Year 6 pupils enjoy leading Collective Worship in St Andrew’s Church on a fortnightly basis.

We teach the children in four classes, usually with two year groups in the class.  Each class group also has the support of one or more learning support assistants.

Our teachers and support staff are well qualified and really enthusiastic.  We are part of the Tiptree & Stanway Consortium, which enables staff to further their knowledge and understanding and share best practice with many other local schools.

We aim to deliver a high standard of education within the National Curriculum while at the same time enjoying our learning.  The children’s learning also takes place at our Outdoor Classroom – it is amazing to watch children learning and trying out new skills there.

Contact Details: If you have any queries please in the first instance speak to a member of the office team who will direct you to the correct member of staff.  The office team can be contacted by telephone on 01206 729266.

Our Teachers


Our Support Staff


Our Governors


It is a pleasure to introduce the Governing Board to you.  You will find information about individual governors elsewhere on this site, so you will know that we come from a variety of professional and personal backgrounds.

Whilst we are individuals, what unites us is an interest in the school and a desire to see it deliver the best possible education to the children whose parents or guardians have chosen this school for them.

Our role is to think strategically, to make best use of the various resources available to us, to monitor the school’s work and to hold the staff to account.  As individuals, we set aside our particular interests and come together to form the school’s Governing Board.

We meet a couple of times a term and we have a number of committees and working parties to help us to be efficient.  One of our favourite meetings happens once a year when we meet with the Class Representatives and Year 6 pupils to discuss with them their views about the place where they may spend seven years.

We follow that meeting with one with all staff to help us to understand their views also.

Victoria Martin
Chairman of Governors

Governor Information & Relevant Business Interest September 2017

FGB Governor Attendance April 2017

Annual Governance Statement 2017




Curriculum, Policies & Reports


Our curriculum The school follows the National Curriculum, introduced in September 2014, in all year groups. Within this, we organise our learning into themes following a two-year rolling plan. We aim to make learning exciting and will always look at different ways of teaching a subject.  Click here to view the National Curriculum
Assessment The procedures for assessing children’s progress have changed and we now have assessment without levels.  Teachers track progress of children through half termly pupil progress meeting with the Senior Leadership Team and this highlights any extra intervention children may need.  The school along with other Essex schools have worked to produce a tracking assessment system which is both useful and informative.  Work from across the curriculum is moderated regularly both in school and with other schools.

Curriculum Maps:

Themes may change dependent on extraordinary events.

Fingringhoe C of E Primary School Curriculum

Literacy and Thematic Overview

Maths Curriculum:   Year 1    Years 2/3     Years 4/5     Year 6

EYFS Curriculum Guidance ‘Development Matters’

Willow Long Term Thematic Plan (EYFS/Year 1)

Beech Long Term Thematic Plan (Years 2/3)

Maple Long Term Thematic Planning (Years 4/5)

Elm Long Term Thematic Plan (Year 6)

Computing is taught using the Rising Stars Scheme of Work following the National Curriculum Objectives.

RE is taught using the Chelmsford Diocese RE Scheme of Work for Christianity alongside the resources ‘Understanding Christianity‘ and Essex Explore for other world faiths.

Click here to view our Prospectus.

Click here to view our Pupil Premium Grant expenditure.

Click here to view our Sports Premium Funding expenditure for 2016-2017.

Click here to view our Sports Premium Funding Strategy for 2017-2018.






Fingringhoe C of E School is situated 5 miles outside of Colchester town centre, in the small village of Fingringhoe. From Colchester town centre follow the signs for Mersea Island (B1025). Travel along Mersea Road (B1025) for 1.1 miles. Turn left at the mini roundabout onto Abbott’s Road. At the end of Abbott’s Road turn right onto Old Heath Road.

Stay on this road which goes into Fingringhoe Road and takes you into the village. At the junction you will see the village green, pond and the school on your left.

Links and Resources

CLASS CLOBBER – To order all school uniform

BBC SCHOOLS – A wealth of learning resources, activities, games and information for children, covering all areas of the
curriculum. Worksheets to print out and plenty of advice and tips on how to support your child’s learning.

CHRISTMAS ACTIVITIES – Visit this website to send an e-mail to Santa. There are also some great Christmas activities for you to do.

DEPARTMENT FOR EDUCATION – The government department responsible for all education, including schools.

DEPARTMENT FOR EDUCATION – NATIONAL CURRICULUM – This link is to the section of the National Curriculum which relates to primary schools.

DEPARTMENT FOR EDUCATION – SCHOOL PERFORMANCE TABLE – The most recent school performance table on the Department for Education website.

ESSEX CHILDREN’S UNIVERSITY – The Essex Children’s University™ is a part of the national Children’s University™ organisation that provides 7 to 14 year olds (and 5 and 6 year olds learning with their families) with exciting and innovative learning activities and experiences outside normal school hours.

ESSEX COUNTY COUNCIL – The page dealing with school matters.


ESSEX STORYTELLERS – Essex Storytellers’ web site.

ESSEX WILDLIFE TRUST – This has a link to Fingringhoe Wick Nature Reserve with details of events for children and adults.

FINGRINGHOE HISTORY – One of several sites with information about the history of Fingringhoe.

FINGRINGHOE PARISH COUNCIL – Information about the parish council, including minutes of meetings.

FINGRINGHOE VILLAGE HALL – The village hall is available for hire.

GOOGLE MAPS ETC – Google maps and other information about the area.

OFSTED – Office for Standards in Education (OFSTED).

OFSTED PAGE ON OUR SCHOOL – Reports and other information about our school.

ROMAN-BRITAIN.ORG – Information about the Roman history of Fingringhoe and its significance for Camulodunum, the first Roman capital of Britain.

ST ANDREW’S CHURCH – Information about, and pictures of, Fingringhoe Parish Church.

WIKIPEDIA: FINGRINGHOE -The entry for Fingringhoe.


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