The Community Primary School is situated in the large semi-rural village of Trimley St Mary on the outskirts of Felixstowe, which is in the South East of England. Felixstowe is a popular seaside resort about ten miles south of the county town of Ipswich in Suffolk and hosts the largest container port in the UK. The school dates from 1904, but has been generally extended during the 1980s to cater for children from new housing in the area. At the present time we accommodate pupils aged from 4 to 11 years. We pride ourselves on being a friendly and inclusive school and we wish all visitors to feel welcome. If, as a prospective visitor, you have any particular requirements relating to access we would ask you to contact the school in advance of your visit.
We believe that equality at our school should permeate all aspects of school life and is the responsibility of every member of the school and wider community. Every member of the school community should feel safe, secure, valued and of equal worth. At Trimley St. Mary Primary school, equality is a key principle for treating all people the same irrespective of their gender, ethnicity, disability, religious beliefs, sexual orientations, age or any other recognised area of discrimination.
We value and promote the individuality of all our pupils and are committed to giving all our pupils every opportunity to achieve the highest of standards. Within this ethos of achievement, we do not tolerate bullying and harassment of any kind. We actively tackle discrimination against those with a disability (disabilism), racial discrimination, sexual harassment and discrimination and promote equal opportunities and good relations between and amongst all. We are committed to ensuring that positive action is taken where necessary to redress the balance of inequality that may exist. We aim to reflect the diversity of our local community and society and ensure that the education we offer fosters positive attitudes to all people. Our school admissions policy is equally open to pupils of all groups. We believe that these commitments are as important in the context of a school with limited ethnic diversity as well as in a school with a more ethnically diverse population.
Values and Ethos
- Our school exists to serve the children and families within the community.
- We work alongside other agencies and the Local Authority to ensure that children in our care are happy and safe, enjoy learning and achieve their full potential.
- The school fosters a positive attitude to learning respecting others’ perspectives, values and achievements, where children are seen as individuals whose views are sought and needs recognised.
- The school serves to support the rounded development of children including social, cultural, moral, spiritual and physical aspects.
- The school encourages children to develop self esteem and determination by encouraging them to embrace challenges and make the most of opportunities available to them.
- Where children are entitled to be children; enjoying the awe and wonder of their world, creating meaningful memories for life.
- We celebrate uniqueness and diversity together.
- We believe and we achieve!