It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the website for Kelvedon St Mary’s Church of England Primary Academy, Nursery and Autism Support Centre.

Our academy is part of the Canonium Learning Trust, which is a family of schools united by a shared purpose – to provide every child with the very best education possible.

At Kelvedon St Mary’s Church of England Primary Academy, Nursery and Autism Support Centre, the very best education possible demands a curriculum that is designed – to inspire wisdom.

Influenced by the Church of England’s vision to educate for ‘life in all its fullness‘ (John 10:10), our focus on wisdom prioritises the spiritual, physical, intellectual, emotional, moral and social development of our children. We aim to inspire wisdom with a golden thread of deep knowledge, critical thinking, strong communication and exciting learning opportunities running consistently throughout our curriculum.

Ultimately, we want our pupils to leave our academy as knowledgeable, thoughtful and articulate individuals, who are equipped with the cultural capital to thrive in our evolving world and society. By working together, we ensure our pupils are supported and challenge to nurture a keen mind, a willingness to question and the ability to make right choices, so that they are prepared for secondary school and beyond.

As a proud Church of England school, our vision and all that we do is underpinned by our core and Christian values:

Respect and reverence – we have regard for the feelings, wishes and rights of others

Caring and compassion – we display kindness and concern for others

Cooperation and service – we work together

Perseverance and endurance – we keep going until we achieve success

Honesty and virtue – we tell the truth

Responsibility and trust – we are accountable for all our actions

Our staff team and I would be delighted to welcome you and look forward to sharing what makes our school unique.

Lois Osborne
Headteacher and CEO

‘Teaching is highly effective. Teachers, who know their pupils well, have very high expectations of what they can achieve. They plan learning which is imaginative and enthuses all pupils.’

Ofsted (2016)