Welcome To Our School Website
St. Gregory CEVC Primary School is a nurturing, inclusive community with high expectations and ambitions for all of our pupils and staff. We celebrate our strengths and differences and, through a lively, engaging curriculum supported by strong Christian values, aim to develop confident, independent and resourceful learners who are fully prepared for life in an ever-changing and dynamic world.
We aim to give every child as many ways as possible to succeed and develop their self-esteem, and we do this not only through our curriculum but also through opportunities in sport, music, drama and a range of roles and responsibilities in the school. For example, we currently hold the School Games Gold Award for providing the opportunity for so many children to take part in competitive sport, and last year every child in Year 6 took part in a competition against other schools. We have thriving Junior and Senior choirs which are open to any pupil without audition and who perform at a range of local churches and festivals across the year, and we also hold Midwinter Concerts, talent shows and school plays. The children also get a say in how the school is run and play an active role in helping us improve through School Council or by being Librarians, Play Leaders, Digital Leaders, Class Ambassadors or members of the Eco Committee.
We also welcome as much communication with parents and carers as possible. On the Contact Us section of this website you can find school email addresses for every teacher in the school, and there is also a feedback form if you would like to get in touch with the school office. Your views, ideas and feedback are really important to us as we strive to make St Gregory’s the best that we can be, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
Daniel Woodrow – Headteacher.
Our Local Churches are:-
St. Gregory’s Church
St. Gregory’s is an Anglican Church (Church of England) serving most of the town of Sudbury.
The priest in charge of St. Gregory’s Church is the Rev’d Canon Cheryl Collins who was licenced by the Bishop of St Edmundsbury & Ipswich, The Rt Revd Martin Seeley on Tuesday 5th July 2016.
The Church itself is quite beautiful and has a decidedly interesting history. The Church is used for various school services during the year. You can find out more about St. Gregory’s Church by clicking here.
All Saints Church
The priest in charge of All Saints Church is the Rev’d Simon Gill.
All Saints Church was originally a Norman flint and rubble church, built for the new parish created in the south-western corner of the town at the time of the growing wool trade to serve the thriving centre of commerce and industry which Sudbury had become. The ford crossing the River Stour was quickly replaced by a bridge and a small chapel and dorter, long since demolished, was established on Ballingdon Hill as a respite for travellers. In 1150 the church and the chapel with their lands were bought by Adam the Monk for the Abbey at St. Albans, in whose gift it remained until the Dissolution, when Thomas Eden, Clerk of the Star Chamber, became patron of the living in 1551. The church was rebuilt in the early 1300’s in the decorated style (1280 – 1380) and again in the 15th century, principally in the perpendicular style (1375 – 1550) leaving only the chancel from the previous structure. At this time Sudbury was as important a town as Colchester and Norwich and extremely prosperous having three fine churches within its bounds – rare for so small a town.
Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School