Our Academies

Our Academies:

The Oaks is in the south west of Ipswich, serving families living on the Chantry estate. The school was originally founded as 2 schools, Chantry Infant and Chantry Junior, in the 1950s.

Now operating as a primary school right at the heart of the local community, we have 430 pupils including a 52 place Nursery and more than 80 members of staff.

Pupils at The Oaks speak with pride about the school, and there is a focus on wider opportunities and activities to complement academic subjects, with particular success in sport and performance.

St Helen's is situated in the eastern part of Ipswich town centre and serves a culturally diverse community.

The 100 year old impressive school building dominates the Ipswich skyline when viewed from the port area.

With 460 children, including a 52 place Nursery, and approximately 70 members of staff, the school provides outreach to other schools in the teaching of mathematics and English and prides itself on its pupils outstanding attitudes to learning and behaviour.

The Beeches is located in the north west of Ipswich, serving families from the Whitton estate.

The school dating back to 1939 provides education and support for the local community, with 365 children, including a 52 place Nursery, and over 60 staff.

Children at The Beeches Community Primary talk enthusiastically about their learning and their school including the immersive curriculum, extra-curricular provision, the support we give to our families and our nurturing approaches.
Co-headteachers: Messrs Philip Palmer and Jeremy Pentreath

School contact details:
 Address: Aster Road, Ipswich,  Suffolk, IP2 0NR

The Oaks Community Primary School

Headteacher: Mrs Kate Hodgetts
Deputy Headteacher: Mr Martin Jarvis

School contact details:

 Tel: 01473 251333 
 Email: admin@sthelensprimary.net 
 Address: Woodbridge Road,  Ipswich, IP4 2LT 

St Helen's Primary School

Headteacher: Mr Stephen Capper
Deputy Headteacher: Mrs Rachel Walker
Deputy Headteacher: Mrs Crystelle Edwards

School contact details: 
 Tel: 01473 741480
  Email: office@beechescps.org.uk
  Address: Shakespeare Road, Ipswich, IP1 6ET

The Beeches Community Primary School


Bungay is a small market town on the Suffolk/Norfolk border. The school serves a socially mixed community and is well supported by parents and the town.

The school is built around the original Victorian buildings and was reorganised from a First school to create a Nursery-Year 6 primary school in 2011.

Our school has approximately 240 pupils in single age year groups. Our nursery accepts admissions from children after their 3rd birthday and provides full time places to all. Our October 2016 OFSTED recognised our school as GOOD in all areas, with “exceptional pastoral care”, and recognised our children as “Pupils [who] are enthusiastic about school and learning. They enjoy lessons and get on well with one another. Pupils are safe in school.”

We are proud to be a part of the Waveney and Blyth, five school hub, and are committed to achieving excellence, empowerment and engagement of all as part of the ASSET family of schools.

Edgar Sewter Primary school is situated in the pretty market town of Halesworth, 18 miles from Lowestoft, the most easterly point of the British coast. We operate as a primary school at the heart of the local community; we have 300 pupils including a 26 place Nursery and more than 45 dedicated members of staff. 

 We are very proud of our school and the standards of care, education and experiences we provide for our children.  We value our home-school links and believe that by working together we can ensure all children are happy and make progress.

We pride ourselves in treating each child as an individual and ensure that all of our children have opportunities for success during their time at Edgar Sewter Primary school.

Holton St Peter is a small, friendly community primary school which is set in delightful, spacious grounds in the heart of the pretty village of Holton, just outside the market town of Halesworth. The school serves the villages of Holton, Blyford, Mells, and areas of Sotherton that are within walking distance of the school.

Our vision is to support all of our pupils in aspiring to and achieving their potential within a nurturing environment, enabling them to lead successful lives as active members of their community.

Our children enjoy learning and are keen to share their work in our local museums and art galleries.

Holton is a thriving school where all the pupils are nurtured and our priority is to develop life-long learners.
Headteacher: Miss Katherine Milk
Deputy Headteacher: Miss Amy Chambers

School contact details:
 Tel 01986892209
 Email: office@bungayprimary.co.uk 
 Address: Wingfield Street, Bungay, NR35 1HA

Headteacher: Miss Katherine Milk
Deputy Headteacher: Mrs Lisa Wood

School contact details: 
 Tel: 01986 873194
 Email: office@edgarsewterprimary.co.uk
 Address: Norwich Road, Halesworth, IP19 8BU

Headteacher: Miss Christine Starkl

School contact details: 
 Tel: 01986 872297
 Email: office@holtonstpeterschool.co.uk
 Address: Bungay Road, Holton, Halesworth, IP19 8PL

 Ilketshall St Lawrence is a rural primary of 106 children, serving several of the villages in the Waveney valley. The school has expanded and seen several major changes over the years, including a large modern extension on the original Victorian building.

It is a happy, lively school with a family feel where all our children are encouraged to value each other and be independent, making choices about their learning and in their thinking.

We are proud of our high standards and our wider curriculum, making the most of the extensive grounds, including a woodland and pond area.


 Wenhaston Primary School is a small, friendly and successful school set in picturesque North East Suffolk, close to the coast.  Surrounded by fields, Wenhaston Heath and woodland that the pupils are helping to develop, we serve the surrounding villages of Blyford, Blythburgh and Walberswick.

The school is a traditional Victorian building that has been extended to accommodate our expanding population of eighty six pupils and sixteen staff.  We value our local community links which include working with village groups and businesses from the local region.

Our children at Wenhaston are extremely proud of their attitude to learning and exemplary behaviour.  Their spirit of enquiry and determination to succeed combined with our caring, nurturing environment gives them the best possible start to life. 

Stutton C of E Primary School, is set in the heart of the village, nestled between Alton Water and The Stour Estuary. The school was originally founded in
1835; the current building was erected in the 1960s.
We are a very small but growing school and enjoy close links with the community including; Stutton Young Explorers, whose oldest children join us three mornings
each week, Stutton Mothers & Toddlers, Holbrook Academy and St Peter’s
We have a very strong supportive team; staff, governors and parents and our children describe the school as ‘one big happy family’.

Headteacher: Mrs Sarah Winter

School contact details:
 Tel 01986 781315
 Email: admin@ilketshallstlawrenceprimary.co.uk 
Address: Hogg Lane, Ilketshall St Lawrence, Beccles, NR34 8ND

Headteacher: Mrs Julia Bowles

School contact details: 
 Tel: 01502 478328
 Email: admin@wenhastonprimary.co.uk

Address: Hall Road, Wenhaston, Halesworth, IP19 9EP

Headteacher: Mr Glenn Parfitt

School contact details: 
 Tel: 01473 328531
 Email: admin@stuttonprimary.co.uk

Address: Holbrook Road, Stutton, 
Ipswich, IP9 2RY

Shotley Primary is located to the south of Ipswich, serving families from Shotley Peninsular and the surrounding villages.  

The school dates back to 1915 and provides education and support for the local community, with 149 children including an onsite preschool, extensive grounds (a woodland area, pond, bird hide and growing spaces) and views of the river Orwell, Stour, Felixstowe docks and Harwich International. 

Children at Shotley Primary talk enthusiastically about their learning, community and their school. We aim for our children to grow into well rounded, happy and curious learners in an environment where they feel safe and well supported.

Headteacher: Mr Richard Dedicoat

School contact details: 
 Tel: 01473 787255
 Email: admin@shotley.org.uk

Address: Main Road, Shotley, 
Ipswich, IP9 1NR


Principal: Mrs Gemma Andrews
Vice Principal: Mrs Jennifer Smith
Vice Principal: Miss Sherise Richardson

School contact details: 
 Tel: 01473 741758
 Email: office@castlehillprimary.org.uk

Address: Dryden Road, Ipswich, IP1 6QD

Castle Hill Infant and Junior Schools


Cliff Lane Primary is located to the East of Ipswich serving the rivers estate and surrounding areas.  The school provides education for 420 children with an onsite nursery. Our staff are passionate and fully committed to providing the very best education for all our pupils- every child matters to us, every lesson, everyday. 

Principal: Mrs Nadia Bosse
Vice Principal: Miss Carrie Ferguson

School contact details: 
 Tel: 01473 251604

Address: Cliff Lane, Ipswich, IP3 0PJ

Ringshall School

Headteacher: Ms Tania Devereux
Assistant Headteacher: Mrs Sarah Gooch

School contact details: 
 Tel: 01473 658307
 Email: admin@ringshallprimary.co.uk

Address: Offton Road, Ringshall 
Ipswich, IP14 2JD

Please visit individual school websites for details of our curriculum offers, educational results and latest OFSTED reports.