About us

Nacton Church of England Primary School is situated in Nacton Village to the south of the A14 between Ipswich and Levington. On the 1st July 2016 we joined the St Edmundsbury and Ipswich Diocesan Multi Academy Trust. Please click on the link below to visit their website:

St Edmundsbury and Ipswich Diocesan Multi Academy Trust Website

Mission Statement

At Nacton we aim to:

Provide high quality teaching within a broad and balanced curriculum.
Support children towards reaching their academic, emotional and physical potential.
Encourage an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith and beliefs, and promote Christian values through the experience offered to all pupils.
Develop in each child an enquiring mind and promote a love of learning.
Offer a rich variety of opportunities and experiences for children to enjoy their childhood, extending their creative and social abilities.
Encourage in pupils: responsibility, truthfulness, perseverance, compassion and respect.
Provide a secure, caring and stimulating environment.
Promote a respect for others and the wider environment.
Encourage each child to make a continuing contribution to their community.
Work in partnership with the parents and carers of our pupils.

Accommodation and facilities

The school is Edwardian in design, with four main classrooms, incorporating a modern extension to the rear, completed with community support in 2002, a further wing added in 2007, and a new school hall, library and cookery room completed in 2008.

Attractive play areas at the rear of the school are surrounded by trees, and are well-equipped for play by children of all ages. The garden area at the front of the school has a pond that also serves as a focus for studies of the local wildlife.

The school is equipped with interactive whiteboards in all teaching areas and has a network of desktop and laptop computers. Use of information and communications technology (ICT) is integrated into the wider curriculum.

The school has its own kitchen for school meals, which are prepared by our cook using locally grown organic vegetables as well as those grown by our children in our vegetable planters.

Class organisation for learning

The school is organised into four mixed-ability classes: Early Years Foundation (Tigers); Years 1–2 (Lions); Years 3–4 (Leopards); and Years 5–6 (Jaguars). The classes are staffed by teachers and teaching assistants with children working in various groupings according to the task. Teaching methods include whole class, group and individual tuition according to the needs of the curriculum and the child.

The published admission number (PAN) is 14 pupils each year.

School terms

The school follows the traditional pattern of three terms per year with half-term breaks. Term dates are on the school website under the Information tab.

School hours

The bell rings for children to enter their class at 8.55 am. School starts at 9.00 am and ends at 3.15 pm. Parents are asked not to have their children at school before 8.40 am. Children are collected from the playground at the end of the school day.

An active breakfast club is run everyday from 8am. This is run by Premier Education and can be booked via their website Premier Education Breakfast Club.

There is one hour for lunch from 12.00 noon to 1.00 pm, and fifteen minutes for morning break which is at 10.35 am. Younger pupils have an afternoon playtime.

School Uniform

School uniform can be purchased via the website for Brigade, a link is located on the Parents’ tab above. A number of items can also be purchased from the school office including; book bags, water bottles and PE bags.

Please ensure that all clothing is clearly named.

Children are expected to follow the school dress code consisting of a selection from:

  • Black or dark grey trousers or shorts
  • Black or dark grey skirt or pinafore dress
  • Summer dress – red & white
  • White or red polo shirt
  • White blouse
  • School sweatshirt or cardigan
  • Black sensible shoes
  • Plain black, grey, red or white socks
  • Red, black or grey tights
  • Long hair should be tied back


Pupils can wear watches but other jewellery including rings, necklaces and bracelets should not be worn. Earrings should be small studs only. All jewellery has to be removed for PE lessons, earrings may be covered with tape though the child will need to have their own tape and be able to do this themselves.

PE and Games

A full PE kit should be in school everyday, containing:

  • Plimsolls or trainers in Key Stage 2
  • Shorts or tracksuit bottoms in winter
  • School PE T-shirt
  • Socks