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Executive head teacher's welcome 


Welcome to our school website. We hope you find informative as well as giving you a flavour of what it is like to learn at Stisted Primary Academy.


Our school was originally founded in 1836 to provide education within a Christian context for the children of the village and surrounding farm cottages.


Today, we serve the local community and beyond for parents who wish to educate their children in a small popular thriving village school and work closely with our partner schools in Kelvedon, Finchingfield and Tolleshunt D'Arcy. 


Our core values centre on compassion, kindness, connection, belonging, hope and aspiration. This helps to create a learning ethos we feel children thrive upon.


Every child is warmly welcomed into our school and enabled to learn effectively taking part in all aspects of school life in a meaningful way by a dedicated and caring team of staff.  


We have developed a very strong reputation for inclusion and our work with children with Special Education Needs whilst stretching our able learners. We consistently achieve well above the national average in reading, writing and mathematics and aim to cintinue this trend.


We have worked hard on designing a curriculum that is fit for purpose, relevant, interesting and meets the needs of our children in a post-pandemic era where many children's educational experience has been disrupted through no fault of their own.



We have aspirations for every child. These are:


Personal development

  • Every child to be a principled member of society, contributing positively to the world in which they live having acquired empowering personal character qualities including respect, spiritual awareness, empathy, compassion, belonging, connection, hope and aspiration.


 Learner development

  • Every child to be resourceful, self-motivated, inquisitive, analytical, evaluative, flexible, reflective, creative, empathetic, resilient, adaptable and confident independent learner.



 Knowledge, understanding and skills

  • Every child to be literate and numerate and have the knowledge, knowhow and cultural capital they need to function and thrive in a dynamic and evolving world.



If these aspirations resonate with you, we would be delighted to hear from you and show you around our school.


Martin Hawrylak         

Executive Headteacher              





         ‘This is a welcoming and inclusive Christian family community where everyone grows in confidence,
both academically and personally within an environment where spiritual, moral, social and cultural
development is a strength.’


'Lizzie, McWhirter, Inspector for National Society Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools, July 2018




‘The Christian vision and leadership of the headteacher, supported by dedicated governors and
hardworking and committed staff, ensures the distinctive Christian character of this school
permeates all policy and practice’.


Lizzie McWhirter, Inspector for National Society Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools, July 2018.








Year 1 and 2 responding the the parable of the mustard seed.