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About our School

Great Sampford Primary School is a small rural primary school about 100 pupils currently on roll. These children are split into 4 classes: Early Years, Year 1/2, Year 3/4 and Year 5/6. The school was established as a Board School in 1876 to provide an education for the children of the village. However, we now welcome children from many other of the surrounding villages such as Finchingfield, Thaxted, Steeple Bumpstead, Radwinter, Hempstead, Stambourne and Ridgewell.

We continue to work hard as a team to constantly improve the quality of the children's learning environment.  As a result we are able to offer a well resourced school with a good sized field, a large multi-purpose hall, generously proportioned classrooms, a Library and a purpose built kitchen space for all of the children to use. The outside environment boasts a vast amount of space for the children to enrich their learning experience complete with a space for the children to grow and cultivate. We believe that computing plays an important role in everyday life and use a range of MacBooks and iPads throughout the school.

When the pupils enter Eagle Class (years 5/6) they also embark on a carefully structured transition programme to ensure that their transfer to secondary school is as smooth as possible. Currently our Year 6 children transfer to a range schools including: Saffron Walden County High School, Joyce Frankland Academy and Linton Village College.