Hollesley Primary School (ages 4 to 11 years) is a community school run by Suffolk County Council. It stands
in its own extensive grounds by Hollesley parish church and enjoys magnificent views over the fields to Shingle
Street and the North Sea. There has been a school in the village for more than 130 years, though not in the
present building! The school serves the communities of Boyton, Capel St. Andrew, Shottisham, Sutton and
In 2016, Ofsted found the school to be good overall with some outstanding features, which included progress in
English. There is good support from the Governors, the quality of teaching is consistently good with teamwork
supporting the learning of pupils.
Pupils are respected as individuals and success is celebrated. Pupils personal development and welfare are
promoted throughout the school developing pupils confidence.
The school enjoys excellent relations with the Community nursery whose children visit the school every week.
There are equally excellent links with the other Peninsular schools and the popular Farlingaye High School in
Woodbridge for which Hollesley is a feeder school.
Their curriculum is based on Topics covering all areas of the National Curriculum and incorporating the rich
history and geography of the locality, bringing relevance, real experiences and excitement to the childrens
Hollesley is proud of its music traditions, with pupils learning the recorder, violins, clarinets, piano and brass
instruments at different stages throughout their learning.
We hold regular Discovery Cafes where children learn alongside their parents for an afternoon. These are well
attended by families and generate a positive feedback from all involved.
The school has large, bright classrooms, activity areas, an ICT suite,a library, childrens kitchen and Hall.
The extensive grounds are used for a wide range of: sports; we host the annual Pyramid cross country event,
growing vegetables and environmental studies,
and include two fields,an all-weather area, a playground, a pond, swimming pool, sand pits, outdoor classroom
and a gym trail.
Every child planted a tree last year which we hope will develop into a mini forest area, giving the future pupils a
different environment to explore.
The school is an important part of village life, participating in many events, such as the annual fete and
entertaining elderly residents at the Glebe House.
We are an active school that learns through doing and real experiences. We set high expectations and achieve
The school offers awhole range of activities from chess to dance-drama, from breakfast club to after-school club,
and from lunchtime art club to after-school gymnastics.
The school has local volunteers who come into school weekly to hear pupils read and support their learning.
The "Friends of Hollesley Primary" are a group of hard working parents who organise events throughout the year
for pupils and families raising funds to provide those extras, recently supporting transport costs,theatre trips and
purchasing a new stage for the school performances.
If you would like to know more about this thriving school community, please contact us :
1. Write to: Mrs Bowman, Headteacher, Hollesley Primary School, School Lane, Hollesley, Woodbridge,
Suffolk IP12 3RE;
2. Or visit the school's website at: www.hollesley.suffolk.sch.uk.;
3. Or telephone the school office on 01394 411616, where you may speak to a real person, or leave a message.
4 . Or e-mail us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hollesley Community Nursery
The nursery is based on the same site as the Primary School, just as you enter the school driveway, and is for
children in the age range 2 - 5 years. The purpose-built building was opened in October 2007, and provides a safe
and stimulating environment, for childrens early learning and explorations.
It is run by Alpha. The staff there are experienced, qualified and friendly. Please contact Joyce or Tracy
on 01394 410480.