Welcome to the website for Lakelands Primary School, a brand-new primary in Stanway, Colchester, which opened in September 2020.
The very first pupils who attend our school are Lakelands’ ambassadors. They demonstrate what it means to be a pupil at our school - a place where they are happy, encouraged, respected, nurtured and challenged. They will help shape our school for all of the children who come after them and truly pave the way as young leaders.
The children are provided with an excellent environment in which we can deliver an aspirational education where pupils can thrive. We have recruited teachers who are passionate about creating engaging and meaningful experiences and who will build the children’s love for learning in all subjects including the arts, design and technology (including food preparation in a specialist space), humanities, physical education and computing. Lakelands pupils will leave Year 6, ready for their next step, confident and compassionate members of society. They will know about the importance of community and the values that underpin this; mutual respect, positive relationships and helping others. They will be responsible global citizens, equipped with the knowledge and skills to be forces of positive change in the world.
Personal, social and emotional learning is high on our school’s agenda, and as part of this we have introduced a ‘family dining’ lunchtime service. During this time, children consolidate skills such as table manners, pouring their own water and helping to set the table (with adult support for our youngest pupils!). Our staff eat with the children, supporting them to develop and maintain healthy eating habits, as well as connecting with them and continuing to build relationships outside of the classroom. Mental health and wellbeing are taught discreetly and key texts with these themes as a focus are chosen and interwoven throughout our curriculum, too. We are also striving to be an an actively anti-racist school.
Lakelands is part of the Chelmsford Learning Partnership (CLP) multi academy trust. The trust is delighted and excited that the new school has joined the highly successful family of schools to provide an outstanding provision for the local community in Stanway.
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I look forward to working with you as we embark on your child's learning journey together.
Mrs K Anslow