Headteacher's Welcome

Welcome to the website for Lakelands Primary School, a brand-new primary opening in Stanway, Colchester in September 2020.

The very first pupils who will be attending our school in September will be Lakelands’ ambassadors. They will demonstrate what it means to be a pupil at our school - a place where they will be 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. I am also extremely proud and privileged to have such a rare opportunity to open and create a school from the start and to set the very highest expectations from the opening of the school.
The children will be 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 will be high on our school’s agenda, and as part of this we are planning to introduce a ‘family dining’ lunchtime service. During this time, children will 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 will 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. 

Lakelands is part of the Chelmsford Learning Partnership (CLP) multi academy trust. The trust is delighted and excited that the new school will join the highly successful family of schools to provide an outstanding provision for the local community in Stanway. 

I am very excited to welcome our inaugural classes in September and getting to know them and their families on an individual basis. In the meantime, please follow us on Twitter for more updates @lakelandsprima1 or contact me for more information at
I look forward to working with you as we embark on this exciting new journey together. 
Mrs K Anslow