Great Tey Church of England Primary School

Long before the government became involved in providing education for everyone in our country, the Church of England had a vision that it wanted every parish to have a school for the education of poor children. By 1900, there were 5,700 state-funded schools and 14,000 schools funded by the Church of England. Today, approximately a quarter of all primary schools have a Church of England foundation, through which they strive to provide the highest standard of education possible, in partnership with the state. Great Tey Primary is one such school.

Our Ethos Statement:

‘Great Tey Church of England Primary School serves its community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian beliefs and practice. It encourages an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith and promotes Christian values through the experience it offers to all its children, whilst ensuring that we reflect and celebrate the backgrounds and faiths of all’

In pursuit of its desire to give the children the experience of being part of the Christian community, the Primary School maintains very close links with St. Barnabas Church:

  • A Community Worship service, planned by the School, usually takes place once every half term in Church.  All are welcome to attend.
  • Church members are welcome to join in school assemblies.
  • Two members of the Parochial Church Council (PCC) are normally Governors of the School and take an active part in the running of the school.
  • The Christian ethos of the school is inspected at least once every four years by Diocesan Advisors and a report published. similar to OFSTED.