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Welcome To Freeman Community Primary School

Freeman Community Primary School serves the villages of Stowupland, Creeting St. Peter and Earl Stonham. We are a village school benefiting from well equipped classrooms and large grounds with a community woodland at the bottom of the school field.

The school caters for children aged 4 – 11.  We have 211 children on roll with a third of the children coming from out of catchment through parental choice. We are well staffed with 8.2 full time teachers, 2 higher level teaching assistants, 8 teaching assistants, 5 learning support assistants  and 12 other members of support staff providing administration support, lunchtime supervision, cleaning and catering.

We have a range of lunchtime and after school clubs with many ran by external coaches e.g. rugby, dance, gymnastics in addition to the clubs run by members of staff e.g. music, arts and crafts. Every term a group of children are elected as School Councillors and they address a range of issues important to them and the school.

During the school year the children go on a variety of educational visits. Every year the Year 4 children attend a residential trip to Kingswood for 3 days, whilst our Year 6 children have a week long residential at an Activity Centre. Year 5 learn the violin with flute, clarinet, violin and cello lessons offered to the children by the County Music Service. We also work closely with the local schools and often have sports fixtures with schools in our cluster.

Children can enter our Reception the academic year they turn 5. At the end of Year 6, most children transfer to Stowupland High School.

The safety of our children is very important to us at Freeman and our Designated Safeguarding Leader is Mr Daniel Pettitt (Headteacher) and the alternates are Mrs Claire Gilson (SEND Co) and Mrs Emma Gerry (Deputy Headteacher).

The prevention of children being radicalised or influenced by extremism is a very serious threat which we take very seriously. The Prevent Lead at Freeman is Mr Daniel Pettitt.

Keeping our children safe on electronic devices and educating them to keep themselves safe is important to us at Freeman. The e-Safety Lead is Mr Daniel Pettitt.

If you would like to arrange a visit we would be delighted to meet you. Please contact the school office on 01449 612067 to make an appointment.