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Welcome to Elveden C of E Primary Academy

We are very proud of our school and I am extremely privileged to be the Head Teacher.  Our school is a very special place.  We pride ourselves on our distinctive Christian character and our children follow our core Christian Values of Hope, Trust, Respect and Forgiveness to become better in everything they do and to be the best version of themselves.  We warmly welcome members of the school community to lead and celebrate in our Collective Worship. 


We craft and teach an engaging, broad and balanced curriculum with exciting learning journeys and opportunities that build on the children’s interests and stimulate and deepen their understanding.  We intend to prepare our children socially, spiritually and academically so that when they leave us they have a lifelong love of learning and take our School Values into the wider world.  Our children are excited to learn, kind, polite and supportive of one another. 


Our school was founded in 1894 as part of the Elveden Estate.  It is part of the voluntary aided Diocese of St Edmundsbury so we are very much part of the village community and we offer an exceptional place for our children to learn both inside and outside.

 Our school family includes children from local towns including Thetford and Brandon.  Family is very important to us and as a small school we know our children and their families very well.  We appreciate and value the support our families give us and the role they play in enriching our children’s experiences and supporting their education.  This prospectus will give you a flavour of our school, and the very best way to find out all about us, is to come and visit us. I look forward to welcoming you to our school.

Mrs Rourke


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All documents on this website can be requested as hard copies from the school office.

Elveden CofE Primary Academy is a small Church of England school located within the Elveden Estate. We pride ourselves on our family atmosphere and the personal approach we bring to meeting each child's needs.

We think Elveden offers a wondrous atmosphere that helps and encourages children to learn, and we invite all parents to join us in building a bond with the school to help our children to succeed.

Mrs Lorna Rourke & Mrs April Grimes (Head teachers)

Mission and Ethos Statement                   

At Elveden C of E Primary Academy, we aim to serve our community by providing an education of the highest quality within a framework of Christian belief and values. We encourage an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith, and promote Christian values through the experiences we offer to all of our children.


We provide a safe, happy and inspiring learning environment based on our core values of hope, trust, respect and forgiveness. We encourage children to be confident and enthusiastic learners and enable them to take risks. Within a climate of high expectation and challenge, all children are guided, supported and inspired to fulfil their true potential, emotionally, physically, spiritually and intellectually, both during their time at school and in their life ahead.

We hope that you find the answers to all your questions regarding our school and the running of it within this website. However, if you do need further assistance please do not hesitate in contacting the school office.