All Saints Church of England VA

Primary School

Aaron Battersby

Beaumont Road, Great Oakley, Harwich, Essex, CO12 5BA

01255 880315

About Us



All Saints C of E (VA) Primary School, Great Oakley was founded in 1837 as Great Oakley Primary School by the National Society for Promoting Religious Education According to the Principles and Practices of the Church of England.

The original Victorian building was demolished in 1965 when the school moved into new premises. These premises were extended in 1973, 1992, 1998 and again in 2004. The accommodation now comprises five classrooms, a gymnasium/dining hall, a library, entrance hall, school offices, a staffroom and a kitchen. Surrounding the school is a well-equipped playground, a games field and a conservation area.


The school’s Governing Body is responsible for the appointment of staff, the curriculum, school worship, the maintenance of the buildings, school meals and all financial matters. Please see the Governors page for more information.


The governors have adopted the charging policy of the County Council of Essex. All activities which are concerned with curriculum matters within the school day cannot be charged for. The only exception is for tuition on a musical instrument, the cost of which is subsidised. As the governors are not able to fund school educational visits from the school funds, we ask for donations to cover the cost of such visits. The governors reserve the right to charge parents for the cost of deliberate damage done by their children to the school buildings or equipment.

A copy of the County Council policy is available at the school.



We currently have 5 classes. Acorn Class is our Reception class, Chestnut is our Year 1 class, Holly Class is our Year 2s, Maple Class if our Year 3s & 4s and Oak Class is our Year 5s &6s. All children are arranged in classes according to their age. The class teacher is responsible for the work of the class although children may at times be working with other teachers or in other parts of the school. Children may also work in a small group or individually with a teaching assistant.


Children go to a variety of secondary schools, although the majority go to the school’s partner secondary school Tendring Technology College.