Great Sampford Primary School

small enough to care, big enough to inspire

About our school

Great Sampford Primary School is a small rural primary school with 101 pupils currently on roll. These children are split into 4 classes: Early Years, Year 1/2, Year 3/4 and Year 5/6. The school was established as a Board School in 1876 to provide an education for the children of the village. However, we now welcome children from many other of the surrounding villages such as Finchingfield, Thaxted, Steeple Bumpstead, Radwinter, Hempstead, Stambourne and Ridgewell.

We have worked hard as a team over the years to constantly improve the quality of the children's learning environment.  As a result we are able to offer a well resourced school with a good sized field, a large multi-purpose hall, generously proportioned classrooms, a Learning Lab and a well laid out quiet area and growing space. We believe that computing plays an important in everyday life and use a range of MacBooks and iPads throughout the school.

Our children also benefit from excellent links with Saffron Walden County High School.  These links not only provide great additonal opportunities for many of the children on the sporting front but also for our more able mathematicians and scientists through a series of well thought out study programmes. When the pupils enter Class 3 (years 5/6) they also embark on a carefully structured transition programme to ensure that their transfer to secondary school is as smooth as possible. Currently our Year 6 children transfer to a range schools including: Saffron Walden County High School, Joyce Frankland Academy and Linton Village College.