We recognise that choosing the right school for your child is a very important decision and while this brochure is designed to give you a flavour of our school, there is nothing better than coming to see us in action. You are therefore welcome to visit the school during the day, where you will be able to experience the happy and hardworking atmosphere in all of our learning environments.
St Luke’s is a slightly larger than average primary school with approximately 280 children on roll, situated in the very centre of Tiptree. Children are split across 11 classes with three being split age range because of a previous school’s admissions number of 45. The school itself has been at the heart of village life since being founded in 1863 and occupies the site immediately adjacent to St Luke’s Church. We are very proud of our place within the local community, our Christian roots and the wider opportunities that we can offer the children as part of the Tiptree and Stanway Consortium. This is a school with a real sense of community.
We aim to provide a curriculum that inspires, a learning environment that supports children of all abilities, opportunities out of the ordinary and the skills necessary for life in the 21st century. We want our children to live fully, laugh often, learn deeply, love as God loves them and let their light shine.
Education of the children, in our care, is a partnership and as a school we understand that the relationship we have with parents is crucial to ensuring that all our children progress, making full use of their God given talents. We therefore have an expectation that parents will engage with the school through Parents’ Evenings so that we can inform you of successes and, recent progress and help refine and set appropriate targets for your child. All parents are most welcome at the different events during the school calendar such as sports days, assemblies, special services, and other extra-curricular activities. A termly ‘working party’ is run so that Parents can have an impact on specific issues faced by the school and feedback is regularly sought through a variety of sources including: questionnaires, email and through chatting to me on the school playground in the mornings or after school.
I am proud to lead a team of committed professionals at St Luke’s and we look forward to meeting and working with you.