Our three recently restructured classes are:

Acorn Class  YR/Y1/Y2    KS1   (21 pupils)

Oak Class     Y3/Y4         KS2   (11 pupils)

Oak Class     Y5/Y6         KS2   (14 pupils)

KS2 Maths, Literacy, Science, ICT, RE and Grammar are taught in small, dual year classes, Mon-Thur, as follows: Y5/Y6 are taught by the Head teacher.                   Y3/Y4 are taught separately by an experienced teacher.   Both classes have TA support.

Oak Y3/Y4 merge with Oak Y5/Y6 for Topic, Art, PE and Music, and all day Friday.  The head teacher teaches on Fridays.

Our small KS2 class sizes for Core subjects are similar to those you might pay private school fees to achieve!

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Judged a 'GOOD' school  by Ofsted (March 2014)

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We came 5th out of the TOP 12 Essex schools in the primary performance tables (2013) 

Great Tey Church of England (Controlled) Primary School is a small, friendly community school just outside Colchester.  At Great Tey, it is our strong belief that children learn best when they are happy, calm and engaged and we strive to give children experiences and opportunities which will engage their interest, creating an environment which allows every child to flourish and achieve to the best of their ability.  Children here are well supported by a fantastic team of teachers and teaching assistants. Our children often say that “school feels like a family” – a reflection of the values of cooperation, support, acceptance and friendship that we seek to promote.

I feel very privileged to be the new Headteacher of Great Tey Primary School; to be responsible for each child’s welfare, education and happiness is something I do not take lightly. Every decision that we make is for the benefit of all our children and this enthusiasm and vision is reflected in everything we do.

At Great Tey we value high quality teaching for children and are, therefore, keen to embrace new initiatives to encourage our children to succeed in everything they do. We are proud of our curriculum that promotes inclusion and encourages creativity, recognising that children are individuals and respond differently to different tasks. KS2 are taught in two classes for our Core subjects.  This means that Y5/Y6 learn Maths, Literacy, Science, ICT, RE and Grammar in a group of 14 children, taught by the Head teacher with TA support.  Y3/Y4 are in a group of just 11 children with a very experienced teacher and TA support. This allows the children to make the best progress possible and, as they merge into a larger mixed group for Topic work, Art, PE and Music, they are also able to maintain their friendships with children from other year groups. Our staff, governors, and parents work in unison to ensure that our children receive the best possible education, enabling them to develop academically, spiritually, emotionally, socially and morally.

Please do come and visit our wonderful school, which one parent recently described as a ‘hidden gem’.  We would be delighted to meet you and your children. The children at Great Tey are exceptional and we feel lucky to be a part of their education and future. We hope you will allow us to be a part of your child’s future too.

Mrs Lucy Overton, Headteacher


Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and young people and to promoting equality of opportunity for all.  We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
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