"The distinctiveness and effectiveness of Sturry Church of England Primary School as a Church of England school are outstanding."

SIAMS Certificate Sturry Church of England Primary School Outstanding

This was the finding under the Statutory Inspection of Anglican Schools. Our school was inspected on the 19th June 2015.

Community Worship

Statutory Inspection of Anglican Schools

Relgious Education

To view our RE Scheme of work click here.

Our Vision

God’s children together on a journey to excellence, creating opportunities for all. 

“For the body is not one member, but many.” 1 Corinthians 12:14 

The Stour Academy Trust has a clear vision to transform education.  We value children’s well-being and their education above all else, and put the needs of our children at the heart of all our decision making. 

As the sponsor school of The Stour Academy Trust, we actively promote collaboration in order to continue the growth and development of God’s children, including those beyond our border. We are driven by our commitment to the children’s well-being and education, enabling all of our children to flourish and become life-long learners.

Sturry Church

Click on the following link to find out more information about Churches in and surrounding Sturry.

We had a beautiful Easter church service in April. Many thanks to the Rector and our parents who helped to supervise our children. Have a look at the beautiful flowers in the church from their recent flower festival! 

Messy Church

Click here for information about the latest Messy Church meeting!

Christian Values

Although there are many Christian Values, we have chosen four which we have placed a strong emphasis on to help create and sustain the Christian ethos of our school.

Children who are shown keeping to our Christian values will be rewarded with ones of our Christian value stickers.

Compassion Christian Value StickerFriendship Christian Value StickerRespect Christian Value StickerTrust Christian Value Sticker

Matthew 14:13-21 - Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand

13 When Jesus heard what had happened, he withdrew by boat privately to a solitary place. Hearing of this, the crowds followed him on foot from the towns. 14 When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them and healed their sick.

15 As evening approached, the disciples came to him and said, “This is a remote place, and it’s already getting late. Send the crowds away, so they can go to the villages and buy themselves some food.”

16 Jesus replied, “They do not need to go away. You give them something to eat.”

17 “We have here only five loaves of bread and two fish,” they answered.

18 “Bring them here to me,” he said. 19 And he directed the people to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then he gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people. 20 They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over. 21 The number of those who ate was about five thousand men, besides women and children

Collective Worship

At Sturry we celebrate our Christian faith with acts of worship on a daily basis. Below is a timetable of our collective worship.

View our Collective Worship Policy here.

Day  Worship Led by
 Monday Whole school worship - main hall Led by Miss Murray who will introduce the weekly theme.
 Tuesday Whole school worship - main hall

Led by Lise Jennings (Canterbury Christian Schools Trust), Graham Nunn (Diocesan Childrens Missioner for Canterbury) and Miss Murray building on the themes of the week.

Wednesday  Hymn Practise KS1/KS2 Led by Mr Ovenden, focusing on songs for worship 
 Thursday Whole school worship - main hall Led by Rector Peter Cornish or Peter Freeman
 Friday Class-Led Collective worship/SEAL theme

All classes take a turn leading the worship, parents of the lead class are invited to join us each week.


Our Buddies have been trained by Mrs Howell, our Nurture Assistant. This training involved the children learning how to model their school christian values and how to be a good example and encourage others to do the right thing. The buddies have explored what it means to have empathy and compassion to be able to help others in our school. They have learnt how to make good and wise decisions when they deal with problems that the children they are helping have at school.