Welcome to Capel St Mary Church of England VC Primary School

We are a Good School

We Welcome Children from 3 to 11 years old

Come and visit our Nursery in our Early Years Unit

Capel St Mary is a highly inclusive, happy and thriving School. We are very proud of our children’s caring behaviour and attitudes. The respect and kindness they demonstrate daily to each other and everyone around them is wonderful to see. We are also very proud of the great progress they make with their learning and the enthusiastic way they approach their lessons,

We have up to 45 children in each year group from Foundation to Year 6 on roll. We also have 26 part-time places for children in our Nursery for 3 and 4 year olds.

We are a Church of England School and have strong and positive links with St Mary’s Church and other churches in the village. This includes visits to Church for special occasions and visitors from Church for assemblies.

Our attendance figures are high because we know our children enjoy coming to school. Our parents are supportive and very keen for their children to do well.

We use the letters of our School name CAPEL to give us our motto… our children come to school to Care, Achieve, Persevere, Enjoy and Learn!

‘A place to learn and achieve

Arrangements for severe weather and potential school closure

In the unlikely event of severe weather (snow) which means that the school needs to close, the following will happen:

  • The scrolling bar of the website will say 'School closed' and give the date.
  • The Office will send an email to all parents via parentmail to say the school is closed.
  • The Suffolk School Closures website will be updated with the closure information

From this, the radio and local press will provide updates.

Please don't contact radio stations or the school directly, there may be no-one at school to take the call and all the information will be on the above forms of communication.

We will make every effort to stay open but there are times when schools need to close partly because many of the staff live in outlying areas and it would not be safe for them to travel to work especially if the police advise against travel.

Please see the following link to see how the Government cuts affect our Schools




If you have any concerns regarding the safeguarding of your child the designated member of staff is Mrs Wendy Kelway and the alternates are Mrs Mel Haigh and Mrs Sharon Pearce.  The Governor for safeguarding is Mr Simon Palmer.

Assembly times  

School brochure

Please take a look at our School Brochure - it gives lots of information regarding the school