“Hello and welcome to Cherry Tree Primary School. We are a one form entry primary school  set in well-equipped grounds on the outskirts of Colchester. At Cherry Tree we know the importance of happy, well behaved children and we strive to create a positive learning atmosphere. We are proud to have the Speech & Language Enhanced Provision at Cherry Tree as we have a strong belief in an inclusive school. There is full disabled access around the school. The staff at Cherry Tree plan for a wide variety of learning opportunities to broaden their pupils experiences. These include our “Chicken Project” where Year 6 now have four hens which provide us with fresh eggs. Our school is going through some changes and exciting times as we endeavor to provide the best school experience for our children. I am pleased to be the Head Teacher and to be able to share them with you”

Louise Venables – Head Teacher – April 2015

We would like our school to be a vibrant, happy and safe place where children love life and learning in equal measure; where they will gain the confidence and skills to succeed. Our school will strive to be at the heart of the community where everyone collaborates to support each other’s education and wellbeing.
Our mission is that our pupils will develop:

• A set of spiritual and moral values — honesty, integrity and good judgement.
• A complement of basic skills — linguistic, mathematical, scientific, artistic, physical and social.
• An enquiring and discriminating mind and a desire for knowledge.
• Strong self-esteem and high personal expectation.
• Tolerance and respect for others.

We value the partnership that exists between school, parents and the wider community and the part it plays in achieving our mission statement


Monster & Pirate Dress Up Day

On Friday 2nd October Cherry Tree was taken over by "Monsters & Pirates"! The pupils enjoyed meeting children's author "Jack Trelawny" who held an assembly and workshop for the children. The children looked fantastic in their costumes [...]

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NEW! Cherry Tree House Point System

September 2015 sees the launch of our new house-point system as a means of rewarding pupils, and to provide a competitive element between groups of children. Some of the things pupils might be rewarded house [...]

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