Collingwood Primary School

Collingwood Primary School - 2024.mp4

A message from Mrs Buckland-Garnett, Headteacher

On behalf of staff, governors and pupils, I extend a very warm welcome to our website.  

At Collingwood we provide a nurturing experience that will well equip your child through those first important years of their education. Our staff  are passionate about treating children as individuals, following their interests, and supporting them in building successful relationships and achieving their true potential. We believe that learning is for life and that this should be fun! 

“The school’s provision for the welfare of pupils and the promotion of their well-being and safety is outstanding, "pupils feel extremely safe and happy at school.”  “Pupils make at least good and sometimes outstanding progress” “very strong links with parents to promote children’s learning and well-being,” and that, “Leaders have created an environment where pupils flourish.” Ofsted April 2016.

In June 2021 Inspectors revisited and concluded that "Collingwood continues to be a good school" "Pupils enjoy attending this welcoming and caring school.  They are enthusiastic about what they are learning and want to do their best." "Pupils are polite and kind" and "keen to help one another".

Our prospectus, the video on this page and the class pages on this website, will give you some idea of our happy, friendly school but nothing beats meeting our staff and pupils for yourself.  Please contact Miss Massey or Mrs Bower in our school office  on 01245 322258 to arrange a visit.  I look forward to meeting you.    Mrs A Buckland-Garnett

Collingwood Primary School Contact Information

Headteacher:       Mrs. A. Buckland-Garnett

SENDCo/Assistant Head:       Miss. S. Shanley  

Curriculum/Assistant Head:     Mrs V. Button

Chair of The Governing Body:   Mr A. Knights

Safeguarding Governor:                Mrs N. Spearman

Designated Safeguarding Lead:       Mrs A. Buckland-Garnett

Deputy Designated Safeguarding Lead:        Miss S. Shanley

7 'til 6 Club Safeguarding Leads:        Mrs M. Chettur/Mrs S. Dudley

Status and Character:                                  Foundation – Primary  School (boys and girls 4 – 11 years)

Data Protection Officer:

Number on Roll at September 2023:           235

Address:     Collingwood Road,  South Woodham Ferrers,  Chelmsford,  Essex. CM3 5YJ

telephone: 01245 322258                                                  e-mail:

website:                       Twitter:  @collingwoodprim

Miss Massey or Mrs Bower, who can be found in our main office are always happy to help you.  Contact them using the telephone number and admin email address above. 

If your question is about learning, teachers can be contacted directly via email (Use this format: however, they may not be able to reply to your request immediately and are encouraged, for their own wellbeing and work life balance, not to reply out of their working hours.  If your request is urgent please ask at the office.

The Headteacher and Assistant Heads are happy to speak with you in person or by telephone, if available but an appointment may be required.  Pop in or ring to arrange this. 

All of our pupils attend school for 32.5 hours per week in line with Government guidelines.

Teaching Time excluding registration, assembly and breaks is as follows:

There is a 15 minute break during the morning for all children and another in the afternoon for pupils in KS1. and E.Y.F.S.

School Morning session: 8:55 a.m. to 12:10 p.m.    (E.Y.F.S. start lunch at noon)

Children walk into school with their teacher or Learning Support Assistant at 8.50 am.  The register is taken at 8:55 am, any child arriving after this should be “signed in” via the office.

EYFS, Year 1 and Year 2 Have an extra playtime at some point during the afternoon.

School ends at 3:20pm for all pupils.

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