Collingwood Primary School

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.” 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 Mrs Wraight or Mrs De'Ath 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

Deputy Headteacher: Ms C Laver

SENDCo/Assistant Head: Miss. S. Shanley

Chair of Governing Body: Miss. J. Hargreaves

Safeguarding Governors: Mrs S Scullion and Mrs C Lim

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


Number on Roll at September 2021: 237


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

telephone: 01245 322258 e-mail: admin@collingwood.school

website: www.collingwoodschool.net Twitter: @collingwoodprim


Data Protection Officer: Carole@schoolDPOservice.com

Mrs De'Ath and Mrs Wraight, 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: firstletteroffirst namesurname@collingwood.school) 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, Deputy Head and Assistant Head/SENDCO 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.

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