Head’s Welcome



I am so proud to be the Headteacher of this caring community, with an excellent staff team, dedicated Governors, supportive parents and happy, engaged children. Being a small school, we build strong relationships. We seek to recognise, value and nurture the individual qualities that make each child unique. Each of us brings our own skills, abilities, gifts and talents. We strive for all children to achieve their best academically and socially as they progress in their learning journey.

Our aim is to provide teaching and learning that is stimulating, challenging and tailored to the needs of each individual child. We want our pupils to be enquiring learners who are able to pursue their interests and make meaningful contributions in the world, using their excellent standard of education as a basis. To achieve this, we offer a broad and balanced curriculum, both inside and outside the classroom. A strong emphasis is placed on providing our children with curriculum enrichment activities to enhance their learning. These range from offering a variety of clubs, sporting opportunities and numerous school trips relating to different aspects of the curriculum. Teamwork and respect for others is at the heart of our school. Messing Primary pupils learn to foster caring relationships and be sensitive to the needs of others.

Our school building is set in idyllic rural surroundings, with its own sports field, sensory garden and play area. We make maximum use of the outdoor environment in the children’s learning at Messing which includes the provision of weekly sessions in our wild area, as well as visits to the local orchard. We welcome pupils from a wide local area, including Messing, Kelvedon, Tiptree, Colchester Tolleshunt Knights, Great Totham and Birch. We have close links with our neighbouring communities and value our local traditions and countryside setting.

In September 2018 the school was inspected by Ofsted who graded the school ‘Good’ overall with three areas outstanding: Effectiveness of Leadership and Management; Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare of Pupils; Early Years Provision. The whole school community contributed to achieving this grading and we are continually seeking ways to improve and strive for excellence in all we do.

Messing Primary School was involved in a pioneering project in 2013, as it became the first maintained primary school nationally to be sponsored by an independent school.  As an Academy, sponsored by New Hall School in Chelmsford, an ‘outstanding’ independent boarding and day school, Messing Primary School is funded directly by the Education Funding Agency (EFA) and enjoys increased independence to run the school in the way we think best. Through our partnership with New Hall School, we are able to draw upon their excellent educational record and share sporting, music and community ventures. It also enables us to provide a quality education which enhances our pupils’ personal development and prepares them for secondary education and the wider world.

We are incredibly proud of our school. Our website will give you a flavour of what goes on in Messing Primary School, but I hope you will come and visit us so you can experience first-hand our incredible spirit and all we have to offer. To arrange a visit, call us on 01621 815 415. I look forward to meeting you.

Ms Charlotte Brown