Stretham primary school caters for children aged 4 – 11 with classes from Foundation to Year 6 and currently has approximately 180 pupils.

Why not take a tour! Welcome Video 2017

The current school building dates from 1978 and is of single storey construction. A growth in numbers of pupils created the need to extend the buildings, with the result that new hall, administration block and classrooms were opened in spring 2000. The school now has seven classroom bases, a resource area with computer facilities and a group room with kichenette.

The school also has a full kitchen on site where the children’s lunches are prepared. In September 2009 Tiddlywinks, the village pre-school group, moved onto the school site and have become an integral part of the school; making transition from Tiddlywinks to Reception seemless.

Outside there is a large playground, grassed play areas and a playing field. The school is fortunate in having its own outdoor swimming pool. Over recent years we have been developing our outdoor learning provision and our Explorers Area has a pond, a fire-pit and lots if exciting things to explore.

History of the School

Early records show that there was a school in Stretham in 1579, when the curate Thomas Hitche was licensed to act as curate and schoolmaster. In the middle of the 18th century a school was held in the chapel within St. James church. The village school opened in the High Street 1872 on subscriptions from charities and a grant from the Diocesan Board.

The Church School was leased to the Diocesan Board in 1894 to take 256 pupils and another separate school for the infants was built a little distance down the High Street. In 1948 the senior children were taken to the Cromwell School, Chatteris, until the erection of a secondary school at Witchford.

School Uniform

We have a school uniform and pupils are strongly encouraged to wear it as we feel it builds self respect in pupils as well as pride in their school. However, we do ask that all clothing is named to avoid items getting lost.


Grey long or short trousers. White shirt or polo shirt and royal blue sweatshirt or jumper. Black shoes.


Grey skirt, tunic or trousers, white shirt or polo shirt with royal blue sweatshirt, jumper or cardigan. During warmer weather blue and white striped or checked dresses may be worn. Black shoes.

Sweatshirts and other uniform items with the school logo are available from the school.


We would request that no jewellery is worn in school. Children with pierced ears should wear plain stud earrings, not hoops as these can be hazardous, particularly in the playground. This is in line with the guidance on Health and Safety issued to all schools by the Local Authority. The LA advises that, for safety and hygiene reasons, ear studs and other jewellery (whether metal or plastic) should not be worn during sporting activities, PE, swimming, design technology or food technology lessons. Adults within the school are not permitted to assist children removing jewellery.


School Ethos