We had such a good time on Friday evening at the Family Fun event. We were so lucky with the weather: it threatened to rain, but then held off – in fact, it turned into a fabulous evening. We are so grateful to FOFSA for all they did to organise the activities, to all the teachers and staff who stayed on late into the evening to run their stalls and to the firefighters who came to us after their shifts at work so we could clamber all over their fire engine! Thank you.

We always say we are ‘at the heart of our community’ and it certainly felt that way on Friday evening. It was wonderful to see the children playing whilst the adults caught up, chatted and relaxed. It is clear we are part of a strong, close and supportive community.

There was so much to do: the pond was teaming with life and Lauren Mack was on hand to tell us all exactly what we were looking at; the bouncy castles kept many children entertained all evening; there was rounders and football well into the night; a crowd of children were kept entertained and well-fed by Miss Adamson and Mrs Bishop at the fire-pit; the wand-making stall was incredibly popular; and it was great to see the children’s faces when the fire engine turned up with its lights flashing and its woo-woos on! The evening ended with the great fun of the tug-of-war, which everyone really enjoyed (but would someone please remind me next time that my back is too old for silly games!).

FOFSA report that the evening raised a fantastic £350. So, well done all and thank you once again to all who helped make the evening brilliant.

School Values

The Governing Body, including our parent governors, have recently been working on our school values and the Strategic Plan. This document very clearly sets out the strategic priorities for 2024 and how they sit alongside our school’s ethos (I have come that you may have life in all its fullness. John 10:10), our five core values (courage, responsibility, well-being, respect and curiosity), and our curriculum drivers (lifelong learners, healthy for life, at the heart of our community, environmentally aware and rights respecting citizens of the world).

Fressingfield wins Gold at Netball!

Massive congratulations to the Compete Netball team, who recently came home with the gold medal position in the High Suffolk HSSSP schools tournament!  This consisted of teams from over ten schools, and is a prestigious and very competitive event!  

On a mild, sunny day, we took two teams, consisting of Compete:  Tobie, Daisy, Bella, George, Imogen, Lydia and Eden, and Develop:  Niall, Maisie, Sienna, Elizabeth, Oliver, Scarlett and Edward, all children from Years 5 and 6.  The games were short (ten minutes each) with no end changes, with children playing different teams on different courts.  With a quick changeover time between games, children needed to be at the right place, at the right time.  Our opponents included a local school which is very competitive, and fielded three Compete teams.

Games were refereed by sports mentors from Framlingham College, who were fair and helpful with all the teams.  In the Compete tournament, Fressingfield made a cracking start, with a rapid hat-trick from Tobie, who then scored another goal!  In the second match, Fressingfield had an even more decisive win.  We then heard that one team had had a national coach to work with them – we drew with this team, who had children who were very tight in their passing.  After the first six games, the Compete team had won five games and drawn one.  With the children making their own substitutions and strategic decisions, all focus was on the semis.  With a plan in place, the Compete team was then told – no semis!  The tournament was all on points during the league rounds!  With bated breath, we heard we were the winners!  Fantastic job, Fressingfield!

Develop team also did incredibly well, although didn’t make medal position.  We were so proud of our school’s determination, passion, respect and all-round enjoyment of the day.  A special mention to our school individual medal winners:  Tobie and Niall (Determination) and George (Teamwork).


The children of Fressingfield Primary School held their annual Easter Celebration at the parish church this Tuesday with a packed church in attendance. The celebration, which featured presentations from each class, was a thoughtful and uplifting event. The whole school sang with passion and enthusiasm, having been ably taught by Ms Clarke who volunteers regularly at the school. They started with Life is a Wonderful Thing, enjoyed Whose Pigs Are These? as a round in two parts, sang Mary’s Song with huge emotion and almost lifted the roof of the church of with The Power and the Glory. The children in Yangtze gave a thoughtful presentation about Doubting Thomas. Congo shared some lovely Easter Poems, Mrs Buckenham wrote another wonderful song for Colorado Class and Ms Bussien taught them how to sign it, and Danube and Waveney Classes performed some very cute songs with actions too. We were all grateful to Revd Susan and the team at Fressingfield church for leading us and accommodating us.

The service was also an opportunity to award the cups for the term. Here are our winners in full:

The Mary Lewis Reading Award: Tabitha, Zac, Ollie, Darwin, Martha, Jasmine and Sienna.

The Mrs Tuthill Award for Politeness and Good Manners: Verity and Emily

The Mary Webb Art Award: John

The Mrs Spice Art Awards: Emily-Aliza and George

The Mrs Fenning Trophy: Hector

The Chase Cup: Oscar

The Fox and Goose Cup: Raven

We hope you all have a lovely Easter Holiday!


Our swimmers picked up the Bronze award in the swimming gala at Stradbroke Pool on Tuesday in a competition with 9 other schools. The eight swimmers, who were whisked away at the end of the Easter celebration at the church to go and compete, took part in races for each stroke and a team medley. The races were hotly contested, and the fastest at each stroke were invited to take part in a final, in which Tobie achieved a first place finish and Eden a second place finish. Well done to them and well done to the whole team – Eden, Tobie, Oscar, Oliver, Scarlett, Imogen, Poppy and Hector, who finished in third place overall. A fantastic achievement!