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Our Christian Vision for Our School.

Mellis is a Church of England Primary School, and proud to be part of the Ipswich and St Edmundsbury Diocesan Multi-Academy Trust. As such, we work closely with schools both locally and those in the MAT, ensuring our pupils are given a very high level of education and excellent opportunities to thrive. It is therefore very proud of its Christian ethos. Our aim is to provide the highest possible standard of educational provision, such that will enable each child in our school to achieve his or her potential. We seek to achieve this by providing multiple opportunities for academic, physical, creative and social development, and by continuous support and encouragement.  Children, families and teachers are all different, but we believe that all can strive for excellence and take pride in individual and collective achievements. We have high aspirations and realistic expectations of everybody involved with making the school a fantastic place to learn, and believe it is essential that all members of the 'Learning Triangle' - child, parent and teacher - work closely together to be able to realise these aims.

The School as part of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich Diocesan Multi-Academy Trust.

As a Church of England  School, the Church of England (through the school's Governing Body) is responsible for:

  • The religious direction of the school.
  • The appointment of all staff.
  • Major repair and development work relating to the school building (which it owns).

The Church’s responsibility is administered through the Diocesan Board of Education at the Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich. 

On 1st June 2017, Mellis Church of England Primary School, whilst remaining as a church school, converted to an academy under the St Edmundsbury and Ipswich Diocese Multi Academy Trust. The Multi Academy Trust took over the responsibility previously provided by the Local Authority, Suffolk County Council, and now provides us with the budget to cover fuel, building and grounds maintenance, salaries, equipment, services, cleaning, in-service training of staff, swimming and instrumental music. The Multi Academy Trust retains some funds for support, advice and central administration.


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