Church Lane, Lower Somersham, Ipswich, Suffolk IP8 4PN
10 reasons to choose Somersham Primary School
Somersham Primary School has a Schoolsmith Score® of 68. It is one of the best state primary schools in Ipswich and one of the 7 best independent or state primaries within 7 miles.
Somersham Primary School is a state primary school for boys and girls (50%/50%) between the ages of 4 and 11 years. It is a community school. The school is federated with Bramford CofE Primary School in the Bramford and Somersham Primary School Federation. The school was also rated as Good by Ofsted in its last (2020) inspection.
Average class size
Somersham Primary School has four combined age classes and an average class size of 26 pupils.
Average Year 6 SATS results from 2016-19 and 2022 show that Somersham Primary School achieves attainment results that are around the national average. By the same measure, progress scores have been variable around the national average, possibly reflecting different cohorts’ ability profiles.
The Somersham Primary School curriculum
School curriculum also includes PSHE, French. Subjects are taught separately and are organised by topics, with cross-curricular linking where appropriate. There may be an occasional extra-curricular academic or hobby club.
More on the curriculum
There are regular educational trips for all year groups and visiting speakers.
Most lessons are taught by the class teacher with specialist teaching for music and sport.
Sport at Somersham Primary School
School offers between 10 and 15 different sports over the course of the year. Representative teams in major sports from Year 3.
The Arts at Somersham Primary School
Art and music are taught as discrete subjects to all pupils. DT, drama, dance integrated into other subjects. Choir and an instrument ensemble. There are some extra-curricular creative and performing arts clubs.
School hours are from 8.55am to 3.15pm though after school clubs can extend the day to 4.15pm.
Find another school near Somersham Primary School
Henley Primary School (5.7 miles); Hintlesham and Chattisham Church of England Primary School (5.9 miles); St Margaret’s Church of England Primary School, Ipswich (6.5 miles).
Ipswich School (6.1 miles); St Joseph’s College, Ipswich (7.2 miles); Finborough School (10 miles).
Northgate High School (7.5 miles); St Alban’s Catholic High School (8.2 miles); Kesgrave High School (10.1 miles).