Welcome to

Colne Engaine Church of England Primary School

Part of the Diocese of Chelmsford Vine Schools Trust

Welcome to Colne Engaine Church of England Primary School (part of the Diocese of Chelmsford Vine School Trust).

We are a small, rural church school situated in the thriving village of Colne Engaine. A strong Christian ethos, guided by our core Christian values of empathy, responsibility, integrity, compassion, equality and respect, (the ERICERs), underpins all that we do.

At Colne Engaine, we believe that children will thrive and learn if they are happy and confident, full of curiosity and determination. We believe that our job is to prepare children for life in the 21st century and we support them in developing a strong set of learning to learn skills; to be resilient, resourceful and innovative in their learning, able to work with others effectively and with integrity. We are outward looking and keen to make the most of every opportunity for children to recognise the difference they can make in the world.

We are very proud of our innovative and exciting curriculum. We offer enriching experiences where contexts for learning are meaningful and exciting. We work hard to ensure that lessons are stimulating and exciting and we strive to ensure that we meet the varied learning styles of all pupils. Giving the children opportunities to reflect on their own learning journeys and listening to their ideas and responses is central to supporting them to take responsibility for their progress.

We are a strong team – parents and carers, staff and governors – working together with our young people to help them to shine, to know when they have excelled and to know what they need to work on next.

I am enormously proud of our children and I feel privileged to work with a team who care deeply and passionately about ensuring that we create the best possible learning experiences for them all.

I hope that this website gives you the opportunity to explore our school further, getting to know us through what we share with you here. However, the best way to absorb our ethos is to come to visit! We’d love to welcome you to share a little more of what we do.

Samantha Dunne


Vision and Values

Our vision for Colne Engaine C of E Primary School:

A vibrant community of happy, confident learners, guided by our core Christian values,  who believe they can make a difference in our world now and in the future.

 We aim to enable learners in our school to be

  • ready to embrace new challenges
  • robust and independent learners who have the courage and confidence to be creative and imaginative
  • aware of the value of their learning journeys
  • able to talk and think about how they feel so that they can form empathetic and supportive relationships
  • fair, respectful and responsible citizens who embrace equality and are eager to contribute to local and global communities
  • ready to reach out to an ever-developing wider world safely and responsibly, with integrity and energy
  • aware of what it means to be a committed Christian in today’s world

Our core Christian values- our ‘ERICERs’, underpin all that we do:


  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Compassion
  • Empathy
  • Responsibility