Wells Hall Primary School

Wells Hall Road, Great Cornard, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 0NH


01787 373489

Proud to be part of the - Unity Schools Partnership

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Welcome to our school

We are very sad to announce the passing away on Sunday of our very highly regarded leader, Jim Cleaver. Jim suffered a heart attack having spent the day at home with his family.

Jim has been our headteacher of Wells Hall Primary School in Great Cornard for the last three years - our fondest memories of him include his wonderful sense of humour, his love of reading and sharing stories with the children, his enthusiasm for the great outdoors and passion for instilling this into Wells Hall life.

We all knew how important Jim's family was to him, and we wish his wife, three daughters, parents, brother and sister and his wider family our very best wishes at this time of such sadness.

The school was due, subject to further confirmation by the Government, to open to more children from 1 June. We have today written to parents stating that this will now be delayed. We will confirm a new date later this week.

We are proud to have been associated with Jim and are committed to building on all that he has done in his time at Wells Hall Primary School. In our intense sadness, we remember this with great gratitude and regret that he was not with us for longer.

We have already been touched by the number of tributes to Mr Cleaver from staff at Wells Hall Primary School. One tribute read: “Understandably, I am absolutely devastated at the news of Jim's sudden death. He truly was a wonderful, selfless man who put everyone before himself. He will be greatly missed by the whole Wells Hall community.”




Welcome to the website of Wells Hall Primary School. We are a large school located in Great Cornard. We are a two form entry school with a nursery, for pupils aged 3-11. This website is newly created and we hope it will provide you with an insight into the thriving happy school that is Wells Hall. As the year progresses we will add further content and we welcome suggestions for things you would find helpful to have listed on the site. It can be difficult to encapsulate the energy and enthusiasm of a working school in a website, so please contact the School and arrange a visit if you would like to know more about the way in which we learn at Wells Hall.

Headteacher Statement

We aim for excellence in all that we undertake. Our school provides a broad and balanced curriculum complemented by an exciting range of extra-curricular activities. Our aim is to inspire your child with confidence in their own ability so that they are well prepared for a smooth transfer to the secondary phase of their education. At Wells Hall Primary School we see education as a partnership between our committed and loyal staff, interested parents and motivated pupils. This is why we feel well equipped to provide teaching and learning opportunities, which will help prepare your child well for the increasingly complex world in which we live. Personal, social and moral education are high on the agenda at Wells Hall. The school provides a caring and secure environment, with opportunities provided to discuss and explore issues around growing up and developing as successful members of the community. Our close links with Thomas Gainsborough School and the wider local community develop within the children a sense of responsibility, instilling in them a sense of individual worth and a respect for others. We hope very much that you will play an active role in your child's education. We value the support and the good will of our parents. By working together in a positive partnership, we hope to create the best possible opportunities for your child and we look forward to sharing their development with you.

Mr J Cleaver






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