At Lakenheath Primary School:
  • We have a positive and purposeful learning community
  • We have an inclusive environment which fosters trust and respect
  • We have an engaging and exciting curriculum within which adults and children thrive
  • We love limitless learning and always challenge ourselves wherever we are
  • We have high aspirations and we feel empowered to have the passion and pride to become life long, independent learners
Together, in partnership with our community, we are confident, feel safe and valued and have high levels of self-esteem
Our Core Values - The 5 Rs


At Lakenheath Primary School we also recognise the importance of the British Values identified by the Government. We actively seek regular opportunities to promote these values in school. Our assembly themes are built around our school values, the 5Rs and British Values. The following gives a taste of how we promote specific British Values in school.

Democracy – children’s involvement in writing class rules, elected school council make decisions about school improvement, pupil perceptions and questionnaires respond to pupil’s views. 

The rule of law – The importance of laws/rules are reinforced in many ways during every day. For example – consistent approach to behaviour, school assemblies, high profile relationships with public services like the police force and fire service. 

Individual Liberty – Children are encouraged to make choices on a regular basis in their learning (choice of challenge levels, choice of clubs to join, choice of and freedom to run their own clubs. The children feel safe to make choices as they are in a safe environment. They know about making choices related to their own safety (e-safety, bullying etc). 

Mutual Respect – All members of the school community are expected to be polite and to treat each other with respect. Adults role model this and it is given a high priority. 

Tolerance of different faiths and beliefs – At our school we take every opportunity to celebrate the different faiths and beliefs of other cultures, particularly those pupils who come into our school. For example: Chinese New Year and Thanksgiving. In 2012 we were awarded the International Schools Award, showing our commitment to this area.

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Lakenheath Schools were built in 1878. The Victorian front of the present school looks very much as it did when it was built apart from a couple of flat roof additions, a front entrance porch, and a bell tower which was blown down in a storm.

Up to 1943 there were in fact two schools, one for the Infants and one for older children. When one of the Head teachers retired the schools were joined and have remained one ever since despite changes to the age ranges, first from 13 down to 11, then 9 years old. A modern extension was added in 1969 to cater for the growing population.

On Friday 11th November 2011 Mr Graham Cook, who is the oldest resident in Lakenheath who attended this school. officially opened our new extension. The opening was very well attended and it was lovely to see so many members of the community taking an interest in how our school has changed.

We are very pleased with our new classrooms, hub and studio; all areas of the school are now linked which is a great improvement. We will have all year groups in by September 2012 making us a 4-11 primary school. 

Each year group at the school can admit up to 45 children, meaning that when we are full we can now accommodate up to 315 children. Our catchment area includes Lakenheath, Eriswell and Sedge Fen. We also have a number of children who come to our school from other neighbouring towns and villages. With Lakenheath village living alongside the USAF airbase, we also have a number of American children on our school roll. It is usually somewhere between 15 and 20% of the total school population. We enjoy having our US children on roll and appreciate the diversity of cultures they bring to our school.

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At Lakenheath Primary School we reconise the value in working closely with other schools to improve standards and share good practise. We have a number of partners who we work with.