Growing healthy bodies, loving hearts and inquisitive minds


It is with great pleasure we welcome you to Finchingfield St John the Baptist Church of England Primary Academy. Our academy is part of the Canonium Learning Trust -a family of schools united by a shared purpose that aims to provide every child with the best possible education.

It is important to us that children in our care leave as knowledgeable, wise, thoughtful and articulate individuals equipped with the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to thrive. By working together with parents, teachers and other schools, we are committed to creating an learning environment where children at Finchingfield St John the Baptist are supported, taught well and challenged to become the best version of themselves.

Between us, we have held leadership positions in schools that have been judged to be providing an outstanding quality of education and it is this experience and expertise that we are keen to share so that children at this school have a happy healthy start to school life.

We pride ourselves on creating a friendly nurturing approach enabling children to flourish and learn to be thoughtful, knowledgeable and wise individuals equipped with the skills and attitudes whether it be in academic achievement, the creative arts or their character development.

We are not a school that likes to stand still either. This year we are setting up full wrap around care, a Forest School for our younger learners and equipping our nursery and adopting the principles of Montessori education in our Early Years setting.

So, if you are looking for a nursery or school place or just interested in our dynamic educational approach, we will be delighted to welcome you and show you around our small school with a BIG heart.

Mr Hawrylak and Mrs Metson
Executive Headteacher and Head of School