About Colneis

Here at Colneis, we provide education for an average of 300 boys and girls aged 7 – 11 years. The current school roll is 345 children (correct as of October 2014).

Our school was built in the 1960’s and provides accommodation for pupils in year groups that are accessed from the main hall.  Outdoor facilities include a playing field, wildlife area and a Millennium garden area together with hard play areas.  We are also very proud of our new covered, heated swimming pool.

At Colneis, we have built up a reputation for providing a friendly atmosphere and caring attitude.  We challenge pupils with a broad and creative curriculum planned to motivate and inspire our pupils while also meeting the appropriate statutory requirements.  We provide many opportunities for extracurricular activities and are well known for our sporting achievements and outstanding school productions!

The education of your child is a responsibility we are privileged to share with you as parents.  We actively encourage parents to be our partners in children’s learning.  Teachers are happy to discuss with you any matter concerning your child.  There are many opportunities for parents to help in school on a voluntary basis and we have a lively voluntary support association, the Friends of Colneis, which organises social and fundraising events throughout the year.

Colneis is one of a group of schools in Felixstowe collectively known as the Felixstowe Academy Pyramid.  At the beginning of the autumn term after the 11th birthday, most pupils transfer to the Felixstowe Academy and most children come to Colneis from Fairfield Infant School, transferring here at the beginning of the autumn term following their 7th birthday.  As Fairfield and Colneis are federated schools with the same senior management team, transition from Fairfield to Colneis runs very smoothly as we value the same important principles.