I have been to school this afternoon to check on the conditions and have salted paths. The school site is OK but roads are still very icy and the car parks currently impassable. The forecast is for rain overnight and a rise in temperature, and if this happens, we intend to be open as normal. To ease the rush of cars in the morning, especially as the car parking is doubtful, I am extending registration time so that children can arrive gradually. Please arrive between 8.40 and 9.45am, depending on your circumstances. I hope this is helpful to ease the usual busyness of the school run.

We intend to have our dress rehearsal in the morning so that ‘Superstar’ can go ahead as planned at 6pm Wednesday 13th December (so please come to school as the children will need to practice in order to pull off a great show)

If the rain and warmer temperatures do not materialise overnight we will review this decision so please check on the website in the morning.

Mrs Nichols

St. Giles’ C of E Primary School is situated in the picturesque village of Great Maplestead.

It retains its original Victorian Character, being sympathetically extended to create modern facilities.

The grounds have been enhanced through recent projects meaning that we have lovely outside spaces in which to play and learn.

The children at St. Giles’ are really supportive of one another and are encouraged to be full and active members of the school community. It is this ethos, underpinned by our Christian values that makes our school such a special place – vibrant, musical, creative and successful.

About our School

Our school community is a collaboration of children, staff, parents and governors, all working together to create an exciting and challenging learning environment. It is a place where history meets the technological age – our beautiful Victorian building houses a forward thinking and modern learning environment. Our outdoor spaces help us to take our learning beyond the classroom, all of which have been redeveloped over the last two years.

I am always delighted to welcome visitors to St Giles’.

Mrs Jinnie Nichols – Headteacher


Contacting St Giles’ C of E Primary School
Parents and members of the public can contact the school office directly with any queries they have about the school.
The contact details are below and a map can be found Here.

Mrs Beard or Mrs Stephenson

Church Street
Great Maplestead
Essex CO9 2RG

01787 460481
Fax Number:
01787 46241

Email: admin@sggm.uk


Latest News

Short inspection of St Giles’ Church of England Primary School – 13 September 2017


Governors’ Details and the Register of Interests – September 2017


Governor Autumn Term Newsletter


Proposal for Hard Federation of St. Giles’ Church of England Primary School, Great Maplestead and Bulmer St. Andrew’s Church of England Primary School.

Click Here to View Proposal


The updated Teaching and Learning Policy and Child Protection Policy for St Giles’ and St Andrew’s have now been uploaded to the site.  You can access these using the quick links below:

Child Protection Policy: September 2017

Teaching and Learning Policy