Cann Hall Primary School is a two-form entry school catering for children from 4-11. The school is part of the CHANGE Schools Partnership Multi-Academy Trust which currently encompasses our school, Notley Green Primary School, Shalford Primary School and John Ray Junior School in Braintree. Together we work to fulfil our work of ‘aiming high – changing lives.’

We know that effective education is the key to securing promising futures for our children in what continues to be a fast changing world, where jobs and careers are increasingly global rather than just local or national. Many of these jobs are yet to be created or imagined. Knowledge and skills do not stand still and no nation on the planet can afford to be complacent in a worldwide competitive environment.

As a school we know this means we have to keep moving forward – keeping children equipped with the latest skills and knowledge they need to succeed and a love of learning, so that we can prepare them really well with all they need before they move onto secondary education.

Our children are happy, behave well and love their learning and develop effective knowledge, skills and attributes that enable them to be confident, responsible and compassionate whilst developing a respect for humankind and the world in which we live. We want every child to have the core skills of literacy and mathematics mastered and learn through a rich and creative curriculum that encompasses science, technologies, humanities and the arts. In addition, we have a rich extra-curricular programme and facilities for ‘wrap around care’. In short, we want to create a learning community that has every child skipping through our gates each day!

Education is most effective where there is a clear partnership between home and school. We therefore encourage all parents to be an active part of their child’s learning as well as feeling welcome within the whole school community. Do come and see for yourself what Cann Hall can offer your child.

We hope you find all the information you require on our website. Documents can be provided in paper form at no cost via our school office.


In the current climate we will be unable to offer the usual tours of the school in the Autumn term. We are currently working on a Virtual Tour to add to the website so that you can see what Cann Hall has to offer your child. Please check the website again at the end of September to see the Virtual Tour. In the meantime, you can get a flavour of what EYFS is like at Cann Hall through our EYFS New Entrants 2020 page in the Parents Information section of our website. Should you have any questions in the meantime, please get in touch via the school office or email 

Claire Russell          Sarah Crookes

Headteacher           Headteacher Designate