“We all want the children to be happy, enthusiastic and eager to learn. We want to create an environment where every child wants to come to school and can flourish in their individual way. We want them to achieve their full potential and help them to become kind, considerate, brave and independent individuals who are down to earth, have common sense and have the compassion to think about others.”
We are a successful learning community that is an extended family in which everyone is valued, enjoys coming to school and is given every opportunity to flourish both academically and as an individual.

We work closely with the community, parents and carers to make sure everyone is part of our journey to raise standards and create a school where everyone counts; where everyone has the chance to succeed, to discover their best self and learn how to lead a life of integrity, respect and happiness.

Burnham on Crouch Primary School is both an aspirational and inclusive school. We believe every child is different; our vision is to help children find their talents so they can be proud of who they are and be confident to move to secondary school knowing their worth. We also believe that the wellbeing, safety and happiness of every child is essential and the needs of our children are at the heart of everything we do. Going from ‘good’ to ‘outstanding’. It is not about achieving perfection but helping children to become the best versions of themselves. It also means children who are successful and do their best know they are valued, believe in themselves and have respect for others.

Martin Luther King spoke of the value of intelligence plus character. Academically, Burnham on Crouch Primary will be a high attaining and high achieving school but we also believe strongly in the development of the whole child. We teach daily the importance of telling the truth, keeping ourselves safe, being kind and being proud of ourselves and others. Harold Lyon wrote of the need to treat people the way we treat sunsets in that we allow them to be just what they are. Our core British values make sure qualities such as honesty, tolerance, perseverance, gratitude and teamwork are valued and celebrated.

We hope that your relationship with the school will be a long and happy one.

Our Governors


Mrs Emma Rigler

Chair of Governors

  • Resources Committee
  • Pay & Performance Committee
  • Leadership & Management
  • Relationship, Health & Sex Education
  • Governing body retention & succession planning

Mrs Leah Knowles

  • Pay & Performance Committee
  • Teaching & Learning Committee
  • Parent Forum/Wellbeing

Mr Dan Tunbridge

  • Teaching & Learning Committee
  • Special Education Needs & Disability

Mrs Claire Rawlinson

Vice Chair of Governors

Vice Chair of Resources Committee

  • Pay & Performance Committee
  • Teaching & Learning Committee
  • Most Able
  • Staff Retention

Mr Christopher Mabbutt

Chair of Resources Committee

  • Pay & Performance Committee
  • Finance
  • Health, Safety & Environment
  • Safeguarding

Mrs Nina Noonan

Chair of Teaching & Learning Committee

  • Resources Committee
  • Outcome for pupils inc DAP

Mrs Joan Costello

Vice Chair of Teaching & Learning Committee

  • Pay & Performance Committee

Associate Governor

Mrs Daria Wignall

  • Absenteeism
Non Teaching / Teaching

Mrs Sue Bache

  • Teaching & Learning Committee

Mr Alex Russ (Associate Governor)


Miss Kelly Stock

Clerk to Governors

Karen Harris