St Giles' School


St. Giles’ Church of England Primary School is situated in the heart of Great Maplestead.

Its roots go back to 1836, when Mrs Mary Gee started a charity school in the village. She funded the construction of the present school building, using her own money, in 1863 on land donated to her by a Mr G Hanbury.

St Giles' School - Past

Later the school was presented to the Parish, and the Vicar and the Churchwardens became trustees. That was when the school adopted the name of the church and became St Giles’ Church of England School.

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 its Christian values, that makes the school such a special place – vibrant, musical, creative and successful.

St Giles' School - Present

The 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 – its beautiful Victorian building housing a modern, forward thinking learning environment.

More information about the school, its history, curriculum, admissions policy, uniform and vision can be found here, or by contacting the School Office:

Address:  St Giles’ C of E Primary School, Church Street, Great Maplestead, Halstead, Essex CO9 2RG

tel:          01787 460 481



NOTE: After being shut since the start of the COVID-19 'lockdown', the school re-opened on 1st June 2020, implementing a number of new procedures to comply with the Government's current guidelines. These are fully explained in the school's letter to the village, which can be read here.