Welcome to Earls Colne Primary School and Nursery
Welcome to Earls Colne Primary School and Nursery

Melanie Vine our Headteacher

Appointing the Headteacher


In September 2009, on behalf of the Full Governing Body, a group of five Governors were tasked to recruit a new Headteacher to Earls Colne Primary School.  It was a daunting task.  The selection of the right person makes a huge difference to the lives of so many children in Earls Colne and the surrounding area.


It was essential that a successful candidate not only had a proven track record of successfully leading a school, but that they possessed a clear vision of school development especially focussed on pupil progress at all levels.  Melanie clearly demonstrated all the right qualities, experience and skills during the selection process.  Since her appointment she has taken some very significant steps to improve the quality of teaching, pupil progress and the general wellbeing across the whole school.   


We as the Governing Body have complete confidence in Melanie and seen how her drive, enthusiasm, expertise, and professionalism has moved the school forward. The recent overall grading of “good” by Ofsted, underscores the great improvements made under her leadership.  Melanie’s passion is truly reflected in our vision of inspiring all children at Earls Colne Primary School to flourish, to thrive and to achieve.


Matthew Brown

Chair of Governors


"This is a good school. The quality of teaching is good, some is outstanding and standards are now above average in all year groups.

The headteacher has a vision of a school which inspires all pupils to create and achieve and is working effectively with staff, governors, parents and pupils to implement it. Under her leadership, standards and pupils' progress have improved."

(2012 Ofsted Report Summary)

Easter break dates are from Good Friday, 30th March to Friday, 13th April 2018, incl.

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Contact Us

Earls Colne Primary School & Nursery

Park Lane

Earls Colne



Tel: 01787 222205

Fax: 01787 222010


Melanie Vine



Mel Pyne

Admin Officer





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