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Detailed statistical reports and information on the West Suffolk Ward of Stanton can be found at https://www.westsuffolk.gov.uk/Council/Data_and_information/upload/37-Stanton-ward-report-V3.pdf

The parish of Stanton in the County of Suffolk lies either side of the A143, North of Bury St Edmunds and mid way between Bury and Diss in Norfolk.

The latest electoral register shows over 2,300 parishioners. The Village is well served with village shops including:- Post Office with Newspapers, Cards and more, Bakery, Fish and Chip take away, General Food Store, Hairdressers, Public house, Garages, A picture framer Service, A Petrol Station, Car sales and Car wash, a large Garden Centre with shop and cafe, a gift emporium and not far away the renowned Wyken Hall Farmers Markets and Leaping Hare Restaurant.

Educational needs are catered for with a Nursery and Primary School for Reception to Year 6. Year 7 to 13 children have a choice of attending Thurston Community College or the Ixworth Free School which is a member of the Seckford Foundation. Children aged between 2 and 5 years can attend Stanton Pre-School in a separate part of the School Building.

We also have The Bluebell Children's Centre run by Suffolk County Council which is in Bury Lane.

There are three churches, Stanton Methodist, All Saints C of E and St Johns historic church which is in the hands of the Churches Conservation Trust.

A health centre and two doctor's surgeries are located in the centre of the Village. The nearest hospital is the excellent West Suffolk hospital in Bury St Edmunds.

Details of some of the Clubs and places of interest in the Village are -

Stanton Football ClubFirst, reserve and u15's teams competing in the SIL First Division, St Edmundsbury League and ISL. 

Stanton Woodland & Wildlife Action Group  Stanton Woodland & Wildlife Action Group was formed in 2006, an amalgamation of two established groups (Stanton Wildlife Action Group and Stanton Community Woodland Project). Our aim is to encourage awareness and enjoyment of nature in and around the village, and to establish a Community Woodland in Stanton. Every year we arrange walks, talks, fund raising events, organise wildlife surveys and produce a free newsletter.

The Blackbourne Local History Society  Our monthly meetings are informal and friendly and a typical meeting may go as follows: Arrive at Church Rooms, Stanton and chat to other members. We take our seats and the chairman introduces the speaker. Speaker entertains us for about an hour or so talking about an interesting topic. Pictures and props help to liven things up. The speaker may take questions either during the talk or afterwards. After thanking the speaker, tea/coffee and biscuits are served whilst members chat to the speaker or each other and more closely examine books/artefacts bought along by the speaker.' 

Stanton Windmill    Upthorpe Mill is a Grade II listed post mill and Scheduled Ancient Monument at Stanton, Suffolk, England, which has been restored to working order.

Stanton Village Cinema - A local big screen for Stanton in Suffolk. Our screenings normally are on the second Friday of the month at Stanton Community Village Hall. Programme starts at 7.30pm, doors open at 6.45pm. There will normally be a licensed bar plus tea, coffee, ice creams and refreshments available before the show and during the intermission. Free parking and hearing loop. film tickets: £4.50 (£3.00 for children 15 - 17) available on the door.

Stanton Community Primary School - Our school is situated in the village of Stanton and is one of the larger primary schools in the area. We serve a rural community with a mixture of families working locally or in the nearby town of Bury St Edmunds. The village also includes some Forces housing, and therefore our children come into our school with a whole variety of different experiences. As of January 2014, 30% of children are from forces families.

The school site includes our own school Nursery class. there is also a village pre-school. Our pupil admission number for each year group is 30 and currently we have 204 children on roll.

Our school Nursery runs every morning and offers 26 places for children from the term after their third birthday. The Nursery class is staffed by a qualified teacher and an Early Years Practitioner who has a degree in Early Childhood studies. It serves a wide rural community and not all the Nursery children go on to fulltime education in our school.

Our children enjoy coming to school (Ofsted February 2018). The children achieve well in our school and we invest in staff who support the learning of the individual.

We pride ourselves on being a professional learning community with staff as well as the children developing their learning. The head teacher is trained as a Local Leader in Education and the assistant head teacher is a County Early Years Key practitioner.

The Stanton Steamer is the village monthly magazine, distributed free to over 1,300 homes in the parish. Incorporated in the magazine is the 'What's On' in Stanton page, a diary for regular and other events in the coming months. The Stanton Steamer Group produces the magazine. The name for the village magazine was chosen because of the activities of the former village agricultural engineers and contractors who used and overhauled steam traction engines amongst many other things.

Many Clubs and Groups exist in Stanton, more information on all clubs and organisations in the Village can be found on the Village website and in the monthly Parish magazine. 

Leisure facilities include a large (14 acre) recreation ground mainly used for football, a multi-sport play area, tennis court, concrete skate park, 'pocket park' and new in July 2016 a large children's play area. The improved Village Hall is also situated on the recreation ground as is the public toilet and the recycling centre where glass, textiles and newspaper can be placed in the large bins provided.