Friday, 13 January 2017

E for Effort

Every week, teachers recognise pupils in their class who have made an extra effort. These pupils are awarded the E for Effort cup in front of the whole school during our Friday assembly.

Last week, children had the honour of being the first E for Effort winners in our new school. A number of cups were awarded to the whole class for how sensibly they had adjusted to their shiny new surroundings.

Congratulations to all the wonderful children who made an extra effort last week.

Thursday, 12 January 2017

How to check if school opening is affected by severe weather

It would seem an appropriate time to remind you of how to check if school opening is affected by the weather. In the event of severe weather, we will make a decision about school opening by 8 am at the latest and post the information on our blog, social networks and the OpenCheck service. ParentMail subscribers should receive an email or text message shortly after 8 am on the day of any school closure. Please check online sources before trying to ring the school.

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Year 6 SATs Meeting

Thank you to everyone who attended our Year 6 SATs presentation. It was great to see so many faces: we really appreciate your support. We trust that you found the evening useful; however, if you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us. For anyone who was unable to attend the meeting, we still have a number of revision packs available to purchase at £14. The presentation is available here »

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Happy New School!

Happy New Year! We trust that you had a fantastic Christmas break and are ready for all that 2017 promises to bring.

We have had an amazing first day in our brand new school. Full of enthusiasm and excitement, children headed eagerly this morning to their new classrooms. After familiarising themselves with the new building and practising routines, everyone settled quickly back into normal school life.

Joining together for a whole school assembly at the end of the day provided a wonderful opportunity to reflect on how we all felt about the changes involved with moving to our new school. Despite different school routines, shiny paintwork and our magnificent new building one thing remains the same: our outstanding pupils. 

We are so proud with how each and every child settled so calmly into their new surroundings as they continued on their Hacton learning journey.

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

New School Access Arrangements

Our brand new £9.2m state of the art school will be open to pupils on Wednesday, 4th January 2017.

Tomorrow afternoon, all children will practise entering and leaving our new school, in preparation for the first day of the spring term. How exciting!

Maps of the initial access arrangements for Early Years/KS1 and KS2 are available below:

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Prospective Reception Parents - Presentation

Over the last few weeks, it has been fantastic to welcome parents of children due to start Reception in September 2017. For those of you who could not make one of the sessions, or if you would like to be certain that this is the right school for your child, a copy of our presentation is available here ».

If you have any more questions about our school, do not hesitate to contact us »

Monday, 21 November 2016

Our New School - Progress Update

We are pleased to be able to inform you that contractors Galliford Try are very confident that our new £9.2 million school will be completed and ready to hand over on Monday 19th December. As you are all aware, pupils break up for Christmas a week early this year on Wednesday 14th December.

650 removal crates have arrived in school. Between the 15th and 22nd December all Hacton staff will be working in collaboration with Galliford Try’s removal contractors to move everything from our present school to the new build. Staff will then set everything up ready for pupils to start the spring term in the brand-new building on Wednesday 4th January.

Externally rendering cladding and decoration is now 95% complete. Internally all mechanical, electrical and joinery work is totally complete, as is the school kitchen. Ceilings are 90% finished, furniture, fittings, and equipment installation is 80% complete and carpet/vinyl flooring is 75% complete. Final decoration is 75% complete. Currently, Galliford Try are completing these internal and external finishes as well as constructing the EYFS and infant playgrounds at the rear of the school; all of which will be finished prior to pupils finishing school on 14th December.

Although the new building will be complete, the second phase of the project - the demolition of the current building and the landscaping and development of this area - will commence in January for completion in August 2017. From January to July, the only pedestrian access to the school will be via Goodwood Avenue. I will give you detailed access arrangements for all pupils before the end of term.

We are all very much looking forward to an exciting new chapter in Hacton’s development, commencing on January 4th when the new school opens to your children for the first time.