Wednesday, 20 September 2017

New House Captains

Last week, children in Year 6 bravely stood up in front of their houses to deliver persuasive presentations explaining why they would make a good house captains. Pupils throughout the school listened to the speeches and had the opportunity to vote for their chosen candidate. All pupils spoke with confidence and maturity and the decision for their houses was a tough one. After counting the votes, the results were announced in assembly.

Friday, 15 September 2017

E for Effort

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

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

Friday, 8 September 2017

E for Effort

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

This week, many teachers awarded the cup to their entire class for settling into their new year groups brilliantly. Other teachers awarded the cup to the individual pupils pictured below.

Congratulations to all the wonderful children who made an extra effort this week - what a great start to the year!

Open Days for Prospective Reception Parents

If your child is due to start Reception in September 2018 and you want to visit our school, we would like to welcome you to one of our open days:

Wednesday 4th October at 9.30
Thursday 12th October at 1.30
Wednesday 18th October at 9.30
Thursday 16th November at 1.30

If you wish to attend any of these sessions please contact the school office on 01708 443991 or email us at

Visits will last approximately one hour and will consist of a presentation by Headteacher, Mr Nigel Emes, and a visit to the Early Years Foundation Stage area led by our school's EYFS leader, Mrs Michelle Stephenson.

Tuesday, 5 September 2017

Welcome Back

As children arrived ready for the start of the new school year, they were as excited as our staff by all the projects which have been completed inside our new school building over the summer holidays: multiplication tables have been attached to each of our staircases to support all pupils in their mental recall of these key mathematical facts along with shiny new photographs to brighten up our corridors.

With impressive new pencil cases, smart uniforms and eager smiles our children began the school year full of energy and enthusiasm. After a hopefully enjoyable and restful summer, both staff and pupils are now looking forward to the jam-packed calendar of events that we have planned for the autumn term. As the learning journey for 2017-2018 commences, children will this week be issued with their essential travel documentation: passports and boarding cards. Our year group passports outline the expectations for the year ahead and the boarding cards list experiences and suggested texts along with authors which children can enjoy throughout the year.

We would like to warmly welcome our new members of staff. These include Miss Blunt (Year 1), Mrs Wray (Year 2), Miss Bull (Year 3) all of whom report that they had a fantastic first day at Hacton.

We hope you have an easy time settling back into the school routine and enjoy the start of another fun-filled school year.

Friday, 1 September 2017

Access Arrangements from the beginning of the Autumn Term

Following meetings with the Education Funding Agency, Galliford Try and Councillors, it has been agreed to increase the number of pupil entrances to the new school from one to three.

All Nursery and Reception pupils are asked to enter via the Goodwood Avenue gates only. If children have siblings in KS1 or KS2 parents can take the elder siblings through the walkway to the KS1 playground / KS2 entrances. Pupils attending Abacus Breakfast and After School Club should also enter and leave via Goodwood Avenue gates.

All other pupils in KS1 and KS2 are asked to enter and leave via either the main Chepstow Avenue or Plumpton Avenue gates.

These 3 pedestrian entrances will allow a much safer and less congested entrance and exit from our school.

On 9th and 10th September a fence will be installed from the Nursery across the new Junior playground to make this area safe and secure for pupils and to ensure no KS1 or KS2 pupils or parents can enter or leave via this entrance.

Contractors have been working incredibly hard over the summer holiday and I am very pleased to say that our new school and grounds are now complete and look absolutely stunning.

My staff and I look forward to seeing you next Tuesday, 5th September for the start of the new school year.

N P L Emes


Friday, 21 July 2017

Another Outstanding School Year

It's been another fantastic school year at Hacton. There have been so many highlights: the outstanding progress of our pupils; brilliant school trips; impressive fundraising for charity; spectacular school productions; happy children who clearly love coming to school and, most excitingly, the move into our brand new school.

As the summer term came to a close, children and staff gathered in the hall for the final assembly of the year. Amongst laughter as we reminisced about life at Hacton there were tears of sadness and pride as our Year 6 leavers received certificates and awards in recognition of their achievements. We are very proud of the progress they have made both academically and socially and we feel confident that they are ready for the next exciting chapter of their school life. As well as saying goodbye to our Year 6 pupils, we also said a fond farewell to some members of staff who are retiring or moving on to pastures new. We wish our Year 6 children every success as they venture on to secondary school and we look forward to welcoming back the rest of our pupils in September. We hope you all enjoy a restful, fun-filled and sunny holiday.