Hackbridge Primary School

Hackbridge Primary School

Federated with Spencer Nursery School

About Hackbridge Primary School

Located close to Hackbridge Station, our school has been at the heart of our community for over 100 years.

Having been a popular three form entry primary school with a maintained nursery on our Hackbridge Corner site for many years, we became a four form entry primary school, with maintained nurseries, on a split site as of autumn 2019. Our additional London Road site is the first Passivhaus Plus school building in the country.

At Hackbridge, we aim to work in partnership with families to enable each child to reach the highest possible standards of learning, whilst encouraging everyone to develop an enthusiasm for life, together with a sense of pride in themselves, our school and our community.

The use of our school sites is as follows:

Hackbridge Corner site: Nursery (15 hour (AM & PM) classes & 30 hour class) plus all Reception, Year 1, 2, 5 & 6 classes

London Road site: all Year 3 & 4 classes

Across both sites, the school is very fortunate to have specialist provisions for ICT, Design & Technology and well-equipped libraries. In addition to these, we also have a specialist Sports Hall at our Hackbridge Corner site and a new playing field on our London Road site. On both sites, we have wonderful pond areas providing an ideal space for science and quiet activities.

We are fortunate to be able to offer children the opportunity to access age appropriate play spaces as they move through the school.

 

School Structure

The Early Years Foundation Stage department of our school consists of three Nursery classes – Caterpillars and Tadpoles (morning and afternoon places - 15 hours) and Honeybees (all day 30 hour places) and four Reception classes: Badgers, Hedgehogs, Moles and Squirrels.

Applications for Nursery places are made directly to the school.

Parents must apply separately to the London Borough of Sutton Admissions Department in the academic year before their child turns five to apply for a place in our Reception classes (please visit https://www.sutton.gov.uk/school-admissions).

At the end of the Reception year, children move automatically into Key Stage 1. This covers Years 1 and 2; children aged 5 years to 7 years.

At the end of Year 2, children move automatically into Key Stage 2. This covers Years 3 to 6, children aged 7 to 11.

At the end of Year 6 children move to a wide range of secondary schools.

Each class in Key Stage 1 and 2 is named after an animal or bird.

 

In 2022/2023, during a normal school week, twenty four hours and thirty five minutes are spent on teaching for Reception & Key Stage One, with twenty five hours for Key Stage Two, excluding the daily act of worship and all breaks.

For Reception pupils joining us from September 2022, all pupils will start their Reception year at the Hackbridge Corner site and remain educated on that site until the end of Year 2. For Years 3 & 4, they will move to the London Road site. They will return to the Hackbridge Corner site for Years 5 & 6.

Pupils at either school site will also access the facilities and resources on either school site during each year e.g. the new school playing field on the ‘London Road’ site or the Sports Hall on our ‘Hackbridge Corner’ site, for special events.

 

 

School Hours for 2022

Hackbridge Corner site

Reception, Years 1, 2, 5 & 6

 

London Road site

Years 3 & 4

8.35am Gates open 8.50am
8.45am

Start of school day/registration

(5 minutes)

9.00am
8.50am - 10.20am

Teaching session 1

(90 minutes)

9.05am - 10.35am
10.20am - 10.35am

Assembly

(15 minutes)

10.35am - 10.50am
10.35am - 10.50am

Playtime

(15 minutes)

10.50am - 11.05am
10.50am - 12.20pm

Teaching session 2

(90 minutes)

11.05am - 12.35pm
12.20pm - 1.15pm

Lunchtime

(55 minutes)

12.35pm - 1.30pm

1.15pm - 3.10pm (YR to Y2)

1.15pm - 3.15pm (Y5 & Y6)

Teaching session 3

(115 minutes Infants)

(120 minutes Juniors)

 

1.30pm - 3.30pm (Y3 & Y4)

 

Nursery classes

at Hackbridge Corner site from September 2022

Caterpillars    8.30am - 11.30am
Tadpoles       12.30pm - 3.30pm
Honeybees     9.00am - 3.00pm

 

The school cannot accept responsibility for pupils before the gates are open for YR to Y6 pupils or before the start time of each nursery class session.

It is important that all children arrive for school on time. Any child arriving after this time is late for school and will be marked as such in the register. Children who arrive after registration has closed will be marked as 'Late Absent'; this is seen as an unauthorised absence.

At the end of the day any parent who is going to be delayed is asked to ensure that they have telephoned the School Office by 2:30pm so that their child can be reassured and looked after until their arrival. If you are delayed on route please make sure that you also telephone the office.

In the interests of safety, if your child is being collected by someone other than yourself the school must be informed, or your child will not be allowed to leave.

During school hours no child is allowed to leave the school premises unless accompanied by a responsible adult. Please let us know in advance of any appointments for your child in school time. They should be collected from the School Office.

 

Extended Services: Breakfast Club & After School Club

The school has a Breakfast Club on each site which caters for the year groups situated on that site. More information can be found here. Any parent needing a place at the Breakfast Club should contact the School Office for an application pack and details of place availability.

The school works in collaboration with the Jancett Group of Day Nurseries, who provide a Play Safe club on each of our sites for the year groups situated on that site. More information is available from the School Office or from Jancett here.

 

Security

We take security very seriously at Hackbridge Primary School. All doors to the highway are protected by digital locks and we have a CCTV system.

All visitors coming into the school buildings, including parents, must use the front door and sign in and out at the school office using the computerised inVentry system. Visitors who have an up to date DBS certificate are asked to register the details with the school office. All helpers within school have police clearance in line with DBS guidelines. Visitors who do not have a DBS/CRB check are not left alone on the school premises.