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On behalf of the children, staff and Governors, I’d like to welcome you to Henry Chichele Primary School.

Henry Chichele Primary School is situated in the market town of Higham Ferrers.  We are set in extensive grounds, away from the main road.

It is currently a community one form entry primary co-educational school for children aged 4 – 11 but we are set to extend to two form entry from September 2016. The Local Authority has therefore increased our Planned Admission number for Reception Class from 30 to 60 for the academic year 2014/15 onwards.

This school was built in 2004 and comprises 7 classrooms, a large central hall, music room, offices and staff room. A double temporary classroom will house the additional classes over the next two years while the school is remodelled and extended.

The school grounds are secure, set with trees, hedges and fencework.  There is a pond area where the children can observe wildlife and a trim-trail for the children to execise on.

We are a school which believes that every child and adult who is part of the school community has a right to feel happy, respected and valued.  We believe that all children deserve the best and our aim is to help them succeed by reaching their full potential in every area of school life.  We value the broad and balanced curriculum which our staff offers and all children are able to fully access not only academic, but creative and physical areas of the National Curriculum.

Each child is considered as a whole person; developing skills, concepts and attitudes necessary for the opportunities and experiences of the future.  We endeavour to motivate, support and inspire the children within our care and all successes are shared and celebrated.

Below is a link to our Prospectus which we hope you will read to gain a sense of the value we place in each child and our desire to ensure standards, in all areas, remain as high as possible within a safe, secure, happy and caring community school.

Stephen McClymont
Head Teacher

Finally the roof arrived last week and the building is slowly becoming water tight. 

The new boilers were also connected up and are ready for the winter. Here are just a few pictures from the last week or so on site.


Well what a busy Summer!

As the last of the dust is hoovered away and school returns to 'normal' business we look forward to sharing building progress with the children on their return next week. Internally the roller shut has been installed to the kitchen (from the main hall), the studio has had a doorway installed from the main corridor for preparation for later changes when it becomes our staffroom and modifications have been made to the storage areas. Externally (you may have noticed!) the new path has been put in ready for the start of phase 2 later this year and the playground has been extended which has resulted in the trim trail being relocated. Please note the path will not be used until work starts on the front elevation; harris fencing is in situ on the playground to isolate this area. New mains services have been installed across the playground meaning this has been resurfaced; playground markings will be reinstated once works are completed.

We have also completed a 'self-managed' project to upgrade the Key Stage 1 toilets and kitchen in the practical area. New isolation doors have been isolated between the practical area and the shared area. We are highly delighted with the end result as this will form our extended service provision for the next academic year.

Work continues to progress steadily at the rear and hand over for the rear is expected to take place in early December.

Here are a few photos from the last few weeks. 

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