WELCOME
TO HENRY CHICHELE PRIMARY SCHOOL

WELCOME
TO HENRY CHICHELE PRIMARY SCHOOL

WELCOME
TO HENRY CHICHELE PRIMARY SCHOOL

WELCOME
TO HENRY CHICHELE PRIMARY SCHOOL

WELCOME
TO HENRY CHICHELE PRIMARY SCHOOL

WELCOME
TO HENRY CHICHELE PRIMARY SCHOOL


Henry's Friends

Raising funds to support the education of the children of Henry Chichele Primary School.

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School News

Regular downloadable updates for the whole school or letters home for your child's class.

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Our Curriculum

Great teaching and learning and a stimulating curriculum help us to improve all of the time.

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Important Facts

We have collated all of the most important facts and figures about our school onto one page.

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Welcome!

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.

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.

The school was built in 2004 and has recently undergone extensive building works to make the school two form entry. The Planned Admission Number (PAN) was increased from 30 to 60 for the academic year 2014/15; we expect to be fully two form entry by 2020/21. The school comprises 14 classrooms, a fabulous multi-use room,  a large central hall, studio, offices and staff room. 

The school grounds are secure, set with trees, hedges and fencework.  There is a pond area where the children can observe wildlife, outdoor shelters and a new 'all weather' area for the children to play and execise on. 

Please find the link to our Prospectus here. We hope that you will read it 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

What a busy start to the new academic year! We were delighted to see the children returning from their summer breaks full of enthusiasm for learning. A very warm welcome to the many new families that have and continue to join us; we look forward to a happy association with you all.

It was our pleasure to welcome prospective parents to our Open Day last month. If you are still considering, wish to re-visit or new to the area there is still time to visit. Simply give our admin team a call to arrange a mutually convenient time to visit. Please remember that all applications for Reception 2020 need to be made online no later than 15th January 2020 via the link Applying for Reception 2020.

As our visitors and school community will know we are battling the elements with our plans to make the external grounds an exciting, bright and vibrant environment to reflect the changes we continue to make internally. Whilst the persistent rain has prolonged the works we are making headway and wanted to share our progress and commitment to date. As we move through the year our aim is to have completed the daily mile track; improved outdoor play provision; created forest school and have a series of themed barns enabling us to bring the outdoor curriculum opportunities alive. If you are a local business willing to sponsor one of the barns then we would love to hear from you.

Further updates to follow throughout the year.

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WinnerThursday 11th July 2019 was a night to remember as the first Northamptonshire Education Awards took place in an exclusive marquee at Old Northamptonians Rugby Football Club.

The Northampton Education Awards judging process is totally independent. All award entries were scored against set criteria and marked through a bespoke software-based scoring system before finalists were selected. The judging process was totally independent from the organisers and category sponsors. Once the finalists were announced an independent board finally reviewed and select the winner from each category. The presenter of the evening was the inspiring Matthew Burton, star of Educating Yorkshire. You may remember Matthew from the memorable episode of the Channel 4 programme, where he helped a young boy called Musharaf overcome his stutter. His speech on the night was truly inspiring and recognised how special teachers truly are.

He said: “Tonight has been brilliant. Northamptonshire clearly has a very dedicated and passionate education sector which is great to see.”

We were absolutely delighted to have been nominated and shortlisted as finalists in two categories; Primary School of the Year and School Business Manager of the Year. 

Winner of the School Business Manager of the Year, sponsored by ACS Office Solutions

SBM of the Year

Claire Griffiths of Henry Chichele School

Summer Fair 2019

Plans are well under way for the school summer fair. Raffle tickets are available in advance from parent/carers or the school office; there are some fantastic prizes. A MASSIVE thank you to Higgins at Irthlingborough who kindly donated all the materials for some new and exciting stalls that are currently under construction. Come and try your hand at 'Splat the Rat', 'Feed the Clown' or 'Play your cards right'.

Families, friends (old and new) and the community are warmly invited to join us. Looking forward to seeing you. 

What a fabulous turnout for the Henry's Friends first Colour run event which took place on Sunday, 19th May. A great time was had by all!

All proceeds from the event will help provide outdoor play equipment.

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Running Poster

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Thankfully Friday, 22nd March turned out to be dry and overcast; perfect conditions for the mass planting session of our hebes. 

We are deeply indebted to Mr and Mrs Vaughan for the generoud donation of compost to give the plants the best of starts; grandparents Keith Coles and Ian Mannion, Mrs Fallon and Mrs Cruse for their help with the planting; parents for lending their support to the launch of eco-schools; what a massive transformation!

Grateful thanks are also extended to Beckworth Emporium for their generous donation of summer flowering bulbs which we shall be planting in class groups over the next few days. 

We all look forward to nurturing and enjoying our plants for months to come.

"It really looks lovely - what a lovely idea. Thank you for organising"

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The Next Few Days...
16 Dec
KS1 Panto
Mon, 16 Dec 2019 9:15 am - 11:15 am
17 Dec
Christmas Dinner Day
Tue, 17 Dec 2019
17 Dec
KS1 Performance
Tue, 17 Dec 2019
Details to be confirmed
17 Dec
Reports home to parents
Tue, 17 Dec 2019
18 Dec
KS1 Performance
Wed, 18 Dec 2019
Time TBC
18 Dec
KS2 Party
Wed, 18 Dec 2019 12:00 pm - 3:20 pm
19 Dec
KS2 Trip to Castle Theatre
Thu, 19 Dec 2019 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

School News Updates

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HOUSE POINTS

Totals to end of Term 1 for the academic year 2019/20

1002
Boughton
1223
Rockingham
1107
Sulgrave
996
Althorpe

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