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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.

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

Welcome to Henry Chichele Primary School.

In these strange and uncertain times we are not able to currently welcome visitors through our doors. So, to give you a 'flavour' of us we have put together a series of short video clips which we hope you will find helpful and informative. If you require any further information or simply want to ask us a question then please do not hesitate to give us a call on 01933 352850.


We have two purpose built reception classrooms affectionately called 'Bananas' and 'Strawberries'. Whilst the children are registered in two classes there is daily 'free flow' between both classrooms and the outdoor areas that they have access to. We recently created a 'Forest School area' which our newest children are thoroughly enjoying!



As we return to school for the new academic year it is important to continue to be alert.

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Check if you or your child has coronavirus symptoms

If you have any of the main symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), get a test as soon as possible. Stay at home until you get the result.

Main symptoms

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a high temperature– this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough– this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste– this means you've noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

Most people with coronavirus have at least 1 of these symptoms.

 What to do if you have symptoms

If you have any of the main symptoms of coronavirus:

  • Get a test to check if you have coronavirus as soon as possible.
  • Stay at home and do not have visitors until you get your test result – only leave your home to have a test.

Anyone you live with, and anyone in your support bubble, must also stay at home until you get your result.


We hope you continue to enjoy these stories read by our staff.

Mrs Hope reads a new story.

Shifty McGifty read by Mrs Hope.

Mrs Marshall reads her favourite story.

Tiger tales with Mrs Nelson.

Coming soon! We are intending to dedicate a page just for the Library (accessible through the class page menu) which will contain a wealth of information about reading and our Library. We shall also be regularly updating our storytime sessions for you to share as often as you like with your child/ren. 

As another week of lockdown ends Mr McClymont, Headteacher, has some words and a story for the children https://youtu.be/BxYwRQj5_Oo

Some of the staff who were in school this week have also been busy recording more story time. Click on the links below to hear them reading some of their favourites to you.

 Mrs O'Brien Jones ( Inclusion Manager & Year 4 class teacher) reading 'Oi Frog' https://youtu.be/MRCInplIRjU 

Miss Keir ( Year 3 class teacher)reading 'Tiddler' https://youtu.be/MHZ7VwYbD7U 

Mrs Lathall (Year 2) reading 'The Fish Who Could Wish' https://youtu.be/3FamjdbDH5Y

Mrs Hughes (Librarian) reading 'Thidwick' https://youtu.be/h3Fclwt88qE 

Mrs Walker reading 'The Princess and the Wizard https://youtu.be/-cx-OiuRIYs

More to follow next week .........

To show our support to parents and children across the county, and as a thank you for continuing to stay at home and save lives, Northamptonshire Police has shared a number of pictures to help keep children entertained at this difficult time. 

One of our officers has hand-drawn three pictures,  (bike.pdfofficer.pdfpcso.pdf), to help keep children entertained – all that is missing is some colour and a little artistic magic.

Once they are coloured in, children are encouraged to hang them in the windows of homes to support those working to keeping you safe.

Our officers will take photos of any pictures they see whilst out on patrol and tweet them. Parents with social media accounts can also take photos of their children with their picture and tag us on Twitter @NorthantsPolice.

Assistant Chief Constable Simon Blatchly, who is leading the Northamptonshire Police response to the COVID-19 pandemic, said: “With many of us parents ourselves and facing similar struggles, we can appreciate the difficulties which parents and carers face at this time.

“We would appreciate seeing the final pictures, so families are encouraged to put the pictures up in their windows to show support for Northamptonshire Police, the NHS and our Keyworker colleagues.

“Our officers on patrol will keep an eye out for the pictures, taking photos and tweeting them to our social media channels to recognise your children’s artistry – or if you’d like to tweet us your photo, we’d love that too!

“We just wanted to take a moment to say thanks and that we’re all in this together. We hope you and they enjoy this and please stay home and save lives.”

Northamptonshire Fire & Rescue Service The Fire and Rescue service has also requested that children & young people, up to the age of 16, whether at home or in school, send in some artwork showing a Firefighter in action. They would like young people to think about the tasks Fire & Rescue do and then come up with some art work and email it in. They plan to feature as many entries as possible on their social media platforms. Please share with your families. Further details can be found on the link below: http://www.northantsfire.gov.uk/2020/05/04/can-you-draw-a-firefighter/

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