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

Coronavirus Update – School closure to most pupils

We have now been instructed to close the school to almost all children after this Friday until further notice.

As advised by the government, we will do all we can to stay open for the children of key workers (e.g. NHS staff, police, others in frontline services) and vulnerable children.

All other children will need to stay at home, so we ask that you do not send your child into school from Monday onwards.

Please note that this is a national closure – as you may have heard in the news – so while it is a challenging situation, we are not alone. We’ll re-open fully as soon as we can and will let you know when this is through our usual communication channels; email, school website and our facebook page.

What we’ll continue doing while your child is at home

Your child’s learning is of course important to us, so we’ll continue to help your child to learn. From Monday, 23rd March onwards:-

  • Parents and Pupils can find work set for them, either in a resource pack, on the relevant class page on the school website. This will be regularly refreshed with new activities on a regular basis.
  • Staff will regularly monitor access to the online tools
  • Parents will be able to contact the school and their teacher(s) by the usual email addresses available to you

If your child usually receives free school meals we will also be in touch with more information about how we will continue to provide this, with support from a scheme that the government has just announced.

What we may not be able to go ahead fully with

  • School trips
  • Breakfast or after-school clubs, other than Acorn Childcare
  • Events

This is as much as we know right now and we appreciate your continued patience as we deal with this ever-changing situation. We understand that this latest news will have an impact on you and your family and it’s far from ideal, but we’ll continue to keep in touch with any updates as the situation develops.

Remember: if you or your child feels ill and you want to know what to do next, please use NHS 111 online.

Thank you again for your continued support, and we will be in touch with more information when we can.

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Following our success at the Northamptonshire Education Awards in July 2019 we are delighted to be involved in the Northamptoshire School Business Alliance (NSBA). NSBA is the brainchild of Ben Thomas (All Things Business), Laura Giddings and James Howarth (RS Components) who are passionate about Northamptonshire businesses supporting Northamptonshire schools and vice versa. As a school we also share this commitment and are keen to help promote the work that is currently taking place in our county. We shall be participating in this fantastic new event helping to inspire our children with the latest technologies in the workplace and planning to take some of our children to RS components in the summer term to STEMfest.

Are you a business looking to support education? Then please get in touch!

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.

View the embedded image gallery online at:
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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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The Next Few Days...
31 Mar
REL Class Assembly
Tue, 31 Mar 2020 9:05 am - 9:35 am
3 Apr
Last Day of Term - mufti day
Fri, 03 Apr 2020
4 Apr
Henry's Friends Easter Egg Trail
Sat, 04 Apr 2020 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Details to follow
6 Apr
Half Term
Mon, 06 Apr 2020 - Fri, 17 Apr 2020
20 Apr
Beginning of Term 5
Mon, 20 Apr 2020
28 Apr
Football (Mixed) Tournament Y5/6
Tue, 28 Apr 2020 3:45 pm - 5:15 pm
A selection of children will be taking part in this local sports competition
30 Apr
Class Photos
Thu, 30 Apr 2020 9:15 am - 11:45 am

School News Updates

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HOUSE POINTS

Totals to end of Term 3 for the academic year 2019/20

4058
Boughton
4263
Rockingham
4309
Sulgrave
4103
Althorpe

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