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

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"

Back in 2014 and before the building expansion programme started we began exploring the possibility of becoming an eco-school. 

It all starts in the classroom

Eco-Schools is a growing phenomenon, which encourages young people to engage in their environment by allowing them the opportunity to actively protect it. It starts in the classroom, it expands to the school and eventually fosters change in the community at large. Through this programme, young people experience a sense of achievement at being able to have a say in the environmental management policies of the school, ultimately steering them towards certification and the prestige which comes with being awarded a Green Flag. The Eco-Schools programme is an ideal way for schools to embark on a meaningful path towards improving the environment in both the school and the local community, while at the same time having a life-long positive impact on the lives of our young people, their families, school staff and local authorities. More information can be found on the following link about Eco-Schools.

On Friday, 22nd March 2019 we shall be launching Eco-Schools with the Big School Clean-Up and a 'Love My Hebe' planting event. The idea is to involve the children, staff and governors to bring along a Hebe plant (any variety) for planting on the bank adjacent to the top pedestrain bank during the day. The children will be encourage to tend their plant, watching it grow and flourish alongside themselves and a lasting legacy as they move onto the next stage of their school career. 

Sincere thanks to two of our parents, Mr and Mrs Vaughan, of Hydroponics, Wellingborough, for their generous donation of compost for planting and wooden plant stakes for the children to be able to write their name to identify their plant and Bosworth Garden Centre for the offer of 10% discount. Tandee Nursery, Barnwell have also committed to 10% discount. 

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The Next Few Days...
22 Jul
KS2 Choir
Mon, 22 Jul 2019 3:20 pm - 4:30 pm
22 Jul
Family picnic
Mon, 22 Jul 2019 6:15 pm - 7:45 pm
Family picnic on the school grounds - open to current and new families.
£5 for a family ticket (2 adults & up to 3 children), £1 for extra children
23 Jul
Freestyle - Dodgeball
Tue, 23 Jul 2019 8:00 am - 8:50 am
23 Jul
Y6 Leavers Assembly
Tue, 23 Jul 2019 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm
24 Jul
Last day of term - mufti day
Wed, 24 Jul 2019
24 Jul
Freestyle Gymnastics
Wed, 24 Jul 2019 8:00 am - 8:50 am

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HOUSE POINTS

Totals to end of Term 4 for the academic year 2018/19

3800
Boughton
4222
Rockingham
3785
Sulgrave
4050
Althorpe

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