Henry's Friends

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

Read More


School News

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

Read More


Our Curriculum

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

Read More


Important Facts

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

Read More

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

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/
 

School remains open to our key worker families during this difficult time. We are fortunate to have such extensive outside space and access to lots of arts and crafts materials. This week some of the children have been putting both to good use.

Image

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.

Advice_and_tips_on_Mental_Health_and_Wellbeing_Governor_Guideversion3.pdf

The DfE has brought together an initial list of online educational resources to help children to learn at home. These websites have been identified by some of the country’s leading educational experts and offer a wide range of support and resources for pupils of all ages. The list includes subject-specific resources for:

 English ,  Maths ,  Science,   PE,   Wellbeing,   Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

The link to the resources can be found here. 

Futures_Day_2020.pdf

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!

Read the Ofsted Report

Read comments from our last Ofsted Report

The Next Few Days...
10 Feb
Individual School Photos
Date Wed, 10 Feb 2021 8:15 am - 12:15 pm
12 Feb
15 Feb
Half term
Mon, 15 Feb 2021 - Fri, 19 Feb 2021
22 Feb
Beginning of Term 4
Mon, 22 Feb 2021
26 Mar
29 Mar
Easter break
Mon, 29 Mar 2021 - Fri, 09 Apr 2021
12 Apr
Beginning of term 5
Mon, 12 Apr 2021

School News Updates

What do they say about our school?

HOUSE POINTS

Totals to end of Term 1 for the academic year 2020/21

1065
Boughton
1116
Rockingham
1118
Sulgrave
1096
Althorpe

TOP