Henry Chichele Primary School opened in 2004 as a Community Primary School initially catering for a maximum number of 210 children, aged 4 to 11 years. The school was asked to increase Planned Admission Numbers (PAN) from 30 to 60 for the academic year 2014/15 onwards as we start the journey to extend to two form entry and maximum capacity of 420. 

An extensive programme of building works commenced in March 2016 and is due to be completed for summer 2017. Whilst the work means that our usual high standard of presentation is somewhat challenging we look forward to the end result with much excitement. 

The school is well supported by the parents who the school value immensely. 

The pupil’s behaviour is judged to be outstanding and they are highly motivated learners.


The school colours (burgundy and gold) and the logo are based on the original Chichele School colours. Henry Chichele (a former Archbishop of Canterbury, who came from Higham Ferrers) founded All Souls College in Oxford, and we have gained permission from the college to use the Henry Chichele Coat of Arms.
The school governors have taken the decision to provide a simple, smart and cost-effective uniform for all children. The basic uniform is:

Key Stage 1 children (Reception, Year 1 and Year 2)

  • Sweatshirt (with embroidered logo)
  • Cardigan (made from sweatshirt material, with embroidered logo)
  • Polo shirt (see note below)
  • Summer dress (yellow gingham)

Key Stage 2 children (Year 3, 4, 5 and 6)

  • V-neck Sweatshirt (with embroidered logo)
  • Cardigan (made from sweatshirt material, with embroidered logo)
  • Clip on Tie
  • White shirt (long or short sleeved)

Children may wear any plain grey/black school trousers, shortsskirts, pinafore dresses with the embroidered sweatshirt/cardigan and polo shirt* (KS1) or white shirt (KS2). (*Polo shirts, which have an embroidered logo, are available from the uniform supplier, but are entirely optional; parents may purchase a plain white polo shirt from any supplier).

Black school shoes should be worn (not trainers). Ankle boots may be worn but knee length “fashion” boots are not suitable for indoor wear.
It is expected that all children will wear uniform to school.  The Governing Body wish to create a smart school, with smartly dressed children at a reasonable cost to parents.

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Sports Kit

The PE kit consists of black PE/sports shorts and plain burgundy T-shirt with the school logo, for all children. Parents are requested to provide a named, drawstring bag to hold the PE kit in whilst at school. These items are available through the school's uniform supplier, Karl Sports.

For outside PE, your child will need plain black tracksuit trousers and a plain black sweatshirt (unbranded, no large lettering/not “designer”).  Children will need to wear plain trainers, white or black, with NON MARKING SOLES please. Outside PE kit is not necessary for Reception pupils until Term 5.

Make Up

It is not appropriate for any child to wear make up to school.

Health and Safety

We expect sensible, considerate behaviour within the classroom and in the playground, and encourage children to be aware of their own and others’ safety.


No jewellery is permitted at school, except studs in pierced ears.  For PE and swimming, these studs should be removed before coming to school on these days.  Children with long hair will need a soft hair band or hair tie to fasten back their hair for PE and for some DT lessons.
We aim to promote a healthy attitude and approach to life and have an expectation that most children will walk or cycle to school with appropriate supervision.
The Governing Body is responsible for health and safety matters and issues relating to health and safety at school are discussed and monitored by the Premises Committee.

School Lunches

The children at our school have the option of bringing a packed lunch or eating a hot meal. Universal Infant Free School Meals are currently available for all children in Key Stage 1 (Reception, Years 1 and 2). Do remember that our new supplier, Love Food, do also provide a packed lunch and wrap option.

Packed Lunch

Our school has been awarded the Northamptonshire Healthy Schools Award.  As a result there is an expectation that the contents of your child’s lunch box will be as healthy as possible.  We often talk to the children about healthy options and the reasons why it is important to eat healthily.  We would like your support to make this a reality at lunchtime.  Please do not put Fizzy drinks or sweets in your child’s lunchbox as these are not acceptable.

We also politely request that wherever possible, parents refrain from giving children peanut butter or nut related products in their lunchboxes as we do, from time to time, have children on roll who are allergic to these products.

Hot Meals

Our new provider for September 2016 is Love Food please see the details on the school news update section).