Hackbridge Primary School

Hackbridge Primary School

Hackbridge Road, Wallington, SM6 7AX

Federated with Spencer Nursery School

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About Our School

Having been a popular three form entry primary school with a maintained nursery for many years, after an exciting expansion, from September 2018 we became a four form entry primary school, with maintained nurseries, on a split site. Located close to Hackbridge Station, we have been at the heart of our community for over 100 years.

We aim to work in partnership to enable each child to reach the highest possible standards of learning, whilst encouraging everyone to develop an enthusiasm for life, together with a sense of pride in themselves, our school and our community.

Our original ‘Hackbridge Corner’ site has a 52 part-time place (15 hours universal free education) nursery and three forms of entry (90 pupils) from Reception to Year 6.

Our new ‘London Road’ site, which will house its first pupils in the spring 2019, will have a 26 full-time place (30 hours free education (15 hours universal plus 15 hours extended entitlement)) nursery and initially one form of entry for Reception (30 pupils). In 2018/2019, our current Year 6 cohort will also be based on the new London Road site, to make use of the facilities there.

The ‘London Road’ site will expand by a year group each year until it is fully one form of entry from Reception to Year 6 by September 2024.

Across both sites, the school is very fortunate to have specialist provisions for ICT, Music, Design & Technology/Art and well-equipped libraries. In addition to these, we also have a specialist Sports Hall at our 'Hackbridge Corner' site and are very excited about the addition of a new playing field on our 'London Road' site. On both sites, we have wonderful pond areas providing an ideal space for science and quiet activities. Our Family Room at 'Hackbridge Corner' provides a venue for a range of family activities, including our Friday morning 'Stay & Play' sessions which are open to pre-school children and their parents/carers in our community. 

We are fortunate to be able to offer children the opportunity to access age appropriate play spaces as they move through the school. There are separate playgrounds for each age range.

The Early Years Foundation Stage department of our school consists of three Nursery classes – Caterpillars and Tadpoles (morning and afternoon places - 15 hours) and Honeybees (all day 30 hour places) and four Reception classes – Badgers, Hedgehogs,Squirrels and Moles. Parents must apply to London Borough of Sutton Admissions Department during their child's time in Nursery for a place in our Reception classes. At the end of the Reception year, children move into Key Stage 1. This covers Years 1 and 2; children aged 5 years to 7 years.

At the end of Year 2, children move into Key Stage 2. This covers Years 3 to 6, children aged 7 to 11. At the end of Year 6 children move to a wide range High Schools.

Each class in Key Stage 1 and 2 is named after an animal or bird.

During a normal school week, twenty four hours and thirty five minutes are spent on teaching for Reception & Key Stage One, with twenty five hours for Key Stage Two, excluding the daily act of worship and all breaks.

For Reception pupils joining us from September 2018 onwards, the London Borough of Sutton will allocate 120 pupils to the school and then, after the national offer day each year, the school will determine which site each child will attend for that year and advise parents accordingly.

From September 2018, pupils within the school may be educated on either school site each year and not just at the school site which they originally begin at.

Pupils at either school site will also access the facilities and resources on either school site e.g. the new school playing field on the ‘London Road’ site or the Sports Hall on our ‘Hackbridge Corner’ site.

 

School Hours

Hackbridge Corner site   London Road site
8.35am Gates open 8.50am
8.45am

Start of school day/registration

(5 minutes)

9.00am
8.50am - 10.20am

Teaching session 1

(90 minutes)

9.05am - 10.35am
10.20am - 10.35am

Assembly

(15 minutes)

10.35am - 10.50am
10.35am - 10.50am

Playtime

(15 minutes)

10.50am - 11.05am
10.50am - 12.20pm

Teaching session 2

(90 minutes)

11.05am - 12.35pm
12.20pm - 1.15pm

Lunchtime

(55 minutes)

12.35pm - 1.30pm

1.15pm - 3.10pm (YR to Y2)

1.15pm - 3.15pm (Y3 to Y6)

Teaching session 3

(115 minutes Infants)

(120 minutes Juniors)

1.30pm - 3.25pm (YR to Y2)

1.30pm - 3.30pm (Y3 to Y6)

 

Nursery classes

at Hackbridge Corner site

                          

Nursery classes

at London Road site

Caterpillars 8.45am - 11.45am Honeybees 9.15am - 3.15pm
Tadpoles 12.20pm - 3.20pm

 

The school cannot accept responsibility for pupils before the gates are open for YR to Y6 pupils or before the start time of each nursery class session.

It is important that all children arrive for school on time. Any child arriving after this time is late for school and will be marked as such in the register. Children who arrive after registration has closed will be marked as 'Late Absent'; this is seen as an unauthorised absence.

At the end of the day any parent who is going to be delayed is asked to ensure that they have telephoned the School Office by 2:30pm so that their child can be reassured and looked after until their arrival. If you are delayed on route please make sure that you also telephone the office.

In the interests of safety, if your child is being collected by someone other than yourself the school must be informed, or your child will not be allowed to leave.

During school hours no child is allowed to leave the school premises unless accompanied by a responsible adult. Please let us know in advance of any appointments for your child in school time. They should be collected from the School Office.

 

Extended Services: Breakfast Club & After School Club

The school has a Breakfast Club which opens at 7:45am and provides pupils with breakfast and before school supervision. Any parent needing a place at the Breakfast Club please contact the School Office. We currently offer both regular and casual places.

The school works in collaboration with the Jancett Group of Day Nurseries, who provide a Play Safe club on school premises, from 3.15pm until 6.30pm each school day. More information is available from the School Office or from Jancett here.

 

Security

We take security very seriously at Hackbridge Primary School. All doors to the highway are protected by digital locks and we have a CCTV system.

All visitors coming into the school buildings, including parents, must use the front door and sign in and out at the school office using the computerised inVentry system. Visitors who have an up to date DBS certificate are asked to register the details with the school office. All helpers within school have police clearance in line with DBS guidelines. Visitors who do not have a DBS/CRB check are not left alone on the school premises.