About Our School

We are a popular three form entry primary school, with attached nursery, 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.

The school consists of three main buildings and we are also very fortunate to have specialist provision for ICT, Music, Design & Technology/Art and a well equipped library. In addition to these we also have a specialist Sports Hall which was funded by the National Lottery. Our Family Room provides a venue for a range of family activities. Our wonderful pond area provides an ideal space for science and quiet activities.

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 two Nursery classes – Caterpillars and Tadpoles and three Reception classes – Badgers, Hedgehogs and Squirrels. 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.

School Hours

Nursery Caterpillar Class

8:45 am—11:45 am

Nursery Tadpoles Class

12:20 pm—3:20 pm

Reception & Key Stage One

8:45 am—3:10 pm

Key Stage Two

8:45 am—3:15 pm

Lunch time

12:20 pm—1:15 pm

Children are allowed into school at 8:40 am. The school cannot accept responsibility for pupils before this time.

Registration begins at 8:45 am. 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 2:30 pm 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. The current cost is £3.50 per day. Any parent needing a place at the Breakfast Club please contact the school office. We 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 3:15 pm until 6:30 pm each school day. More information is available from the school office.

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.