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.
It is currently a community one form entry primary co-educational school for children aged 4 – 11 but we are set to extend to two form entry from September 2016. The Local Authority has therefore increased our Planned Admission number for Reception Class from 30 to 60 for the academic year 2014/15 onwards.
This school was built in 2004 and comprises 7 classrooms, a large central hall, music room, offices and staff room. A double temporary classroom will house the additional classes over the next two years while the school is remodelled and extended.
The school grounds are secure, set with trees, hedges and fencework. There is a pond area where the children can observe wildlife and a trim-trail for the children to execise on.
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.
Below is a link to our Prospectus which we hope you will read 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.
The rear phase is rapidly taking shape. Externally the cladding is wrapped around the building and is almost complete: just the finishing touches to do. Preparation is underway to start the rendering to the playground faces. Once complete the scaffolding will be removed and the full extent of the external works can be seen clearly. The roof lights over one of the new reception classrooms are a fabulous feature; we can't wait to show these off to you.
You will no doubt have seen the hive of activity at the front of the site last week. The piling rig did a fantastic job and actually finished a day earlier than expected. This week the site layout for the front begins in earnest.
After what has seemed to be an endless list of unforeseen problems the light is finally beginning to shine on us! The new project manager has decided to move us from project 13 to project 1 in his folder; hopefully this will change our luck!! School, the Architect, Project Manager and Site Foreman are now meeting every Friday to review progress and discuss schedules for the following week.
This week you will see a hive of activity at the front of the site as preparation begins on the ground works
. The wooden cladding is rapidly wrapping around the rear extension and the windows and doors are finally in place. Internally the area is now watertight so the dehumidifies are drying out the space in preparation for the plasterers. The roof lights are a fabulous feature to one of the new reception classrooms which will be flooded with natural light.
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