|Dorchester Avenue, DA5 3AJ, UK Bexley|
+44 (0)208 303 2688
|Welcome to Hurst Primary School
Hurst Primary is a well-established, friendly and caring school. It is situated on a large campus in the middle of a residential area in Bexley. The building is set in beautiful grounds with three playgrounds and two large fields.
The lower school was built six years ago and the classrooms are spacious and well-equipped, all leading onto the playground. One wing of the new building is an Early Years Unit. This is to give the children a secure, comfortable and welcoming start to school life in spite of being such a large school.
Hurst School is well-resourced. It has a hard-working and stable staff and it places great emphasis on the three core subjects. It is a health-promoting school and is committed to encouraging positive attitudes to health to both staff and children.
The parents at Hurst Primary are supportive and it is a policy of the school to do everything possible to make them welcome at the school and for them to be made to realise that they play an important part in the development of their children. There is a thriving Parents' Association which provides a variety of social functions and fund raising activities during the year. The dates of these functions will be regularly updated on the web site.
Hurst is a large primary school. We have over 600 children on roll ranging in age from the nursery children, who have recently joined us, to the ten and eleven year olds in Year 6 who are in their final year. At present we are very fortunate in that most classes have no more than 30 children.
|'Teaching children to their full potential in a happy and caring environment'|
These are the aims of the staff of Hurst Primary School:
- To help pupils acquire knowledge and skills with understanding at a level appropriate to each child's age, aptitude and ability
- To help children become balanced and independent young people, having respect for themselves and others
- To help pupils develop lively, enquiring minds, the ability to question and argue rationally and to apply themselves to tasks and physical skills
- To help pupils to acquire knowledge and skills relevant to adult life in a fast-changing world
- To help pupils to use language and numbers effectively
- To instil respect for religious and moral values, and tolerance of other races, religions and ways of life
- To help pupils to be aware of their cultural heritage and to understand the world in which they live and the interdependence of individuals, groups and nations
- To instil an appreciation and enjoyment of the creative arts
- To help pupils to appreciate human achievements and aspirations
- To help pupils to achieve these aims in a happy and stimulating atmosphere
The Parents Association has enjoyed a very successful start to the school year. On September 20th, our AGM was fairly well attended by parents of children in various year groups and 7 of these people volunteered to join the committee. We are always pleased to welcome new members, as they bring new ideas with them and we hope that they will enjoy their time serving on the committee.
As in previous years, the Parents Association organised a Firework Display, which was held on Friday November 5th and was a huge success. Thank you to everyone who gave up their time to help at this function, as we always need plenty of volunteers to ensure that it is a fun and safe evening for those watching the display. Thanks also to all the people who supported the event by buying tickets and coming along to watch. All the money raised goes to the school and all the children benefit.
It was only a week later that we held our annual Christmas Bazaar, which was another successful fundraising event. There were all the usual games and side-shows, as well as refreshments and a cake stall groaning under the weight of all the lovely cakes that were donated. Thank you to all the organisers of the Bazaar, to those parents who sent donations into school and to everyone who came along to support the event.
The Parents Association Trophy, which is awarded to the class in which the most children sell their two books of Grand Draw Tickets, was won by Mrs Johnson's class and we thank them very much for all their efforts. The cup will be engraved with their class name and is theirs to keep until the summer.
These two events raised more than £3000 for the school.
Christmas is almost here and we are looking forward to the parties which are held for the children in the week before they break up. We are always in need of helpers at these parties, to prepare and serve the food and drinks. So if you are free on the 15th, 16th or 17th of December, in the afternoon, please let the School Office know and they will pass the message on to us. Thank you.
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