Hungerford Primary School opened in May 1971. It has grown considerably since the early days and now has a school population of 460 pupils.
There has been a planned investment programme to help the school develop, including a large new infant and nursery block, the provision of new junior classrooms and a complete upgrading of all glazing, window frames and entrances to the Junior block. There are also plans for continued improvements over the next 5 years.
Children's hard play area
The eighteen members of our teaching staff work with single age groups and are committed to providing a broad and balanced education in relation to both the National Curriculum and more recently the literacy, numeracy and ITC strategies.
The are 18 teachers supported by a team of 14 fully qualified teaching assistants who assist in a variety of ways to deliver the curriculum. We also have a team of 14 Midday Assistants. The resources provided were recognised by OFSTED as being of a high quality. We also have a team of twelve midday Assistants who care for the children during the midday break.
Infant Class area
The school also has a maintenance officer, secretary, clerical assistant,cook and cleaning and kitchen staff.
The Staff are well supported by the Governors, many of who help us on a daily basis in the class areas. Staff and Governors regularly attend courses to up-date their expertise and knowledge in the ever-widening field of educational development.
The driving force in all that we do is to provide a quality education for all the children in our care.
The aims of the school are to help each pupil to:
acquire knowledge, skills and practical abilities, and the will to use them in ways appropriate to his or her abilities, natural gifts and special needs, in accordance with the National Curriculum and beyond.,
develop qualities of mind, body, spirit, feeling and imagination;
Ceramic tile print depicting Crewe as a railway town
Painting on canvas and landscape
appreciate human achievements in art, music, science, technology and literature;
acquire understanding of social and economic order, along with a reasoned set of attitudes, values and beliefs;
prepare for their adult lives at home, at work, at leisure, and at large as consumers and citizens;
develop a sense of self-respect, the capacity to live as self-motivated adults and the ability to function as contributing members of co-operative groups.
As a school we also aim to provide a welcoming, attractive, secure and stimulating environment in which each child can develop mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually, at a rate and level appropriate to his/her needs.