This prospectus provides information concerning the school, as required by the 1980 Education Act, for parents of pupils who will enter the school from within the catchment area and also for other parents who wish to know about the opportunities available.
Hungate was built in 1970 on a semi-open plan design. A new extension was opened in 1993. The buildings include a large, fully-equipped hall, twelve classrooms, two shared areas. Resource areas and a large library/study area. An ICT suite with 16 computers was opened in 2001. There is a fully equipped kitchen in which school meals are prepared to a very high standard. The school has its own outdoor heated swimming pool which the children use during the summer months and a changing room which serves the pool and the hall for PE.
There is also a nursery unit, offering 39 part-time places. The nursery unit operates daily sessions from 9.00 am to 11.30 a.m. and 12.35 pm to 3.05 pm. Places are allocated according to the criteria laid down by the local education authority. They are initially offered to children for the year during which they have their fourth birthday.
Hungate school is situated in large, open grounds which contain an extensive playing field, three playgrounds and a pleasant wildlife area. The life of the school is actively supported by the work of its Governing Body and through the numerous and varied activities of the 'Friends of Hungate Association.'
The School Aims
To create a secure, happy and stimulating environment within which children can work and play together peacefully and successfully.
To provide and promote equal opportunities for each child so that they can participate in all school activities recognising that each individual has positive things to offer.
To promote good relationships with parents/guardians, encouraging them to be partners in their child's learning.
To encourage self motivation, self discipline and a growing awareness of self assessment thus enabling each child to develop their independence so beginning to determine their own future and therefore helping them to prepare for the next stage of education and ultimately adult life.
To develop in each child confidence and competence, at the same time as promoting moral, spiritual and social responsibility.
To encourage each child to achieve the highest standards of which they are capable.
To promote politeness, courtesy, consideration and respect for each other.
To develop a concern for the quality of their immediate environment and an understanding of the world in which they live and work, and the inter-dependence of individuals, groups and nations.
To develop an awareness and appreciation of human achievements and aspirations, in our own and other societies.
To gain understanding of and respect for religious and moral values and an appreciation and tolerance of other groups, races, religions, ways of life and points of view.
To strive for excellence.
We all have high expectations of our school. We believe very strongly that only when school and home work closely together can we help our children to achieve their best. When your child begins school we will provide you with a copy of this partnership, requesting you to sign it as an indication of your support for its principles.
What parents should expect of the school
As parents, you quite rightly expect that the school will :
- provide your children with a safe, well-ordered caring environment in which learning take place.
- value your children as individuals.
- provide challenging programmes of teaching, guidance and a range of opportunities designed to enable your children to reach their potential.
- encourage you to be involved with your children's education both at home and school.
- provide regular homework that supports your children's progress.
- offer you regular information about the progress and performance of your children.
- give you early warning of problems your children may be having with work, relationships or discipline.
- support you by contacting you should your children have unexpectedly not arrived at school.
- make it easy for you to express your views on wider school issues and that the school will recognise and value those views.
As a school, we will do our utmost to live up to your expectations.