Welcome to Headcorn Primary School.
We are now a two form entry school with 60 admission places being offered in Reception (Early Years) classes. We have around two hundred and thirty pupils in eight classes, and educate children from Reception, up to Year Six. We have fully qualified and highly dedicated teachers to ensure that our children are working to the extent of their abilities.
Our ethos is to provide a happy, stimulating atmosphere in which children are supported to reach their potential. We pride ourselves on our purposeful learning environment; blending academic challenge and enrichment whilst ensuring well rounded character development.
We offer a broad and balanced curriculum with a wide variety of learning opportunities to nurture individual skills and cultivate team work, laying the foundation for life. We hope that all children, parents and staff will regard their time at Headcorn as valuable, rewarding and fun!
We are proud to be considered a 'Good' school. "Headcorn is a caring, friendly and happy school where pupils feel valued, behave well and enjoy all that they do." Please click here to read our most recent Ofsted inspection report.
Our school has a very distinct ethos. At Headcorn Primary we believe that we are educating children for the life ahead of them, and that our foremost goal is to develop fully rounded, happy and confident children. To do that, we must help them to succeed, at their own ability level, in every way possible.
Consequently, we place emphasis on the importance of delivering a broad and balanced curriculum and do all that we can to support all children to reach their potential. We greatly value art, music and PE, and the school offers an excellent range of clubs, more of which are free and run by members of staff. For more details please see the Clubs page .
We try to encourage independence within our children at every opportunity and offer them opportunities to play an active role within their classes and school life, from having responsibility for simple tasks, to serving on the school learning council.
We monitor children's progress closely, and have strategies to ensure that they achieve all that they can in English, Maths and all subject areas. Teachers and Teaching Assistants work with the more able, as well as those requiring extra support, to ensure that they can all succeed at a level appropriate for them.
We are lucky at Headcorn Primary to have such extensive facilities. We have two separate playgrounds, one for Key Stage 1 and one for Key Stage 2, a very large playing field, a heated outdoor swimming pool, large hall and a dedicated computer suite. The classes are well resourced and we use technology, to enhance the delivery of the curriculum.
Parents play an important part in the life of the school. They help during lessons, listening to children read for example. Other parents with particular expertise help to run art and sports clubs. We have a thriving Parent, Teacher, Friend Association.
We are constantly developing the way we share information with parents and encourage them to play an active part in the education of their child. Annual written reports are typically produced in the summer term. The reports contain advice to support each child's development, as well as an overview of their progress so far. Parents also receive regular feedback, on how their child is progressing in English and Maths, with small step targets so that the child can be helped at home.
Headcorn Primary is a good school because of the commitment of our staff, governors, parents and pupils. This was confirmed by the last Ofsted inspection, when the inspectors judged our school to be good overall - and copy of the Ofsted inspection report can be found under the 'School Performance' tab. With our determination and vision, it will continue to grow and improve into an even better school.
If you would like a better understanding of our school, come and see us at work. We would be happy to show you around and answer any questions you might have. If you would like to talk to us, please contact our School Administrator, Mrs Carrie Bennett, or the Head Teacher, Miss Sarah Symonds.