Welcome to Hazlemere Church of England Combined School
I am delighted to be able to welcome you to Hazlemere Church of England Combined School. We have amazing facilities, including extensive grounds, and serve the community with an explicit and deeply embedded set of Christian values. These underpin the vision of our school.
'To grow in wisdom and stature and in favour with God and men' (Luke 2, v 52).
Through this, everyone is encouraged to be the best they can be by showing:
We have worked to establish an ethos where we strive for high academic standards while ensuring that children are offered a broad, balanced and stimulating and ambitious curriculum. We place value on the importance of forming positive and constructive relationships within the school, and aim to support all children to achieve their potential and have high aspirations in everything they do.
Needless to say, school life is very busy, but also very rewarding. However, please don’t take my word for it, you are most welcome to visit and see for yourself.
Collectively we aim:
We are an inclusive and vibrant school, with a committed staff who work hard to ensure that all our children develop to be confident and independent learners. Our excellent results reflect the rapid progress that all our children make during their time at the school and their high levels of academic attainment.
We pride ourselves on putting the child at the centre of our educational vision with a clear shared ethos, supporting children to be successful. We are forward thinking, creating and developing our curriculum and environment to provide the children with experiences which that capture their curiosity and enthusiasm for learning. Every child is treated as an individual, with their own talents and targets. Teachers and Learning Support Assistants ensure that learning is progressive to extend each child’s development.
New starters in our reception classes enjoy learning in our attractive and stimulating learning environment where they feel confident, secure and challenged. Their thinking and social skills are developed through carefully planned child initiated activities and challenges both in the freeflow learning area and in the large, safe outdoor area. These foundations are then built upon as children continue through Keystage 1, learning independence and responsibility for their learning in creative and engaging environments. This culture of independence is valued and developed as the children progress through the school, as promoted through our curriculum intent.
Fostering a genuine love of reading is something we are passionate about at Hazlemere Church of England Combined School. There is a high focus on learning phonics and reading skills early on and children quickly become independent readers, preparing them well for the further challenges of the whole curriculum as they enter Keystage 2.
The school has strong links in the community and make regular use of the local church. We believe that children’s learning is deepened by first hand experiences, therefore visits out of school are important and staff make excellent use of local places of interest and museums. The children enjoy whole school trips. There are lots of opportunities to take part in theme days and many visitors are welcomed to the school to bring the curriculum to life.
Our staff understand the need to nurture the whole child. Children learn well when they are happy and engaged and so we offer many extra activities in sport, dance, and music through our school clubs.
Parents enjoy affordable wrap around childcare services. Our nursery works alongside our reception class to help children prepare for starting school, giving children the opportunity to become familiar with school life and take part in whole school activities.
To find out more about how we could help your child achieve the best start to their education, please contact the school office for details of our open day visits or to book tours. I look forward to welcoming you.
Mrs Baljit Bhabra