Welcome to Heathmere Primary School
It gives me great pleasure to introduce the children, staff and governors of Heathmere Primary School. Ofsted rated our school as GOOD in November 2014. We are immensely proud of our school and our children.
At Heathmere, we set high standards for our children and we want them - by the time they reach year 6 - to be ready for secondary school. Our school values of Respect, Resilience and High Expectations underpin everything that we do – we believe these are values that will help children through their school years and also throughout their adult life.
Ethos: Always Learning
Learning is at the centre of everything we do at Heathmere – we believe children should be ‘Always Learning’.
We focus clearly on developing children’s skills and understanding in reading, writing and maths. Children are expected to read widely. We have a well-stocked library, engaging book corners and even a little library in our playground. Maths is taught every day in the morning and children also develop their skills in the afternoon in a whole class ‘maths meeting’. Writing is taught using high-quality books, including picture books.
We also pride ourselves on our wider curriculum which includes lots of exciting opportunities to learn both inside and outside the classroom. We have lots of interesting trips, workshops and, this year, we even have our own Artist in Residence and Author in Residence working across the school.
The school also benefits from large grounds and lots of space to play and learn. We have recently refurbished the outdoor space in our Early Years and the children are now able to enjoy a new playground in Key Stage One.
We expect all our children to achieve and to become the very best that they can be and this vision will drive us as we aim to keep improving our school. Our children have the greatest chance of succeeding if parents and school work together in partnership and we pride ourselves on being a friendly, open and listening school. As a school, we are committed to inclusion. Safeguarding children and ensuring their welfare is a priority for us and we will work with parents to make sure all our children are safe.
Please do browse the website for more information, and email or phone the school if you would like to come and visit. Thank you for visiting!
Miss Emma Lewis