Welcome to The Jenny Hammond Primary School.
We are a small, multicultural community school situated in the southern part of Waltham Forest.
Our school opened in 1994 with just 6 children and increased in size over 7 years. Our published admission number is 420 as we are now in the process of becoming a two-form entry school with our first additional Reception class joining us in September 2015. An additional class will be added each year after that until we become a complete 2 form entry school in 2022.
The most important people at The Jenny Hammond Primary School are the children and we recognise and value the partnership we have between school and home. We see education as an ongoing process and we feel proud to have the exciting task of joining with parents in their children’s development.
Our children’s social and emotional development determines their attainment at primary school and beyond. Their well-being and life chances depend on their self-esteem, self-awareness, how positively they think, and how well they use their internal resources. This is why the school ethos is a commitment to Engage, Inspire & Empower all of our children. Our children think positively, believe in themselves, are confident and assertive. They go for their goals with a 'can do' attitude and belief in themselves.
We pride ourselves in our inclusive approach to education and welcome all children into our school community. Our vision and values are clearly communicated to all members of the school and this is evident in the ways that our children interact with each other and with staff. Ours is a happy, harmonious school.
Our school is recognised in the local community for our creativity and for providing a child-centred philosophy, treating each child as an individual. Children are organised to work in small groups, individually or as members of the whole class depending on the activity. Our creativity has been recognised with an ‘ArtsMark Silver Level’ award.
We introduced a new creative curriculum in September 2014 which we believe will continue to excite the children with new topics and inspire them in taking their learning forward. Homework in the form of POWer projects, alongside the children presenting their projects to the class, has transformed the way we approach homework and the impact it has on the children's learning.
Since the school opened we have had 4 very positive Ofsted inspections; the latest, in March 2012, judged the school as ‘Good’ with ‘Outstanding’ for behaviour and safety.
We have positive rewards for behaviour including team points and “Golden Time”. Our behaviour policy is supported by our UNICEF Rights Respecting School and Stonewall School Champion awards.
At The Jenny Hammond Primary School we are very proud of our school community and the hard work that is given by all.
We know that your child and your family will be happy members of our school community.