A very warm welcome to Hellingly Community Primary School. We are very proud of our happy and successful village school, where our enthusiastic staff make learning fun and exciting. Hellingly is a lively, dynamic, hardworking and caring community school. We have a strong ethos of learning and you will find us friendly, open and eager to work together to provide the best opportunities for your children.

We set high standards and have high expectations of everyone in our school. Mutual respect, tolerance and consideration for others underpin our high expectations through which we all can achieve and contribute to the life of the school as a whole. We have a very strong community and are always very well supported by our parents and the governing body.

I hope you will find the information on our website helpful as you find out about our school and our excellent facilities. The Class Pages give you a summary of learning across the year, while our Prospectus provides practical details about coming to school at Hellingly. The best way to find out more is to come and have a look round. Please kyra_wardfeel free to make an appointment and we will be delighted to show you round.

Kyra Ward, Headteacher

We are a good school with outstanding leadership & management - OFSTED June 2016

We are delighted to announce that following the recent inspection we have been judged by Ofsted as good with outstanding features. We are so proud of our collective achievement and are delighted for the children who excelled themselves during the inspection and demonstrated just how good typical days are at our school.

We were so proud when the inspectors noted ‘the excellent improvements in attitudes to learning have contributed well to the improved progress that pupils are making. A consistent example across the school is how pupils work together with partners to discuss issues and politely challenge each other to improve their work’. Also, ‘there is an extremely positive and ambitious culture within the school. Everyone works together to achieve the best for the pupils of Hellingly.’ We are thrilled that the inspection team recognised the tireless hard work, commitment, dedication and diligent professionalism that occur every day across our school. What the inspectors saw on the two days of the inspection was no different to life in school on a daily basis at Hellingly and the inspection team recognized this from the moment they walked through the door on the first day. All our school community richly deserves this judgment and I am sure you will join us in congratulating all those involved.

As you know, the welfare of our children is our top priority and we were also delighted that the inspection team acknowledged this. ‘The school’s work to promote pupil’s personal development and welfare is outstanding’.

As always the children were a credit to the school community and we all felt very proud of them. As the inspectors commented ‘Behaviour is good. Around the school, pupils have good manners and are courteous and respectful to visitors’.

There are so many quotes we could reproduce here…. please take time to read the report in full!

Our ‘Good’ judgment will not bring a hint of complacency and we continue to share a constant desire for improvement. We have a detailed school improvement plan in place to work on the areas for development as outlined in the report to ensure all children reach for their own stars!

This is such a memorable and remarkable time for Hellingly and as Headteacher and Chair of Governors we could not be more proud. Once again we would like to thank you all for being so supportive of our school and community and we look forward to continuing our work together to support our children now and in the future.