Hook C of E Primary School was opened in 1976 and is a pleasant semi-open plan building surrounded by ample playing fields and school grounds.
The school has close links with the local church of St. Mary’s. Children regularly visit the church to take part in worships on special occasions such as Harvest and Christmas. The Church Wardens always make the children very welcome when they are studying an aspect of the church as part of their curriculum studies. They also visit school on occasions to join children in their school assembly.
As Christians we believe that as well as their physical, intellectual and emotional needs, children should grow up with some insight into the spiritual dimensions of life.
In October 2002 Hook C.E. Primary School was included in Her Majesty’s Inspectors OFSTED publication “The Curriculum in Successful Primary Schools”. This places the school as one of the most successful in the country. In April 2006 and May 2009 we were awarded outstanding gradings by HMI, Ofsted. The school now enjoys a national and international reputation for its innovative curriculum and hosts many open days for visiting teachers, governors and education experts.
At Hook C E Primary School we are committed to the continuing professional development of all our staff in order that they can offer our children the highest quality teaching and learning opportunities. We are committed to ensuring that all children are given the opportunity to develop in every area of their lives. By gaining awards in different areas of development, it affords us the opportunity to evaluate and reflect upon practice and provision in our school. We hold the Healthy School Award, Quality Mark for Basic Skills, the Inclusion Gold Award.
To create a challenging learning environment which enables each individual to achieve their highest potential through the promotion of creativity, imagination, positive attitudes, independence and excellence in a supportive caring atmosphere of mutual trust and respect, equipping the individual with the necessary skills to cope with an ever-changing world.
Aims of the School
Pupils will be given the opportunity to:-
- Achieve the highest standards and make the best progress in all areas of their lives by having high expectations of themselves and others.
- Develop lively, enquiring, imaginative and creative minds with the ability to question and argue rationally and to apply themselves to tasks.
- Develop the effective use of the key skills of communication, numeracy and information technology.
- Develop the ability to work independently and co-operatively.
- Apply themselves effectively to a wide range of tasks and activities.
- Transfer skills already learned to new ideas and concepts.
- Develop the ability to reflect upon and appraise their own work.
- Develop the ability to appreciate, express and communicate ideas in a variety of aesthetic, creative and imaginative forms.
- Develop personal health and fitness.
- Develop a reasoned set of attitudes, values and beliefs.
- Develop their self-confidence and self-esteem.
- Develop an understanding of how to take care of themselves and stay safe.
- Develop personal attitudes to all aspects of school life.
- Develop the ability to respond flexibly to change.
- Develop an understanding of the multi-cultural nature of society and to foster respect for those with different religions, beliefs and ways of life.
- Develop an understanding of the world in which they live, and the interdependence of individuals, groups, nations and the environment.
- Develop the facility to become active, responsible citizens in the school and wider community.
- Develop a sense of self-respect with the capacity to live both as independent, self-motivated and self-disciplined adults and as contributory members of co-operative groups among which the family is a particularly important group.
- Develop an understanding of the basic skills required for varying employment patterns in a fast-changing world.
- Develop interests and skills, which will enable them to enjoy and make the best use of leisure time.
- Develop the ability to appreciate human achievements and aspirations.