BUCKHURST HILL COMMUNITY PRIMARY SCHOOL
LEARNING WHILST CARING AND SHARING
Lower Queens Road
Head Teacher: Miss Lesley Howes
Adults and children at
We also consider our parents, carers and local residents as being an important part of our community. We have a very active PTA and a very successful Community Links project which involves local elderly people visiting our school on a regular basis. e.g. Pancake Tea Afternoon, Strawberry Tea, Harvest Festival Tea.
Our last inspection by OFSTED was in February 2009. The Inspection was led by Her Majesties Inspector – Helen Ranger. We were delighted by the outcome of the inspection which fundamentally validated the school’s own assessment of its progress and areas of development. Many aspects of the school were considered to be outstanding. Parents are invited to look at the report on the documents page of this website.
We are proud to be a member of the Epping Forest Area Schools Group (EFASG), which was established in 1993. The original group of 12 schools has now grown to a maximum capacity of 21.The Consortium employs a finance manager, Lynne Reed. She supports the schools in all aspects of financial administration. She has created an efficient structure through which necessary support services can be purchased in the most efficient manner. We also employ a Curriculum Manager who organises training programmes across the Consortium Schools.
Over the past 11 years the Consortium has developed into a network of schools, supporting each other in a range of developments. This supportive local structure works together for future developments and challenges.
The Consortium continues to add to the quality of educational provision that we provide for the children within all of our schools.
The school’s facilities and resources.
The school was founded in 1873 in
In November 2011 we opened a new extension consisting of a new hall, an early years teaching area, two year 1 classrooms, a reading area and a staffroom. In all, our school now consists of fifteen teaching bases, two halls, a computer suite and offices, plus the Learning Support Centre. As of September 2011 we are now a 2 form (60 children) entry school.
Our Learning Support Centre includes a Sensory Studio and 2 small teaching bases where two days a week music & play therapy is offered to children from the consortium schools. It also houses a Special Needs lending library for teachers.
On a Tuesday morning we work with the local Children’s Centre to offer a support programme for 0-5 special needs children and their parents. Children attend with their parent/carer and access the sensory room and soft play area. A Play Therapist also attends these sessions, supporting both parents and children.
The school has extensive playing fields as well as two large playgrounds. There are external play structures that have been funded over the past few years by our Parent Teacher Association. We also have an external stage which is used as a play area for budding performers.
We are very proud of our school and look forward to sharing it with you.