Welcome to Houndsfield Primary School, a large, vibrant community school with a strong commitment to nurturing pupils who value themselves as learners and as individuals. We celebrate the diversity of our school community and ensure that all of our families feel that their culture is valued and respected.
We have five core values which underpin everything we do and aim to help equip our children to ‘REACH for success’ and life in modern Britain.
We pride ourselves on our commitment to inclusion and strive to ensure all children access an education that challenges, motivates and allows all children who pass through our doors to realise their potential in a safe, supportive and happy environment.
Learning at Houndsfield
Our curriculum offers a rich learning experience for our pupils.
Some key aspects are:
- A focus on Reading which equips our children to read through a carefully planned systematic synthetic phonics (RWI) programme and fosters a love of reading
- A topic based approach which supports children to make links in learning
- A carefully planned curriculum which enables children to remember the knowledge they have been taught
- An approach which exploits our environment, the local community and wider opportunities presented by living in London
We firmly believe that your child’s learning experience is built on partnerships between home and school therefore we always keep you informed of your child’s progress and achievements at school. You are always welcome into school and we plan formal and informal opportunities for you to find out about life at Houndsfield.
Houndsfield School offers a fantastic mix of old and new. The majority of children are accommodated in our large, 4 floor Victorian building dating back to 1903 however we also have newer facilities including the Park Suite, with classrooms overlooking the large playing field.
We regard outdoor learning as a fundamental part of the curriculum and use our school grounds to promote a love of outdoor learning. Children in Early Years and KS1 have daily use of outdoor learning areas. All children have the opportunity to learn and explore in our allotments, outdoor classroom and wildlife garden.
As well as this, we have dedicated spaces, which allow us to teach specialist subjects in the most appropriate facilities; music in the music room, art in the art room, PE in the gym or our multi-use games area (MUGA), drama in one of our hall spaces, radio broadcasts from the radio station or reading and relaxing with a book in our learning hub.
We welcome the community into our school and frequently let our facilities to local groups.
A fundamental aim of our school is to produce pupils who have the confidence to strive for a fair and just society both now and in the future. We do this in several ways including using the curriculum to raise awareness of social justice.
The School Council meets regularly and is composed of representatives from Y2-6. The representatives speak on behalf of their classmates and work on many projects throughout the year. The School Council provides a living example of our democratic values as well as leading projects initiated by the children.