Whether it is the friendly welcome you receive when you walk into our school or seeing the many families using our grounds after school to play with and meet others, as soon as you walk through the gates you will feel part of our community welcome to Hitherfield Primary School and Children’s Centre.

Our vision is a school community where everyone feels valued, has the opportunity to explore, develop their strengths and participate in new experiences. Our aim is an inspirational school creating good people in an atmosphere that promotes confidence, high academic achievement, physical health and emotional well-being.

We support this aim with our core values (Unity, Excellence, Respect, Trust, Explore and Determination) and our key Learning Dispositions (Collaboration, Curiosity, Creativity, Resilience, Reflection and Risk-taking).

Our curriculum has always celebrated our rich diversity and being a London school, but we know that an exciting engaging curriculum is one that continues to evolve. We have worked hard to ensure our curriculum is anti-racist and fully inclusive and we will continue to develop in these areas.

We pride ourselves on the partnership between the school, the child and their family.

Hitherfield has serve the local community since the 19th Century and continues to do so in our modern, well-resourced school buildings in stunning grounds, including three playgrounds, field, The Astroturf (Magic Carpet!), a trim trail, the nature area, edible playground and ball court.

It has been my honour to have been the Headteacher of Hitherfield since 2006 and to serve the community I know so well.

If you haven’t visited before, please contact the main school office to make an appointment on one of our school tours.

Chris Ashley-Jones