If you are thinking of sending your child to Handcross Primary School I hope that our website will answer some of the questions you may have. Hopefully, our excellent SATs results will inspire your confidence in the school but we offer very much more than these. For the last two years, our SATs results have been above or well above national averages. Prior to this and for the second year running we were one of four primary schools in West Sussex that came joint first in the SATs league tables with 100% of children achieving the desired level 4 or above in combined Reading, Writing and Maths.
All the staff who work at Handcross Primary School are passionate about their work and totally committed to the aims of the school which are set out clearly on this website. Please read them! Everything we do stems from our unshakeable belief that every child is special and that because children only have one chance, they deserve the best possible education.
We want every child to feel safe, happy, respected, cared for and to have a sense of belonging. We take pride in our in-depth knowledge of each child. In a nurturing atmosphere, we build the confidence of each individual so that they thrive and are able to achieve their absolute best in every aspect of a broad and balanced curriculum. There are no weak subjects! We have very high expectations of the achievement of every individual and are particularly proud of the additional provision we make for higher achieving children. The children enjoy a very rich and exciting curriculum based on their interests and first hand experiences. We also provide a very full range of extra-curricular activities and we have good quality wrap-around care.
The best way to find out more about us is to visit the school. Please make an appointment with me and I will take you on a tour of the school. We will give you a warm welcome – people always comment on this!