Hamford Primary Academy, Walton on the Naze, Essex, CO14 8TE
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Hamford Primary Academy
Walton on the Naze, Essex, CO14 8TE
01255 673415

The Area:  The Tendring Peninsula is a pleasant rural part of North East Essex on the Suffolk border, next to the sea and close to Constable Country.   Colchester and Ipswich are close at hand, for shopping and cultural centres; the University of Essex is nearby.  There are good leisure and sporting facilities locally; housing is varied and, for East Anglia, excellent value for money.

The Academy:  Hamford Primary Academy opened on the 1 April 2012.  In April 1969, Hamford Primary School was opened, to serve the areas of Frinton-on-Sea and Walton-on-the-Naze.  The school is situated in pleasant surroundings and has a large playing field and outdoor learning spaces.  The accommodation consists of eight individual classrooms in the two-storey building.  There are also two demountable classrooms adjacent to the school playground.  There is a large assembly hall, kitchen, resources room area, SEN room, music room and an attractive courtyard.

The Governors of Hamford Primary School were enthusiastic to become part of the Academies Enterprise Trust to:

·        improve academic performance;

·        increase the pace of curriculum development;

·        increase opportunities for staff development;

·        increase co-operation with Tendring Technology College, an AET Academy.

We believe the years at Hamford Primary Academy are some of the most important and formative for our pupils.  They should be happy, exciting and fulfilling.  We aim to provide an environment in which all children will develop independent, caring and confident personalities, aware of their own abilities and talents.  We aim to deliver the most effective ways in which to develop these.  The cultural life of the school is also encouraged.

Hamford Primary Academy has:

·        286 happy, willing-to-learn, well-behaved children on roll;

·        a wide range of extra curricular activities;

·        a very united staff dedicated to school development, particularly since becoming an academy;

·        a fully supportive governing body;

·        very supportive parents;

·        a very active Parent Staff Association.   Money raised goes directly towards providing equipment for the children.

·        well resourced IT;

·        strong financial management.  The budget is closely monitored.

·        close liaison with Tendring Technology College, as well as collaboration within AET across the primary and secondary phases.

Hamford Primary Academy Results, since becoming an Academy:

·        Year One Phonic Screening Check is now in line with the national average

·        KS1 end of Year Two data is showing outstanding progress

·        KS2 end En&Ma combined improved by 12% from 59% to 71% in 2012

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