Elvetham Heath Primary School is a 3-form entry school, with 21 classes of Year R - Year 6 children. The number on roll is approximately 640 children, with classes of 30 in Year R,1 and 2.
The governors have decided on a managed gradual increase from Year 2 to Year 3 of six children each year, making class sizes of 32 maximum. This gradual increase is to allow adequate funding whilst maintaining the quality of education for all children.
The school is situated in the modern and attractive Elvetham Heath development, and the first phase of the school was built in 2001, starting out in portacabins. Visitors comment on how modern, airy and light the school is, and are very impressed with our facilities.
Although the number of children who attend the school is large, the school has a calm and friendly atmosphere a soon as you arrive at reception. There is a modern cookery kitchen, a large astro turf playing field, playgrounds and fields. The school also has two dining halls, a large library, a music room, and an air conditioned ICT suite which boasts 32 computers. Each classroom is fitted with large fully-interactive whiteboards.
The Year R children have their own outside classroom learning environment which enables all areas of the Early Years curriculum to be taught, and the children love to spend time outdoors regardless of the weather! Every classroom in the school has direct access to outside, and teachers take advantage of the outside learning environment.
We are committed to providing a broad and balanced curriculum for all children, and we employ a PE teacher, a Music teacher and a French teacher. The children have opportunities such as topic-related trips, cookery lessons, special visitors (eg authors, a reptile expert, Indian dancers, etc), residentials for children in Years 4 and 6, cycle training and swimming lessons.
Parents play a key role in the school, and are invited to focus assemblies, workshops, work viewing, as well as fund-raising evenings run by the Friends of EHPS. Many parents are volunteers in school and help with the teachers with various activities.