Welcome to Hardwick Primary School

"Unlocking the potential for all"
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Welcome to Hardwick Primary School

"Unlocking the potential for all"
Welcome to Hardwick Primary School

"Unlocking the potential for all"

School Brochure

‘Unlocking the potential for all’.

Welcome and thank you for your interest in Hardwick Primary School.

Hardwick Primary School is an academy that, caters for children aged 4 – 11 years old, serving Hardwick Lane, Sicklesmere Road and the Nowton, Home Farm and Bury Park Estates. The School opened in November 1969 and for over 50 years it has faithfully served the children and their families from the local community. 

On 1st April 2021, the school converted to an academy and we are proud to be part of the All Saints School Trust (ASST).

The school has grown in size over the years and has undergone further extension and improvements in 2015. It has an Early Years Foundation Stage classroom linked to the outside learning area, three Key Stage 1 classrooms, also linked to an outside learning area and six Key Stage 2 classrooms. There is a large hall, library, an extensive field, large playground and Multi-Use Games Area (AstroTurf). Our facilities make our school is a great place to learn! Suffolk County Council’s Children’s Centre, including Southgate Pre-School is situated on the school site.

Our intake for each year group is set at 30 pupils and we currently have 235 pupils on roll.

We believe our school is a happy, “family school” with high expectations, is forward thinking and has a caring atmosphere and an exciting, challenging curriculum, but above all, a school that children really want to come to. We firmly believe working alongside our parents in partnership and parental involvement in the childrens’ education is actively encouraged.

We expect high standards in everything we do and we believe in educating the whole child and unlocking the potential that every child has, whether it be academically, sporting or in the arts. We feel strongly that children should have opportunities to develop a wide range of skills and interests beyond the school curriculum. For example children in Reception take part in Forest Schools, in Year 4, all children learn a musical instrument as part of the Whole School Ensemble Teaching programme and also have the opportunity to continue this in Years 5 & 6. Year 3 children take part in a dance programme, PrimaySTEPS, run by the Royal Ballet School and Year 5 have a weekly swimming lesson. Our extensive range of clubs have included: multi-skills, Fighting Fit, dance, gymnastics, netball, craft, science, football, rugby and cricket, to name but a few!

We have a strong, enthusiastic and committed staff team with a wide range of talents and a great deal of experience, dedicated Governors and Friends committee. Everyone works for the benefit of the children and the school, to provide the best education for all our children. The school also has positive links with the local community.

We are proud to be a member of the Bury Schools Partnership. The partnership is a collective group of local schools in the Bury St Edmunds area comprising of primary, secondary and special schools whose aim is to ensure all of our pupils get the very best opportunities and education.

If you have a child in Years 1-6 and wish to apply for a place, then as an academy, the school deals with it’s own admissions and you will need to contact the school directly. However, if you are a new parent of a Reception aged child and thinking of sending your child to Hardwick Primary School in September, Suffolk County Council is responsible for Reception admissions to the school. Full details of Local Authority policy and procedures are set out on the Suffolk County Council website. The link to this site can be found in the ‘Admissions’ section of the school website. Children are offered a full time place in a Reception class at the beginning of the academic year in which they have their 5th birthday. 

We hope that our website provides you with all the information you require, including details of our curriculum, etc, though if you should have any questions or queries about anything to do with the school, our friendly office staff will be happy to help.

We firmly believe that there is no substitute for seeing the school at work. So, if you’d like to come in and visit, along with your child, you’ll be very welcome.

Best wishes,

Mr Daryl Jones