Welcome to the Hayes Park School Blog

Welcome to the HPS blog! Class blogs can be accessed by selecting the appropriate class from the buttons above. Please note that we also have reading, music, sport and school journey blogs (to name a few!). The class blogs are a great source of information, help and inspiration, as well as being a chance for the children to display their learning. Please take a moment to comment on a blog; the children welcome your feedback!

Below you will find some of the current whole school initiatives, and to the right of the page is our Twitter feed. We hope that you enjoy this ‘window’ into the school – thank you for visiting.

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Christmas Cheer!

We have really enjoyed celebrating the festive period at school and have enjoyed a wide variety of carols, nativities and crafts. As it is 200 years since the classic carol ‘Silent Night’ was written, KS2 sang the first verse in German – with great success (see below!). Many Thanks for joining with us to celebrate with your children and for all your support this term.
Merry Christmas!



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Fundraising Appeal


Thank you parents/carers for your donations; we managed to raise over £600 for Balinder’s Memorial Fund (http://www.c-r-y.org.uk/memorial-funds/balinder-mann/).   The Mann family are extremely grateful for your generosity.  They would like to echo the message on the CRY website and urge you to take advantage of the charity’s free screening programme for people aged between 14 and 35.

Please take a moment to visit their website for more information:

Cardiac Screening



This year we will be holding a non-uniform day on November 25th in memory of a former pupil of Hayes Park School, Balinder Mann.  All the money raised from this day will be donated to a charity close to our hearts, CRY (Cardiac Risk in the Young).  This charity has been working to reduce the frequency of young sudden cardiac death and supports diagnosed young people and their families. Please visit their website to read more about their outstanding work.

This fundraising event will replace our usual Children In Need collection for this year.

Thank you in advance for your generosity.


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Pupil Premium Information

Below is a link to our Pupil Premium leaflet. This explains what this funding is, who is eligible and how the money can be used to benefit your child. There are paper copies of these in our entrance area for you to take away.


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Summer Reading Challenge

Please get involved in the summer reading challenge this holiday. Last year Hayes Park School came top in the borough for participation and second nationally! We’d love to see your book reviews on your year group’s blog – go to the ‘book review’ tab at the top. This year’s theme is Roald Dahl: ‘The Big Friendly Read’. Below is a link for more information:



Happy Reading!

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Important Assessment Information: Years 2 and 6

As you will be aware, this year has been the first year of new style SATs for years 2 and 6, assessing the National Curriculum that was introduced in 2014.  Not only were the tests more difficult (to reflect a more challenging curriculum) but the method of assessment and reporting has also changed.  You will notice this when your child’s assessments are communicated to you via the end of year report.  To assist in understanding this, there have been various documents published as guides for parents of year 2 and 6 children – two of these are included below.  We would recommend you have a read through the information, as it will help you interpret your child’s assessments.  As ever, should you have any questions, please feel free to speak to your child’s class teacher, or a member of the Senior Leadership Team.

Kind Regards,

Mrs Broadhurst (Assistant Head Teacher)

Assessment information for parents of year 2 children 2016

Assessment information for parents of year 6 children 2016


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