Why choose The Hundred of Hoo Primary Academy?

Welcome from the Principal

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the Primary of The Hundred of Hoo All Through Academy.  The Hundred of Hoo is quickly becoming known as a centre with high expectations, high standards and high achievements. Throughout every element of academy life; our ethos about what we do, what we believe in and what we value, is clear. Above all else, we are about children and young people, their learning and their needs which is encapsulated in our strapline; “Aspire, Achieve, Excel”.  We are about the whole child. We are a school which is child centred, and so all our efforts, our work and our endeavours revolve around the achievement of each pupil’s potential, academically, socially and emotionally. We have the highest expectations for each young person in our care and, as such, it is our responsibility to do our utmost to ensure that that is exactly what each of them realises. One of our core principles is that we want our learners to be the best versions of themselves.

Our staff is committed, caring and professional in all that they do as practitioners.  We have a pastoral care system which is strong and focused on our children, with a strong emphasis on clear and open communication with parents and carers. We never lose sight of the fact that our children belong first and foremost to our parents. We are flexible and understanding, promising to work around difficulties which may arise in the lives of our young pupils. We therefore work very hard to ensure that our school is indeed a safe space and as far as possible, a happy place for each child. This is so important because the happy child is the child who learns and succeeds best.

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Mr M Etheridge | Primary Principal

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We are currently a one-form entry school which means there is one class per year group. From the academic year 2023-24, we will become a two-form entry academy with a rising role. This means that in year R in 2023-24, we will admit 60 pupils but the rest of the academy remains with 30 pupils per year group. In 2024-25, both year 1 and Reception will have 60 pupils and so on until the school is full with 420 pupils in 2029-30.

Yes. Every class has a teaching assistant and in some cases, an additional teaching assistant is also allocated if it is necessary and we have the capacity to be able to provide this.

The building was built specifically to accommodate 30 pupils in each class.

Our school lunches are provided by Cucina. All meals comply with government regulations for meals in schools and, in fact, are supplemented with a salad bar.  There is an option of a hot meal, a packed lunch or a jacket potato each day. Meals must be booked on ParentPay.

No we do not. We work closely with The Hundred of Hoo Nursery. Whilst they are part of Leigh Academies Trust, they are not directly linked to The Hundred of Hoo Academy.

No they do not. Although we work closely with the nursery, they are not part of our academy. Our oversubscription criteria for EYFS is available under our Admissions tab on our website.

We currently have a very popular Breakfast Club that runs from 07:45 to 08:30. We currently do not have an after school childcare provision due to space and staff capacity but we have an excellent arrangement with The Hundred of Hoo Nursery who provide after-school care for pupils and collect from the Primary site.

The school day starts at 08:45 and ends at 15:15.

Yes there are a variety of after school clubs that children can attend. They run from 15:15 – 16:15 after school. See our “Co-curricular offer” section to find out more.

We currently offer a drop-off system in the morning which offers a supervised provision where parents can drive onto site, remain in their vehicle, and allow children to enter the academy. This operates from 8.30am to 8.45am.

In the afternoon there are a very limited number of on-site parking spaces available. We highly recommend that if you are able to, you park well away from the school site or choose to walk to the academy in order to reduce traffic in the local area and emissions around the school site.

Yes this is correct. The beauty of The Hundred of Hoo Academy is that it is an all through school which means that when your child joins us at the age of 4, they will be part of our Hoo family until they leave at the age of 18.