The Mead, West Wickham, Kent BR4 0BA
10 reasons to choose Hawes Down Primary School
Hawes Down Primary School has a Schoolsmith Score® of 70. It is one of the best state primary schools in West Wickham and one of the 4 best independent or state primaries within 1.5 miles.
Hawes Down Primary School is a state primary school for boys and girls (50%/50%) between the ages of 4 and 11 years. It is an academy converter. The school is one of the 7 members of Impact Multi Academy Trust. The school was also rated as Good by Ofsted in its last (2023) inspection. Reception places are usually oversubscribed every year, on first preference.
Average class size
Hawes Down Primary School has two classes per year, as well as three Additionally Resourced classes, and an average class size of 26 pupils.
Average Year 6 SATS results from 2016-19 and 2022 show that Hawes Down Primary School ranks in the top 26% of schools in the country by attainment. By the same measure, progress scores are around the national average.
The Hawes Down Primary School curriculum
School curriculum also includes PSHE, French. Subjects are taught separately but thematically with cross-curricular links to other subjects. Additionally Resourced Mainstream Setting for children who have severe and complex communication needs. The school offers each child a handful of extra-curricular academic activities or hobby clubs.
More on the curriculum
There are regular educational trips for all year groups, visiting speakers, Forest School to Year 2 and residential trips from Year 5.
Most lessons are taught by the class teacher with some peripatetic and specialist teaching.
Sport at Hawes Down Primary School
School offers between 10 and 15 different sports over the course of the year. Competitive teams in major sports from Year 3.
The Arts at Hawes Down Primary School
Art and music are taught as discrete subjects to all pupils. DT, drama, dance integrated into other subjects. Choir and two instrument ensembles. There are some extra-curricular creative and performing arts clubs.
School hours are 8.45am to 3.15/3.20pm. Before and after school clubs can extend the day from 8.00am to 4.30pm.
Find another school near Hawes Down Primary School
Trinity School, Croydon (2.6 miles); Bishop Challoner School (2.9 miles).
Langley Park School for Girls (1.4 miles); Langley Park School for Boys (1.4 miles); Hayes School (1.8 miles).