At Hollington Primary Academy, from nursery through to Year 6, we are committed to giving our pupils the very best start in life.
We want to prepare them to be citizens of the world, confident and able to make a difference.
We make learning interesting, relevant and fun, because that creates children who love to learn, now and in their futures: children with the skills, the knowledge and the attitude they need to challenge themselves to think big.
We’re proud that in 2017 Ofsted graded us Good.
Explore our school
Julie Reece, Principal
We will be running open events at our academy in the Autumn term for children starting Reception class in September 2023. Our open events provide parents and carers with an opportunity to see the fantastic facilities and opportunities available, meet teachers and pupils and take a tour.
High-quality texts are the backbone of our curriculum. Each one is chosen to stimulate and broaden our pupils’ knowledge, understanding, creativity and imagination.
Lessons are filled with opportunities for pupils to apply their reading, writing and maths skills across all subjects. It’s an approach that develops their confidence as they discover their own abilities to learn.
Reading is an essential part of our school day, because children need to read well to be able to learn well. Every Key Stage 1 child reads to an adult every single day.
We also love our theme days. These create unforgettable learning experiences and often involve dressing up. Recent days have included: The Battle of Hastings, ‘All About Plastics’ Science Day, All Different All Equal and Chinese New Year.
We care for and support all the children in our school, from when they start at two years old in the nursery, to when they leave at eleven. For some, Hollington was their parents’ and grandparents’ school too. We are very proud of the role that we play within our community.
Our full-time special educational needs coordinator (SENCO) makes sure that children receive any additional support they need for their learning.
Because we know that starting a new school can be daunting, we offer a programme of settling in activities and have a playground buddy scheme so nobody feels lonely at break times.
That’s not the only way older children can take responsibility. We have a Pupil Parliament, that meets regularly to discuss academy-based issues, and a band of Eco-Ninjas who help to raise awareness of environmental issues, too.
Keeping healthy and active is a huge part of our school ethos. Healthy bodies lead to healthy minds.
All pupils take part in indoor and outdoor activities in school, during breaktimes and through after school activities. These include dance, gymnastics, outdoor and adventurous activities, team games and athletics. We are very proud to hold the Gold School Games Mark.
There are opportunities to take part in sports tournaments and competitions with other schools, and we encourage all pupils to participate in our wide range of extra-curricular activities, such as netball, football, cricket and multi-sports regardless of their abilities.
We are part of the University of Brighton Academies Trust. A family of 15 infant, primary and secondary schools in Sussex, all graded as Good or Outstanding by Ofsted.
Excellence, innovation and integrity are the values that guide us. We support each other, sharing insights and best practice so we never stop improving. Our mission is to deliver the best possible education for your child.
Being part of the Trust links us to the University of Brighton: a trusted education provider. We work closely with the University’s School of Education which Ofsted has judged as Outstanding for its teacher training programmes.