Headteacher’s Welcome

On behalf of all the children, staff and governors, I would like to warmly welcome you to our website and thank you for your interest in our school.

Horndean Infant School is a school where every child matters and deserves the best opportunities to be able to achieve their best within a caring, nurturing environment. Our school is a place where children develop positive attitudes to learning; truly enjoy gaining new knowledge and learning to work both independently and collaboratively. We take pride in our children’s abilities and work hard to help all our children achieve high standards. We are a close school community that puts the needs of the children at the heart of all we do, offering exciting learning experiences which are creative and encourage innovation. We are proud of our school motto; ‘We always do our best!’ as Horndean Infant School is a very special place to be.

Starting school is probably one of the biggest steps that you and your child will ever take. At Horndean Infant School our child centred approach to the curriculum ensures that each child’s uniqueness is at the centre of our provision making sure that every child is nurtured and developed.  We are committed to providing the highest quality of education possible in partnership with parents and are always here to listen to you.

At Horndean Infant School we expect high standards of behaviour and good manners. We pride ourselves on being a welcoming, caring and inclusive school, where every child can flourish. Our core values that make up Horndean UNITED: Uniqueness, Never Giving Up, Independence, Team-Work, Engagement and Determination allow our children to develop key learning behaviours which involve teaching children how to learn and develop resilience and creativity, how to work effectively within a team and to become aware of themselves as learners. Children learn best when experiences are first hand and linked to their interests. We aim to create life-long learners and children are encouraged to think creatively, to question and to explore.

We always welcome visits from prospective parents so if you would like come and see us in action, please contact the school office on 02392 593453 and discover what Horndean has to offer your child. We look forward to welcoming you into our school family.

Yours Sincerely

Jacqui Ralphson