Hamford is a Primary Academy with approximately 300 children and provides places for pupils from Reception to Year 6. Pupils join us mainly from Frinton, Walton-on-the-Naze, Kirby Cross and Kirby-le-Soken.
We are lucky enough to be set on a large, attractive site in open, green-belt countryside. The accommodation is made up of 10 well-equipped classroom, each with it's own interactive whiteboard. We also have a library, a large hall, an ICT suite, and a learning support room for working with small groups of children. Outside, the Academy has a spacious playground, a large playing field, a forest school area, a wildlife garden, a zen garden and a nurture garden
On our field we have several pagodas, where older children are able to eat their packed lunches when the weather is fine. There is a separate Early Years outside area called the Early Years Jungle, where the Reception children play for their first year of the Academy.
There are three Key Stages within the Academy:
All children now start Reception in the September of the Academy year in which they will be 5, and leave us at the end of the Academy year in which they will become 11. At this stage our pupils will move onto the local Secondary Academies/Schools
Hamford Primary Academy is a key member of Academies Enterprise Trust (AET), the operational arm of the Greensward Charitable Trust, which is a federation of academies created to provide thousands of students/pupils with the best possible education.
AET aims to provide the opportunity for all young learners to fulfil their real potential, broaden their horizons and become active, prosperous and successful citizens in the world around them. AET believes that all young people deserve to become world class learners - to learn, enjoy, succeed and thrive in a first rate educational environment, with the best facilities, the best teaching and the most up to date resources available to them.
AET is committed to doing everything it can to ensure that young people are able to, in the future, compete on the world stage with the skills, confidence and flair to generate new ideas, new initiatives and thereby make a full contribution to tomorrow's world.