Halterworth is on the outskirts of the market town of Romsey, six miles from Southampton and within easy reach of the New Forest and the coast. We have extensive playing fields and a much loved woodland walk. We have two large playgrounds, each with their own adventure play equipment, and a multi use games area (MUGA), table tennis and outdoor fitness equipment for Key Stage 2 children.
We admit 60 pupils each year into Year R and a further four pupils from Year 3 onwards. Organised into two classes per year group, each Class Teacher is supported by experienced Teaching Assistants. As a Training School we also have student teachers working alongside our experienced staff, which creates a vibrant team.
The school is well resourced with an extensive new library, wireless IT capability with laptops, tablets, Chromebooks, iPads and a range of IT tools and resources. We also have facilities for film studies, green screen technology and ‘stop frame’ animation. Each class room has the latest Clever Touch LED display boards and networked computers.
There is a strong commitment for excellence in the arts and sport. We ensure that children have opportunities to create and perform for an audience. We encourage participation in a wide range of sporting activities and enthusiastically compete in local and county competitions. The children have the opportunity to join the Orchestra, held at Mountbatten School, which is led by Stuart Marchant, Head of Music and band leader at Mountbatten School.
We value the external and internal environment of the school and high quality displays of children’s work are evident in every classroom and shared areas. We promote strong learning skills in the children, classrooms are focused and reflect the current curriculum and challenges we provide.
Our school day starts at 8.55 am and children can arrive on site from 8.45 am. Our Year R children finish at 3.25 pm, Years 1 and 2 at 3.30 pm and Years 3 to 6 at 3.35 pm.
How we care for your child
Your child’s happiness, health and safety are most important, we are responsible for the pastoral care of your child and work closely with you to ensure that your child can flourish at Halterworth. From time to time a child may find learning either academically or socially and emotionally difficult. In these circumstances we expect parents to engage supportively with us, so that we can communicate consistently with each child.
We want to help pupils develop an understanding of themselves and the world, to enjoy positive memorable experiences and to shape the communities they live in.