Welcome to Lovelace Primary School
and our Special Video for Prospective Reception parents -just click on image immediately below
Welcome and thank you for visiting our website – I hope you find it an informative and interesting place.
Lovelace Primary School opened in 1954 and we recently celebrated our Diamond Jubilee year. We have been educating children in the localities of Hook & Chessington for over sixty years.
Our children are the key to the success of our school. We aim to ensure they are motivated by learning and offered the best opportunities that we can provide. Our motto: ‘Learning Together, Succeeding Forever’ pervades all we do.
We hope that they will be respectful and well behaved individuals, who develop high self-esteem and independence. Our children are expected to work hard and achieve their very best. Ofsted agree with this view saying: ‘Pupils have good social skills. They participate enthusiastically in activities and are confident, articulate speakers. Always respectful and courteous to each other, they learn well together.’
Exciting times are afoot at Lovelace with our school family growing from two forms of entry to three. Our large school has a BIG heart but maintains a family and community feel ensuring every child feels secure, is well cared for and achieves. Our children are taught by a talented, well qualified staff team who are caring and friendly, and who have high expectations of children and themselves.
Situated in the south west of the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames on the very edge of the greenbelt, we benefit from an extensive and beautiful school site. Excellent learning resources support the achievement and learning of our children: an enclosed swimming pool, ICT suite, outdoor amphitheatre, extensive wildlife area which includes a bird hide and woodland trail. In addition, we have allotments and an orchard and a beautiful Estonian redwood pine outdoor science & nature education centre – we call this the ‘Dolly Lee Lodge’ named after our very first headteacher!
We value academic and personal success, and provide a range of additional support to ensure equality of opportunity. The development of reading, writing and maths and good work habits are given high priority at Lovelace from the early years through to year six. However, we are also committed to providing a rich and diverse school curriculum. As Ofsted commented ‘Pupils say how much they enjoy the additional arts and sports classes after school, as well as the many chances to participate in exciting trips and visits.’
Lovelace has a crucial part to play within the Hook and Chessington community; we want to ensure that our children understand the part that they can play as citizens within it. Ofsted also commented on our ‘strong engagement with parents’ – crucial to the partnership that home and school must have to support each child’s development.
Selecting the right nursery or primary school for your child is a very important decision, so if you require more information, do not hesitate to contact us by phone, email or calling in to school.
Learning at Lovelace is an exciting journey – we call it the ‘Lovelace Way’ - we encourage you and your family to join us on it!
We look forward to welcoming you,
Mr RP Meakin