On behalf of the children, staff and governors of Hammond Academy, I would like to welcome you to our website.

Hammond Academy is a two-form entry primary school with classes from Nursery to Year 6. The school is built on a large site with plenty of space in which the children can work and play. We aim to be an inclusive school, where all are valued within an atmosphere of mutual respect and trust, and we strive to make each child’s time with us purposeful, challenging and enjoyable.

I am extremely proud to have lead our wonderful school since January 2023. We have implemented some massive changes since then.

These have included:

  • A new ‘Hammond Learner’ strategy
  • A review of our curriculum offer
  • A new behaviour policy
  • Improvement in the delivery of our early years curriculum
  • A brand new library
  • A new staffroom
  • Improved systems for meeting needs of learners with SEND
  • A consistent approach to our learning environment

Our staff team are committed to making a positive difference to our learners and we are exceptionally lucky to have a team who are skilled and knowledgeable. We all have the needs of our learners at the forefront of everything we do.

There is a strong leadership team in place. We have phase leaders, a SENco, an Assistant Principal for Inclusion, an Assistant Principal for Curriculum, a Deputy Principal and a Principal.

At Hammond, we believe that everyone in our community can Grow, Achieve and Believe. This is an infinite cycle: the more someone believes in themselves, the more they will grow in confidence and have the courage to take risks, resulting in them going on to learn and achieve. The more the person achieves, the more they will believe in themselves and so the cycle continues. In addition, we encourage our children to see making mistakes as something positive – we learn from our mistakes.

We are proud to be part of Aspire Academies Trust, and to have opportunities to collaborate and innovate with our colleagues at Bedmond Academy, Bovingdon Primary Academy, Broadfield Academy, Knutsford Primary Academy, The Grove Academy and The Training Centre by Aspire.

I hope that browsing our website gives you a taste of what life at Hammond is like. Please email us at admin@hammondacademy.org.uk or phone 01442 404020 if there is anything else you would like to know or if you would like to visit us.

Karen Cohen | Principal