Hammond AcademyGrow. Believe. Achieve
August 19 2019

Principal’s Welcome


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 a morning only nursery class. 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.

After serving as the Interim Principal for almost a year, I was delighted to have been appointed Executive Principal from March 2020. After a few challenging years, Hammond is in a very good place to thrive. There is a strong leadership team in place, excellent teachers in key roles throughout the school and dedicated staff who are committed to bringing about improvements.

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 West Herts Teaching School Partnership.

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.

Eileen Anderson

Executive Principal