Welcome from Executive Headteacher

“We discover and realise the genius in everyone”

Welcome to Heronsgate Primary School! As a school, we look forward to sharing this period of your child’s life with you. I believe that a child’s primary education is fundamental to their success in life and that it should be a special time for your child, I hope Heronsgate provides memories and friendships they will cherish for the rest of their lives.

Heronsgate is a friendly, hardworking school set in large attractive grounds across two sites, one in West Thamesmead and the other at Burrage Grove in Woolwich. As the Executive Headteacher I am responsible for the strategic direction of the school. As we are such a large school we have a Head of School at each of the campuses. Both Heads of School perform the daily role of a Headteacher.

At our Thamesmead Campus Mrs Shahnaz Ahmed is Head of School. Here we have two nursery classes (one morning and one afternoon session) and three classes in every year group from Reception to Year 6.

At our Royal Arsenal Campus Mr Hafeez Khan is Head of School. It is a smaller site with only one class in each year group. We have Year 1-6, Reception and one morning nursery class.

We achieve high standards of learning and behaviour and try to ensure that all children are able to reach his or her potential.

Children from all religious and cultural backgrounds, those with disabilities and special needs are very welcome.

We offer a creative, skills-based curriculum that combines excellence in teaching with enjoyment in learning. We enrich the curriculum with visits and visitors and a wide selection of clubs and activities, encouraging pupils to develop their creative and sporting activities as well as their academic abilities. We also offer excellent ICT facilities and are proud to be a Apple Regional Training Centre and Apple Distinguished School.

We always are happy to answer any further questions you may have. We know that a true education can only be gained by a partnership between teachers and parents. We seek your full co-operation and interest in all that we do and assure that everything we do is always in the best interests of the child.

We hope that your association with Heronsgate is a long and a happy one.

Steve Harris
Executive Headteacher