School Context

December 2021

Hurst Green Primary School is situated within the Halesowen Township of the Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council and adjoins Sandwell and Birmingham authorities.

The school shares a playing field with Halesbury Special school and has a privately run pre-school called ‘Jack in the Box’ adjacent to the school building, which provides before and after school care for children at the school.  

Hurst Green Primary School caters for children between the ages of 4 -11. The school currently has 421 children on roll.

The school has an admission number of 60 per year.  The school has been oversubscribed for many years in Reception and year groups are usually full.

The main school was built in 1969 and comprises of 14 classrooms, library, ICT room, school hall, covered quad area, school office and kitchen, staffroom, resources room, nurture room, PPA room. The additional block of 6 classrooms were added in 2005. The school facilities were enhanced by the building of a sports hall in 2011.  Plans are in place to further enhance the school by extending the front of the building, adding a new classroom, creating a teaching kitchen and developing the EYFS outdoor area. 

The school staffing structure consists of Head, Deputy Head, two Assistant Headteachers, Pastoral and Safeguarding Lead, EYFS Lead, Maths, English and Computing Leads along with teaching and support staff. The classes are arranged into 2 classes per year group.

Surrounding the school there is a forest school area and three large play grounds which have a variety of play equipment including an adventure trail and a tyre park. Additionally, there is a large seating area for picnics and quieter activities.

As a member of the Halesowen Learning and Teaching Community (HTLC) the school works in partnership with other schools to ensure the children get the very best start to their education in Halesowen. The school also works closely with Stour Vale Academy Trust to support Teach Direct students.  The school has close links with the main feeder school, Leasowes High School.   

Sporting partnerships have developed with RB Gym & Sport who deliver Balanceablity lessons for EYFS and Y1 children.  After school sports clubs run daily for all year groups.   The local swimming pool provides swimming lessons for Y5 pupils.  As a school, children take part in a range of local sporting competitions.

The school works with Dudley Performing Arts and children in Y4 have violin lessons.  DPA also provide a range of individual lessons for children who want to develop their skills.  All Y2 children learn to play to ocarina. 

Hurst Green has strong links with Sycamore behaviour outreach service, autism outreach service, Educational Psychologist, learning support, counselling service and speech and language.  We have an 'in-house' play therapist who provides specialist support to children who need an extra level of intervention.

In the latest OFSTED (2017) Hurst Green Primary School was judged to be a good school.

Victoria Kelly

Head Teacher

Hurst Green Primary School 

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