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160th Commemorative Tiles are up!

2nd November 2020

We are thrilled to report that all 160 tiles commemorating our 160th Birthday have been completed. Whilst the school was closed, Darren and Marco were busy piecing together the display of tiles and hanging the finished picture outside our school hall. It looks wonderful. A huge ‘Thank You’ must be said to Darren and Marco…

Black History Month – Black Women of Importance

15th October 2020

This year the focus was on inspirational Black Women throughout history. These were a few we discussed: Mary Seacole – for her contribution to nursing during the Crimean War Rosa Parks – for her bravery and fight for civil rights Diane Abbott MP – for being the first voted and longest-serving black MP in parliament…

Focus on Year 1 (w/c 05/10/20)

8th October 2020

This week Year 1 have been working hard on their money skills. The class have been learning about money number sentences and learning how to use them when purchasing items in the fruit and vegetable shop they made. In English they have focused on creative adjectives to describe characters as part of their journey into…

French School Assembly

30th September 2020

Fantastic Zoom meeting with our Year 5 and 6 pupils and our dear French friends from l’Ecole Notre Dame des Oliviers. We exchanged information about our respective routines and time at school. It was lovely to see each other at last!

Year 6 Science Assembly

11th March 2020

This week is British Science week and we kicked off our investigations with a scientific assembly.  Year 6 children led house groups in a five minute experiment to investigate; dissolving, dancing raisins, floating oranges and colour changing milk.  Great fun, super observations and surprising results.

Art Jam – tile painting for the 160th Anniversary Mural

11th March 2020

Year 1 and 2 visited the Art Jam Studio in Caversham today.  They had great fun painting a tile to be included as part of our 160th Anniversary Mural depicting a forest scene.  The children loved customising their tiles and there was plenty of creativity on show.  They are really looking forward to seeing them as…

A Capella Competition

28th February 2020

Our pupils have performed amazingly well at the ISA Arts A Capella Competition at Leighton Park School judged by none other than the The Sons of Pitches! It was an amazing day full of singing and performances. The competition was tough as there were predominantly secondary schools taking part. Despite not winning a trophy, our…

School Council News

11th October 2019

Our newly elected School Council Click here for more details School Council News

Hemdean House School Presents a “Victorian Heritage Fair”

21st August 2019

On September 22nd, as part of the UK Heritage Open Days scheme, Hemdean House School will be opening its gates to all. This will be a unique opportunity to see a Victorian School which is still actively used by pupils today.  Our “open house” forms part of a wider event that day – a Victorian Heritage Fair! …

How our pupils have been commemorating our 160th anniversary

20th August 2019

Hemdean House School has been busy this term, fulfilling their promise to achieve 160 hours of service within the community- to celebrate their 160th anniversary.  Please enjoy an extract from the school newspaper about what three of the year groups got up to, written by one of the Year 5 students. click here for more