Howard Primary School is a popular two form entry community school that prides itself on both excellent academic achievements but also its dedication to producing well rounded individuals within a caring, nurturing and safe environment.
Our school was built in 1897 and was opened in April 1898. We are proud to be celebrating 121 years of education at Howard Primary.
Our Core Values
We are a UNICEF rights respecting school and are proud to have been awarded the Achievement for All quality mark. We strongly believe that every child, regardless of their background, has the right to the highest quality education and to feel safe and cared for in their school environment. Our five core values represent the ethos of Howard Primary School.
We expect all our pupils, parents, carers and staff to demonstrate CARE, COMMITMENT, COURTESY, CO-OPERATION and CONSIDERATION in everything they do.
Key Letters for Parents / Carers on COVID-19 arrangements:
Support and Guidance for Parents:
Please click on the link below to access our Local Authority advice on how to look after yourself and your children at home.
Dear Parents and carers,
We have a mandatory obligation to close Howard Primary School from the end of the school day on Friday 20th March until further notice. Only children of key workers, vulnerable pupils and those with Educational Healthcare Plans will be permitted to come into school. Home learning resources will be provided for all other pupils. Whilst we are deeply saddened at the news, we fully recognise the need to act in strict accordance with the government instructions. This is an unprecedented event which will no doubt raise several questions and concerns over the coming months around the way that schools make provision for pupils during this time of national emergency. We will always keep our parents, carers, and staff informed of any developments as soon as we receive them.
Please click on the links below to view the most up to date information and advice on the coronavirus. We hope that this will answer some of your queries. Current Government advice includes:
- The UK is currently in a period of lock down. You must stay at home. You must follow these Government instructions carefully:
- Only go outside for food, health reasons or for work (but only if you cannot work from home).
- If you go out, stay 2 metres (6 ft) away from other people at all times.
- Wash your hands as soon as you get home.
- If you or anyone in your household has a new continuous cough or a temperature of 37.8 or above ALL members of that household must self-isolate for fourteen days.
- If you are self-isolating, you should not go out even to buy food or essentials if possible. You should ask for help from others for your daily necessities.
- Do not use the NHS unless you really need to. Do not call NHS 111. Instead, go online.
- As London is a few weeks ahead with regard to the spread of COVID-19, the above advice is particularly important for us to follow.
Schools to remain closed until further notice
The latest Government advice states that all early years settings, schools and further education providers will remain closed until further notice, except for children of critical workers and children who are vulnerable. The Government will only re-open settings when the scientific advice indicates it is safe to do so.
If you have specific questions relating to Coronavirus in education settings, you can also call the DfE Corona Virus Helpline on 0800 0468687.