Happisburgh is a small picturesque village on the North Coast of Norfolk. The school is situated in the middle of Happisburgh but also serves the villages of Lessingham, Hempstead and Eccles. The school is close to the church, post office, pub and beach. The village community is keen to support the school in a variety of ways.
There has been a school on the site in Happisburgh since 1861. The school was remodelled and extended to prepare for the school’s change to Primary in September 2006. There are 5 classrooms, 2 offices, an air conditioned library / ICT room, cloakrooms, staff room and a “Space for Sport and Arts” hall with excellent changing rooms and showers.
The next stage of development will include an Early Years’ play area, an outdoor science classroom and development of the sports pitches. The school is well resourced with every classroom having an interactive whiteboard. The school will be developing its Virtual Learning Environment over the next academic year.
The school is organised into four classes: reception & year 1, year 2, years 3 & 4 and years 5 & 6.
The staffing for the next financial year is 5.0 giving the headteacher a teaching commitment of 0.2. There is a teacher with 0.9 who shares with a teacher with 0.1. Music is taught by a specialist teacher for all year groups and French is taught by a specialist teacher for years 1 to 6. PPA cover is provided through this with the addition of the use of Specialist Sports Coaches. The school has a link school in Brittany with a regular exchange of information.
The school has a rich variety of extended school activities ranging from Cookery club to Dance club. The Hall is used by adult groups including football, badminton and Pilates. We aim to become a centre for Community Learning.
The governing body is active and supportive of the school and is keen to see the school move forward into an exciting future.