'All children will experience the joy of learning and discovery in a school community where we respect each other and celebrate diversity.'
Muswell Hill Primary School is a co-educational county day school for pupils aged four to eleven in the London Borough of Haringey. The school is two-form entry. The current roll is 420.
It was formed in May 2000 with the amalgamation of the former Infants and Junior schools. In recent years the school has been substantially renovated and modernised to provide an attractive, modern environment.
The school is organised in single age groups with two mixed ability classes for each year's intake of children; a total of 14 classes. Children are normally in classes of up to thirty, with one teacher. In addition we employ teachers to give support to children needing additional help, and to give non-contact time to enable classroom teachers to carry out their additional posts of responsibilities. Nursery nurses and teaching assistants support teachers by working with groups of children, and special needs assistants work with children who have statements of special needs.
The Headteacher is responsible for the internal organisation, management and discipline within the school, but all members of the staff work together, as a team. Regular meetings are held where all staff contribute ideas and share expertise to improve and develop the curriculum. Most teachers have a curriculum responsibility alongside their teaching commitment.
The school has a School Development Plan (SDP) that is drawn up annually by staff and governors. This identifies which areas of the curriculum and other aspects of school life we are prioritising for development each term.
We aim to create an environment which is secure and ordered, stimulating and challenging; where children are sure of their own worth, and that of others, and where they can develop their full potential. We welcome the contributions of parents and carers in making Muswell Hill Primary a happy and successful school.