Please see the second letter sent by the Headteacher to our MP, Nus Ghani re school funding, which now involves 14 different education authorities. The first letter includes a letter sent to MPs by the Heads of all schools in East and West Sussex, Essex and Cornwall.


ofsted-logoOur latest Ofsted Inspection says we are a “GOOD” school. Please go to our Policies & Documents page to read the full report.


Welcome to our school website! Our lovely school is situated in north Hailsham, which is a thriving market town with a rapidly growing population. The school has a history going back to 1934 when it was first established and we moved to our spacious new premises in 1996.

Grovelands is a very large primary school which can offer great opportunity to children through the broad experiences and interests of a large talented staff. The Senior Leadership Team is made up of the Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher, two Assistant Headteachers and three Team Leaders who are Leaders of Learning. There are 21 classes with three in each year group. The year groups provide the security of a small school; three classes grouped around a shared area with teachers and support staff, who work closely as a team. We have our own language and learning support team led by our Senco and four experienced Learning Support Assistants.

Our school has extensive facilities. Outside we have large playing fields; hard areas equipped with climbing frames and other play facilities; a pond teeming with wildlife and organic gardens. We also have an all weather pitch to extend our PE facilities. In addition to the classrooms with shared areas, we have two large halls fully equipped with sound and lighting for school productions, a computer suite, a music room, a studio, two conference rooms and two purpose-built rooms, which provide space for intervention programmes and one to one tuition. This year we have introduced a Nurture Room.

Grovelands is part of the Hailsham Alliance Partnership and the Co-operative Learning Trust, working with schools in the locality to provide school to school support. We have governors who support and challenge the work of the school and staff who are keen to work with families throughout the time children are at Grovelands.

julie_claxtonAll this combines to create a positive and rich learning environment and ethos, which offer children the highest quality education and experience. Staff at Grovelands are highly motivated and committed in working together to create a vibrant, secure and safe environment where children can enjoy their learning, achieve their potential, face challenges and meet with success.

Julie Claxton