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, where we hope you can find lots of information!

Our lovely school is in north Hailsham, which is a 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 current spacious 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.  This year we have amalgamated with the nursery Acorns, which has been a very exciting development.

The Senior Leadership Team is made up of the Head Teacher, Deputy Head Teacher, two Assistant Head Teachers, three Leaders of Learning and a Special Education Needs Co-ordinator.  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.

Our school has extensive facilities.  We have large playing fields; hard areas equipped with climbing frames and other play facilities; an outside classroom and a small garden close by. 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.  This year we have introduced a Nurture Room, a Rainbow Room and our latest addition is a kitchen where the children can learning cooking skills.

Grovelands is part of the Eastbourne and Hailsham Alliance Partnership, 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 and other agencies.

All this combines to create a positive and rich learning environment and ethos, which offers 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