Nursery building extension starts 22nd January – click for more information

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Welcome to our school website, where we hope you can find lots of information!

Our school has been serving Hailsham community since 1934 and we moved to this present building in 1996. We are proud of our school, the grounds and the building, with its superb facilities and positive ethos.

We have three classes in every age group and these three classes form a caring, cohesive year group where children are able to achieve their potential academically and socially with the help of teachers and support staff who get to know them well.

As a larger school we have excellent facilities and also a large, talented staff offering a range of specialisms to the curriculum including school activities. We provide a stimulating, enriched curriculum and learning environment to educate children for the twenty-first century. Our staff is fully committed and teaching and learning is at the heart of everything we do. We continually strive to improve standards and to develop excellent relationships between home and school as we believe these are crucial to a child’s success. We believe in high quality training for all staff. Grovelands has an excellent partnership with the other schools in the town and beyond.

The ethos of the school and our ‘Believe, Create, Achieve’ slogan, is based on encouraging children to achieve excellence through challenge. Rewards, motivation, encouragement and choice are essential to achieving this and we work with parents to ensure behaviour of the highest standard. Our vision is to provide high quality teaching in a stimulating environment which promotes high expectations and builds resilience. We value kindness, fairness, respect and thoughtfulness, which is part of our ethos and is reflected in how we treat others.