Harwich Primary School

History & Background of the School in Brief

Harwich Community Primary School was formed from the amalgamation of Harwich Junior and Bathside Infants in September 1983. In January 1997 nursery-age pupils were admitted for the first time; the school name was amended to its current title.

On Thursday 10th April 2003 pupils attended the Main Road site for the last time; on Thursday 1st May 2003, children attended the new site in Barrack Lane for the first time.

The school occupies a large site overlooking Dovercourt Bay and is accommodated in a T-shaped architect-designed building. The top horizontal section comprises the Nursery and Reception classes, 8 class bases and pupil cloakrooms, the caretaker’s office and store, food technology room, and disabled toilet.  Outside each class base is a patio, and a large secure area which provides a self-contained external play area for pupils in the Foundation Stage.

Also, there are two playgrounds, a field and a wildlife garden which contains both a pond and an allotment area. The administrative area (Headteacher’s room, school office and medical room) is situated by the main entrance where security can be effectively monitored.  Between here and the teaching wing is a large entrance hall, storage rooms and staff room, ICT suite, library, SEN and group rooms.

We are fortunate to also have in this wing a self-contained community hall, kitchen area, large store, and toilet facilities.  This facility leads directly to our large school hall, which adjoins our kitchen.

In September 2004 a new Neighbourhood Nursery catering for 50 0-5yr old children opened within our grounds.

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