A very warm welcome to the website of Holmesdale Infant School - we hope it gives you an insight into some of the wonderful things we do. Holmesdale is a special place to learn and grow, with a charm all of its own.

Starting school is the beginning of a life-long journey of discovery; by offering your child the opportunity to explore the world around them, we hope that they will be inspired, filled with awe and wonder, and become motivated and active learners. By encouraging your child to take risks and persevere in the face of challenge, we know that they will develop both resilience and determination.

Our staff work hard to deliver a creative curriculum for all, that ensures our children learn the knowledge and skills needed to progress through their school life, following individual interests and answering their own questions about how things work and why things are.

We have high expectations of behaviour and we aim for a calm and purposeful environment but, at the same time, we ensure that learning is fun. We strive to enable our children to work to the best of their individual abilities, enabling them to become ‘The Best Me I Can Be’ both socially and academically.

Holmesdale Infant School has a strong sense of community, and we aim to build positive relationships with everyone involved with the school. We work alongside our parents, carers, governors and the wider community to create a school that is inclusive of all.

I am very proud to be the Headteacher of such a happy school - I hope that you will come and visit us soon to find out for yourselves.


Sarah Lockwood





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