About Hinchley Wood
Hinchley Wood is a mainly residential area between Kingston-upon-Thames and Esher developed initially in the 1930s. The railway station, on the Guildford via Cobham branch, provided the nucleus for the development and there is a local shopping centre. There is good access to central London by road (A3) and rail (Waterloo), to the outskirts of London and countryside from Kent round to Berkshire (via M25) and to both Heathrow and Gatwick airports.
Housing developments on a smaller scale have continued since the second world war but there have recently been a number of major housing developments on sites released for redevelopment on land formerly occupied by the Milk Marketing Board, Surbiton Waterworks and the Government Offices at Lynwood Road and on the A309 bypass.
Demand for school places in the Hinchley Wood/Thames Ditton area increased through the 1990s and Surrey County Council provided additional places at a number of schools including Hinchley Wood Primary School.
About the School
Hinchley Wood Primary School was opened in 1953. The school has been two form-entry in all year groups since September 2000.The Governors and Surrey CC agreed a long-term building development plan to bring the school fully up to contemporary educational standards for 420 children. In September 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 the school was asked to accomodate additional classes for Reception. The school operates a no smoking policy.
The school currently has 18 classes of up to 30 mixed ability pupils Hinchley Wood Primary School Parents’ Association.
The school has an active and supportive School Association (Parents) that organises events and supports the work of teachers in classrooms, on visits or in clubs. The Association undertakes some substantial projects to improve the school’s facilities. Links with the Secondary School Hinchley Wood School (Secondary) is immediately adjacent to the primary school. The secondary school became grant maintained in 1995 and is now an Academy school and has achieved specialist status for Music and ICT. There is an effective working relationship between the staff and the governors of the two schools. The primary school has its own playing field, which immediately adjoins the playing field of the secondary school without a fence. There is some mutual joint use of both the playing fields and the secondary school canteen at lunch times.