About Us

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Welcome to The Jenny Hammond Primary School!

We know that your child and your family will be happy members of our school community.

The Jenny Hammond Primary School is a small, multicultural community school situated in the southern part of Waltham Forest. Our school comprises children and adults of different faiths and cultures who work happily together.

Our school is mainly housed in a Victorian building and is surrounded by houses of a similar age. We are a one-form entry school for boys and girls from the age of 4-11. Our school roll is 210; our standard class size is 30. There is one class for each age group from Reception to Year 6. However, in September 2010 and then again in September 2011 we took an additional 30 children and so have two classes currently in Year 1 and Year 2 taking our role to 270. This was to accommodate the growing need for primary school places across the borough due to the increase in birth rate and people moving in to Waltham Forest. We cater for each individual child within the appropriate aged class and practise a child-centred philosophy. Children are organised to work in small groups, individually or as members of the whole class depending on the activity.

At The Jenny Hammond Primary School, we see education as an ongoing process and one that is very much a partnership between school and home. We feel proud to have the exciting task of joining with you in your child’s development.

The aim of this website is to share with you our vision of how children learn and to provide you with practical information about life in our school.

The most important people at The Jenny Hammond Primary School are the children. We look forward to receiving your support and to working with you to help your child realise their full potential.

If there is any further information that you require then please do not hesitate to contact the school.

Deborah Gibbon

Head Teacher

History of The Jenny Hammond Primary School

Our school is named after Jenny Hammond who was Mayor of Leyton from 1942-43. She was an active councillor for 35 years and campaigned for just causes throughout her life. The causes that she particularly fought for were those that would benefit the welfare of the local community in Waltham Forest. Jenny Hammond was chair of the Education Committee for 17 consecutive years.

She lived close to the school and made regular visits to what were then Cann Hall Infant and Junior schools. She died in her nineties having done much for the communities she served.