School Links Within Our Local Community
At Harold Wood Primary School, we very much like to get involved with our local community. We see ourselves as an important part of Harold Wood, so like to do all we can to help the community thrive.
Please have a look at some of the links we have formed with local organisations, all of which help us to positively impact the learning and development of our pupils.
Harold Wood Park
With such an amazing green space right next door to our school, we ensure all of our children get the opportunity to enjoy it. We work closely with Havering's Park Service to ensure our children understand the need to respect this space.
We also work with the Friends of Harold Wood Park charity to help keep the space tidy and presentable. Their volunteers attend school and teach our children about the importance of open space. Some of our children helped to plant flower bulbs in the parks and look after the area.
St. Peter's Church
St Peter's is our local Parish church. Pupils at our school undertake assemblies based on religious themes as well as attend the church for key events. Clergy and support staff from the church attend school to deliver sessions to our pupils.
We partake in many joint ventures of support for the local community, the most recent being our Harvest Festival celebrations. All donations were sent to the Harold Hill Food Bank in partnership with the church.
Redden Court School
This is our local secondary school; we are one of their main feeder schools. Over 90% of pupils leaving us in Year 6 apply for and are successful in gaining entry to this school.
We undertake many joint ventures and enjoy a positive working relationship with them. Most recently specialist drama. music and sports staff deliver sessions to our pupils. We frequently accept invitations for our pupils to attend Redden Court to take part in workshops and view performances by their students, their pantomime at Christmas and in February, their staging of The Wiz. One of our most recent joint ventures was the Rainbow Nation project.
Havering Community Policing Team
We enjoy a close link and effective relationship with our Safer Community Policing Team. Officers attend school regularly to support our work in keeping children safe.
They deliver sessions to our pupils on a variety of topics, as well as encourage them to enter competitions and undertake additional study courses to improve their awareness.
We discuss and hold sessions on: stranger danger, bullying, anti-social behaviour, criminal damage, online and e-safety, use of technology to stay safe, keeping our property safe, road safety and peer pressure.
Emerson Park Academy
Emerson Park is our local secondary specialising in Sports. As a local primary school we work with Emerson Park when attending sporting events they organise. These events include a variety of sports, the most recent one being offered was for gifted and talented football players.
Harold Wood Library
This is our local library. We have links with the service to ensure we get as many children reading as possible. We ensure our pupils have access to the documentation they need to become members of the library, and utilise their resources and expertise when studying and researching areas of the curriculum.
Transport for London & Crossrail
With our country's capital only a stone's throw away, ensuring all our children are able to understand how to stay safe when travelling is vital.
We work with Transport for London to deliver sessions on the use of public transport, how to use the Oyster Card system and most importantly how to stay safe when travelling in public.
Some of our school Council membersprivileged to be invited to Harold Wood Station this month for its re-opening ceremony after TfL Rail took over the operation of services between Liverpool Street and Shenfield.
The children of Harold Wood Primary are part of a long-term school engagement project with TfL Rail that encourages them to look out for littering, graffiti and safety issues at the station.
Havering Fire and Rescue Service
The Havering Fire and Rescue Service work with us to ensure children of all ages know what to do to stay safe. They attend with their officers and equipment and show children how they do their job.
Their staff also deliver specialist advice to our pupils on how to avoid fire in their homes by adopting a 'good fire practice' and the effects fire can have on our bodies and lives.