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Welcome and History of the School

Welcome to Hippings Methodist Primary School Website.

Over the last few years we have developed a clear vision and ethos for our school which holds school values at the core of everything we do, as we aspire our children to be: Thankful, Forgiving, Hopeful, Peaceful, Show endurance and resilience, Respectful . Everyone at our school also feels Positive, Challenged, Safe, Tolerant, Kind, Honest, Aspirational,

                                        As a family we do our best with God in our hearts

                    I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me: Philippians 4 verse 13

We strive to ensure all our children achieve their academic potential but also ensure that we encourage pupils to explore skills for life and support our pupils to make healthy lifestyle choices, mental health and wellbeing and socially developing skills which will be needed as they move on through life.

The education and welfare of our children is paramount and I am proud of how hard our staff and governors work to build positive relationships with our families and community.

Our Aims

  • To deliver a high quality teaching and learning experience for our pupils that promotes high standards and accelerated progress for all;
  • To promote a love of education for all learners and to equip them with the tools to take ownership of their own learning;
  • To promote children’s self-esteem, their rights and responsibilities;
  • To create a welcoming atmosphere in school where children, staff, parents and visitors feel valued;
  • To have high expectations for all within our community to ensure that we demonstrate the very best standards of conduct, moral purpose and integrity;
  • To work in local, national and global partnerships in order to strengthen curriculum links and promote an awareness of the wider world;
  • To ensure that our pupils feel safe and secure and enjoy coming to school.

We will accomplish this by CELEBRATING children’s achievements and resilience

  • Placing teaching and learning at the heart of everything we do;
  • Delivering innovative and effective teaching and learning;
  • Working in partnership with other schools and businesses;
  • Providing an exciting, broad and challenging learning experience;
  • Promoting a RESILIENT ‘Have a go’ culture where children have the confidence to challenge themselves as learners;
  • Promoting the confidence and engagement of parents and carers in the learning of their children and the development of good behaviour.
  • Providing pupils with an exciting and inspiring curriculum with lots of opportunities for visits and visitors and hands on experiences related to real life contexts;
  • Excellent teaching in a fit for purpose environment that is well resourced;
  • Responsive, pro-active and effective monitoring mechanisms.

Pupils Will Be Supported by:

  • Excellent pastoral care – always have someone to talk to
  • Happy staff that are provided lots of opportunities for professional development
  • High quality resources
  • Strong parental engagement
  • A supportive and highly skilled governing body
  • Astute financial management
  • Clear guidelines, policies and processes that everyone understands and follows.


Weekly class awards: Behaviour, Academic progress, Christian values
Head Teachers award
Golden Table award
Lucky Dips
Class certificates/praise pads
House Points
Opportunities to share talents and skills learnt outside of school


Prospective Parents: We would love you to come and visit us. Why not get in touch with the school office to arrange a visit and come and see us in action.


A bit about the History of the school

Hippings Methodist School was founded by the local Methodist Church in 1809. The church at that time was situated in the area of the town known as Hippings Vale, where the bridge at the bottom of the “Straits” crosses Tinker Brook. Before the bridge was built, stepping-stones or “Hippings” stones were the means of crossing and it is from this old word that the school derives its name. In the 1850′s a school was built next to Mount Pleasant Wesleyan Methodist Church – now Rhyddings Methodist Church – and the school was known by this name for many years. The old building became unsafe in 1968 and the school was housed in temporary accommodation for several years.

The present building on Heron Way was opened in 1975. The school was built to an open-plan design and comprised seven class teaching areas or “home bases”. The building has been adapted and extended in recent years to provide seven self-contained classrooms, each with its own ‘mini-suite’ of computers. There are also some shared library/resource/working areas. The hall provides a large multi-purpose area for assemblies, dinners and P.E. lessons. We are very fortunate to have a large playing field and two outdoor playgrounds as well as wooded areas that we use for Forest School.