Honilands is a three form entry primary school. We began the expansion from two forms back in 2009. Some parents expressed a concern that the school would lose its intimate atmosphere. Our dilemma was therefore how to make the school appear to feel smaller as it grew larger.
Our school is now divided into four ‘families’.
Oak Family is our Foundation Stage (nursery and Reception) and is led by Megan Gibson
Cedar Family led by Shirin Masud
Hazel Family led by Elizabeth Newport
Willow Family led by Chris Shaw.
Each family has its own area of the school and playground. Every week we have a Family assembly. Parents and children know who their leader is and who to go to if they need questions answered. Our parents and staff believe that we have succeeded in creating a larger school whilst making it appear to be smaller.