Welcome to Hawley Primary School

Welcome to Hawley Primary School’s website. We are really pleased that you are taking the time to look at our website to find out about our school. We are at a very exciting time in our history as, after over 60 years as an infant school we have returned to being an all through primary school, albeit significantly smaller than we were in 1874.

Hawley Primary School is a happy and diverse community, where we retain our ethos of working in partnership with parents to provide a safe and nurturing environment where children and their families feel welcomed, valued and respected. We strive to ensure that our pupils benefit equally well from the breadth, depth and variety of opportunities that are offered to all learners, who are enthusiastic and excited about their learning.

Our principle aim is that by delivering a creative curriculum, which offers opportunities to develop curiosity, resilience, self- discipline, collaboration, and imagination we will enable all of our pupils to become self –motivated lifelong learners who are willing and confident enough to take on and rise to new challenges and opportunities for learning.

We are ambitious for all of our pupils and with the support of our Governing Body, we work hard to set and achieve high standards. We believe that a thematic approach to learning, practical experiences and enriching and creative opportunities enable children to learn and thrive.

Hawley Primary School is at an exciting phase in its history, and we are looking forward to continuing to welcome all new pupils, families and visitors to our happy, inclusive school as we grow.

Anne Fontaine

Latest News

Check in here for news and updates on what's going on around the school from year group activity to trips and performances...

Year 4 Dodgeball competition

Well done to some of our Year 4s who participated in the Camden wide Dodgeball competition which was held at Talacre last week.  Children from 6 different primary schools played on mixed teams. “It was great playing with the children from other schools, they were really kind,” said Maira. We are really proud of our […]

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School Council elections!

Thank-you to all the children in years 3 – 6 who stood in our recent Hawley School Council elections. The children’s presentations to their classes were of an incredibly high standard and, in many classes, it was a tightly run contest.  We are delighted to announce our new school council representatives for this year: Achol […]

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Inter-school sports – Our first ever netball tournament!

Pupils from Year 5 and 6 have kickstarted the sporting calendar for the year by taking part in our first ever netball fixtures against other schools. Fielding two teams, the pupils worked hard throughout this week’s friendlies to get multiple goals and build their skills in preparation for our first ever tournament in two weeks […]

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Meet the Parents’ transition event

Our Year 6 families are busy making school visits and  A ‘Meet the Parents’ transition was held at the school so that our families could find out about the local secondary schools. The event was very well attended and we are very grateful to the families and the very articulate Year 8 pupils who came […]

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Crossing the road!

Since we moved to Hawley some years ago, we have tried to address the concerning issue of the zebra crossing outside our school. Over the years parents have occasionally told us that they have had a ‘near miss’ whilst crossing the  road with their children. This term there has been a sudden increase in the […]

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Art Club – Piet Mondrian

The children have been experimenting with collage as a medium to create art work inspired by the artist Piet Mondrian. They cut out red, yellow and blue squares and rectangles. They then printed bold, black vertical and horizontal lines on top. Have a look in the HART space to see all of their amazing work!

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Welcome back!

We hope everyone had a restful summer break and the children are looking forward to being in their new year groups, ready to focus on their learning for this half term.

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Lent and Easter, Ramadan and Eid

This year the holy months of Lent and Ramadan coincide. This means that whilst Lent comes to an end with the celebration of Easter, half way through the spring term, Ramadan will continue until after we return to school. Of course the aspect that the children most enjoy is the celebration at the end. Either […]

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The Great Big Clean Up!

The Great Big Clean Up is taking place all over the UK right now! The Eco-team went out with their litter pickers last Friday and they found a surprising amount of litter, especially cigarette ends, in Torbay Lane and at the front of the school. They are organising an anti-litter poster competition for the school […]

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Red Nose Day

On Friday 17th March we celebrated RED NOSE DAY at Hawley. Having spoken to the children in recent weeks about the various tragedies that have been taking place around the world, they were very keen to raise money for children who may have lost their homes and their families. We decided to have a Dance-a-thon. […]

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Festive Brass in Camden Market!

Year 6 played some festive tunes to cheer on shoppers at Camden Market. Simon and Peter led the group in a fantastic performance, which lots of people enjoyed! Thank you to Simon and Peter for all your hard work teaching the children in years 5 and 6!

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Our Christmas Fair is just around the corner!

A reminder that the Christmas Fair will be on Friday 9th December between 3:20 – 5:30p.m. There’ll be festive food & drinks, a Santa’s grotto, live music, arts & crafts, bath bomb making, biscuit decorating, raffle and hamper prizes and much, much  more!  We need your help to organise and run the fair – please […]

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About Us

In November 2016 Hawley Infants School, ‘The village school in Camden’, bid a farewell to its tiny Victorian building in the heart of Camden Town and moved into a brand new building in a new, nearby, location. The move enabled the school to expand from a tiny single from entry infants’ school, into an all through primary school. And so began a new chapter in the history of Hawley.

Hawley Primary School remains a single form entry school, with one class per year group. In 2016 we opened our first junior class and we will continue to grow, year on year until 2019 when those very same children will become our first Year 6 class.

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Aims and Ethos

At Hawley, we want every child and every family in our school community to feel welcomed, valued and involved. We have high expectations of pupils’ behaviour and of their attitudes to learning. We provide an environment in which children feel secure and are therefore able to thrive, develop self-confidence and take responsibility for their own actions.

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How can we help birds to live in the city?

As part of their STEAM topic, Year 1 have been planning and making bird feeders. We used a trail camera to record visiting birds, so far we have had many visits from this beautiful robin.


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