Devonshire Hill is a community primary school located in Tottenham, N17. We welcome families to our school, both locally and from our neighbouring borough of Enfield as we are conveniently situated on the border of Haringey and Enfield, with excellent transport links. We welcome and encourage you to apply for places for your children, and can offer admission to children aged 2 to 11. We are a two-form of entry primary school with a nursery that offers either 15 or 30 hours per week for children aged 2, 3 and 4, spread equally over the week during term-time.
Our school is a successful school with a solid history of success, attaining Ofsted Good in October 2016. The staff and governors at our school are committed to providing the very best learning opportunities for children in a safe, secure and friendly community environment.
We provide very high quality education with a strong focus on teaching children key skills in English and mastery in mathematics. Alongside this, we teach an exciting curriculum including many learning opportunities to add depth and breadth to the children’s experience. During your child’s time at our school, alongside the full statutory curriculum, they will have the opportunity to learn to speak Mandarin, learn to play an instrument, learn to swim and to visit many places of interest, including a residential trip to Pendarren House in Wales (Year 6).
We have a strong focus on using technology as a learning tool and children have access to a range of technology, including the use of laptops and tablets. All classrooms are equipped with touchscreen interactive boards which enhance the classroom experience by enabling the full use of audio-visual resources.
We have our established ‘STEAM Engine’ – a dedicated classroom for Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and Art & Design work. This facility is well resourced with materials, tools and technology that enable children to explore ideas and experience exciting, practical learning. We also have a dedicated Music & Performing Arts space, and a well-resourced library. The school has extensive grounds, part of which is dedicated to our Forest School site, March Wood.
The school offers a range of extra-curricular activities before school, during lunchtimes and after school.
We work in partnership with Tottenham University, Into University and the Brilliant Club. This offers our children the opportunity to visit high achieving universities and to undertake assignments and projects at a high academic level.
The school works with a range of organisations to promote careers and every year we have a work/careers week whereby every child has an opportunity to experience a range of different work places such as banks in the city, being a ‘Chef’ for the day, designing and running a fashion show, to what it would be like to be a Fire Fighter!
We have the highest expectations of all our children and we expect them to aim high and to achieve their full potential academically and with their personal social development both in and out of school. We have a strong belief in good behaviour and good manners with an emphasis on caring for each other and taking on responsibility, which is one of our eight House Characteristics. All staff and children from Year 1 to Year 6 are placed into one of our four ‘Houses’ and will be in friendly competition each week to score individual and team House points!
We want all our children to go onto secondary school ready to further develop their lifelong love of learning, with a solid foundation in the core skills enabling them to build upon these skills, and to become confident, successful and responsible citizens for the future.
If you would like to find out more, I would be delighted to show you around.
Julie D’Abreu | Headteacher