We are a Haringey Council Community School in Tottenham for children aged from 2 to 11. The majority of our families live locally, many in the White Hart Lane ward. We are a two-form entry primary school with a nursery that offers either 15 or 30 hours per week for children aged 2, 3 and 4.
Devonshire Hill is a successful school with a solid history of success, retaining our Ofsted Good grading in October 2021. 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 a 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 are part of the Disney Musicals in Schools project.
We work in partnership with Tottenham University and Into University. This offers our children the opportunity to visit universities.
The school works with a range of organisations to promote careers and every year we have a ‘World of Work’ 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 Firefighter!
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. We use the Haringey Anchor Approach model to build and develop resilience. 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.