Welcome to Haberdashers' Aske's Knights Temple Grove Primary
A Warm Welcome
I would like to give a warm welcome to all our parents and carers to Knights Temple Grove (KTG), the primary phase of Haberdashers’ Aske’s Knights Academy. I am delighted and proud to be Head of the Primary at such a vibrant and fun school. KTG started as a one and a half form entry primary in January 2011. Since then we have grown and had a refurbishment and are now a two form entry primary school. This has given the opportunity for more children in Downham to receive a Haberdashers’ Aske’s Education. We are a primary school that ensures all our children achieve through a combination of challenge, support, encouragement and praise so that they have the best education possible. During my time at KTG the results have got better and better and this is something we are very proud of. We strive for excellence and ensure our children are safe and happy. We are proud of our children and the progress that they make here.
The KTG curriculum has a strong focus on the core areas of learning; reading, writing, maths, phonics, grammar and spelling and is dedicated to ensuring all our children are 100% ready for secondary education and eventually, university. As we are an all-through school where PE is our specialism, we benefit from the wide range of sporting activities that we provide, during and after school.
The Temple Grove element of the school name comes from a charity that the Haberdashers’ company work with to enrich primary education. The Temple Grove Trust gives the school a budget each year for the enrichment of the primary curriculum. Part of this funding is used to enrich learning outside of the classroom which we build into our programs of study through the year. We also use part of the funding to run enrichment clubs delivered by external bodies. KTG is a fun place to be and with the new curriculum in place there is always happening and interesting going on.
As a popular school with a very high number of applicants each year into our two reception classes, we pride ourselves in offering high quality education to the children from the community of Downham. We believe in order for our children to be successful, the partnership between the school and parents lies at the heart.
We hope you enjoy exploring this website and finding out about our school. If you would like a tour, please contact the office and arrange an appointment. I am always happy to show visitors the work of our successful school.
Mrs S Hoyer
Head of Primary