A big hello!
From the Principal Designate (Headteacher)
Welcome to Hope Community School, Southampton! We are delighted to welcome you and your family to our community. We are part of The New Generation Schools Trust and will be the first Free School to open in Southampton. The school will open its doors in September 2017, with two Reception classes of 30 children. We will increase our numbers year on year until we reach a full capacity of 420 primary pupils from Reception to Year 6 in 2023. The school will predominately serve the Bargate ward and surrounding areas. We are excited about working with and for our local community.
We aim for the highest possible educational standards so that pupils raise their aspirations and realise their potential. Here at Hope, we are also passionate about children becoming confident and articulate individuals who have the motivation, skills and character to become ‘Community Pioneers’ - the movers, shakers and ground breakers of their generation. We believe all children are born with this purpose – a divine spark – and it is up to everyone around them to fan that spark into flames.
Hope Community School, Southampton will be a mainstream primary school of Christian designation, open to families of all or no faiths. We present a Christian viewpoint, whilst giving children the freedom to explore, question and seek answers for themselves. We ensure children of all faiths feel included and valued and learn about all cultures, faiths and religions.
I look forward to welcoming you and your family on our journey!
Steve Wright – Principal Designate