About Us

At Hamstel there is always a warm welcome awaiting you in an environment that is both happy and safe. Our special motto is ‘We Care…’ and this is fundamental to everyone and everything we do. Our school is an inclusive, caring and vibrant educational learning space with an onsite Nursery. Hamstel serves east central Southend and is sited in the Southchurch ward. We share the site with our partner Junior School and the Children and Family Centre; collectively we provide excellent education from birth to 11 years.


Our committed and enthusiastic team of Staff are supported by the excellent resources we have on a spacious site, with well-resourced facilities and the expertise to provide your child with unique opportunities for learning. We have a large team of highly dedicated professionals who are committed to guiding the children’s learning to enable them to reach their full potential. Our team uses a whole school nurture approach to guide children with their personal and social skills, to prepare them for learning. We are a very inclusive school and pride ourselves on treating every child and family as individuals. We encourage all our children to achieve their best and grow into thoughtful, kind and considerate members of the school community and society as a whole. We take great pride in sharing our school’s many achievements and special awards. We know your child will be happy here with us and will achieve their full potential.

Hamstel Moto

Our Values & Ethos

Our Vision:


At Hamstel, we strive for all to become lifelong learners equipped for the future by providing an excellent and inspirational education.

We provide wide ranging opportunities for children to reach their full potential within a welcoming, caring, safe, happy and supportive school community.


The School’s Aims are:


  • To provide a broad, balanced, challenging, yet realistic, curriculum tailored to the needs of individual children

  • To establish a whole school learning culture for both children and adults. »

  • To develop increased self-esteem through fulfilment of academic, creative and expressive achievement and potential.

  • To develop a high regard and respect for each other as well as one’s self, through social, moral, cultural and spiritual learning experiences and opportunities.

  • To develop an awareness and understanding of democracy, equality, diversity and citizenship.

  • To continue with a commitment to professional development for all staff.

  • To build relationships with the wider community and further develop our home / school partnerships.

  • To encourage and develop the characteristics, qualities, passion and skills necessary to be an effective life-long learner, by “Raising standards and improving lives"

  • To provide a wide range of learning opportunities both inside and outside of the classroom including workshops, visitors, outdoor learning and external visits.

  • The behaviour across the school is excellent and this is very much supported by access to learning outside the classroom and the experiences and opportunities the children have, made available to them through carefully planned and supported risk taking and trust building activities.

Meet the Staff

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