About Turnershill

This attractive primary school is sited at the heart of the village of Turners Hill. The majority of the children that attend the school come from Turners Hill village. It has developed strong links with, and is well supported by, the community. At age 11 the majority of pupils transfer to Imberhorne School in East Grinstead.

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The Headteacher

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Mr Ben Turney

We hope that this website gives you a good insight into the ethos and work of our school. It aims to be a helpful resource for our school community and provide appropriate information for prospective parents and staff. The school is renowned for being a welcoming and happy place. Our greatest assets are the children and adults that work here. I would encourage you to visit the school to gain a full appreciation of the atmosphere and organisation of the school. Please browse to the information page for all material on our website. If you would like any further information or would like to arrange a visit to the school, please contact the office.

School History

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Foundation

Turners Hill School was originally built in 1877.In August 1988, work was completed on a major building project.

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Re-Designed

The old building was re-designed inside and a substantial extension added. This project meant that accommodation was completely upgraded, and is virtually a new school. In 1991, another new classroom was added.

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Our School

The school has five classrooms, a music room, a practical room, a hall, a library area and from September 2003, a mezzanine teaching area. The school has an ‘outside classroom’ which consists of a small wood, a small orchard, a vegetable growing area, a ‘Bugs Hotel’ and Sensory garden and an area for hens, as well as areas for creative development.

TurnersHill TOTS

Situated within the school grounds is our preschool called Turners Hill Tots led by the Turners Hill C of E Primary School Governing Body. The group is open every morning, each week, during term time and works very closely with Maple Class and is very much a part of our school.

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Ethos and Values

“The school is a happy, welcoming and harmonious place, committed to the success of all its pupils …… Pupils love coming to school and learning.” Ofsted 2016

The school operates an ‘open door’ policy where parents are welcome to come into school to discuss their child’s progress at any time.

School Aims

We believe in a cross curricular approach to learning which ensures that all aspects of the National Curriculum can be covered. The children work through carefully planned and prepared topics and parents are encouraged to participate in the learning process with their children.
Our children are encouraged to become authors, poets, artists and musicians which will enable them to gain an appreciation of ‘Art’ in its widest sense.
The children are encouraged to appreciate their environment inside, outside and around the school.

  • Self Esteem

    To encourage children’s self-esteem, to develop a love of learning and acquire the skills and knowledge necessary to equip them for life.

  • Values And Beliefs

    To help pupils develop their own values and beliefs, and yet respect the religious, cultural and moral values of others, whilst providing them with an education based on Christian principles.

  • Safe And Healthy

    To foster thought and care for others in a community that creates a safe and healthy environment within which the children become happy and confident.

  • Inclusive Environment

    To provide an inclusive environment where each child is valued.

  • High Standards Of Behavior

    To promote high standards of behaviour, where children are encouraged to be sensitive to each other’s needs.

  • Development

    To help pupils to develop lively, enquiring minds, the ability to question, reflect and argue rationally and to acquire the skills relevant to our changing world.

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