Hatchlands Primary School in Redhill, Surrey is being built on the site of the former Redhill Magistrates’ Court. Whilst the renovations of the main building continue, temporary classrooms in the former bailiff’s services area of the site opened their doors in September 2018 to a small group of reception students. This first group of students will be planting trees on-site so that when they are parents themselves, they will come back to see the school thriving.
Eventually, the school hopes to grow to 420 pupils with a focus on the mental, emotional and physical wellbeing of students as the number one priority. Outdoor activities will be a prominent component of the daily life of students. The school worked with Willowbrook Education to find a chair that would create a fun, vibrant learning environment whilst being long-lasting, comfortable and modern. Postura+ chairs were selected in Grape Crush for the nursery facilities at this first stage of the school’s development.
Chris Jowett, headteacher, Hatchlands Primary School, comments: "With mental health issues being so prevalent these days we want this to be our number one priority. We are going to focus on things like forest schooling and encouraging play with an element of risk. We want to create a natural, calm space for our children to have a typical childhood, climbing in trees, getting dirty and so on. Postura+ chairs are the perfect chair for our requirements - they are durable, easy to clean and can be taken outside for occasional use."
Brodie McCarthy, Willowbrook Education, comments: "As a trade customer, we know we can rely on KI to deliver. Their excellent customer service and extensive stocking programme ensured that we got the chairs to the school at very short notice, during the peak summer rush."
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About Hatchlands Primary School
Hatchlands Primary School is a primary school in Redhill, Surrey and accommodates up to 420 pupils. The school is a member of the Every Child Trust which also runs Sandcross School in Reigate. Hatchlands Primary School provides weekly forest school sessions for all of its pupils and has a strong focus on outdoor learning. It also places a great emphasis on the emotional and physical wellbeing of its pupils. www.hatchlandsprimary.co.uk