In the 1860s, Hurst Green Church of England Primary School consisted of a series of Victorian buildings, founded by the Church of England. However, as the school grew and the old buildings began to show their age, plans were developed to rejuvenate the school site and to provide our community with a state-of-the art, eco-friendly school in which our children could be educated.
As such, in 2011, the old school buildings were removed from the school site, and a fully-resourced, architecturally designed, carbon-friendly school building was built in their place. The new building replaced the original Victorian school at a cost of £4.5 million. Gregory Barker MP, who was present at the new building’s official opening on 24th June 2011, praised the building’s design, declaring it “stunning, stylish and modern but also very practical”. Our building has achieved a ‘very good’ rating under BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method), and, as a Green Flag Eco-School, we are very proud of this rating.
The new school building enables the school to provide every child with contemporary, exciting, engaging facilities and resources. The convenience, light, space, and colour provide ample opportunities for display, large activities, performances, sport, and play. The school has light, bright, fully-resourced classrooms, a state-of-the-art ICT suite, a comprehensive library, a light, airy school hall with its own fully-equipped commercial kitchen, a community room with facilities for cooking, small intervention rooms, a large turfed playing field and playground—both of which have beautiful views of the Sussex countryside—and a school entry that is designed and decorated to celebrate the children at our school and the amazing things that they achieve. The beautiful school building, along with the facilities and resources that it provides, helps teachers to create stimulating, engaging, inspiring learning environments for the benefit of the children in their classes