Hyde Church of England Primary School


Mrs Dalziell.jpgOn behalf of everyone at Hyde Church of England Primary School welcome to our ‘Family in the Forest’. 

We believe that children learn best when they feel happy and secure, are given stimulating opportunities and exciting challenges, share together a variety of rich experiences and achieve success in as many ways as possible. Our unique location, distinctive ethos and team of dedicated, caring and talented staff enable us to provide such a varied, high standard of education which develops and inspires every child.

Established in 1885, Hyde School continues to enjoy strong support from and purposeful links with the local community, including the Church, with whom we work closely to develop our Christian ethos.

This website will give you a flavour of our school but the best way to find out about us is to come and visit! The warmest of welcomes awaits you from staff and children alike.

We look forward to meeting you.

Mrs. Julie Dalziell


About Our School

About Our School.jpgWe are a small school with a big heart; a true Family in the Forest.

We are small but that is what makes us different: We only have three classrooms and yet we believe that we offer something special in our unique, caring, village school. Our small classes enable us to know each child and their families exceptionally well. In sports, music, drama, clubs, competitions and community events there is no need to limit numbers, there are opportunities for everyone. 

Hyde Common is our playground and sports field and our children are able to enjoy the unique benefits of our wonderful New Forest surroundings during their work, exercise, and play.  We hold dear to our hearts our local church who support us in promoting Christian values and welcome our children’s participation in church events.    

Our school welcomes children from Hyde itself as well as from many of the surrounding villages and sometimes further afield.  Together, our dedicated staff, supportive families and committed governors help to make our school a memorable and magical place.  

Our Values

At Hyde School we promote Christian values within a caring, reflective, family atmosphere so that purposeful teaching and learning takes place and everyone is encouraged to develop their full potential. 

We are committed to nurturing, challenging and inspiring children within a high quality learning environment in which everyone is valued equally so that every pupil leaves us with the skills, self-confidence and attitudes required to thrive in their future. In this way we can help every child to become the best that they can be.

We aim for our children to:

  • become curious, independent, life-long learners with lively, enquiring minds
  • enjoy a curriculum which is broad, balanced and relevant to contemporary society, meets their  individual needs and enables them to achieve the highest standards of which they are capable
  • become spiritually aware, developing a sense of moral responsibility, self-discipline and purpose
  • be sensitive to the needs of others’ feelings, ideas, beliefs and achievements, whilst valuing their own so they can participate in society with confidence both now and in the future

In order to help children take greater responsibility for their learning we teach children how to learn as well as focussing on what they learn. We have developed a set of learning behaviours which help the children face a range of challenges both academic and within the wider world

  • Creativity
  • Curiosity
  • Independence
  • Reflection
  • Resilience
  • Teamwork

Together with the children we have chosen six animals to represent these values.

Learning Value Animals.jpg

Click here to find out more: Learning Values Booklet

British Values Statement

At Hyde CE Primary School we support and actively promote the fundamental British Values of

  • democracy,
  • the rule of law
  • individual liberty
  • mutual respect
  • tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs. 

We have a broad and balanced curriculum that allows children to have an understanding of how citizens can influence decision-making through the democratic process; an appreciation that living under the rule of law protects individual citizens and is essential for their wellbeing and safety; and an understanding that the freedom to choose and hold faiths and beliefs is protected in law.

We promote these values through:

  • A caring family environment where everyone is valued equally
  • A positive behaviour policy which, together with children’s Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development, underpins life at our school
  • Developing children’s experience of having the freedom to make choices and also of accepting the consequences of their actions
  • Encouraging all children to be sensitive to the needs of others by developing their  self-discipline and understanding that we all need to abide by the same rules
  • An acceptance that other people having different faiths or beliefs to oneself should be accepted and tolerated, and should not be the cause of prejudicial or discriminatory behaviour
  • An understanding of the importance of identifying and combating discrimination
  • Our RE curriculum
  • Close links with local charities that are working with children and schools in Bulgaria and India
  • The celebration of different faiths and cultures
  • Opportunities to share ideas and viewpoints whilst listening to those of others through Philosophy for Children and Circle Time
  • Working across year groups when we are participating in team activities
  • A broad and balanced curriculum that enables children to understand civic responsibility, elements of democracy,  rules and laws, equality, the monarchy, values and virtues and environmental awareness
  • A school council elected by children through a democratic process

Where individuals, (pupils, staff or parents), express opinions which are contrary to these British Values they will be actively challenged.  This includes extremist views.


Hyde Fordingbridge
Tel: 01425 653350


Don't Forget!

Wednesday 4th September is an INSET Day.  School re-starts for Years 1-6 on Thursday 5th September.


Places Available

Year R places still available for September 2019.  Please telephone the school office if you would like a tour of the school.