At West Hampstead our motto is "Together, We Achieve". Our children exemplify our school motto; walk around our school at any time and you will see children and adults actively engaged in learning. We are very proud of our school and we hope that our website gives you a flavour of what makes us so special.
'Leaders have designed an ambitious curriculum for all pupils.' OFSTED 2022 The West Hampstead Curriculum is designed to: 1. Teach our pupils to learn well 2. Teach our pupils how to lead happy, healthy, constructive lives, in which they can aspire and experience success 3. Ensure the children develop and remember a secure knowledge and understanding of the world 4. Ensure high levels of competence in the core subjects of English and maths 5. Teach our pupils to live well in a diverse world, as confident, responsible citizens.
At West Hampstead Primary School we are very proud of our teaching and learning in Mathematics. We work very closely with the National Centre for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics (NCETM). Our Maths Lead, Miss Kwa, is the primary lead of the London Central and North West Maths Hub. This means that our teachers get the most up-to-date training and our children get the most innovative teaching. As a result, attainment and progress in Maths at West Hampstead has been getting better and better each year.
West Hampstead Primary School (WHPS), is housed in a beautiful Victorian three-storey (listed) building. Formerly called Beckford Primary School, it changed its name in September 2021. Following a vote involving staff and the school community. The school recently unveiled a mural commemorating the life of Dr Beryl Gilroy. Dr Gilroy was the first Black woman to serve as a headteacher in Camden at, where she paved the way for people of colour in education.
At West Hampstead Primary School we are always looking at different ways of making sure that our school environment is a place where all children can flourish. Every year we have a different project that we work on. This year we have designed and constructed a new Early-Years playground for the children to enjoy. Next year we are working on our new Science Garden, so that all of our children can have opportunities to grow food and learn about sustainability.
At West Hampstead Primary School (WHPS), we believe that all children should have access to high quality creative and artistic experiences. We value the partnerships we have developed within the arts community. We make sure the children are frequently exposed to high quality musical performances and have opportunities to work with visiting artists, poets, dancers and storytellers.
18 Mar 2023
A pleasure to see 3 super @WestHampsteadPS y5s collect their certificates @Ri_Science #masterclasses : such creative and interesting maths learning every year! https://t.co/BKS3SUq1Oo
08 Mar 2023
Yesterday we welcomed @MathsHubs Teaching for Mastery Specialists in training to see a Y3 maths lesson with @MathsHubLdnCNW @kwa2 and Jale Ratip. We explored the relationship between the 4 and 8x tables. A real proud moment for Mersey class when @ThinkingMaths said well done! https://t.co/gYdyfm1LV5
10 Feb 2023
It's #numberday at @WestHampsteadPS today. Can you tell what Y4 discovered? https://t.co/HHC4t1tRCo
20 Jan 2023
Last week School Direct teaching students explored #teachingformastery in Miss Cooper's classroom @WestHampsteadPS and today I had the pleasure of meeting the @MathsHubLdnCNW #workgroup to talk intelligent practice and lesson design https://t.co/thMfGYfrcs
20 Jan 2023
The folk over at @CAforWH have just announced a new online talk - remembering Dr Beryl Gilroy, Camden's first Black Headteacher, who taught @WestHampsteadPS. It's 3rd February at 7.30pm. Tickets in the link. https://t.co/ptT2slEYT8 https://t.co/1gZmVhZwQD
20 Jan 2023
The final installation of #LDNWMN was unveiled by @Debs_WB showcasing free artworks across London, mostly created by women and non-binary artists. The new artwork @WestHampsteadPS features Doctor Beryl Gilroy, the first black headteacher in Camden. https://t.co/M1nB1qVoAW
19 Jan 2023
Big thanks to @kwa2 and @WestHampsteadPS for the warm welcome and rich CPD on #teachingformastery for our Camden trainee teachers. https://t.co/HK2ZW2n4nF
09 Jan 2023
Packing up goody bags for our Y1 @learnwparents launch tomorrow! @WestHampsteadPS https://t.co/TKJJrh1azR
17 Dec 2022
Sit back, relax for five minutes and watch this new and moving short film about Dr Beryl Gilroy, the first black Head Teacher in Camden and the fab artwork unveiled in her honour. https://t.co/KDGH55SDl5 #LDNWMN #BehindEveryGreatCity @WestHampsteadPS @Debs_WB @Jack__Arts https://t.co/wJenNcnQuN
07 Dec 2022
'You always made me happy and cheered me up when I was upset and always had a smile on your face. We will never forget about you and no one will replace you. Rest in peace. We will always remember the joyful moments you gave us. Thank you.' Soraya, Year 6. https://t.co/TGGDt6j3XZ
07 Dec 2022
Such a moving tribute to Aston Stewart @Sidingscc A sad week for everyone who knew him, but what an incredible turnout! Legend https://t.co/q9IDMWQ8TY
05 Dec 2022
Excellent TeachMeet tonight! Y1-6 Teachers sharing ideas about retaining information in History. Early Years teachers demonstrating PECS and Widget images being used in class. So good to see innovation within the classroom! https://t.co/ozdDUu5Ypp
We aim high! Our intention is for everyone at WHPS to be a creative, curious learner who can communicate well and achieves their goals.
We work together in partnerships: within the classroom, between home and school and with other organisations. Everyone at West Hampstead Primary School should feel a sense of belonging and develop strong and positive relationships with others.
Kindness, empathy and respect are prized highly here at school. We do our best to get to know and understand others, and treat them with compassion and fairness.
Life always presents challenges; at West Hampstead Primary School we are adaptable, aiming to meet our challenges with a positive mindset and developing confidence and independence.
We value being good citizens, and doing our best to look after ourselves, each other and the environment. We aspire to always be organised and proactive.