Key Events

The Herons come 4th in Cricket tournament!


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Heron Park ‘Wowed’ by Aegon Tennis Tournament!


At the beginning of June, we set a competition to write about your sporting hero. 10 children were picked as the winners and enjoyed a wonderful day mingling with tennis stars past and present.

Their behavior was as usual, exemplary. Members of the public commented on how polite the children were! Well done!


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EU Referendum


This morning we held our own referendum, the children listened to arguments from both sides and then armed with a voting slip, took a vote. Results will be announced on Thursday!

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Happy Birthday to the Queen!


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Thankfully the weather was kind and the food was plentiful.

Huge thanks go to our PTFA for arranging ice lollies and  crisps for the children.

We even sang Happy Birthday!

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Rugby Team scores again!


The Herons took part in the finals of the County Tag Rugby Tournament on Tuesday, and although they didn’t come home with a trophy, they took the tournament by storm!

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The Herons look ready to take on the world in their new kit! Special thanks to Mr Griffiths and Sportitude for supplying the kit.



 Victorian Eastbourne

The Year 5 children enjoyed a wonderful day walking around Eastbourne looking at all the Victorian buildings.

They learnt about when the Theatres opened, when Eastbourne College was founded, all about the Railway Station and which famous people stayed at The Grand Hotel, Sir Winston Churchill and Charlie Chaplin were among the many names.

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Our Play Makers!

Mr Griffiths has chosen his Play Makers!  The children will complete a journal which will teach them how to run games during break and lunchtimes.


Year 3 Trip to Drusillas!


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Year 3 had a wonderful trip to Drusillas this week. They enjoyed the zoo and a talk about animal habitats which they are learning about in class.




 Year 4 Trip to Plumpton College Farm





Year 4 enjoyed a wonderful trip to Plumpton College, they learnt about  the milking process, they met some calves, piglets and  lambs and learnt what happens if mum rejects them,  how to comb wool and how to plant beans. Plus much more!

The Punctuation Show

On Wednesday we had the very talented Barrie from The show involved a lot of singing and comedy, it was a fantastic way to learn about punctuation and grammar!

A huge thank you for such a great show!






Safety in Action October 2015

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Our Year 6 children had a great morning on Tuesday at Safety in Action!

During the week over 500 children from Eastbourne’s Schools learnt how to deal with a range of scenarios all involving key safety messages for them to take away and keep them safer in the community.





Junior Enterprise Challenge October 2015

Our brilliant participants! Well done guys, great effort!

 Drusillas October 2015

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On Friday our Year 4 children had a fantastic day at Drusillas, the weather was great, the animals were friendly and our children were a credit to the school!


Music Event with Years 2 ,3 & 5

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Today, 7th July we enjoyed listening to Years 2, 3 & 5 perform musical pieces they have worked hard on for many weeks.

It was great to see so many parents at the performance!



France Trip June 2015

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Wow! What an amazing week in France with our year 6 children! So many brilliant things to do including a biscuit factory visit, bowling, theme park visit and so much more!


Blacklands Farm Trip June 2015


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Our Year 5 children enjoyed a fantastic week at Blacklands Farm with activities including – kayaking, climbing, an assault course a night hike and much more!


‘Three Little Pigs’ performance by Years 3 & 4

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Our Year 3 & 4 children performed ‘The Three Little Pigs’ this week. They were outstanding and have received rave reviews! A huge well done to all involved.

Paragon Event May 2015

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This term’s Paragon event took place in the main hall. The children had some amazing work to show everyone. We had some fantastic feedback from the parents that came to watch.


Anne of Cleves visit

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The year 4’s had a very exciting trip down memory lane when they took a visit to Anne of Cleves House in Lewes on April 17th. They took part in re-enacting scenes from the Tudor era, had a walk around the house and grounds and found out lots of information on the Tudors and how they lived.

They also popped into The Grange on their way back to the train station!



Frankie & Benny’s trip!

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Class SC enjoyed a visit o Frankie & Benny’s this week. They watched the experts in action, found out about healthy eating and then made a pizza to take home!

Author visit – Gillian Overitt

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On March 3rd Gillian Overitt author of Max’s magical dream came to visit and read with the children, Dakas the dragon came too!

World Book Day March 2015!

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This year’s World Book Day produced some fantastic reading and imaginative costumes!



Sussex Downs College, Eastbourne.  12 Jan 2015















On Monday 12th January a select group of children from Heron Park and Oakwood Primary Academies attended a sports coaching clinic at the Sussex Downs Sports Park. A total of 18 girls and 15 boys aged 7-11 years spent the morning receiving specialist instruction from the College’s students and staff. The morning of activities, including Basketball and Cricket, was laid on as part of the sports education development program run between Sussex Downs College and Aurora Academies Trust.

Since the start of the academic year the College’s FdA Sport Coaching and Development students have been able to put their learning into a practical environment by spending time assisting and occasionally leading sports coaching sessions at the academies. During these sessions the children collected reward stickers as part of Aurora’s “Sportitude” program for displaying positive behaviours such as teamwork, attitude and respect. Those who completed their reward collections qualified for the outing.

Mr. John Greenwood, Executive Head Teacher for Aurora said “There are many reasons why this co-operation between the College and the Academies is so positive. Foremost, that the life skills sport is able to promote in the pupils has a beneficial impact throughout the school. The students have been excellent roles models for the children and we are very grateful to Sussex Downs College for hosting such a wonderful event.”


Sports Day

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Our sports day was a huge success with a huge turn out from our very supportive parents. The children and parents took part in many races as the sun shone through and the music played!


Summer Fun Day Saturday 12th July

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Our first Summer Fun Day has been a huge success! Thank you to everyone involved in the organization of this brilliant day and to everyone who came and enjoyed the fantastic atmosphere. And finally thanks to the weather for letting the sun shine through!


Year 4 trip to The Observatory Science Centre

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Year 4 had a fantastic time at the Science Centre. They had lots of opportunity to make, build and investigate things. A huge thanks to Mrs Walker for organising such a brilliant day out.

Key Stage 2 Penny Race!

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Key Stage 2 held a Penny race to raise money to buy a cow for a family in Africa. They all did an amazing job and raised over £70!


Year 6 SATs party!

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Year 6 had a fantastic after SATS party on Friday! Well done again guys!



Paragon Event 23rd May 2014


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Another superb Paragon Event! This time it was classroom based and parents were able to join in with the activities.


KS1 Outdoor Club :: April 2014

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Key Stage 1’s Outdoor Club had it’s first session yesterday, it was a huge success and the children and staff loved it can’t wait till next week!



The Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe :: March 2014

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We were fortunate enough to watch a production of The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe on Tuesday! Thank you to M & M Theatrical productions for a brilliant performance.


Heron Park Tree Planting :: March 2014

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We had a fantastic time on Saturday with nearly 200 people coming along to help plant trees. We had tea, coffee and cake provided by our staff and a BBQ run by our PFA. The children were able to make wooden medals with Renzo from The Sussex Wildlife Trust.


Jaws and Claws :: March 2014

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We have Jaws ‘n’ Claws in school visiting Key Stage 1. The children are able to meet Cheese ans Pickle the bunnies, Alan the Gecko and many more fascinating animals!