Our aim is to support all children in becoming happy, confident and active citizens, ready to play a leading role in whatever walk of life they choose, and, to do this, we are passionate about promoting:

  • The highest standards of achievement;
  • Excellent teaching and learning;
  • A challenging, enjoyable and tailored learning journey for all;
  • Participation, personal development and well-being;
  • Courtesy, respect and self-discipline;
  • Partnership with parents and the wider community.

Since 2009, the Hundred of Hoo has been partnered by the nearby Sir Joseph Williamson’s Mathematical School. This vibrant and dynamic relationship has helped to raise aspirations and bring about a rapid improvement in standards, recognised by OFSTED in October 2010, who judged the school to be satisfactory overall with good capacity to improve. In particular, inspectors praised the quality of leadership, students’ behaviour, the progress made by students with special educational needs and the school’s engagement with the wider community.

The successful partnership with ‘the Math’ was further strengthened in September 2011, when the Hundred of Hoo converted to academy status as part of the Williamson Trust.

In December 2012, Ofsted again visited the Academy, judging the Academy to be good with outstanding features, recognising the relentless focus and ambition we have for those that are part of our community.  The inspectors noted the good progress made by pupils, through the excellent teaching and learning opportunities we provide.  This judgement was further supported when, in June of this year, the Academy was celebrated in the top 20% nationally for pupil progress.

We now continue to build on recent successes to ensure that the Hundred of Hoo becomes a beacon of excellence for the whole community; an Academy that has the confidence of parents and that young people are proud to attend.

One of the ways the Academy is building on this success is by applying through The Williamson Trust to the Secretary of State for Education for permission to make a significant change in the age range at the Academy from September 2015.  This will allow children to join our Academy at age 4.

This exciting new provision is offered in partnership with Medway Council and will provide an additional 30 places as from September 2015.  Children arriving in September 2015 will start their academic career with us in a dedicated part of the Academy with separate gate controlled access, parking for parents to drop off and plenty of safe secure outdoor learning space.

By September 2016, we expect that a new purpose built one-form entry primary school incorporating reception and Nursery provision to the west of the Academy site will be ready for occupation.

This unique approach of an all-through academy will give huge benefits to children, easing them through transition from years 6 to 7.  As far as The Williamson Trust is concerned, the creation of an all through Academy accords with its stated vision and strategic direction to ensure every child attends an outstanding school.