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  • Hayes Lane, Kenley
  • Surrey, CR8 5JN
  • Tel: 020 86604863

Head's Welcome



Welcome to The Hayes Primary School, where together we aspire to be the best we can be.

We are a warm and vibrant school at the heart of our community and are proud of the education we offer our children and our successes. We believe passionately that a great education is one of the most precious gifts a child can receive. With a purpose driven, high quality provision, we endeavour to foster fundamental values including respect, responsibility, empathy, positivity, self-belief, co-operation and tolerance.


Underpinning all we do is a belief that every moment a child is in school must be used effectively. If time is wasted it is lost forever and cannot be given back, therefore, our structures and policies are designed to maximise learning potential spent in school. Achievement and a can do attitude are at the heart of our philosophy. We support this through nurturing pupils’ creativity; encouraging independent thinking and learning; making learning experiences varied and inclusive and developing skills for lifelong learning. Although raising standards, particularly in literacy and numeracy remains our main objective, we also have great provision and an excellent reputation for sport and the performing arts.


I am extremely privileged to work with a talented, dedicated and caring staff team who work hard to ensure that every child’s needs are met socially, emotionally, physically and academically whilst developing personal strengths. I am delighted and proud to be Head Teacher at The Hayes. Indeed, it is the children who make our school such a special place. We have a team of passionate and hard working pupils, staff, Governors, parents, carers and the community make our school as vibrant and as successful as possible. Committed to the highest standards of teaching and learning achieved through a combination of challenge, support, fun, smiles, encouragement and praise; we will ensure that all pupils fulfil their potential.


We aim to make learning at The Hayes irresistible.

Children have just one childhood; we believe their primary school experience should be magical and wondrous, filled with inspirational and unforgettable learning experiences. At The Hayes, we know it is both our duty and privilege to help our children delight in their precious childhood years, building a firm foundation for the rest of their lives. Our role is to help them blossom, grow and believe that everything is possible.

A warm welcome awaits you at The Hayes and we thank you for visiting our website. If you would like to find out more about us, please contact us to book a tour.

All the best,

Claire Slade
Head Teacher




All of our staff are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.