School Closed

Both schools are closed until further notice apart from access for critical workers and vulnerable families. Please stay safe!

A very warm welcome to the Hanham Primary Federation:-

Samuel White’s Infants & Hanham Abbots Juniors

Creating a federation is a flexible and evolutionary process that allows the schools to define the make-up and systems, making it personal to the schools involved. We look forward to sharing our exciting federation journey with you.

Samuel Whites Infant School
Hanham Abbots Junior School


Dear parents/carers,

The closing date to apply for entry into primary school in September 2021 is 15 January 2021. This also applies for any younger siblings born between 1 September 2016 and 31 August 2017.  It is important to apply on-time as siblings are not guaranteed a place at the older child’s school and the school may fill up with on-time applications making it harder for late applicants.

Applications should be made to the local authority where the child lives; regardless of the location of the school they are requesting.  For more information or for South Gloucestershire residents to apply on-line, parents can go to www.southglos.gov.uk/admissions .  If parents’ need help with the application process please ask them to telephone the contact centre on 01454 868008.

Prospective Parents for Reception Sept. 2021

Please do not hesitate to contact the school offices with any questions. We would love to hear from you.

To ensure the safety and well-being of children and staff we are unable to offer tours of Hanham Primary Federation at the moment.

We have produced these video presentations for parents which we hope will give you a flavour of our schools. Our Twitter pages (see below) are also a great way to see all the wonderful things we do.

Samuel Whites Poster 2021

Our video presentations…

School Payments

School Payments

Newsletters and Letters

Newsletters and Letters

Year Group Newsletters

Year Group Newsletters

Secondary Applications

Secondary Applications

Class Dojo

Class Dojo

Read what parents say about our schools

I’ve been talking to parents of other schools and I have to say (having children on both SW and HAJ ), the school and teachers have gone way over and beyond in comparison! We are so lucky to have such fab online access and amazing effort both in providing tasks and feedback.

We are a very lucky family to be part of the federation! It has gone a long way in keeping a structure at home and we will be forever grateful! A huge Thankyou and well done to all the teachers for their efforts and thoughtful replies.

Thank you so much to all of the teachers for making such an effort to make learning accessible. All of our teachers have given feedback and encouragement and my boys have loved seeing their comments. Thanks so much.

Wow! This was fantastic! What lucky children to have such amazing teachers! Thank you for cheering us up! My daughter can’t wait to get back to school and see everyone!

Wow that brought a tear to the eye! We miss you all and think you are doing a wonderful job. Thank you so much for everything you’re doing not just for our children but for us too. I hope you know how much we appreciate all the support during this very strang  time. You’re all amazing! Stay safe!

Thank you to all the staff at HPF, you have all been amazing and helped to keep the children (and parents) focused and inspired during these difficult times. The dojo site and all the work that has been put into it has been great. Wishing you all a well deserved break and hope you all keep safe and well!

Thank you to both SW & HA for all the hard work you have put in to providing us with this online work and facility. It has helped to keep a positive focus and some familiarity for us at home. It’s lovely receiving and reading the comments back from the teachers and such a boost for the children. Much appreciated.

Massive well done to all at HPF for adapting so well the last few weeks! When I was out clapping for the NHS last night, I was clapping for the teachers and all the other professions who have made our “new normal” so much easier!