Welcome to West Hove Infants!

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On behalf of all the children, staff and governors, I would like to welcome you to our school website. It is designed to give you a flavour of our school and is packed with information that we hope you will find both useful and informative.

If you are a prospective parent looking for an admission place for your child, then please contact the school office, where our staff will be delighted to help you.

Firstly, let us tell you a little more about our school. We have designed our inclusive curriculum to ensure that all children have a rich learning experience whilst they are with us.

Our topic- based, cross-curricular approach take the children on their learning journey where activities and learning experiences are planned to promote:

The sequential development of knowledge, skills and understanding

Active learning and creative and critical thinking

The development of problem solving and thinking skills


For more information about our curriculum please look at our on line curriculum portfolios. These illustrate the array of wonderful activities that the children will experience and enjoy at West Hove Infants.

The children’s individual lessons all follow our carefully developed West Hove learning model. This is based upon excellent early years’ practice and recent meta cognition research.

The model is designed to maximise the learning process in fun, enjoyable and age appropriate ways. Careful planning ensures challenge for all children, across all subjects.

Our learning characters are introduced to the children as soon as they start school.  They encourage children to persevere and not give up, to work independently or in a team, to be creative and imaginative and finally, to be curious about the world in which they live.

Alongside this, we passionately believe that children’s well-being and happiness are inextricably linked with their learning. We promote and support children’s well-being and personal development through our Personal, Social, Emotional and Citizenship curriculum and through our Behaviour for Learning and Relationship practice and policies.

Our School Golden Rules and our nurturing ethos help develop children’s all important social and life skills, including respect, kindness, tolerance, honesty and resilience.


We believe that by teaching and valuing these qualities we enable the children to become thoughtful, courteous and considerate caring citizens for our multi-cultural and fast changing world.


We look forward to welcoming you to our school. We work in close partnership with our families to ensure that all children leave us with a love of learning and a readiness for the next stages of their education.


Do join us on this journey,


Mrs Maddie Southern – Executive Headteacher


West Hove Infant School is a member of the Sussex Coast Teaching School Alliance (SCTSA).  Sussex Coast TSA will take a lead role in helping schools across the city and beyond to develop and improve.  In particular working with schools to develop leadership, train new teachers and drive up standards.  For more information please see the link below: