Hope Community School

Hope Community School was Bexley’s first Free School.

In September 2013, the New Generation Schools Trust opened Hope Community School. It was the first Free School to open in the London Borough of Bexley. Hope Community School, Sidcup is a mainstream primary school of Christian designation, open to families of all or no faiths. The school predominately serves the Cray Meadows ward, including Foots Cray, North Cray and surrounding areas.

Hope Community School developed because of the vision and investment of the time, resources and energy from New Generation Church. NGC is the partner Church for this school which means that we are committed to supporting the Trust’s schools in their vision to educate children and support families. As a church we are really excited about being able to serve the community with a dynamic primary school underpinned by Christian values.

The dream of opening a school came out of years of working with the local community and seeing the need to invest in the next generation.

This is the Vision of HCS:

‘Hope Community School is at the heart of the community, reaching out to local families to increase children’s aspirations, encouraging a spirit of adventure and maximising each child’s talents and gifts.

We do this through underpinning Christian values such as kindness, generosity and hospitality to create community entrepreneurs. The school inspires children to be people who not only value their community but also have the desire, ability and tools to transform and enrich it through innovative and aspirational visions. Pupils of Hope Community School are encouraged to dream limitlessly, explore confidently, discover expectantly and take ownership of their futures.

We believe in education for all, allowing each child to enjoy and achieve their full potential at school. We are committed to every child, no matter their ability, ethnicity or background, thriving throughout their education. We intend to create an encouraging and inclusive environment that extends beyond the classroom and into the community, using links with local businesses. We will create an exciting and vibrant school that celebrates achievement and diversity. Education should be engaging and we will inspire children to learn and develop beyond the walls of a school. Our vision is to link school and community, teaching the value of each to the other, in order to better prepare both for their futures…’

For the latest news on the school visit their website www.hopecommunityschool.org