Organisation

Organisation

Hippings Methodist School is a controlled primary school providing education for boys and girls from the ages of 4 to 11.

The school is financed through the Lancashire Scheme for Local Management of Schools (LMS) and comes under the general control of the Local Education Authority. The Governors of the school are responsible for the overall supervision of the school in co-operation with the Headteacher and Staff.

Our school has a special identity as a Methodist “Controlled” School because of its Foundation and Trust Deed and our continuing link with the local Methodist community. In addition to the special rules that apply with regard to Foundation Governors, Religious Education and Collective Worship, Christian beliefs and values are the basis for the aims and purposes of the whole life of the school.

The school is organised into seven classes according to the age of the children. Children in a class have birthdays during the same school year (1st September – 31st August). The children work mainly in these class groups with their class teacher but, for certain subjects, children may be grouped to take advantage of the specialist teaching of other members of staff. Children usually move to a new class at the end of each school year.