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Hempshill Hall

Primary School

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Commitment, responsibility and respect are at the very heart of our ethos.


We would like to share the rationale for a joint Headship and how this works in practice. Both of us are experienced and committed teachers and feel that maintaining a teaching role has huge benefits for understanding the needs of the school. We both work full time. On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, Karen Gregg is the Headteacher and on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday Sally Dakin is the Headteacher. We teach in the classroom on the other two days. As you will notice, we both take the role on Wednesdays. This day is used for school development. The school has nearly 500 pupils and we feel that sharing the leadership provides a very strong management team.


Karen Gregg & Sally Dakin
Joint Headteachers

About our Latest Inspection

Ofsted inspected our school in November 2019, they judged us to be good in all areas. Here are some highlights from the report:

  • Pupils are polite and well behaved
  • Lessons are interesting and fun
  • There is a warm and caring atmosphere throughout the school
  • Creativity is highly valued – art work is impressive
  • Leaders and staff are ambitious for all pupils

Full Report


Dear Parents/Carers

It is with frustration and regret we have to tell you that at 12.30 pm today we were informed by Nottingham City Council that they have instructed all Local Authority primary schools not to extend their opening to Year 6 children or other groups.

We are to continue to offer provision for key worker and vulnerable children.

The Local Authority has not given any set date for a review of this decision or any indication about when we might open more fully. This is very unhelpful and leaves schools, parents and children in a difficult place.

We have received an official letter from the Council in which they try to explain the rationale behind this very last minute decision.

All the staff have been working incredibly hard to prepare the classrooms and school grounds to ensure that all the guidelines and safety measures have been adhered to. We are all missing the children greatly and hope that they will be back in school soon.

We offer our apologies for such late notice about this but until lunchtime we were expecting to open.

Warmest wishes

Sally Dakin and Karen Gregg


Hempshill Hall is a school that puts the interest and needs of its children first. As a team of staff we strive to do all we possibly can to encourage all of our pupils to fulfil their true potential and develop a lifelong love of learning.

We want our children to learn and flourish in an environment where they are inspired to take on greater and greater challenges, building upon successes and confidently learning from mistakes.

Our school celebrates individual achievement and high standards of behaviour and learning are maintained to ensure that every child makes substantial progress during their time with us.