Hamilton Academy

Hamilton Acedemy

About our school

Hamilton Academy is an independent state primary school  in the heart of High Wycombe with a roll number of 630 and a nursery of up to 30 children in each morning and afternoon session. We are split over two sites and serve a diverse multi-cultural and multi-faith community.

At Hamilton, we strive to ensure that all cultures are embraced and that all children show real respect for each other and our school. We are proud of being a caring and supportive school and it is our aim to provide a learning environment where every child is encouraged to succeed and where all achievements are celebrated.

We have a dedicated staff committed to providing a high quality education for all our pupils. We offer a well-balanced and stimulating curriculum that encourages children to develop positive attitudes to their learning. We set high standards and have high expectations for all our children in their learning and behaviour.

Our overarching aim at Hamilton is to provide the best possible education for your children. We believe that it is important that the school is a happy place for the children, a place which they are excited about coming to and are proud to be a part of.

Headteacher:  Stephen Nunn 
Chair of Governors: Paul Basham
SENDCo: Caroline Comber

Contact telephone number for the above: 01494 522231

Hamilton Academy is a self-governing primary school for children aged 4 to 11+

The school is based across two sites and was officially formed in 1974 when the 'new' building was opened in Hampden Road.  It evolved from the old Priory Road School, which was one of the first Board Schools to be built after the 1870 Education Act.  The original building is still in use.  The school became a Foundation school on 1 September 1999 and gained academy status on 1 April 2012. Hamilton also has a Nursery for 3-4 year olds.

Year Group  Key Stage Age School Site 
Nursery  Foundation 3-4 Priory Road
Reception Foundation 4-5 Priory Road
Year 1 1 5-6 Hampden Road
Year 2 1 6-7 Hampden Road
Year 3  2 7-8 Priory Road
Year 4 2 8-9 Priory Road
Year 5 2 9-10 Hampden Road
Year 6 2 10-11 Hampden Road

School Hours

Priory Road site  (Tel: 01494 522231)


morning session

afternoon session


8.45 to 11.45 am

11.55 to 3pm 

Reception, Years 3 and 4      8.45 am to 12.00 pm
  1.00 pm to 3.15 pm
Hours per day 6.5
Hours per week 32.5
Hampden Road site  (Tel:  01494 437317)
Years 1, 2, 5 and 6 9.00 am to 12.00 pm
  1.00 pm to   3.30 pm
Hours per day 6.5
Hours per week 32.5

Hamilton has a maximum of 630 pupils, plus up to 30 in the Nursery in each of the morning and afternoon sessions, most of whom live locally.  Each site is administered and managed by a deputy headteacher, and responsibility for pastoral care is delegated to senior staff in the separate buildings.

ChIldren in Nursery, Reception, Years 1, 2, 3 and 4 must be met at the end of their school day unless the school has been informed otherwise by the parents.  Pupils should not arrive until 10 minutes before the start of the morning session as the school  cannot accept responsibility for children who arrive before that time.  However, they should be on the playground by 8.45am at Priory Road and 9.00am at Hampden Road when the whistle is blown for registration and the gates are locked.  If children go home for lunch, they should arrive back ten minutes before the start of the afternoon session.

Safer Routes to School

Hamilton Primary School was Buckinghamshire's pilot school in the 'Safer Routes to School' project.  Parents and children are asked, where possible, to walk or cycle all or some of the way to school.  During 2000 physical changes were carried out to the roads around the school and a 20-mph zone created to discourage vehicles and improve the safety of pedestrians and cyclists.  Parents who need to use cars have an opportunity every term to apply for parking permits to use in 'pay and display'/residential bays, at the end of the day.