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Heron Park Primary Academy & Nursery

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Welcome to Heron Park Primary Academy's website. We are a two-form entry primary school situated on the outskirts of Eastbourne. We are part of the Aurora Academies Trust family. We are very proud of our lovely school and we hope you enjoy all we have to offer through exploring our website. If you have any questions please get in touch with Mrs Streeter & Miss Beckett in the office 01323 502525 or


Heron Park joined the Aurora family in 2012. Prior to this, the school began as the Hampden Park Council School in 1911 for 240 juniors and infants. In November 1949, the junior school moved to new premises on the eastern side of The Hydneye and became known as Highfield County Junior School. Only part of the building had been completed at this time and the whole school was officially opened by the Duke of Devonshire on 20 November 1951.


Heron Park pupils wear a distinctive raspberry uniform with pride - except for the school prefects who can earn a black jumper, tie and blazer. The school is 2 form entry with a Nursery and educates up to 450 pupils. The school is a real hub for the community and commitment to developing the whole child, with strength in opportunities for music, sport and artistic development. The school is also home to a number of animals, tortoise through to bearded dragons, chickens, rabbits and goats.