History and facilities
The foundation stone for the current Belmont Primary School was laid in 1904 and the school opened its doors the following June, offering education to boys and girls aged 5-14.
Initially housing a mixed infant school, a girls' school and a boys' school on its three floors, it developed into one mixed school and is now a two-form entry primary school with 472 places for children aged 3-11.
Situated close to Chiswick High Road, Belmont has served generations of children from the Chiswick area and we take pride in our place within the local community.
These photographs were provided by two former pupils, who came to visit.
Alan Vickerman is shown with his class (left) in 1936 in the ground floor hall; Alan is 2nd from right in the front row. His brother Roy is in the centre of the front row in the picture on the right, taken in 1935.
The three storey main building is over 100 years old and is typical of the Edwardian era with its large windows, high ceilings and cupola. There is a separate dining hall which started life as the woodwork workshop. This is now also approaching its centenary and is currently undergoing refurbishment to improve facilities for both lunchtime and extended schools provision, as well as to provide a flexible space for use within the school day.
Classrooms surround halls on each floor. Nursery, Reception and Year 1 pupils are accommodated on the ground floor, Year 2 and Year 3 pupils on the middle floor and older Junior pupils on the top floor. The school has spacious accommodation, which enables us to provide several music rooms, a cookery room, two ICT suites and two libraries. There are also a number of smaller rooms that we use to full advantage for group teaching, music tuition and 1:1 support. The ground floor hall provides extended space for our younger children with its 'High Street' of role play areas.
Despite being in a busy urban area, the school is well-served with outside space.
Both Nursery and Reception have self-contained outdoor learning environments, and we also have a small wooded area known as the wilderness garden, which is used for forest school classes. We are currently create a plan for the regeneration of our outside space. The first phase of this has seen the creation of a multi-use games area (MUGA) and the amalgamation of the two playgrounds into one. All play areas are well equipped to promote active playtimes.
We are committed to the continual improvement of the school premises and have a comprehensive site development plan, which specifies future priorities.