HSPA Circus Arrangements

8th April 2019

Two weeks tomorrow the circus arrives at Hook schools!!! The HSPA Circus performances will be on Tuesday 23rd and Wednesday 24th April. The first performance is on the first day of term so we are providing this information now to allow you to plan your evening if you are attending either of the performances or considering helping. 

As the schools will be closed until the day of the performance, it will be difficult to send further emails via the schools’ Parentmail and Teachers2Parents systems until the start of the new term. 

Parking Arrangements 

There are events on at the Community Centre on both performance evenings. Hartletts Park car park will be full and overflowing. Please walk to and from the performance if at all possible.

  • Alternatively, park at Crossways or in the adjoining streets.
  • Disabled access can be arranged in the Junior School car park. Please contact the HSPA beforehand to make arrangements.  

Access and Times 

  • Performances start at 6pm and are estimated to end around 8pm
  • The school grounds will be open from 4.30pm and the Big Top itself from 5pm.
  • The pedestrian entrance from Hartletts Park will be opened at 4.30pm and will remain available for the entire evening.
  • The Mitchells Field gate (opposite old junior reception) will be open at 4.30pm, locked at 6pm for the duration of performances and re-opened after the performance.
  • There will be no access via the Infant School from Church View 


  • Buggies are not permitted in the Big Top. A covered buggy park will be provided close to the Big Top entrance.
  • Toilet facilities will be available 


  • Hot food will be available from 4.30 onwards. The menu will include burgers, hot dogs, fish finger sandwiches, falafel baps, fish and chips and chip cones.
  • Before the performance and during the interval soft drinks, beer, cider, wine and Prosecco will be available from the bar as well as lots of yummy sweet treats. In addition ice cream will be sold during the interval. The circus will also be selling popcorn and candy floss.