From the Headteacher and Governors
Choosing the best primary school for your child is a really important task for parents. To help with this task our website explains the key things that Hovingham CEVC School offers and we hope you will find it useful.
Hovingham Primary School is a Church of England school. Its ethos is Christian, and it has close links with the Parish Church of All Saints. It also develops an awareness of, and a respect for, other traditions and faiths, and children of all religious backgrounds, or none, are very welcome in our school.
As Headteacher and Governors we are sure that Hovingham Primary School provides a good primary education. In March 2012 OFSTED judged the school as good overall with outstanding standards of behaviour and care and some outstanding teaching. The school is a happy place, “Pupils understand that their excellent behaviour and consideration for others is the foundation of this very happy and caring community.” (OFSTED 2012).
The teaching staff are dedicated and caring members of their profession. Their commitment to the individual needs of pupils and to the welfare of the school as a whole is especially evident and they are very well supported by the team of non-teaching staff. We work closely in partnership with parents so that, together, we can build a firm foundation for your children to grow and develop to their full potential.
On the 1st April 2015 the school became Federated with St. Hilda’s CEVC Primary School, Ampleforth. The head teacher is shared between the two schools, and a single Governing body oversees both schools. We collaborate very closely to provide extra social, educational and sporting opportunities for the children.
The village community recognises Hovingham School as an established, core part of village life; something which we are very proud of.
You are welcome to visit the school and to see for yourself the happy, productive atmosphere, which enables the children to grow in confidence and achieve so well.
James Pynn (Headteacher)
Mark Wilson (Chairman of Governors)
Our Core Values
Our four core Christian Values are Friendship, Respect, Responsibility and Perseverance and were chosen by the school community. Further details of how we will live out these values will follow in due course.