As our school is a voluntary controlled Church school the admission arrangements are determined in agreement with the local authority (LA). The LA is the “Admissions Authority” for our school.
We publish school term and holiday dates for this school in North Yorkshire. Due to the coronavirus pandemic schools are currently closed for a lot of students. View the term and holiday dates for academic year 2020 – 2021 here.
From the Headteacher and Governors
Thank you for your interest in our school! Hovingham CE VC Primary was judged to be a ‘GOOD’ school at its most recent OFSTED Inspection. The distinctiveness and effectiveness of Hovingham Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School as a Church of England school were judged to be ‘OUTSTANDING’ at its most recent SIAMS Inspection.
“Pupils, parents, staff and governors all agree that the school has a special family ethos.” SIAMS March 2017.
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 proud that our school provides good opportunities for spiritual, moral, social and cultural education. 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)
Johanna Senior (Chair)
Johanna Senior has been elected Chair of Governors at the recent Full Governing Body meeting. She can be contacted through the school office or via email: email@example.com