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Welcome to the federation of

Hovingham CE Primary School


St Hilda’s CE Primary School

About Us

Timelines and Important dates for schools admissions

All the information you need to apply to Hovingham School can be found on the North Yorkshire county council website   www.northyorks.gov.uk.

Primary school applications for Reception in September 2023 can be made until the deadline date of 15th January 2023.

You will complete a form where you can list in order your preferred schools. If you have already submitted a form and wish to change your order of preference this can be done by downloading another form used to notify school admissions of any change you wish to make to an already completed application. If you choose to now add Hovingham School to your preferences you can do so, but only until 15th January 2023.


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.

Please click here to view St. Hilda’s CEVC Primary School, Ampleforth site.

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.

Sarah Moore (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:johanna.senior@hshafed.co.uk


‘Where everyone grows’

Our vision, ‘Where everyone grows’ is rooted in ‘I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full’ (John 10:10). We believe that education must equip people of all ages with the skills to maximise their engagement with the world around them and education must develop academic, spiritual, emotional and personal growth.

Core Values

Our four Core Christian Values are Friendship, Perseverance, Respect & Responsibility and were chosen by the school community.  Further details on how we will live out these values will follow in due course.

“The school has a warm, inclusive Christian ethos based on the four core values of the school; ‘friendship, perseverance, respect and responsibility’.” SIAMS (March 2016) 

Ethos and Aims

The Ethos and Aims of the School

We aim to:

  • Create a caring, stimulating, and secure environment, in which the children will thrive
  • Recognise and consider the individual needs and growth of each child
  • Provide a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum which, as well as being academically challenging, develops each child socially, emotionally, physically, spiritually and morally
  • Help each child to acquire skills, knowledge and attitudes, which will prepare them for the lifelong challenges that they face and enable them to become independent, caring, and contributing members of society
  • Help every child achieve the highest possible standards, and to respect the achievements of others
  • Develop constructive and co-operative partnerships between teachers, parents, and the community
  • Encourage all children to be proud of what they have achieved