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Headteacher : James Pynn
Age Range : 4 to 11
Number of Pupils : 24

Latest OfSTED Report:

October 2017

Latest SIAMS Report:

March 2017


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Morning Praise Services at All Saints' Church, Hovingham

A short service suitable for all ages.




Hovingham Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School

We are proud, as a voluntary controlled Church of England primary school, to be part of the Diocese of York.

As a voluntary controlled (VC) school, the daily worship within the school will follow the Anglican tradition of school worship and will contribute to the sense of community and strong Christian ethos that is a feature of Anglican schools. The governing body will include two foundation governors nominated by the Church and the local authority.

Our Foundation Governor is:

Mrs Lucy Willshaw

As a church school at the heart of the village community, Christian values underpin our work, our relationships and our commitment to ensure equality of opportunity for all pupils. We will strive to make our school welcoming, open and friendly with a positive Christian ethos where the views of the children and parents are valued.

Our local church is All Saints', Hovingham.

Diocese of York

Ethos Statement

Recognising its historic foundation, the school will preserve and develop its religious character in accordance with the principles of the Church of England/Church in Wales and in partnership with the Churches at parish and Diocesan level.  The school aims to serve its community by providing an education of the highest quality within the context of Christian belief and practice.  It encourages an understanding of the meaning and significance of faith and promotes Christian values through the experience it offers to all its pupils.

Collective Worship

The school meets daily for collective worship, which, as the Education Act states, ‘is wholly or mainly of a broad Christian character, the main emphasis being on the broad traditions of Christian belief.”

Collective worship is an important part of our school day and reflects Anglican beliefs, practices and values in accordance with the requirements of the Trust Deed.  Worship themes are planned to help children experience awe and wonder, to promote willingness to reflect on their own experiences and those of others and to learn about the life and teachings of Jesus.




Our Home School Values - 2021/2022

Our Christian values are an important part of the life of our school.

Each half term we explore a different one of our Christian values in collective worship and through the day to day relationships and working of our school.

To see how you can get involved at home please follow the links on the images below for some lovely ideas.  Please remember that we have excellent links with our local churches and they would also be more than happy to explore the Christian values with children and families. 


Our Home School Values - 2019/2021

Autumn 19/20

Spring 19/20

Summer 19/20

Autumn 20/21

Spring 20/21

Summer 20/21


  Our Home School Values - 2018/2019 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Wednesday 7th November - School Remembrance Service

On Wednesday 7th November, all pupils took part in a Remembrance Service at All Saints' Church. The children made poppy wreaths and decorated jam jars to hold candles. Although the weather prevented the service from taking part outdoors, all children respectfully took part, and paused to remember.


Wednesday 24th October - Harvest Festival Celebration

Our Harvest Service will take place in All Saints' Church, Hovingham on Wednesday 24th October at 2:45pm. Parents, grandparents and friends are welcome to attend the service.  Churches are encouraging donations at Harvest Festival to help stock food banks in their areas, please see the link below to Ryedale Food Bank with a list of items they require. 

Many thanks for your help.

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