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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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Telephone: 01653 628358
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Parents of Prospective Starters - Please call our school office on 01653 628358 to arrange a visit.

From the Headteacher and Governors

"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.

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.

James Pynn (Headteacher)

Johanna Senior (Interim Chair)

Johanna Senior has been elected Interim Chair of Governors at the recent Full Governing Body meeting. She can be contacted through the school office or via email:


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'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.

Our Core Values

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

‘Teachers have high expectations of pupils’ behaviour and conduct. Teachers establish a productive working atmosphere. There are good relationships between staff and pupils and between pupils.’ (OFSTED October 2017)



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