Headteacher's Welcome

At Hovingham School, we believe that all children are unique individuals with a right to a safe and happy environment which offers acceptance and respect for everyone, enabling all to reach their full potential.


Our vision is to be the ‘hub’ of our community, providing a centre of excellence where every child is valued for their individuality, personality and self-worth; one where the highest levels of achievement and attainment are accessible to all.

Our school motto is to ‘Aim High’ and we certainly believe we can.

We have clear aims:

  • To be a school where every child experiences high quality teaching and where learning takes account of the changing needs and diversity of our children to enable all to achieve.
  • To provide an inclusive curriculum and a stimulating, safe environment that nurtures the aspirations, life chances and happiness of all our children.
  • To establish wider education networks to bring academic, social and emotional benefit to our children; and to be recognised as a valued and respected partner within our local communities.
  • To establish a resourceful and reslient organisation that enables our school to grow to greatness.

We ‘Aim High’ in all of our work and all that we do, children and staff alike.

We are incredibly proud of our school. We work hard, promote kindness and respect, and are committed to the success of every child. We hope our website gives you a sense of the ‘Hovingham Way!’

Best wishes

Mrs Kellie Halliday, Headteacher