Welcome to Honeybourne Primary Academy
I am delighted and honoured to be appointed as the new headteacher for Honeybourne Primary Academy, and I’m keen to get to know parents, pupils and staff as well as other members of the local community.
From my previous experience of being a headteacher and director in an academy trust, I know that a successful and happy school depends on all of us working together.
Honeybourne Primary Academy has a history of excellence and has continued to provide a safe and secure learning environment for children during the pandemic. I am looking forward to finding out more about the school so that the changes we make in this new chapter are supported by the whole school community. The new classrooms are now completed and provide a fantastic environment for our children and staff. We will now be looking to further develop our outdoor spaces including the forest school and playground. Providing our children with a rich range of reading materials and ensuring increased access to technology to support their learning will also be a high priority.
Parents and families make an important contribution to children’s achievements at school, and I want to develop the relationship between the school and the local community for everyone’s benefit.
I am hoping to be able to hold a number of events over the autumn term which will provide an opportunity to meet you and discuss the building of a successful partnership. I am looking forward to working with you all to continue to build a school with excellent and innovative teaching and learning and to provide our children with every opportunity to turn potential into success.
Our thriving school provides education for children from 2-4 years in our Nursery and from 4 to 11years in the main school. Providing high quality care, education and support for young people's development is what we do well, enabling our pupils to achieve, become independent learners and be part of the wider society as responsible citizens. We aim to develop resilience in our pupils, give them confidence in themselves so that they can try anything and learn from their work.
Alongside ensuring we provide high quality education and care for all our pupils, one of our key drivers is to ensure that we are the 'school of choice' for all families and children in our catchment area. and we feel we have achieved this over the last few years. Our number on roll has more than doubled and as from 2021, we will be a one form entry school. This means that we will have 30 places per year group rather than the current 20. As an Academy, we are independent of the Local Authority and receive our funding from central government. We are delighted we are educating pupils up to, and including, Year 6. All pupils registered in school therefore, will automatically be entitled to a Year 6 place here, no further application is needed.
Whilst run by the school, our Nursery has its own Day Manager and is privately run, therefore the catchment area policy does not apply. We take children from a wide area. Please ask about availability of sessions for September onwards. In all other ways, our Nursery is very much a part of school with the children having the benefit of cooked lunch at mid-day and eating in the school hall with all the other children. We are also able to make great use of the school grounds and facilities to enhance the Nursery provision. Our Nursery page will give you more information but please email us if you can't find what you are looking for.
Within this website you will find all the information you will need about our school. Please check regularly as information is updated frequently.
For school documents and policies please check the "Information" section of the site.
For school news and upcoming events please check the "News" section of the site.
For pictures or videos of the school please check the "Gallery" section.
For links to useful websites please look at the "Links" section.
Each class also has its own page. We are making much more use of this facility currently, as a way to keep parents up to date with their child's learning. Keep a look out! Also, registered parents are enjoying the use of the Seesaw app to view children's work and keep in touch with school. In addition, our Reward Assemblies are now also posted on the website so you can keep in touch, whilst we can't have an 'actual' gathering to celebrate!
You can also download the school prospectus from the about us section - this is due a revamp very soon! If you have any issues or questions, you can get in touch with us using the contact us section of the website. Please direct any queries to Mrs Cowley or myself, Mr Davis on 01386830462. You are most welcome to book a visit to the School or Nursery to see what we have to offer.
We hope you enjoy using our website and we look forward to working with you and your children.
Mr Dominic Davis