Honeybourne Primary Academy
Turning potential into success

About Us

Our Aims and Values

Our motto is turning potential into success.  We try to develop every child, see what their potential is and work hard to ensure they all achieve as much as they can.   We have phrased our aims and values in 5 statements, in child-friendly terms to help share our message.

At Honeybourne Primary Academy we work together and aim to:

  • Try something new, have a go and take risks. Accept mistakes as a part of learning.
  • Always give our best effort - be responsible for our own success.
  • Think about and use what we already know to improve success.
  • Be respectful, confident and trustworthy. Take advice so we know how to move on to achieve our goals.
  • Enjoy our education by learning together, for life

Classes in the main school:

Honey Bees: Reception and Year 1 taught by Mrs Rachel Evans-Cook

Pandas: Year 1 and 2, taught by Mrs Kerry Monks and Mrs Katie Ratkovic.

Polar Bears: Year 2 and 3, taught by Miss Katherine Edmondson

Gorillas: Year 3 and 4, taught by Mr Ryker Barrowcliffe

Snow Leopards: Year 4 and 5, taught by Mr Jon Dale

Rhinos: Year 5 and 6, taught by Mr Dean Ryan

Miss Linda Copp is our part time teacher; she teaches French in all classes as well as other subjects as necessary to give the teaching staff their plannning time.  We are also lucky to have Mrs Katherine Barnes who teaches science in our KS2 classes.

Teaching Assistants

Mrs Helen Day, Mrs Karen Nicholls, Mrs Maria Lima-Smith, Mrs Daksha Prosser, Mrs Sally Perkins, Miss Karen Williamson and Mrs Helen Elliott. Mrs Walters supports a child in Honey Bees, Miss Huntington supports a child in Gorillas and Mrs Williams supports a child in Snow Leopards.
We have some lovely ladies to look after everyone at lunch time: Mrs Cooke (honestly!), Mrs Seymour, Mrs Nicholls, Miss Grove, Mrs Perkins, Mrs Elliott, Mrs Prosser and Mrs Lima-Smith. 


Our Nursery is managed daily by Mrs Kate Drew and ably assisted by Mrs Sara Steele, Miss Jessica Strachan, Mrs Charlotte Randall, Miss Emma Taylor, Mrs Lianne Gentle and Mrs Jo Walsh.  The Nursery is open the same times as the school, from 8.30am to 3pm daily.  We have a range of documents for the nursery which serve the youngest members of our school. 

Office Staff:

In the office you will find our secretary Mrs Emma Cowley, and Mrs Wendy Wiggett is our finance secretary.  Give us a ring on 01386830462 or use the school office email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to contact us.

Clearning and Lunchtime staff:

Our school is looked after and cleaned by Mrs Yvonne Cooke, supported by Mrs Annie Seymour and Miss Jane Grove.

Friends and Volunteers

We have a willing and loyal group of parents (and grandparents!) who support our school as volunteers, with reading 1-1 and in groups, with art or drama activities or helping to put together Christmas parties or a masked ball for fun and fundraising.  A more organised, Friends of Honeybourne group is run by a super group of willing parents who give up their time to put on social and fund raising events to support our school.  We are always looking for new members to help and support so please let us know if you are interested.

Other information about us:

We have a school council, made up of pupils from all classes who meet regularly to discuss any problems, good ideas or interview new staff!  In the past, the school council were instrumental in the design and building of our outsid eplaytrail.  We have an eco council, also made up of pupils and staff and we are currently recruiting for a governor rep.  We have run campaigns, such as 'Waste Week', Switch off Fortnight and other areas deisigned to help us save energy. 

We think our school is an exciting, successful and unique place. We would love to show you round and let you see for yourself.

Thank you for reading this. 

From the Honeybourne Staff Team.