Welcome to Hever School
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Welcome to Hever School! We pride ourselves on being a small, friendly school set in a beautiful village that offers its children outstanding learning opportunities. We believe that a true measure of a school is not only what a child has achieved by the end of Year Six but what they have done when they are eighty - we want to have a life-long influence on every child and instil a curiosity and a love of learning. Ours is a passionate, engaging and caring environment that will challenge your child to fulfil their considerable potential.
So, please stop reading if you're looking for a one-dimensional exam factory, a by-the-numbers school or a quiet escape from the world... We are a community of learners, crackling and fizzing with life, with no time for the narrow education offered by those living in fear of pie charts, graphs and tables. There is no question of compromise in any one area. We are proud of all our pupils' achievements; every year, in addition to being at the top end of the local league tables, a number of our students move on to scholarships in top schools and Grammar Schools. For others, moving on to new, exciting opportunities is of equal or even greater achievement and is cause for celebration too.
The pastoral care and welfare of each child is of paramount importance. Our excellent care and support, which is an important part of the curriculum, ensures that every child is nurtured and valued. Should a child require any additional support, our excellent Special Educational Needs department ensures that they receive prompt and appropriate support within the classroom or with one to one support from our highly trained teaching assistants. We are an inclusive school, committed to providing equal opportunities for everyone regardless of gender, race, religion, belief or ability.
We seek to inspire learning and enjoyment in original and imaginative ways. We have innovative, award-winning teachers who foster intellectual debate, critical thinking and independence in our wonderful student body. Our creative curriculum encourages excitement in, and engages with, all the requirements of the National Curriculum. It has been designed to inspire and motivate pupils and to make learning purposeful. Our curriculum is enhanced through the many visitors to school from different areas of expertise and themed weeks. There are also many opportunities to take part in extra-curricular activities, team events and regular educational trips.
Teaching staff, volunteers and older students offer a wide variety of clubs which include a number of sports, musical activities and seasonal pursuits, such as gardening and cooking. We are proud of our broad and enriching extra-curricular programme and encourage all students to fully participate. Our school teams play in the local leagues and Kent Games championships, as well as taking part in inter-school events.
Hever is a Church of England School and Christianity is at the heart of everything we do. Our daily whole school worship reinforces and promotes our core values of Love, Respect and Wisdom. Children are encouraged to actively participate in all the Church services they attend. We have strong links with St Peter’s Church and regularly visit for worship and praise and to develop the children's Christian understanding and their spiritual beliefs.
We hope this will give you an insight into life at Hever School, but we would encourage you to visit us to see what we have to offer and how we can support your child to flourish and grow. High academic expectations and pastoral care, together with a strong Christian ethos, ensure that every child flourishes and is challenged to reach his or her full potential.
We are a busy, happy, unique community; do come and visit us. You will be very welcome!