Welcome to Hemington Primary School

“Aiming high; learning together; living together”

Hemington Primary School is a small village school serving, as it has done since 1878, the beautiful Leicestershire villages of Hemington and Lockington. We have an excellent reputation and welcome children from the two villages, Castle Donnington and the surrounding area.

As the main amenities for the villages are the Church and Village Hall in Lockington and the Public House and the School in Hemington, the school has a particularly important role within the community. We pride ourselves on the nurturing environment we provide for the children, dedicated staff and governing body and strong parental support. 

We were rated Good by Ofsted in March 2018.

Our Mission

Our school ethos is to create a happy, caring, inclusive environment which enables the development of confident, independent learners who have the opportunity to achieve their potential and have ambitions for their future.

Our Curriculum & Learning Environment

“Working hard; playing hard”

Hemington Primary School provides a rich and diverse curriculum which we have tailored to complement our setting and community. We work hard to ensure each child makes good progress whatever their starting points.

Teachers are experienced at teaching across the year groups and ensure appropriate challenge for all, including those who are more able whilst supporting and including those who may require extra assistance. We expect pupils to work hard, but we also value the whole child through the wider curriculum. All pupils have dance, drama and music sessions; older pupils learn to play the ukulele; we stage high quality performances and develop artistic skills; we offer a wide variety of sports including swimming and football; we develop resilience through outdoor adventure and challenge; we develop the STEM subjects of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths through hands on learning opportunities; we extend IT skills through the use of a comprehensive computing curriculum using up-to-date technology.

Every child has the opportunity to experience Forest School on a weekly basis, led by our trained Forest School practitioner. Over the years, we have emphasised the benefits of working outside as it increases health, well-being and social skills as well as making all aspects of learning more hands on and exciting.