Houghton Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
|Please note that, during periods when the school is closed, including weekends, anyone with Child Protection concerns should contact Cambridgeshire Social Care directly, contact numbers are available here. However if you feel a young person is in immediate danger the police should be contacted.|
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Welcome to Houghton Primary School
Sports Day results 2018:
Well done to all the teams who demonstrated our sport values; teamwork, determination, passion, honesty, self belief and respect during our morning events in both KS1 and KS2
Robins and Wrens Sports Day result:
Kingfishers, Owls, Kestrels, Eagles and Hawks Sports Day result:
These points will be added to the main tally and with 2 weeks to go there's more points to be earned.
22nd June 2018: So proud of our girls' cricket team who won the local tournament on Tuesday. With only 2 days to perfect their overarm bowling they played in the area final on Friday and won all 5 matches! They are now through to the Regional final in July, going to play at Essex County Cricket ground in Chelmsford.
June 2018: Well done to the children and their families who helped us to achieve first place in Jubilee Junior Park Run 'Run for your School' competition. 45 schools were represented in this challenge.
We are very proud to have gained the Eco-Schools Bronze Award. We are now working towards the Silver Award.
Our school was visited by Ofsted on 30th November 2017. Click here for more information.
Updated Friday 22nd June 2018
We are a 'Reading School'
Last year (2016-17) we read and quizzed on 78,950,254 words read and quizzed on, averaging 26.3 million words per term. This was an amazing achievement which we hope to top this year.
Our current total of words read since the beginning of the school year (September 2017) is:
That's 2.8 million words in a week! Also amazing when we consider that the total words that we read in a WHOLE YEAR in our first year on the Accelerated Reader programme 5 years ago was 20 million words!
Engaged Reading Time
We aim for a minimum of 20 minutes a day average 'engaged reading time'.
We provide every child with this much time to read in school each day. We ask that children also read at home as part of their home learning.
This week's statistics:
|Year Group||Average Engaged Reading Time*|
|Year 3||44 minutes per day|
|Year 4||38 minutes per day|
|Year 5||32 minutes per day|
|Year 6||30 minutes per day|
* This is an average of the class.
This year each class has consistently achieved an average engaged reading time in excess of 20 minutes a day. This reflects how much the vast majority of our children love reading. We know that children who have an engaged reading time of over 20 minutes a day are the children who do really well across the curriculum.
Statistics from Accelerated Reader
Updated: Friday 13th July
Well done to Wimbledon this week. One more week to go to earn house points to help your house.
This week's points
Total points this term
Winners of the GOLD Award in the national School Games Mark 2015/16 and 2016/17 for curriculum and extra-curricular sport.
Finalists in the 'Living Sports Sport Awards' 2016
County Champions in the ESFA World Cup football competition March 2017
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Comments from our most recent parent survey (2016)...
"We are delighted with how well our child has settled into school and how well she is progressing. She clearly enjoys her time spent at school."
"Houghton is a friendly school that encourages learning alongside very positive and responsible personal values. It’s a great mix and the result is a buzzing school."
"I think that the schools strength is that it knows each child so well. This is from a character/personality perspective and an academic one. Because you know each child so well it means you can deal with issues in a way that suits each child. This is so valuable."
"The school has a warm, supportive ethos and all members of staff are approachable. The teachers care about the welfare of the children and encourage them to achieve their potential."
"I love that Houghton makes use of it’s beautiful surroundings for learning, something my child has found invaluable."
"A great school that works very hard at putting the children first in all areas of teaching and well-being."
"I would have been very happy with this school had my child had standard learning abilities, however as he has SEN I have found myself relieved that he has a place in a school that shows commitment to helping him succeed."
"I love that Houghton is a village primary school. It has close links with the local community and also has a close community feel within the school. The teachers and children know everyone and are encouraged to look after each other."
"I think Houghton is a fantastic school and feel very privileged to be able to send my children there."
"A good school with friendly professional staff instilling good values and morals."
"We are very lucky to have such a wonderful school in our location."
"Parents views and opinions matter. Children are at the centre of the school ethos"
"The positivity, good feeling and can do attitude of the school. Very pleased with the level of outdoor activities, engaging pupils physically as well as mentally. Great teaching."