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. This is the same during any closure relating to COVID-19 - don't hesitate to use these contacts if you are concerned about any child. You can report anonymously.
Always...Working hard to achieve our best...
For information on our risk management measures and other operational protocols in place to support safe working - please visit the 'COVID-19' page on this website.
21st November 2020: Thank you to everyone who donated in exchange for a poppy - our school raised £173.89 for the Poppy Appeal Fund.
We had a super first half term in school - we have put together a slideshow of some photos from the first 7 weeks... what a lovely half term it was! Please click on here to access the slides
Take a look at our school Facebook page to find out more.
Is your child starting school in September 2021?
We would love to hear from you!
Due to the current restrictions in place because of COVID-19, we are unable to hold our usual 'school tours' for prospective parents.
The headteacher will be holding 3 Zoom meetings for prospective Reception 2021 parents this term on the following dates/times:
Tuesday 6th October at 7.30pm, Tuesday 3rd November at 7.30pm and Tuesday 1st December at 7.30pm.
Applications for a place at our school need to be completed online on the county Admissions website by 15th January 2021.
Please see our online prospectus information
"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."