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  • Houldsworth Valley Primary Academy
    Rowley Drive
    Newmarket
    Suffolk
    CB8 0PU
  • Head: Mrs Lisa Tweed
  • T 01638 663214
  • F 01638 667356
  • E [email protected]…ley.suffolk.sch.uk
  • W www.houldsworthvalley.co.uk
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 4 to 11.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Suffolk
  • Pupils: 280
  • Religion: Does not apply
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Requires improvement 1
      • Early years provision Good 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Requires improvement 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Requires improvement 1
      • Personal development, behaviour and welfare Good 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Requires improvement 1
    • 1 Full inspection 2nd December 2015
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Good on 28th June 2012
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What the school says...

Houldsworth Valley Primary School is a good school (Ofsted 2012) providing the very best educational experiences and securing high educational standards for pupils from the town of Newmarket and surrounding villages. Located at the heart of our community, Houldsworth Valley Primary School sits within open, leafy grounds, giving our pupils the space they need to think, learn, interact with others and grow.

Our School has been carefully developed to create highly effective conditions for learning, with spacious, bright and well organised classrooms and learning areas where a broad, balanced and exciting curriculum, personalised to meet the needs of all our children, from the very start of their school life, is successfully delivered. Our skilful and dedicated team of teachers and learning support staff ensure every individual becomes an astute, confident learner who makes good or better progress and attains accelerated achievement.

We are a happy, friendly and caring School, committed to our ethos The Best For All From Each The Best: working together, united by agreed aims and core School values which provide a happy, caring and stimulating environment where we know each of our pupils well and they are valued, encouraged and supported to achieve their fullest individual potential, empowering them to make their best contribution to the School community and society.

Our pupils are, without a doubt, the best measure of our success and I encourage you to come and visit us, meet our pupils, staff and governors and find out for yourself what makes Houldsworth Valley Primary School an inspiring learning community.

We look forward to meeting you.
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Admissions criteria are often complicated, and may change from year to year. The best source of information is usually the relevant local authority website, but once you have set your sights on a school it is a good idea to ask them how they see things panning out for the year that you are interested in.

Many schools admit children based on distance from the school or a fixed catchment area. For such schools, the cut-off distance will vary from year to year, especially if the school give priority to siblings, and the pattern will be of a central core with outliers (who will mostly be siblings). Schools that admit on the basis of academic or religious selection will have a much more scattered pattern.

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