Welcome to Kings Caple Primary Academy.
Kings Caple is a rural school set within beautiful Herefordshire countryside near the market town of Ross-on-Wye and the city of Hereford. We have three small classes which helps to create a warm, familial feel around the school. As a small school, we are able to cater for each unique child’s needs, socially, emotionally and academically.We take the time to get to know all of our children here as individuals and recognise the strengths and interests that they bring to school with them.
The school community, including parents and carers, are equally important and central to the success of our school. The fantastic team that works here at Kings Caple Primary Academy take pride in keeping our doors very much open; we seek to listen to, and work with, everyone in our school community.
The school joined the HMFA (Herefordshire Marches Federation of Academies) in January 2011 and since this time we have been able to offer an even wider range of opportunities and experiences to our children. From competing in large sporting events and participating in performances at the Hereford Courtyard Theatre, to attending interesting and exciting curriculum based events and exhilarating residential trips, these opportunities help to give our children crucial personal skills, including the chance to socialise with a large group of diverse children.
We hope you enjoy your visit!
Mr Peter Box, Joint Headteacher
Welcome to our friendly and welcoming school set in a lovely and secure environment. At Kings Caple Primary Academy, children are nurtured by example, encouraged and praised. If there is a need for reprimand then this is done privately and explained with understanding.
Children are taught to recognise their responsibilities, to distinguish between right and wrong and to have respect for other people and themselves. They are also persuaded to give credence to the opinions of others and have respect for their own property and that of other people.
Children are encouraged to care for and support each other in and out of school, fostering a caring and stimulating community, preparing them to be useful members of society.
Learning takes place in a rich and stimulating environment with opportunities for research and investigation. High standards of achievement are combined with a broad and balanced curriculum with the emphasis on creativity and the enjoyment of discovery.
At Kings Caple it is our aim to make the primary school years of your child some of the happiest and most productive of their life.
The school has a policy of inclusion, and is able to focus on individual children, their skills, abilities and needs. We support and meet the needs of less able children and challenge those children who are potential high achievers.
Mr Paul Whitcombe, Joint Headteacher
The development of the whole child – academic, moral and spiritual engenders all the activities at school and permeates all that we do. Building children’s confidence, and self-esteem is paramount.
“Distributed leadership enabled empowerment in an environment where there were no big egos.”
HMI Ofsted September 2010
“A distributed leadership model across the Federation was clearly evident and highly effective. The leadership had embraced succession planning. Confidence was evident throughout.” HMI Ofsted September 2010