Hartlebury Church of England (Voluntary Controlled) Primary School

Quick Links

 Quick Links

Our School


Pre-School and the Early Years Unit

Our Early Years unit is led by experienced teacher Mrs Anneka Hall, who is supported by a team of very experienced and highly skilled Early Years specialist teaching assistants. Our Pre-School is led by Mrs Elizabeth Warby, and supported by Mrs Moira Fudge, our Early Years administrator. We operate as a mixed-age Pre-School and Reception unit, with a fresh, exciting and well-resourced learning environment that operates from two distinct learning rooms and a large outdoor learning space with canopy and playground. Early Years children also make good use of our Forest School area during outdoor learning opportunities and play time.

If you would like your child to join our Pre-School, the cost is £13.50 for a 3 hour morning session and an additional £13.50 for a 3 hour afternoon session. If your child stays all day with us, there will an extra cost of £2.00 to cover lunchtime supervision.

For further information about our Pre-School and to apply for a place, please telephone the school office on 01299 250312 or email mjf58@hartlebury.worcs.sch.uk

Having a place in our Pre-School DOES NOT guarantee a place in our school. Admissions to our school are arranged by Worcestershire Local Authority Pupil Admissions. Children in our catchment area are given priority. All children will need to apply, by January of their intake year, for a place in the Reception Class via the Local Authority admissions department. Please apply via Worcestershire School Admissions www.worcestershire.gov.uk/schooladmissions

Within the Early Years Unit at Hartlebury CofE Primary school, we want children to be resilient, independent, critical thinkers who are able to tackle anything that comes along.  They will therefore be happy and well-rounded individuals with a real love of learning.


Our Vision: Nurture, Respect, Inspire

Provide a safe, nurturing and stimulating environment
which supports the core Christian values of Nurture, Respect and Inspire.

Respect each child as a unique individual, enabling them to achieve the highest possible outcome in all areas (intellectually, spiritually, emotionally, physically, socially and culturally).

Dedicated staff who inspire children to learn by providing high quality interactions, encouraging and nurturing the whole child through an engaging curriculum.


The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is the statutory framework which sets standards that all early year’s providers must meet to ensure that children learn and develop well; and are kept healthy and safe. It promotes teaching and learning to ensure children are ready for school; and stimulates the broad range of knowledge and skills that provide the foundation for good future progress through school and life. All children within the EYFS unit at Hartlebury CofE Primary School work within this framework:

  • every child is a unique child, who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self-assured.
  • children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships.
  • children learn and develop well in enabling environments with teaching and support from adults, who respond to their individual interests and needs and help them to build their learning over time. Children benefit from a strong partnership between practitioners, parents and/or carers.
  • importance of learning and development. Children develop and learn at different rates.


School Admissions

If you live in Worcestershire and your child is due to start school in Reception or to transfer from First or Middle school to Hartlebury Church of England (Voluntary Controlled) Primary school during the school year 2023/2024, then you must apply to Worcestershire County Council for your child/children’s school place. Please click on the link below for further details:



In-Year Transfer

If you wish your child / children to join Hartlebury Church of England (Voluntary Controlled) Primary School during the current school year then you can complete the required CA1 application form by clicking the following link:

In-Year Transfer


Parents of children resident outside Worcestershire

If you wish to apply for a place at any Worcestershire school, you must complete an application provided by your “home” LA. (The “home” LA is defined as the Local Authority relevant to the child’s home address). The “home” LA will ensure that the application details are passed on to Worcestershire LA for consideration in the allocation of school places.

If you are not resident in Worcestershire, then you should obtain admission details from your home LA, even if your preferences include schools within Worcestershire.

The 2023/2024 Admissions and Transfers to Schools Information for Parents’ Book and the Starting School parental guide, Transfer to Middle School and Transfer to Secondary School parental guides will be available on the website www.worcestershire.gov.uk/schooladmissions

If you are applying after the closing dates, please contact School Admissions or our school directly for further information.

Admissions Documents

  • Admissions Policy 2023/2024

    Submitted: Nov 2022 - Type: PDF

  • Admissions Policy – 2022/2023

    Submitted: Sep 2022 - Type: PDF

  • Admissions to Severn Academies Trust

    Submitted: Sep 2022 - Type: PDF

  • Advertisement for School Place

    Submitted: Jan 2023 - Type: PDF

Time table for Admissions and transfers intake for 2023-2024

First / Primary SchoolsHigh Schools
Applications open1st September 20221 September 2022
Closing date15th January 202331 October 2022
School offer notification dates17th April 20231 March 2023

How do you apply?

  • Apply online at https://www.gov.uk/schools-admissions/how-to-apply
  • You will need an email address.
  • You will be sent an email to acknowledge receipt of your submitted application.
  • If you do not have access to the internet, you can get online at any Worcestershire library or speak to the school office for further support.
  • Training on “How to get online” is available free to all Worcestershire Library members.

Our Pledge

The Governing Body aims to guarantee the following opportunities for all children, regardless of gender, creed or academic ability, whilst they are a full time pupil at Hartlebury Church of England (Voluntary Controlled) Primary School.

  • To develop the pupils’ spiritual well being through a secure Christian and caring ethos.
  • To be offered four residential educational visits during Key Stage 2.
  • To learn and develop basic skills in a variety of competitive sports.
  • To participate in stage drama productions in a variety of capacities.
  • The opportunity to learn to play a musical instrument.
  • To study the basics of two modern foreign languages.
  • To have a code of conduct that serves the community.
  • To make a positive contribution to society.







Our Vision

"Through love, we recognise everyone as a unique child known to God. We will walk with you on your journey to reach your full potential".

Our Christian Distinctiveness


At Hartlebury Church of England (Voluntary Controlled) Primary School we have a nurturing environment embedded with the core Christian values of Compassion, Respect and Forgiveness. This trinity of Christian values is underpinned by many other values that we learn about and develop throughout the year. Although our values are not exclusively Christian we approach them through the teachings of Jesus and develop our understanding from this Christian view point.

We strive to create a school family that nurtures and supports the whole school community; treating everyone with love, compassion and respect. We aim to:

  • Prepare children for life in a multi-cultural, multi-faith world.
  • Support children’s social, moral, spiritual and cultural development.
  • Enable children to consider and develop Christian values and beliefs as a positive force for good.
  • Be inclusive; fostering a real sense of community and unity for all our stakeholders.
  • Enable children to understand and develop the Christian values of Compassion, Respect and Forgiveness.

We have close links with the parish church of St James’ in Hartlebury. Members of their congregation join us regularly for worship. We celebrate a daily act of worship with the whole school based around our monthly value. Worship is led by a variety of people and groups, including the children, the teaching staff, the vicar, members of St James’ and our local community.

Parents/Carers are always welcome to join our worship at St James’ Church at 9.00am on the first Thursday of the month.


Christian Distinctiveness Documents