Hodthorpe Primary School

Queen’s Road, Hodthorpe, Worksop, Nottinghamshire S80, 4UT

        Tel: 01909 721653

Email: HPSInfo@learnerstrust.org

Our Hodthorpe Family Team have the children at the heart of everything we do. We ensure that they are happy, confident and their individual talents and needs are recognised, developed and that all children flourish in our care. 

Through our new, exciting and engaging curriculum we inspire, create memories and form positive relationships. We encourage a healthy lifestyle and mind-set by developing personal skills to help children cope with the ever changing challenges that the world can throw at them. Our creative and challenging lessons, help instil a love of learning encouraging independence, resilience and an inquisitive nature. We strive to ensure that each child reaches their potential, has the skills to be a life-long learner and is able to make a positive contribution to society. 

Our Hodthorpe Family Team includes parents, carers, the local community and our Governors (or School Champions as we call them). Parents and carers are very supportive and involve themselves in the life of the school and the development and education of their children. We value parents’ opinions and support and work in partnership with them. The local community is eager to help and enrich our curriculum with local businesses working with us regularly. Our School Champions are an important part of school life, providing support and challenge to help us to provide the best for our pupils. We also work well with other schools in the Learners’ Trust. 

I hope that this website will give you a taste of our fantastic school and an insight into the wonderful Hodthorpe Family Team. This website content will grow and develop over time, but this can never replace the first-hand experience of coming to visit us. Please feel free to contact the team if you would like to visit us or if you have any questions or suggestions. 

We look forward to meeting you and thank you for visiting our website! 

About Us

Our mission statement is ‘Working together, challenging each other as one big family’ and our whole school community works on this ethos. Here are our Family visions and values: 

Future Aspirations 

  • Challenge each other’s thinking and views and learn from educational experiences. 
  • Take responsibility for your actions.
  • Strive to be the best you can and have dreams for the future! 


  • Concentrate and focus on your learning and achievements.
  • Listen well; be organised and work independently. 


  • Be resilient and learn from your mistakes.
  • Be active and stay healthy.
  • Look after your own and other’s feelings to help you stay motivated. 


  • Work together in school and within our wider community.
  • Show respect to everyone and understand that everyone is equal.
  • Make sure that everyone is safe and secure.
  • Prevent bullying. 


  • Love yourself, others, the community, our country and the world.
  • Be accepting of different cultures and religions.
  • Celebrate our history and our families.
  • Be caring, polite and kind to everyone. 


  • Remember that we are a welcoming, happy school where friendships flourish, memories are made, smiles are contagious and laughter is heard. We are the BEST family! 

You can find all our documents regarding our visions, aims, and values here

Headteacher: Mrs Fretwell-Evans

School Business Officer: Ms Turner

Family Support Worker: Mrs Clayton



Mrs Grasby

Mrs. Coy-Burrows

Mrs Dixon

Miss Evans


Higher Level Teaching Assistants

Mrs Bodell

Miss Chambers


Teaching Assistants

Mrs Hempstock

Mrs Stephens


School Cook: Mrs Fox

Caretaker: Mr McBroom

Cleaner: Ms Marsden

Trust Partner: Mr P Hickey 
Headteacher: Mrs N Fretwell-Evans
Chair: Mr R Penny
Mrs M Farrugia
Mrs K Bodell
Mr S Butley
Clerk: Ms N Smith
Linked Trustees:
Steve Welsh
Mark Love

You can view and download all documents relating to our school champions here

School Information

You can read our latest newsletter at the top of this page and our previous newsletters are available to read and download here

INSET Days and dates for your diary can be found in our newsletter at the top of this page.


Term Dates

Hodthorpe Primary School is part of the Learners’ Trust MAT. We continue to follow the Derbyshire Admissions Policy and Guidelines. Please contact the local authority to find out about our admissions arrangements.

Local authority website, or call 01629 537479.
Local authority’s admissions criteria

Our school day begins at 8:40am and we finish at 3:10pm (32.5 hours per week)

Our commitment to Safeguarding


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All Staff are employed subject to a DBS check and undergo Safeguarding training prior to starting their role. There is annual Safeguarding training for all staff.

Safeguarding is about ensuring that everyone is safe from harm – safe from bullying, safe from people who could abuse, safe from discrimination or harassment – and that we all feel safe in our environment.

We have a number of policies and procedures in place that contribute to our safeguarding commitment, including our Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy which can be viewed in the Safeguarding section of our website.

Sometimes we may need to share information and work in partnership with other agencies when there are concerns about a child’s welfare. We will ensure that our concerns about our pupils are discussed with his/her parents/carers first unless we have reason to believe that such a move would be contrary to the child’s welfare. If a member of staff is concerned about a child’s welfare, they will record their concern, and any observations or conversation heard using our secure online system CPOMS. The concern will also be reported to one of the DSLs as soon as possible the same day.

If a member of staff has concerns which relate to the actions or behaviour of another member of staff (which could suggest that s/he is unsuitable to work with children) then this will be reported to one of the DSLs or Headteacher in confidence. If the concern relates to the headteacher this will be reported to the Trust. Concerns regarding members of staff may be reported to the LADO.

We actively support the Government’s Prevent Agenda to counter radicalism and extremism.

If you are ever concerned about the safety or well‐being of someone at our school please talk to one of the school’s Designated Safeguarding Lead s (DSLs) shared below.

As a result of internal audit and DfE recommendations, the school has directly adopted the LA Safeguarding policy and any school specific information is contained within the safeguarding poster below.


Safeguarding Policies and Documents.

School Curriculum and Standards

We are proud to offer an amazing opportunity that will bring fitness classes directly to your home, made possible by the National Lottery Community Fund.

At the click of a button you will have access to a wide variety of fun exercise workouts, suitable for the whole family and for all abilities. Whether you’re at school, in your living room or at the local park this is a great and inclusive way to be active together.

Simply click on this link and enter the password “pk” to access the brilliant range of activities.

LOTTERY COMMUNITY FUND LOGO - Cancer Focus Northern Ireland

Our school’s latest progress and attainment figures can be found on the Department for Education’s website.

Please note: The government will not publish KS2 school level data for the 2021 to 2022 academic year. They have archived data from the 2018 to 2019 academic year because they recognise that the data from that year may no longer reflect current performance.



 ** You can request a printed copy of any of the above free of charge. **

Contact Details


Queen’s Road, Hodthorpe, Worksop, Nottinghamshire, S80 4UT

Tel: 01909 720315 or 01909 721653

Email: HPSInfo@learnerstrust.org

For all enquiries please contact Mandy Turner using the contact details above.

If you wish to contact our Headteacher, Nicola Fretwell-Evans, please contact the school office using the number provided above.

If you wish to contact our SENCo, Nicola Fretwell-Evans, please contact the school office using the number provided above.

If you wish to make a complaint please contact the school office in the first instance.

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