King’s Hawford

King’s Hawford is a dynamic, exciting, and award-winning school, where pupils aged 2 to 11 experience hands-on learning and discover passions both in and outside of the classroom.

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    King’s Hawford

    The school enjoys a strong academic reputation, with the vast majority of children progressing to King’s School, Worcester. There is a strong commitment to a broad, active education with a clear focus on learning outside the classroom. Early years children visit Forest School each week, swim in the covered swimming pool on site and enjoy German, dance and music lessons with specialist teachers. We have excellent pastoral care, small class sizes, extended day care and a busy programme of activities to ensure that the children are happy and well cared for. The school has a well-earned reputation for sport and the creative arts.

    Category: Nursery, Pre-Preparatory, Preparatory

    Pupils: Co-Education

    Type: Day

    Religious Affiliation: Church of England

    Roll: 119 Boys / / 103 Girls

    Age Range: 2-11 Years

    Founded: 1955

    Location Description

    King’s Hawford is set in the Worcestershire countryside to the north of Worcester, on A449.

    School Contact Details

    Headteacher: Tom Butt.

    Contact for enquiries:Melanie Adams, Registrar

    Lock Lane, Claines, Worcester, Worcestershire, WR3 7SD

    Tel: 01905 451292



    The school occupies a 23 acre site with a good provision of sports pitches and an outdoor hard surface for sports activities. The school has an enclosed 15 metre pool which can be used year-round. It is a rural site, with outdoor classrooms, a large play area, access to the nearby canal for water based activities and canoe lessons for the older children. We also have a climbing wall and a large tepee for outdoor lessons.

    Kindergarten children are based in converted farm buildings and enjoy free flow to the adjacent courtyard. They visit the large play area twice a day and the youngest children have an outdoor classroom and garden area. The school has specialist teaching rooms for Art, Design and Science, as well as a teaching block with specialist teaching space for Music.

    The site has a landscaped garden area. The enclosed swimming pool and multi-purpose sports and performance hall, along with a converted barn for dance and drama, are enjoyed by all of the children.


    None for Early Years

    Entrance Requirements

    Entry at Early Years is non-selective. Parents are asked to visit with their children for a settling in day prior to starting.



    Fees: Reception – Year 6: £3,025 – £5,340 per term

    Music Lessons: £210 per term

    Lunch : Reception to Year 2 : £177 per term , Year 3 – 6: £245 per term




    All visits are welcome, please contact the school

    Open Morning: Friday 24 May 2024 -

    Open Events: Please BOOK your place

    Whether you are looking for a place in our Nursery,  Pre-Prep or Junior School, our Open Days give you a chance to meet our Headmaster Mr Tom Butt and discover everything that King’s Hawford has to offer.

    We look forward to welcoming you and your family to King’s Hawford and sharing with you our award-winning setting, an insight into our lively and inspiring curriculum and our caring and personable approach to school life.

    To arrange your visit, please contact our Registrar,  Mrs Melanie Adams on 01905 451292

    Alternatively please view our virtual prospectus :



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