King’s Hawford

King’s Hawford is a dynamic, exciting, and award-winning school, where pupils aged 2 to 11 experience hands-on learning, discovering 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. Excellent pastoral care, small class sizes, extended day care and a busy programme of activities 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: Jim Turner. Head of Early Years: Anna Kingston

Contact for enquiries:Melanie Adams, Registrar

Lock Lane, Claines, Worcester, Worcestershire

Tel: 01905 451292



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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, 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, Science and IT, 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.


2020/2021. Reception – Year 6: £2546 – £4583 per term.




All visits are welcome, please contact the school

If you are interested in your son or daughter attending King’s Hawford, we’d be delighted to welcome you for a private tour.

The Head, Mr Jim Turner will be delighted to show you around the school and kindergarten during a normal working day so you can really experience a day in the life of King’s Hawford. This will include a visit to the classrooms and specialist areas of interest to you, and our outstanding outdoor facilities.

To arrange a visit please call 01905 451292 or email

Alternatively, book and join us for our a Private Tour or virtual experience 


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