The Gravel, Holt, Trowbridge, Wiltshire BA14 6RA
10 reasons to choose Holt Voluntary Controlled Primary School
Holt Voluntary Controlled Primary School has a Schoolsmith Score® of 68. It is one of the best state primary schools in Trowbridge and one of the 3 best independent or state primaries within 2 miles.
Holt Voluntary Controlled Primary School is a state primary school for boys and girls (60%/40%) between the ages of 4 and 11 years. It is a Church of England/United Reformed Church voluntary controlled faith school. The school was also rated as Good by Ofsted in its last (2023) inspection. Reception places are usually oversubscribed every year, on first preference.
Average class size
Holt Voluntary Controlled Primary School has one class per year, and an average class size of 22 pupils.
Exam results and leavers' destinations
Average Year 6 SATS results from 2016-19 and 2022 show that Holt Voluntary Controlled Primary School ranks in the top 17% of schools in the country by attainment. By the same measure, progress score rank the school in the top 22% of schools. Most pupils transfer to St Laurence School in Bradford on Avon or The John of Gaunt School in Trowbridge at the end of Year 6.
The Holt Voluntary Controlled Primary School curriculum
School curriculum emphasises Christian social morality and also includes PSHE, French. Subjects are taught separately and are organised by topics, with cross-curricular linking where appropriate. There may be an occasional extra-curricular academic or hobby club.
More on the curriculum
There are regular educational trips for all year groups, visiting speakers, Forest School to Year 3 and a residential trip for Year 6.
Most lessons are taught by the class teacher with some peripatetic and specialist teaching.
Sport at Holt Voluntary Controlled Primary School
School offers PE and up to 10 seasonal sports. Representative teams in major sports from Year 3. School Games Mark Platinum Award.
The Arts at Holt Voluntary Controlled Primary School
Art and music are taught as discrete subjects to all pupils. DT, drama, dance integrated into other subjects. Choir. There are some extra-curricular creative and performing arts clubs.
School hours are from 8.45am to 3.15pm though after school clubs can extend the day.
Find another school near Holt Voluntary Controlled Primary School
St Mary’s Broughton Gifford Church of England Primary School (1.3 miles); Bathampton Primary School (8 miles); Marshfield Church of England Primary School (8.9 miles).
Emmaus School (1.5 miles); Stonar School (3.6 miles); Monkton Combe School (7.1 miles).
St Laurence School (3.4 miles); St Augustine’s Catholic College (4.1 miles); The Corsham School (7.7 miles).