About us

Hemyock School Ethos Values

Show Respect

Be curious

Embrace Community

Believe in yourself



At Hemyock Primary School we show respect, we embrace community and we learn confidently through our curiosity in the world in which we live.

Ventrus Ltd

Hemyock Primary School  became an academy in September 2013, and is a member of Ventrus Ltd a Multi-Academy Trust.

The Primary Academies Trust changed its name to Ventrus  in December 2016 to reflect the fact that the multi academy trust now includes an institution of secondary education, as well as institutions of primary education. Their aim is to deliver excellence in education through collaborative working and mutual accountability.

Each of the schools has its own Head Teacher and these school leaders work closely together to ensure that we deliver a curriculum which meets the needs of all pupils and that opportunities for our pupils are broad and challenging. In addition there is an Executive Leadership team for Ventrus as a whole, which comprises the CEO of the Trust, Mr Gary Chown, Directors of School Improvement Mrs Ashley Leeson and Mrs Claire Baille, Head of HR , a Head of Finance and a Head of Premises.  The Executive team oversees and supports school improvement for all our schools, at a local Level Mrs Ashley Leeson works with Mrs Catherine Willcocks to ensure that Hemyock Primary School continues to provide an excellent education for our pupils.

Staff and governors of our school benefit hugely from working within a family of schools. Ventrus operates ‘Best Practice Networks’ in a variety of subjects, aspects and phases. The opportunity to work in partnership to shape and develop one’s own practice, and the practice of others, has a profound effect on the quality of education that we are able to provide at Hemyock Primary School.

For the children in Ventrus schools, there are regular opportunities to work and play with children from all of the schools. Whether it be on a school residential to London, or a Mental Health Ambassadors training event or our annual sporting events across the MAT , our pupils benefit from the expertise and enthusiasm of a large group of talented and skilled teachers and assistants.

(Click here to read more about Ventrus).