St Michael's Church
Hockering shown within Norfolk
|Area||8.10 km2 (3.13 sq mi)|
|Population||628 (2001 census)|
|– density||78/km2 (200/sq mi)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Ambulance||East of England|
|EU Parliament||East of England|
|UK Parliament||Mid Norfolk|
Hockering Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School is a small village school which takes children from Hockering and surrounding villages. It has a friendly, family atmosphere and its small, mixed-age classes enable children to receive a personalised education appropriate to their ability. An Ofsted inspection in December 2010 rated Hockering Primary School as good overall and as satisfactory or better in all respects. It was scored as outstanding for the effectiveness of care, guidance and support, for effectiveness of promoting learning and well-being, and for the extent to which children feel safe.
Hockering has a fairly wide range of facilities for a village of its size. As well as the school, it has a village hall, a church (C of E), a playing field, a pub and a garage which includes a post office and a shop.
Hockering is just off the A47 between Norwich and Dereham. It is served by the First Eastern Counties X1 bus service from Lowestoft, Great Yarmouth and Norwich to Dereham, King's Lynn and Peterborough.
The parish lies in the Elmham and Mattishall division of Norfolk County Council and is currently represented by a Conservative councillor, Bill Borrett. It is within the Two Rivers ward of the Breckland local government district, which is currently represented by two Conservative councillors, Paul Claussen and Brian Rose.
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- Census population and household counts for unparished urban areas and all parishes. Office for National Statistics & Norfolk County Council (2001). Retrieved 20 June 2009.
- "2007/2008 Yearbook - Parish Information". Retrieved 25 June 2009.
- Hockering parish
- Inspection Report, Hockering Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School: Inspection Report, Ofsted, 6–7 December 2010
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