St Michael's Church
|Area||8.10 km2 (3.13 sq mi)|
|Population||711 (2011 census)|
|• Density||88/km2 (230/sq mi)|
|OS grid reference||TG077130|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Ambulance||East of England|
Hockering is a village and civil parish in Norfolk, England. At the 2001 census the parish had a population of 628. By 2007, the district estimated that this had risen to 665.
The parish has an area of 8.10 square kilometres (3.13 sq mi) The village is around 5 miles (8.0 km) east of Dereham and around 10 miles (16 km) west of Norwich.
Hockering Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School is a small village school which takes children from Hockering and surrounding villages. 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.
The parish lies in the Elmham and Mattishall division of Norfolk County Council and, between 2009 and 2015 it was represented by Conservative councillor Bill Borrett. Since the 2015 boundary changes it is within the new Upper Wensum ward of Breckland District Council, which is currently represented by two Conservative councillors, Bill Borrett and Gordon Bambridge.
- Lilian Leveridge (1879–1953), teacher, writer
- ^ "Civil Parish population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 6 August 2016.
- ^ "2007/2008 Yearbook – Parish Information". Archived from the original on 21 November 2008. Retrieved 25 June 2009.
- ^ a b Hockering parish Archived 10 March 2007 at the Wayback Machine
- ^ Inspection Report, Hockering Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School: Inspection Report[permanent dead link], Ofsted, 6–7 December 2010