Hagbourne Church of England Primary School


Name Hagbourne Church of England Primary School
Website http://www.hagbourne.oxon.sch.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 04 June 2015
Address Main Road, East Hagbourne, Didcot, Oxfordshire, OX11 9LR
Phone Number 01235813367
Type Primary
Age Range 5-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 205 (55% boys 45% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 25.8
Percentage Free School Meals 9.8%
Percentage English is Not First Language 4.9%

Information about this school

The school is smaller than the average-sized primary school and pupils are taught in single-age classes. The vast majority of pupils are of White British heritage and very few speak English as an additional language. The proportion of pupils who are known to be eligible for additional funding, known as the pupil premium, is much lower than average. This is additional funding provided by the government to support those pupils who, in this school, are known to be eligible for free school meals. In 2014, there were very few eligible pupils in Year 6. The proportion of disabled pupils or those who have special educational needs is below average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in English and mathematics. There is provision for children in the early years in the Reception class. These children attend school full time. There have been several changes to the teaching team since the previous inspection and a new deputy headteacher joined the school in April 2015. The school provides a breakfast club and an after-school club, known as Crazy Crocs. This provision was observed as part of the inspection.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Since the previous inspection, the headteacher and governors have successfully improved the quality of education. Consequently, teaching is consistently good and pupils achieve well. Pupils across the school make good progress to reach standards that are above average in reading, writing and mathematics by the end of Year 6. Teaching is good, with more being outstanding. Teachers make effective use of imaginative resources that stimulate pupils’ interest and inspire them to learn. Disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs learn well. This is because staff are skilled at breaking activities into small steps so pupils understand what they are expected to do. There is a wide range of exciting activities available for pupils. This makes an effective contribution to their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Pupils behave well in class and when moving around the school. They have very positive attitudes to learning and show respect towards each other and to adults. Staff provide a high level of care for pupils and consequently pupils feel very safe in school. Procedures to keep pupils safe are outstanding. The Reception class provides a warm and welcoming environment for children. The teaching is full of imaginative ideas and provides a good range of activities that enable all children to make good progress from their different starting points. Although middle leaders are new to their roles, they have already brought about improvements in their subjects, owing to the good quality of the training they have received. The headteacher has a clear view of what the school does well and where further improvements need to be made. She has worked in close cooperation with governors to address the issues from the previous inspection. The school is very well placed to improve further. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Teaching does not secure outstanding achievement. Some teachers plan work that does not match pupils’ ability. It is too easy for some pupils, especially the most able. School leaders and governors do not have an overall strategic plan to show how the school is to develop in the longer term.