Hainford VC Primary School


Name Hainford VC Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 16 June 2016
Address Newton Road, Hainford, Norwich, Norfolk, NR10 3BQ
Phone Number 01603898359
Type Primary
Age Range 5-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 78 (46% boys 54% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 20.1
Percentage Free School Meals 12.8%
Percentage English is Not First Language 0%

Information about this school

The school is much smaller than the average-sized primary school. Most pupils are from White British backgrounds. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils supported by the pupil premium is below average. This funding is for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and children looked after. The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs or disability is below average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in reading, writing and mathematics by the end of Year 6. The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website. Since the previous inspection there has been a high number of changes in staff, including the leadership of the school. The school is part of the Nebula partnership of six schools who share an executive headteacher. This partnership was formed from two separate federations of schools and a newly formed primary school in, September 2015.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The executive headteacher has high aspirations for pupils and staff. Her passionate and determined leadership, ably supported by other senior leaders, is driving rapid improvement across the school. Governors know the school’s strengths and areas to improve very well. They challenge leaders effectively. The quality of teaching is now good. Staff use assessment effectively to plan work that is well matched to pupils’ needs in reading, writing and mathematics. As a result, current pupils are making good progress in these subjects. Actions taken by the early years leader over the last year, together with good teaching, have transformed the early years. Children make good progress and are well prepared for Year 1. The curriculum is well designed and provides pupils with a range of rich experiences to enthuse them, as well as improving their basic skills. This contributes well to pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural awareness and ensures that they are well prepared for life in modern Britain. Pupils’ behaviour is good in lessons and across the school. They are polite and courteous to each other and to all adults, and have positive attitudes to learning. Pupils feel safe at school. Leaders ensure that systems to keep pupils safe are effective and respond to the individual needs of pupils. Partnerships with parents are strong. Virtually all parents are highly positive about the education and care their children receive. It is not yet an outstanding school because : There is not enough outstanding teaching over time across the school. As a result, pupils’ attainment and progress are not outstanding. Adults do not always have the same high expectations of pupils’ work in the wider curriculum as they do for English and mathematics. Assessment systems for the wider curriculum are less well developed than those for English and mathematics.