Hallaton Church of England Primary School


Name Hallaton Church of England Primary School
Website http://www.hallatonprimary.co.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 30 May 2012
Address Churchgate, Hallaton, Market Harborough, Leicestershire, LE16 8TY
Phone Number 01858555629
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 120 (51% boys 49% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 17.1
Percentage Free School Meals 2.5%
Percentage English is Not First Language 0%

Information about the school

The school is much smaller in size compared with other primary schools. Due to an increasing roll, children in the Reception class and those in Key Stage 1 are taught in separate year group classes. Pupils in Years 3 and 4 are currently taught in a combined class, as are those in Years 5 and 6. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for free school meals is low. The percentage of disabled pupils or those with special educational needs, including those supported by school action plus, is average. Such pupils have mainly specific learning difficulty and/or speech, language and communication needs. There are presently no statemented pupils. All pupils are of White British heritage. There are currently no pupils who speak English as an additional language. The school meets the current floor standard which sets the government’s minimum expectations for the attainment and progress of pupils by the end of Year 6. The school holds the full International School award, the Healthy Schools award, an Activemark and the Eco Schools Bronze award.

Key findings

This is a good school; pupils achieve well and make good progress. The school is not outstanding because it is still securing a consistent track record of at least above average attainment in reading. There has been conspicuous success in this over the past year. New tracking systems are being introduced to maintain this accomplishment, and help teachers refine further the ways they identify pupils who need additional support. Children’s attainment on entry to the Reception year is broadly in line with expectations for their age. They go on to attain typically above average standards overall by the end of Year 6. Since its 2008 inspection, well above average standards have been maintained in mathematics. Attainment in writing in English has improved significantly, and is now consistently above average. Teaching is consistently good throughout the school, with much that is outstanding. Improvements have been secured because of effective leadership and strong teamwork. Working relationships between pupils and teachers are admirable. Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is excellent. Their behaviour and attitudes to learning are outstanding because they respond so positively to the mutually high expectations the school community sets itself. Pupils feel safe, and parents and carers appreciate that their children are kept safe, because of the school’s very high priority on care and welfare. Attendance is high because pupils simply enjoy school and learning. Leadership and management are dependably good. The leadership of teaching and the management of performance have ensured that staff are self-motivated in honing their teaching skills. The good curriculum meets successfully pupils’ individual needs and interests. Pupils have benefited from teachers focusing on weaving key skills in reading and writing throughout all subjects. This approach is now being enhanced through the development of more creative approaches to the curriculum.