Hallgate Primary School Cottingham


Name Hallgate Primary School Cottingham
Website http://www.hallgateprimaryschool.co.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 11 September 2018
Address Hallgate, Cottingham, HU16 4DD
Phone Number 01482846136
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 287 (52% boys 48% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 21.8
Percentage Free School Meals 16.2%
Percentage English is Not First Language 3.1%

Information about this school

Hallgate Primary School is an average-sized primary school. In January 2018, the school began admitting children aged three into a new Nursery class. At that time, staff from a nursery setting that had recently closed joined the school. The proportion of pupils supported through the pupil premium is average. The proportion of pupils who have SEN and/or disabilities is average. Most pupils are of White British heritage and so the proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is below the national average. A small proportion of pupils are of Gypsy/Roma heritage.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Leaders and governors have successfully improved pupils’ outcomes, the curriculum and the quality of teaching across the school. Pupils make good progress. Disadvantaged pupils now thrive as a result of the high-quality support and care they receive. Staff morale is high. The headteacher has ensured that teachers’ workload is manageable and that they are well trained to improve their skills. The curriculum has improved so that it is engaging and stimulating. Trips and visits bring learning alive for pupils. The science curriculum in key stage 2 is now strong. Leaders are aware that they now need to improve the key stage 1 science curriculum. Teachers question pupils well to deepen their understanding. However, assessment is not always used effectively to identify the next steps in pupils’ learning. Pupils behave well. They feel safe and secure from any threats of bullying. Attendance is similar to that of other primary schools across the country. Pupils’ personal development and welfare are outstanding. Pupils often take the initiative, with minimal adult supervision, to help those who might be less fortunate than themselves. Pupils write neatly and legibly in writing lessons but the standard of their handwriting is not as high across other subjects. In the early years, standards rose in 2018. Children make good progress and are prepared well for the demands of Year 1. Opportunities are sometimes missed in the early years to improve children’s vocabulary.