|Name||Hampstead Hill School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Outstanding|
|Inspection Date||20 February 2018|
|Address||St Stephens Hall, Pond Street, Hampstead, London, NW3 2PP|
|Number of Pupils||365 (61% boys 39% girls)|
|Percentage Free School Meals||0%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||0%|
Information about this school
Hampstead Hill School is a non-selective independent school for boys and girls aged from two to eight years. Children under the age of three attend on a part-time basis. The school was founded in 1949. The headteacher is also the sole proprietor. The school is situated in a deconsecrated church and an adjoining school hall in Hampstead, North West London. Pupils come from a wide range of backgrounds. Some speak English as an additional language. No pupils have a statement of special educational needs or an education, health and care plan. The school does not receive additional funding for any of its pupils. The school uses a local sports hall and swimming pool for physical education. It has no additional provision for pupils off the main site. The school was last inspected in December 2014, when it was judged to be good.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is an outstanding school The headteacher and her leadership team have built on the school’s strengths since the last inspection. It has improved to become an outstanding school. Leaders ensure that all of the independent school standards are met. Pupils make substantial progress, whatever their starting point. Teachers work closely together with leaders, using their extensive knowledge of individual pupils to plan effective lessons. Consistently excellent teaching in English and mathematics enables pupils to acquire skills and knowledge well beyond those expected for their age. The outstanding curriculum enthuses pupils. They are provided with the skills to delve deeply into a wide range of subjects. The school provides a rich and diverse range of opportunities to promote pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Parents are typically effusive in their praise for the school’s inclusive and nurturing culture. Teachers help pupils become curious and self- motivated learners. They overtly teach skills aimed at helping pupils communicate well and share ideas. The early years provision prepares children exceptionally well for the next stage of their education. Pupils behave impeccably both in and out of lessons. Information about pupils and the expertise of specialist teachers is not always communicated to full effect in the wider curriculum. Compliance with regulatory requirements The school meets the requirements of the schedule to the Education (Independent School Standards) Regulations 2014 (‘the independent school standards’) and associated requirements.