Hampton Infant School and Nursery


Name Hampton Infant School and Nursery
Website http://www.HPP.school
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 07 October 2010
Address Ripley Road, Hampton, TW12 2JH
Phone Number 02089791815
Type Primary
Age Range 3-7
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils Unknown
Local Authority Richmond upon Thames
Percentage Free School Meals 10.2%

Information about the school

This is a larger than average school of its type. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for free school meals is lower than usual. Around a quarter of pupils are from a range of minority ethnic backgrounds, and this proportion is typical of the country as a whole. Fewer pupils speak English as an additional language than is typical, and very few are at an early stage of learning English. A lower than average proportion of pupils have a range of special educational needs and/or disabilities. The school has gained the Artsmark Gold award. The headteacher has gained the 2010 National College for Leadership of Schools award of Headteacher of the Year for London and the South-East.

Main findings

This outstanding school is much loved in the local community. One parent commented, ’This school is a model of how schools should be: happy kids, motivated teachers under an incredibly enthusiastic headteacher.’ This remark is typical of many which praise the stimulating and inclusive ethos of the school. Children get off to an excellent start in the Early Years Foundation Stage and make outstanding progress. Pupils continue to make excellent progress in Years 1 and 2, leaving school with attainment which is high. This is because teaching is excellent. The inspirational headteacher leads by example, enthusing staff, pupils and parents and carers to share his high ideals. He guides his management team exceptionally well, ensuring that detailed information on pupils’ progress is gathered and used to the greatest effect to cater for the needs of all learners. Teachers use the data to match work accurately to pupils’ capabilities. The school has worked hard to ensure pupils come to school regularly, and this has resulted in attendance that is now above average. Although the great majority of pupils attend regularly, a small minority persistently miss more school than they should. This small group of pupils do not achieve as well as they might. The headteacher and his team are highly ambitious for the school and continually seek ways of improving it. Leaders and the governing body have an accurate and thorough understanding of their school, and their planning for the future is excellent. They have fully met the recommendations from the last inspection. Attainment in writing has risen, and pupils have excellent opportunities in lessons to assess their own and their classmates’ work. These factors indicate that the school has an excellent capacity to continue to improve. The headteacher and his team are highly ambitious for the school and continually seek ways of improving it. Leaders and the governing body have an accurate and thorough understanding of their school, and their planning for the future is excellent. They have fully met the recommendations from the last inspection. Attainment in writing has risen, and pupils have excellent opportunities in lessons to assess their own and their classmates’ work. These factors indicate that the school has an excellent capacity to continue to improve.