Harlow Green Community Primary School


Name Harlow Green Community Primary School
Website http://www.harlowgreen.org/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 07 November 2012
Address Harlow Green Lane, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, NE9 7TB
Phone Number 01914876703
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 428 (51% boys 49% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 19.7
Percentage Free School Meals 17.3%
Percentage English is Not First Language 4%

Information about this school

Harlow Green Primary School is a larger than average-sized school. The proportion of pupils supported through school action is average, but the proportion at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is well-below average. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium is average. Most pupils are of White British heritage. There have been five new teachers appointed in the last two years. The school meets the government’s current floor standard, which sets the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. The achievement of pupils is good. It has improved and many now do better than expected nationally. The school spends the pupil premium funding very wisely so that this group of pupils make extremely good progress across the school. Teaching is good because lessons are well planned and teachers question pupils to make sure that they understand what they are learning. Teaching assistants also make a significant contribution to pupils’ good progress. Behaviour is outstanding. In lessons pupils’ attitudes to learning are extremely positive. Pupils move around school showing great consideration for others as well as being very polite to staff, visitors and other pupils. The leadership and management are outstanding. They have established excellent systems to quickly identify any pupils who are underachieving. The headteacher and governors have a very clear understanding of how well the school is doing and precisely what it needs to do to improve. Regular checking of the quality of teachers’ work has helped to improve it so that it is now good. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Pupils do not do as well in writing as they do in reading and mathematics. Although pupils know their lesson targets, they are not always given enough chances to find how well they are doing or enough time to go over the work that their teachers have marked to try and improve it. Only a small number of lessons were judged to be outstanding and a small proportion required improvement.