Hazlewood Community Primary School


Name Hazlewood Community Primary School
Website http://www.hazlewoodprimary.co.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 31 January 2013
Address Canterbury Way, Wideopen, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE13 6JJ
Phone Number 01919178545
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character None
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 229 (53% boys 47% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 22.3
Local Authority North Tyneside
Percentage Free School Meals 20.6%
Percentage English is Not First Language 4.4%

Information about this school

This school is smaller than the average-sized primary school. The proportion of pupils eligible for the pupil premium is average. The proportion of pupils supported at school action is above average. The proportion of pupils supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is well below the national average. The school meets the current floor standard which sets the government’s minimum expectations for attainment and progress. The school has achieved the Healthy School status, Active Mark, Basic Skills, Eco-school Silver and Sing Up platinum awards. The headteacher has recently returned from long-term leave of absence. The proportion of pupils joining or leaving the school partway through a year was high for the 2012 cohort in Year 6.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. The headteacher has a strong presence in school and is well respected by all. She is ably supported by the deputy headteacher and they lead the school effectively so that it has improved rapidly since the previous inspection. The curriculum promotes pupils’ achievement and spiritual, moral, social and cultural development extremely well. The school has a friendly, family feel and provides exciting opportunities that make pupils keen to learn and challenge them well. Partnerships with the local authority and other schools are a strength and have led to significant improvements in the quality of teaching. Achievement is good overall across the school and in all subjects and for groups of pupils. It is strongest in Year 6. Teaching and learning are good with some outstanding teaching in Years 2 and 6. Behaviour is good due to strong relationships, high expectations and a caring ethos by all staff, which has a positive effect on pupils’ attitudes to learning and attendance and ensures pupils feel safe. Governance is strong and provides effective support and challenge to help the school improve. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Teaching and learning are not yet consistently outstanding across the school. There are a few aspects that need attention in lessons and teachers do not always give pupils feedback in marking so they know how to improve. The leadership and management of the Early Years Foundation Stage and numeracy and use of performance data requires improvement.