Hertingfordbury Cowper Primary School


Name Hertingfordbury Cowper Primary School
Website http://www.hertingfordbury.herts.sch.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 21 May 2019
Address Birch Green, Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG14 2LR
Phone Number 01992583239
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 222 (51% boys 49% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 19.5
Local Authority Hertfordshire
Percentage Free School Meals 0.5%
Percentage English is Not First Language 4.5%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE

Information about this school

Hertingfordbury Cowper Church of England Primary School is a voluntary aided school. Its previous section 48 inspection for schools of a religious character was October 2016. The report for this inspection is available on the school’s website.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Leaders have created a school founded on the love of learning and care for others. These values permeate the school. Leaders’ well-designed curriculum provides breadth and balance for pupils to make good progress in a wide range of subjects. Pupils are well prepared for their next steps in education. The broad curriculum provides many opportunities for pupils to link their spiritual, moral, social and cultural thinking to the rest of the curriculum. Pupils value the diversity in contemporary British society. The quality of teaching, learning and assessment is good and improving. Leaders work well with external experts to ensure that teachers are up to date with the most effective approaches in education. Pupils make good progress as they move through the school. Pupils use teachers’ feedback effectively to improve their learning. Pupils are ambitious, self-assured and curious. They are proud of their achievements and take pleasure in congratulating others. Safeguarding is effective. Governors carefully check that safeguarding arrangements are fit for purpose. Pupils feel safe and know how to keep themselves safe at school and home. Leaders’ and teachers’ support for pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) is effective. These pupils make good progress. Leaders support disadvantaged pupils well so that they overcome the barriers they face. Leaders’ support ensures that these pupils access the fullest extent of the curriculum, including clubs, trips and enrichment opportunities. The use of the physical education (PE) and sport premium enables pupils to enjoy sport and reach very high standards. Nearly all pupils take part in extra-curricular PE and many reach county-level competitions. The quality of provision in the early years is good and improving. Leaders have recently made substantial investment in the quality of provision and this is starting to make the desired improvements. While expectations across the school are high, sometimes learning sequences are too easy in key stage 1 and for the most able pupils across the school. As a result, these pupils do not always make the progress they should.