|Name||Hinton St George Church of England School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Inspection Date||16 September 2014|
|Address||West Street, Hinton St George, Somerset, TA17 8SA|
|Religious Character||Church of England|
|Number of Pupils||Unknown|
|Percentage Free School Meals||13%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||7.4%|
|Catchment Area Information Available||Yes, our catchment area data is FREE|
|Last Distance Offered Information Available||No|
Information about this school
Hinton St George is much smaller than the average-sized primary school. Recently, the number of classes was reduced to two. Both are mixed-age with the older class comprised of Years 2, 3 and 4. The very large majority of pupils come from a White British background. The proportion of pupils eligible for the pupil premium is below average. This is the additional government funding provided to give extra support for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and children who are looked after by the local authority. Currently, there are no children who are looked after in the school. The proportion of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs on the school roll is below average. Recently, the school has formed an informal partnership with Greenfylde First School. The associate headteacher took up his post in September 2014.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a good school. All groups of pupils achieve well. Attainment is above average in Key Stages 1 and 2, because : most pupils make good progress in reading, writing and mathematics. Pupils benefit from teaching that is consistently good. Teachers are particularly effective in ensuring that work gains the pupils’ interest and encourages them to succeed. Reading is taught well so that pupils quickly become fluent readers and develop good comprehension skills. The Early Years Foundation Stage is good. Children make a good start to school in the Reception class and progress well because of the effective teaching. Pupils have positive attitudes to their learning and enjoy all that the school has to offer. They behave well and say that they feel very safe because the school provides a secure place to learn. Over the past year, the governors have taken effective steps to secure the school’s future by forming a partnership with another local school. They have been very successful in maintaining the confidence of parents. Already, the new headteacher has galvanised the staff team to make improvements to teaching in order to raise pupils’ achievement still further. Parents are overwhelmingly supportive of the school and appreciate the opportunities to become involved in their children’s learning. It is not yet an outstanding school because : The proportion of outstanding teaching is not high enough. On occasions, pupils do not have clear enough guidance from the teachers’ marking on how to make improvements to their work. Leaders’ checks on the difference that teaching is making do not focus sharply enough on how well different groups of pupils learn.