Holy Trinity Church of England Primary School


Name Holy Trinity Church of England Primary School
Website http://www.holytrinity.herts.sch.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 09 June 2016
Address Longlands Close, Crossbrook Street, Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire, EN8 8LU
Phone Number 01992623467
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 199 (51% boys 49% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 20.1
Local Authority Hertfordshire
Percentage Free School Meals 19.1%
Percentage English is Not First Language 22.6%

Information about this school

Holy Trinity is smaller than the average-sized primary school. The proportion of pupils supported by pupil premium has risen since the last inspection and is currently above average. The pupil premium is additional funding provided by the government for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and children looked after. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic groups is above the national average. The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities is below average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for attainment and progress in reading, writing and mathematics by the end of Year 6. Since the last inspection, a new deputy headteacher has been appointed. A new leader for special educational needs will join the school in September. The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Leaders and governors have a very clear view of how well the school is performing and where it can do better. Leaders are committed to ensuring that pupils achieve their potential, personally and academically, and that teaching is as effective as possible. As a result, all aspects of the school have improved since the last inspection. Accurate assessment underpins good teaching and effective feedback, which helps pupils to improve their work and be stretched in their learning. The pupil premium grant is spent effectively. As a result, disadvantaged pupils make good progress. Pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities are supported well. They make good progress and achieve well. Pupils’ positive attitudes to learning and their excellent behaviour have a clear impact on ensuring their good achievement and their enjoyment of school. A highly supportive and nurturing atmosphere contributes strongly to pupils’ safety and their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Parents and carers are very positive about the school. Most parents who stated a view say that they would recommend the school to others. Governors provide strong support and challenge to the school. They use their expertise effectively, visit the school often and know what is going on because they talk to leaders regularly. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Subject leaders are not fully effective in improving standards in their subjects. The most able pupils are not challenged with sufficient vigour to achieve as well as they could. Pupils’ progress in reading is not as good as it is in writing and mathematics.