Hooe Primary Academy

Name Hooe Primary Academy
Website http://www.hooeprimary.co.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 16 July 2013
Address Hooe Road, Hooe, Plymstock, Plymouth, Devon, PL9 9RG
Phone Number 01752402042
Type Academy
Age Range 5-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 214 (48% boys 52% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 23.4
Academy Sponsor Horizon Multi Academy Trust
Local Authority Plymouth
Percentage Free School Meals 7.5%
Percentage English is Not First Language 0%
Persisitent Absence 5.7%
Pupils with SEN Support 11.2%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

Hooe Primary Academy converted to become an academy in March 2013. When its predecessor school of the same name was inspected by Ofsted in July 2008, it was judged to be good. It is a smaller than the average sized primary school. The proportion of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs at school action is below average. The proportion at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is broadly average. Almost all pupils are White British and a very small number of pupils speak English as an additional language. The proportion of pupils who benefit from the pupil premium (additional funding for those known to be eligible for free school meals, those looked after by the local authority and those from service families) is below average.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. All groups of pupils, including those with special educational needs, achieve well in this new academy. Achievement in English, mathematics and personal development is at least good. Children in the Early Years Foundation Stage make good progress and achieve well in their learning. Teaching is almost always good and some is outstanding. As a result pupils have made good progress since the academy opened. Teaching is most effective towards the upper end of Key Stage 2 where pupils make rapid progress and quickly extend their skills. Behaviour is outstanding and pupils are safe. They say they enjoy themselves at the academy. A few pupils take holidays in term time, affecting overall attendance. The vast majority of parents and carers are rightly pleased with their child’s education. Strong leadership by the headteacher, ably supported by other leaders and staff, results in a clear vision and an accurate view of the academy’s performance and very high aspirations for the future. Efficient planning by the governing body means money is spent well for the benefit of all groups of pupils, including those who are known to be eligible for premium funding. High-quality training includes a strong focus on managing and improving the performance of all staff which is having a very positive impact on improving the quality of teaching. It is not yet an outstanding school because: In a few lessons pupils are not challenged to work at a fast enough rate and not all pupils are involved in assessing their own learning. Attendance is not regular enough because too many pupils take holidays in term time.