|Name||Oak View Primary and Nursery School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Inspection Date||10 December 2013|
|Address||Woods Avenue, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL10 8NW|
|Religious Character||Does Not Apply|
|Number of Pupils||421 (49% boys 51% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||22.4|
|Percentage Free School Meals||20%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||43.2%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||16.4%|
|Catchment Area Information Available||Yes, our catchment area data is FREE|
|Last Distance Offered Information Available||Yes|
Information about this school
The school is a larger than average-sized primary school. The proportion of pupils from a wide range of minority ethnic backgrounds is above average, and several different languages are spoken. Many of those who join the school outside the usual times are at a very early stage of learning English. The proportion of pupils entitled to the pupil premium is above the national average. This is additional government funding for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals, those in local authority care and pupils with a parent in the armed forces. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported through school action is below average. The proportion of pupils supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is below average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. The school is a member of a local consortium of schools, which aims to improve the quality of education offered to the pupils.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a good school. Pupils make good progress from starting points which are below those expected nationally for their age. By the end of Year 6, they reach broadly average standards in reading, writing and mathematics. School leaders, managers and governors keep a close check on the quality of teaching. Staff training has improved teaching since the last inspection. The school promotes pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development well. Pupils enjoy a variety of cultural and sporting activities. Most groups of pupils achieve well, including those eligible for the pupil premium, disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs, and pupils at an early stage of learning English. The school is an inclusive community and pupils who need extra help receive good support. As a result, pupils have good attitudes to learning, behave well and feel safe. Governors and school leaders know the school well and provide a high level of support as the school aims for further improvement. It is not yet an outstanding school because : A small amount of teaching is not yet good, and there is not enough outstanding teaching. Although attendance is improving, it is still below the national average. Although good overall, pupils’ achievement in writing is not as good as in reading or mathematics. More-able pupils do not always make as much progress as they should.