Oakhill Primary School

Name Oakhill Primary School
Website http://www.oakhill.staffs.sch.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 17 April 2018
Address Hawksworth, Glascote Heath, Tamworth, Staffordshire, B77 2HH
Phone Number 01827213960
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 119
Number of Pupils per Teacher 17.7
Local Authority 860
Percentage Free School Meals 37.8%
Percentage English is Not First Language 8.4%
Persisitent Absence 18.8%
Pupils with SEN Support 26.1%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

Oakhill is much smaller than the average-sized primary school. The school is in a federation with Hanbury’s Farm Primary School. Both schools are led by the same executive headteacher. There is one governing body for both schools. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils is more than double the national average. Most pupils come from a White British background. There are no other significant groups. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is below average. The proportion of pupils who receive support for their SEN and/or disabilities is well above the national average. Currently, there are no pupils who have a statement of special educational needs or an education, health and care plan. The early years is made up of one full-time Reception class. All pupils are taught in single-age classes. There are two newly qualified teachers. Pupils from Oakhill can attend a breakfast club which operates each weekday. It is overseen by the governing body and was observed as part of this inspection. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for attainment and progress by the end of Year 6. The school does not meet requirements on the publication of information about governors on its website.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Leaders have ensured that the improved academic standards seen last year have been sustained. Leadership at all levels is effective. Leaders support teachers well as they strive to improve their own performance. Different groups of pupils, including those who have special educational needs (SEN) and/or disabilities, are making good progress this year. Teaching is effective across a range of different subjects. When being taught mathematics, however, pupils do not readily access relevant resources. Pupils progress well in their learning because : they are motivated by, and enjoy, the curriculum. More pupils are capable of attaining high standards. Reading underpins teaching and learning. This has enabled pupils to develop a wide vocabulary relevant to different subjects. Disadvantaged pupils, including those who need to catch up in their learning, make particularly strong progress in reading, writing and mathematics. Children learn well in the early years. They make good progress in all aspects of their learning. The vigilant safeguarding culture ensures that pupils are kept safe at Oakhill. Older pupils say that behaviour has improved over the last few years. Leaders recognise that further improvement can be achieved. Pupils are tolerant, and they respect school property and each other well. They are well prepared for life in modern Britain. Attendance remains stubbornly below the national average. Staff are determined to do all they can to support families to improve their children’s attendance.