Bar Hill Community Primary School

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Bar Hill Community Primary School

Name Bar Hill Community Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Address Gladeside, Bar Hill, Cambridge, CB23 8DY
Phone Number 01954273305
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 315 (50.6% boys 49.4% girls)
Local Authority Cambridgeshire
Percentage Free School Meals 1.6%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Information Available No
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Information about this school

The school is larger than the average primary school. Most pupils are from White British backgrounds. The proportion of pupils from a range of minority ethnic backgrounds and those who speak English as an additional language is average but increasing. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium (which provides additional funding for children in local authority care, those known to be eligible for free school meals and others, is low. 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 average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils attainment and progress. Three newly qualified teachers were in post at the school in September 2013. The school is hosting a ‘hub’ for staff and pupils from Harbour Special School to carry out some innovative partnership work. There is a children’s centre on the school site that is managed separately. The headteacher is a National College consultant leader and has supported other schools. The deputy headteacher is a local authority moderator for Year 6 writing.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. The headteacher’s inspirational leadership has formed an extremely strong team of leaders and managers. Together they have made rapid improvements in teaching and pupils achievement. Excellent systems to check the work of the school mean that leaders and governors know exactly how well it is doing. Pupils achieve consistently well across the school because teaching is at least good in all year groups. Teachers have high expectations of what pupils can achieve and involve them in assessing their own and others’ work. Pupils who speak English as an additional language make outstanding progress because : the school meets their needs exactly. Pupils behave well in class and around the school. They reflect maturely upon their learning and say they feel safe. Governors bring a high degree of expertise to their roles and have a very positive impact on improving teaching and pupils progress. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Not all staff, including three recently appointed newly qualified teachers, have fully benefited from the sharing of best practice across the school. Sometimes the match between pupils needs and their learning experiences is not as precise as it could be.