Bournehall Primary School

Name Bournehall Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 26 November 2014
Address Bournehall Avenue, Bushey, WD23 3AX
Phone Number 02089504438
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 240 (50% boys 50% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 19.6
Local Authority Hertfordshire
Percentage Free School Meals 9.2%
Percentage English is Not First Language 17.8%
Persisitent Absence 6%
Pupils with SEN Support 17.4%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No
Highlights from Latest Inspection:

Information about this school

Bournehall Primary School is an average-sized primary school..Just over half of the pupils are White British. Among other pupils, at least 17 ethnic groups are represented. An above-average proportion of pupils speak English as an additional language..An above-average proportion of pupils joins or leaves the school partway through their primary education..The school receives pupil premium funding for one in six of the pupils on roll, which is close to the national average. The pupil premium is additional funding for those pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals and those who are looked after by the local authority..One in seven of the pupils at the school are disabled or have special educational needs. This is similar to the national average..The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which are the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in English and mathematics..Children begin school full time in the Reception class..

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school. The school is exceptionally well led by the headteacher and deputy headteacher, with the strong support of the Chair of the Governing Body. Their high expectations are shared by all staff and governors, and they have the strong support of parents. The school’s leaders and staff team have been highly successful at rapidly raising standards. They have improved the quality of education since the last inspection. The sharing of teachers’ best practice is highly effective. Staff work very closely together to ensure that pupils build the skills they need. Marking is highly effective in every subject and every year group. The range of subjects and learning activities make an excellent contribution to pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Parents are highly positive about all aspects of their children’s education. Pupils’ behaviour is usually exemplary and they have exemplary attitudes to learning. Subject leaders are highly effective at introducing new ideas to the school that continue improvements but they do not always spend enough time seeing how well pupils are doing in lessons. The school’s work to tackle discrimination of any type is highly effective. Pupils happily work and play together. Pupils say they feel very safe and very well looked after. Their enjoyment of school and commitment to their learning are shown in their attendance, which has risen and is above average. Teachers have high expectations for what pupils can achieve, and are effective in motivating and enabling pupils to enjoy school and learn well. Pupils who are disabled or who have special educational or behavioural needs are exceptionally well cared for. Teaching assistants and other adults work closely with teachers to ensure that pupils, including those who have specific learning needs, do not fall behind. Pupils make good and often outstanding progress in all classes. By the end of Year 6, pupils’ attainment is well above average and has risen in each of the last four years. Pupils are exceptionally well prepared for their next stages in education and for life in modern Britain. Children in the Early Years Foundation Stage make an excellent start to school and in developing their reading, writing and number skills. They make rapid and sustained progress across all areas of learning.