Charville Academy

Name Charville Academy
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 25 April 2017
Address Bury Avenue, Hayes, UB4 8LF
Phone Number 02088451707
Type Academy
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character None
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 579 (50% boys 50% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 22.1
Academy Sponsor Charville Academy
Local Authority Hillingdon
Percentage Free School Meals 20.9%
Percentage English is Not First Language 52.3%
Persisitent Absence 12.5%
Pupils with SEN Support 11.4%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website. The school complies with Department for Education guidance on what academies should publish. This school is larger than the average-sized primary school. Mobility rates are high, with pupils entering and leaving the school at various points in the academic year. The proportion of pupils supported by pupil premium funding is above average. The proportions of pupils from minority ethnic groups and those who speak English as an additional language are well above average. The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities and receive support is below average. The proportion of pupils who have education, health and care plans is above average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in reading, writing and mathematics at the end of key stage 2. The school runs its own breakfast club.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The headteacher, together with other senior leaders, has worked diligently to improve the quality of teaching and learning across the school since its last inspection. Teaching, learning and assessment are now good. Consequently, pupils make good progress in a wide range of subjects. Middle leaders play an active role in checking the quality of teaching and learning. They regularly monitor pupils’ progress. As a result, standards have risen. Governors know the school very well. They are ambitious for the school and its pupils. They offer support and effectively hold senior leaders to account for pupils’ progress. Pupils are an asset to the school. They are well behaved, considerate and respectful. Pupils have a good understanding of the school’s values and display this in their behaviour around the school and towards one another. Pupils spoken to during the inspection say that they enjoy reading. The most able pupils enjoy being encouraged to read challenging texts. The early years learning environment is colourful and stimulating and motivates children to engage in their learning. Children from different backgrounds play and learn harmoniously together. They make good progress and leave the early years well prepared for their learning in Year 1. Leaders use the pupil premium funding to good effect to target the specific needs of disadvantaged pupils and improve their outcomes. As a result, disadvantaged pupils also make good progress. The most able pupils, including those who are disadvantaged, are not consistently challenged sufficiently, particularly in mathematics. As a result, they do not make as much progress as they should. Attendance is below the national average. Consequently, some pupils miss out on valuable learning time and this affects their progress.