Dr Triplett’s CofE Primary School

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Dr Triplett’s CofE Primary School


Name Dr Triplett’s CofE Primary School
Website http://www.drtripletts.hillingdon.sch.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 23 June 2016
Address Hemmen Lane, Hayes, Middlesex, UB3 2JQ
Phone Number 02085731617
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 458 (48% boys 52% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 23.0
Local Authority Hillingdon
Percentage Free School Meals 11.5%
Percentage English is Not First Language 50.9%
Persisitent Absence 5%
Pupils with SEN Support 21%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

Dr Triplett’s CE Primary School is a much larger than average-sized primary school. There is an even proportion of girls and boys overall, with a higher proportion of boys in Year 6 and lower proportions in Year 1 to 5. There is a higher proportion of pupils from minority ethnic backgrounds, and the proportion who speak English as an additional language is much higher than typically seen nationally. There are smaller proportions of White British pupils and other groups. The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities is lower than average, although those with a statement of special educational needs or an education, health and care plan is above average. The proportion of pupils for whom the school receives pupil premium funding (additional funding for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals, children who are looked after by the local authority and those from service families) is average. Since the previous inspection there has been a change in the leadership of the governing body. The school runs a breakfast and after-school club for pupils at the school. The school meets the government’s floor standards which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Senior leaders have improved this school by developing greater ambition and by providing support and challenge for teachers. Children in the early years foundation stage continue to make good progress. These improvements over the past three years are contributing to better learning, particularly in Years 1 and 2. Pupils’ progress in Years 1 to 6 is good in English and mathematics. Inspection evidence also showed increasingly good progress in other subjects. Now only small gaps remain between the progress made by pupils requiring additional support and other pupils in the school. The quality of teaching is mostly good, with examples of better teaching helping to excite pupils and deepen learning further. Lessons are well organised. Teachers use their subject knowledge and the skills of additional adults effectively. Pupils’ personal development and well-being are good. Pupils feel safe. Inspectors agree with parents and staff that pupils are safe. The school is a welcoming and caring community. The vast majority of pupils behave well. They learn and play together with consideration and enjoyment. They are eager to learn and work hard in lessons. Governors have successfully challenged school leaders to be more ambitious and to explain how their work is improving the school. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Many pupils learn well in the wider range of subjects but, overall, pupils’ progress is not as high as it is in English and mathematics. In a few lessons pupils are not given enough opportunity to tell teachers what they understand already and what they want to learn further. Leaders’ checks on how well their actions are helping to improve the school focus more on what teachers have done than on clear improvements in pupil learning.