Filton Hill Primary School

Name Filton Hill Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
This inspection rating relates to a predecessor school. When a school, converts to an academy, is taken over or closes and reopens as a new school a formal link is created between the new school and the old school, by the Department for Education. Where the new school has not yet been inspected, we show the inspection history of the predecessor school, as we believe it still has significance.
Inspection Date 04 July 2013
Address Blenheim Drive, Filton, Bristol, Gloucestershire, BS34 7AX
Phone Number 01454866559
Type Primary
Age Range 5-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 197 (52% boys 48% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 19.1
Academy Sponsor The Olympus Academy Trust
Local Authority South Gloucestershire
Percentage Free School Meals 19.4%
Percentage English is Not First Language 23.9%
Persisitent Absence 8%
Pupils with SEN Support 12.2%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

Filton Hill is a smaller than average-sized primary school. The proportion of pupils eligible for support through the pupil premium (additional funding for children looked after by the local authority, pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and those with a parent in the armed services) is higher than the national average. Currently, there are no pupils from forces families in the school. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported through school action is in line with the national average. The proportion of pupils supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is also close to the national average. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic backgrounds is a little over half the national average, as is the proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which are the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Pupils make good progress regardless of their starting points. Pupils’ attainment has improved and is broadly average by the end of Year 6. Teaching is good, enabling pupils to improve their skills in literacy and numeracy, and provides opportunities for them to develop expertise in discussion and collaborative working. Pupils’ behaviour is good. Pupils are keen to learn, and work hard in lessons. Pupils feel safe and are well cared for in the school. Learning activities in Reception ensure children make good progress and that they quickly develop the skills they will need ready for Year 1. The development of reading skills is good, with letters and sounds (phonics) being taught effectively. The quality and skills of the senior leadership team have improved from the last inspection and provide good support for the headteacher to drive improvements in the quality of teaching and pupils’ achievement in the school. The governing body is very effective at holding the school to account for the progress of all groups of pupils in the school. This is an inclusive school that ensures all pupils are ready and able to learn and achieve. It is not yet an outstanding school because : The quality of teaching is not outstanding because pupils are not always given detailed feedback on their work in all subjects that would help improve their work, and are not given sufficient opportunities to make those improvements quickly enough. Higher-ability pupils are not always stretched enough in lessons to make fast enough progress.