Fox Hill Primary School


Name Fox Hill Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 25 September 2018
Address Pondmoor Road, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12 7JZ
Phone Number 01344421809
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 235 (44% boys 56% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 20.7
Local Authority Bracknell Forest
Percentage Free School Meals 17.7%
Percentage English is Not First Language 14%
Persisitent Absence 9.3%
Pupils with SEN Support 13.2%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

Fox Hill Primary is an average-sized primary school. Most pupils are White British. The proportion who speak English as an additional language is below average. The proportion of pupils supported by the pupil premium is above the national average. The proportion of pupils who have SEN and/or disabilities support is below average. The proportion who have an education, health and care plan is also below average. The school offers a breakfast club, run by the governing body. The school shares a site with a children.s centre, which was not subject to this inspection.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Leaders have worked tirelessly to address all areas for improvement identified in past inspections. Their dedication, and that of all staff, ensures that Fox Hill is a good school. Governance is strong. Governors monitor leaders. actions successfully and provide good challenge. The local authority supports the school to a high standard. The school.s values are embedded well. Pupils model them in what they say and do. As a result, they are well placed to succeed in life in modern Britain. The curriculum has been carefully planned. It is broad and balanced and has a clear purpose and intent for learning. Teaching is typically good. Teachers. good subject knowledge enables them to evaluate accurately what pupils do and do not know. Mostly, they adapt their teaching well to meet pupils. needs. In a range of subjects, throughout the school, most pupils achieve well. Presentation in pupils. books is often of a high standard. Pupils behave well. They demonstrate strong tolerance and respect for each other.s views and beliefs. Consistently, they are well mannered and polite. Safeguarding is effective. Pupils report that they are safe and happy at school. Bullying, pupils say, rarely happens and is tackled swiftly and effectively by staff if it does. Pupils. spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is good. For example, they develop positive attitudes and challenge effectively sexual stereotypes. Provision in the early years is vibrant. The outside area has been transformed, and children engage happily and enthusiastically in learning and play. They make good progress. In key stage 2, not enough pupils made good progress in reading. Throughout the school, some pupils have not yet developed a love of books, nor do they read for pleasure. Sometimes, learning is not adapted sufficiently for lower-attaining pupils. As a result, a few do not make strong enough progress in a range of subjects. Sometimes, pupils do not make as much progress as they could because the support from teaching assistants is not consistently effective. Some disadvantaged pupils do not attend school regularly enough. This limits their achievements over time.