Hackney New Primary School

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About Hackney New Primary School

Name Hackney New Primary School
Website http://hackneynewprimaryschool.org
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Headteacher Marya Afreedi
Address 2 Downham Road, London, N1 5FR
Phone Number 02030193470
Phase Academy
Type Free schools
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character None
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 332
Local Authority Hackney
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school The headteacher provides excellent leadership and is highly ambitious for the school.

A dedicated team of staff, whose members share her drive and commitment, ably supports her. Governors are equally ambitious, and bring a wide range of expertise to the school. They regularly consider the quality of teaching and the progress pupils make.

They support and challenge the leaders in equal measure. This is an inclusive school where pupils' individual needs are recognised and met. Staff have high expectations, which result in high-quality teaching.

Pupils recognise that all teaching staff expect them to work hard, and they do. ...Teaching is extremely well matched to the needs of pupils. As a result, pupils make very strong progress from their different starting points.

Other adults in the school make an invaluable contribution to the high-quality education pupils receive. Pupils' behaviour is exemplary in and out of lessons. They are proud to be members of the friendly and welcoming school community, and are unfailingly polite and courteous.

Children get off to a flying start in early years and make exceptional progress. This is because : they experience outstanding care and a wide range of exciting activities. Children leave Reception very well prepared for Year 1.

The extensive curriculum, with music, English and mathematics at its core, makes a significant contribution to developing pupils' very positive attitudes to learning. The compelling range of stimulating activities ensures that pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural understanding develops well and prepares them for life in modern Britain. Parents and carers are delighted with the school.

They value the progress their children make, and recognise the many strengths of the school. All who responded to the online questionnaire, Parent View, would recommend the school to another parent. Leaders are aware that teachers' questioning could be refined to further deepen pupils' knowledge and understanding.

Information about this school

The school is part of the Hackney New School Trust, a multi-academy trust. Currently, the school is much smaller than the average-sized primary school, with pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. The school is growing each year and plans to move into new premises in March 2019.

There are two Reception classes in the early years provision. The proportion of pupils who are eligible for pupil premium funding is smaller than average and the proportion who have SEN and/or disabilities is in line with the national average. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is higher than the national average.

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