Hacton Primary School


Name Hacton Primary School
Website http://www.hacton.havering.sch.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
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 24 November 2015
Address Chepstow Avenue, Hornchurch, Essex, RM12 6AU
Phone Number 01708443991
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 503 (50% boys 50% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 17.2
Academy Sponsor Empower Learning Academy Trust
Local Authority Havering
Percentage Free School Meals 7.3%
Percentage English is Not First Language 8.9%
Persisitent Absence 5.3%
Pupils with SEN Support 6.2%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

This is a larger than average-sized primary school, with 16 classes. There are 60 places in the school’s Nursery. All children attend on a part-time basis. Approximately one fifth of pupils are known to be eligible for the pupil premium. This is below the national average. The pupil premium is additional funding the school receives from the government to provide additional support for pupils looked after by the local authority or pupils known to be eligible for free school meals. The proportion of pupils attending from a range of minority ethnic groups is lower than the national average. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is low compared with the national average. The proportion of disabled pupils and those with a statement of special educational needs or an educational, health and care plan is significantly higher than the national average. The school meets the government’s floor standards, which set out the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in reading, writing and mathematics by the end of Year 6. The school has a specially resourced hearing-impaired unit with 20 pupils currently on roll.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school The headteacher provides exceptional leadership. This enables all pupils to flourish personally, socially and academically. Other leaders ably support him. Together, they ensure the school provides an outstanding education for all pupils. Governors have a comprehensive knowledge about the school. This enables them to challenge and support leaders. As a result, the school has improved considerably since the previous inspection. Teaching ensures that all pupils engage in their learning. They make excellent progress during lessons. Science teaching is good, but not yet as exceptional as other subjects. Pupils’ academic outcomes are high compared with pupils nationally, including most-able and disadvantaged pupils. Pupils with hearing impairment make rapid progress due to the highly specialist teaching they receive. Provision for the early years is outstanding. This enables children to acquire new skills, knowledge and understanding very well. Pupils enjoy coming to school. They are punctual and attendance rates are high. The curriculum stimulates pupils’ curiosity in all subjects. Guidance about learning expectations is communicated very clearly to pupils, parents and staff. Pupils have wonderful opportunities to develop their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development through a wide range of educational trips, special events and workshops. Pupils’ behaviour is exemplary. They have commendable attitudes to each other, the staff and their work. This contributes to their excellent academic progress. The schools’ work to safeguard pupils is effective. Pupils’ welfare and safety are given high priority. Pupils with complex medical needs are supported very well indeed. Daily life at the school promotes fundamental British values. Pupils have a mature appreciation of tolerance, mutual respect and democracy. Parents are overwhelmingly positive about the school. One parent said, ‘The school delivers high expectations. My children take pride in what they do here.’