Hambrook Primary School

Name Hambrook Primary School
Website http://www.hambrook-pri.s-gloucs.sch.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 12 June 2014
Address Moorend Road, Hambrook, Bristol, BS16 1SJ
Phone Number 01179568933
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 203 (44% boys 56% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 24.8
Local Authority South Gloucestershire
Percentage Free School Meals 3.4%
Percentage English is Not First Language 6.6%
Persisitent Absence 5%
Pupils with SEN Support 9.1%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

Hambrook is a smaller than average sized primary school. Most of the pupils are White British. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic groups is well below the national average. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is also well below the national average. The proportion of pupils eligible for the pupil premium is below average. Pupil premium is funding for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and those in the care of the local authority. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported at school action is below average. The proportion supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is also below the national average. The school manages Breakfast and Early Bird clubs. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in English and mathematics by the end of Year 6.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Teaching is good because lessons are well planned to deepen and extend pupils’ knowledge and skills. From average starting points, pupils make good progress across the school to reach levels above those expected nationally at the end of Year 6. A wide range of strategies used by teachers to support disabled pupils or those with special educational needs ensures they make good and sometimes outstanding progress. Pupils’ behaviour is good; they have positive attitudes to learning. In lessons, pupils are unfailingly courteous and respectful to each other. They feel safe in school. The headteacher, senior leaders and the governing body provide focused and clear leadership. Weaknesses are identified and effective action taken, ensuring that the school continues to improve. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Pupils’ achievement is lower in writing than in reading and mathematics. This is because : pupils lack opportunities to produce sufficient extended written work in a variety of styles. Newly appointed subject leaders are still developing their skills and have yet to contribute fully to school improvement.