This is a school that requires improvement Leaders' evaluation of the quality of education provided by the school is too generous. Leaders do not systematically monitor the quality of teaching, learning and assessment.
They do not have a precise overview of the strengths and weaknesses in teaching. Subject leadership is not consistently strong across all areas of the curriculum. The quality of teaching, learning and assessment is not consistently good.
Teachers do not consistently set work that is well matched to pupils' needs and abilities, especially for the most able pupils. Teachers' expectations for the presentation of pupils' work are too low. Sometimes,... feedback is not given by teachers in line with the school's policy and the next steps for pupils are not always clear.
Sometimes in lessons, pupils' attention wanders and they lose focus when the work is not challenging or interesting enough. Progress and attainment in reading, writing and mathematics at the end of key stage 2 declined in 2018. Progress in mathematics has typically been in the lowest 20% nationally.
The proportion of pupils who achieve the expected standard in the phonics screening check at the end of Year 1 has been consistently below the national average. Leaders and staff do not promote pupils' cultural awareness as effectively as other aspects of their development. Pupils have limited understanding and appreciation of a range of faiths and cultures.
Governors do not have an up-to-date overview of the latest assessment information. The school has the following strengths Safeguarding is effective. Pupils confirm that they feel safe and well cared for by staff.
Behaviour is good. Pupils' conduct around school is orderly. Leadership and teaching in the early years are good.
Pupils value opportunities to take part in a wide range of exciting extra-curricular activities.
Information about this school
Harby Church of England Primary School is much smaller than the average-sized primary school. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils is well below the national average.
The proportion of pupils with SEND is below the national average. The vast majority of pupils are of White British heritage. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is well below the national average.
There are four classes in the school. Except for the Reception class, these are mixed-age classes. The school runs an on-site breakfast club and after-school care.