Harpur Hill Primary School

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About Harpur Hill Primary School


Name Harpur Hill Primary School
Website http://www.harpurhill.derbyshire.sch.uk
Inspections
Ofsted Inspections
Address Trent Avenue, Harpur Hill, Buxton, SK17 9LP
Phone Number 0129823261
Type Primary
Age Range 2-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 277 (47.7% boys 52.3% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 22.3
Local Authority Derbyshire
Percentage Free School Meals 19.10%
Percentage English is Not First Language 1.1%
Persistent Absence 6.5%
Pupils with SEN Support 15.5%
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The headteacher, leaders and governors have significantly improved the school since the last inspection.

Staff are committed and hard-working. The quality of teaching has improved and is now consistently good. Current pupils now make consistently good progress.

Teachers plan activities that engage pupils' interests. They provide clear explanations to support good learning. Leaders monitor pupils' progress routinely in English and mathematics so that they can quickly support those pupils who need to catch up.

Pupils are taught an enriching and broad curriculum. They have opportunities to explore and investigate different subjects,... with exciting activities, trips and visiting speakers. The majority of parents and carers are supportive of the work of the school.

Adults use their skills effectively to ensure that pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) make good progress. Disadvantaged pupils also make good progress by the time they leave the school. Pupils behave well because of the effective care provided by adults.

Teachers do not plan activities that consistently challenge pupils' abilities to work without direct adult support. Pupils' writing is improving because they are taught well and given opportunities to write often, and in different subjects. Younger pupils make use of their knowledge of phonics to write simple sentences.

In some classes, teachers do not provide challenging enough tasks, especially for the most able. Improved teaching in the early years is leading to improving outcomes for children.

Information about this school

Harpur Hill Primary School is larger than the average-sized primary school.

A Nursery opened in September 2017 and operates under the responsibility of the governing body. At the time of this inspection, 30 children attended the Nursery. Most pupils are of White British heritage.

The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is well below average. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils entitled to the pupil premium is below average. The proportion of pupils with SEND is below the national average.