|Name||Harris Primary Academy Chafford Hundred|
|Address||Mayflower Road, Chafford Hundred, Grays, RM16 6SA|
|Religious Character||Does Not Apply|
|Number of Pupils||671 (50.5% boys 49.5% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||21.0|
|Academy Sponsor||Harris Federation|
|Percentage Free School Meals||7.6%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||35.0%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||6.1%%|
|Catchment Area Indicator Available||Yes|
|Last Distance Offered Available||No|
Highlights from Latest Inspection
Information about this school
The school is part of a multi-academy trust, the Harris Federation. In addition to providing governance for this school, the local governing body also acts as a separate governing body to the other primary school on the same campus.
The school is larger than the average-sized primary school. The federation provides initial teacher training programmes. New teachers often join the school from these programmes.
The Nursery includes 15 part-time places for children with specific speech and language difficulties, funded by the local authority.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is an outstanding school The executive principal leads the school with a clear vision for its continued development. He has very high aspirations for all pupils.
The philosophy ‘Excellence. Every Child. Every Day.
’ is clearly embedded in all parts of the school’s work. Collaboration within the federation is a key contributor to the school’s success, particularly for the professional development of staff. Governors support and challenge leaders systematically.
They ensure that resources are closely focused on strategies that make a difference to pupils’ outcomes. Teachers deliver a highly consistent, wide and challenging curriculum. Pupils’ attainment is well above average at all key stages.
Their progress between key stages 1 and 2 is also above average. Pupils who have special educational needs (SEN) and/or disabilities are supported highly effectively. They make strong progress across the school.
The early years leader ensures that children’s needs are quickly identified and that they are very well supported. Children make substantial progress in the early years. Pupils are extremely proud of their school.
They speak confidently about how they enjoy their education. The core values of ‘Teamwork, Resilience, Respect and Responsibility’ are a constant thread throughout the curriculum. Pupils consistently uphold these values every day.
Pupils attend school very regularly and are hardly ever late. They are well presented in the school uniform. Teachers make regular use of extension questions to further pupils’ learning.
However, this practice does not deepen pupils’ understanding in some classes. Recently appointed leaders are working with the federation to develop their leadership skills. Middle leaders are knowledgeable and keen to work with others to further enhance the quality of teaching.