Hart Primary School

Name Hart Primary School
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 20 April 2016
Address Magdalene Drive, Hart Village, Hartlepool, TS27 3AP
Phone Number 01429273283
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils Unknown
Academy Sponsor Northern Lights Learning Trust
Local Authority Hartlepool
Percentage Free School Meals 3.8%
Pupils with SEN Support 9%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

This school is smaller than the average-sized primary school. It has been federated with St Peter’s Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School since September 2010. The two schools share the same executive headteacher, deputy headteacher and governing body. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium is well below average. (This is additional government funding to support those pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals and children who are looked after by the local authority.) The large majority of pupils are of White British heritage. The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs or disability is below average. Early years provision is part-time in Nursery and full-time in the Reception class. 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. Since the last inspection, the headteacher has returned to post, and the school has appointed a deputy headteacher and two new teachers.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school The inspirational and determined leadership of the headteacher, ably supported by the skilful deputy headteacher, ensures that an uncompromising drive for continual improvement pervades every area of school life. It has improved dramatically since the last inspection. The extremely able governing body and leaders at all levels have led a highly successful drive to improve the quality of teaching and assessment, which is now outstanding. Leaders’ high ambition for excellence means the school still continues to improve. Governors consistently challenge the school and hold senior leaders to account. They know the school inside out because of the quality of information they receive and because of their involvement in the day-to-day life of the school. Outcomes for pupils are now outstanding, with pupils making rapid and sustained progress. Pupils clearly enjoy their work, tackling learning with great enthusiasm and a sense of fun. Pupils show fluency in writing, and high standards of presentation. The quality of pupils’ handwriting is now good. Children in the early years quickly develop skills that allow them to learn and play happily together. They make a fast start in their reading, writing and understanding of number. Pupils’ progress from their individual starting points in Year 1 has accelerated rapidly across all subjects and all year groups in school. It is now outstanding. Teaching is outstanding. Pupils learn quickly and are able to apply their skills across all subjects. Teachers have high expectations of what pupils can achieve, and create a vibrant, colourful, exciting environment in which pupils thrive. Teaching assistants are skilled in supporting the learning and development of individuals and groups of pupils, and are a vital part of the teaching team. The behaviour of pupils is outstanding. They are always polite, have excellent manners and display exemplary attitudes in their learning. Pupils’ consideration of others and pride in their work and in their school ensure that their personal development and welfare are outstanding.