Harvington CofE First School


Name Harvington CofE First School
Website http://www.harvingtonfirstschool.co.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Address Village Street, Harvington, Evesham, WR11 8NQ
Phone Number 01386870412
Type Primary
Age Range 3-10
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 166 (50% boys 50% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 19.9
Local Authority Worcestershire
Percentage Free School Meals 9%
Percentage English is Not First Language 1.2%
Persisitent Absence 4.2%
Pupils with SEN Support 18.9%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Information Available No
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Information about this school

The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website. Harvington CofE is a smaller-than-average sized first school. A large majority of pupils are from white British heritage. Only a few speak English as an additional language. The proportion of pupils supported by the pupil premium is below average. The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities is broadly average. Staff at Harvington have, from time to time, provided support to other schools to help improve the quality of teaching and the accuracy of assessment.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school Pupils thrive at Harvington CofE School. They become confident, self-assured learners, willing to take on any challenge with gusto, while developing into thoughtful and respectful individuals. They are exceptionally well placed to move on to the next stage of their lives. Pupils’ well-being and aspirations for the future lie at the very heart of the school’s work. Every adult at the school is totally committed to going the extra mile in the interests of each and every pupil. Pupils develop an impressive degree of self-discipline, courtesy and social awareness. They take responsibility for many aspects of school life with maturity and commitment. As a result, they develop leadership skills and are being well prepared for the world of work. Staff have created a culture of embracing challenge throughout the school. Consequently, pupils are inquisitive learners who show great resilience and perseverance in pursuit of success. High standards of academic achievement are testament to the impact of this ethos. Teaching is of exceptional quality. Teachers know their pupils in depth and guide each one expertly to acquire deep knowledge across a wide range of subjects. From the point at which pupils join the school, they begin to make rapid progress in all areas of learning. This is sustained as they move through each class. Outcomes at the end of Reception and key stage 1 are consistently above other schools nationally. Pupils continue to make rapid progress until they leave at the end of Year 5. The early years provision is extremely well led. Teaching is inspirational. Children’s well-being is nurtured assiduously. This focused approach gets children off to an exceptionally good start and lays the foundations for successful school life. Leaders at all levels, including governors, have a strong, quiet determination that the school will be the very best it can for its pupils. Only outstanding is good enough. This is why teaching is exceptional. Even then, leaders are always looking for ways to squeeze a little more improvement out of every aspect of pupils’ experience. For example, leaders are trying to build on the effective partnership between parents of children in the early years foundation stage and teachers by enabling parents to contribute more easily to the assessment of their children’s progress.