Hawkhurst Church of England Primary School

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Hawkhurst Church of England Primary School

Name Hawkhurst Church of England Primary School
Website http://www.hawkhurst.kent.sch.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 03 July 2013
Address Fowlers Park, Rye Road, Cranbrook, TN18 4JJ
Phone Number 01580753254
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 196 (51% boys 49% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 18.1
Local Authority Kent
Percentage Free School Meals 27.6%
Percentage English is Not First Language 5.2%
Persisitent Absence 9.1%
Pupils with SEN Support 9.3%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No
Highlights from Latest Inspection:

Information about this school

This is a smaller-than-average-sized primary school. In the Early Years Foundation Stage, there is one Reception class. Most pupils are of White British heritage. The proportion of pupils receiving support from pupil premium funding, which is the extra government support for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals, looked-after children and those from service families, is average. In this school it relates to pupils who are known to qualify for free school meals. The proportion of disabled pupils and those supported at school action is average. The proportion of pupils supported at school action plus or who have a statement of special educational needs is below average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. The school has received the Mayor of Tunbridge Wells’ Community Award for special community deeds.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Pupils’ achievement is good. A large majority of pupils make more than expected progress for their age across all year groups. Teaching is good overall and some is outstanding. Teachers have strong subject knowledge and use this effectively to make learning interesting for pupils. Children in Reception receive an outstanding start to school. They enjoy captivating experiences which lead to purposeful learning. Behaviour is outstanding. Pupils are eager to learn and want to do well. There is a positive climate for learning and pupils work enthusiastically together and respond positively to challenge. Pupils feel safe in school. The subjects taught engage pupils and provide enjoyable opportunities to practise and apply their skills in everyday real-life situations. Pupils particularly enjoy reading. They are confident readers in public and have worked together to produce a book of their own written work. The headteacher and other leaders have been successful in improving standards in the quality of teaching and learning. They have addressed all the areas for improvement raised in the last inspection. Governors play a key role. They use their expertise to contribute to the overall leadership of the school to drive forward improvements. It is not yet an outstanding school because: More-able pupils are not always moved on quickly enough onto more challenging work. Pupils do not have sufficient opportunities to talk about their learning to show how secure their understanding is. Teachers do not consistently provide guidance in mathematics for pupils to understand how to become more successful in their work.