Hawley Primary School

Hawley Primary School

Name Hawley Primary School
Website http://www.hawley.camden.sch.uk/
Ofsted Inspections
Address Hawley Road, London, NW1 8RP
Phone Number 02074855020
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 216 (56.5% boys 43.5% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 17.1
Local Authority Camden
Percentage Free School Meals 30.1%
Percentage English is Not First Language 63.4%
Persistent Absence 9.9%
Pupils with SEN Support 16.2%
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Governors and leaders have managed the school's expansion and relocation to a new site effectively. They provide strong direction and have maintained a good standard of education. Senior leaders know pupils well and have developed a nurturing environment to ensure that they thrive.

Governors have an insightful understanding of the school's priorities. Leaders' positive actions have led to an improvement in key stage 1 pupils' attainment at the higher standards in reading, writing and mathematics. Pupils with special education needs and/or disabilities (SEND) are well supported.

Regular staff training to support pupils with complex needs i...s a high priority. The quality of teaching is good, underpinned by mutual respect. As a result, pupils, including disadvantaged pupils, achieve well across different subjects.

Pupils feel safe and well supported in a caring environment. There is strong provision for their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Pupils' personal development and welfare are outstanding because of rich opportunities to develop their well-being.

Pupils' behaviour is good. Pupils enjoy coming to school, and they benefit from a variety of trips and plentiful opportunities to learn musical instruments. The early years is well led.

Children are well prepared for the next stage of their education. The quality of support in Nursery is highly effective. Leaders have a good overview of pupils' attendance.

As a result, attendance and punctuality have improved, and they are similar to the national averages. Senior leaders are highly committed and have a good understanding of different subjects. However, middle leadership is not as well developed.

Teachers' expectations of pupils' handwriting and presentation are not consistently high.

Information about this school

The predecessor school was inspected in May 2014. In 2016, the school opened its first junior class as part of a new-build initiative.

Hawley Primary School is a one-form entry school, teaching pupils from Nursery to Year 5. The school will take its first Year 6 class in September 2019. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is above the national average.

The majority of pupils come from White British families. The proportion of pupils who are eligible for free school meals is similar to national levels. The proportion of pupils with SEND is similar to the national average.