Haydon Wick Primary School

Name Haydon Wick Primary School
Website http://www.haydonwick.swindon.sch.uk
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 05 March 2013
Address The Brow, Haydon Wick, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN25 1HT
Phone Number 01793706606
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 278 (52% boys 48% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 30.7
Academy Sponsor The White Horse Federation
Local Authority Swindon
Percentage Free School Meals 7.2%
Percentage English is Not First Language 11.2%
Persisitent Absence 6.6%
Pupils with SEN Support 12.9%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

Haydon Wick is a larger than average-sized primary school. It is federated with Ferndale Community Primary School. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for free school meals is average. Those from minority ethnic groups and with English as a second language form groups that are smaller in proportion than those seen nationally. Most pupils are from a White British heritage. The proportion of pupils supported through school action is above average, while it is below average for those supported by school action plus and for those with a statement of special educational needs. The proportion of pupils who are eligible for the pupil premium (additional funding for looked after children, pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and those from service families) is average. The school meets the current government floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. The school does not use any alternative provision for its pupils (lessons that take place regularly away from the school).

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school Pupils make excellent progress and their achievement is outstanding. Pupils who are eligible for additional funding from the government (the pupil premium), those who are disabled and those with special educational needs also make outstanding achievement. Pupils reach levels of attainment that are well above national averages. Teaching is outstanding. Lessons are fast paced and fun, providing challenges for pupils that ensure there are opportunities for all groups to thrive. Behaviour is outstanding and this contributes strongly to the way pupils learn. Pupils’ attitudes are exceptionally positive and they appreciate how much their school cares for them. Bullying is extremely rare. Parents and carers are highly appreciative of how well their children get on at school. Leaders and managers ensure all aspects of the school’s work are outstanding. There is a shared ambition for everyone and the expectations of leaders are clearly communicated to both staff and pupils. The governing body provides outstanding support, guidance and challenge for the school. Their close involvement helps to develop exciting learning opportunities and to improve teaching, leadership and management. They actively contribute to pupils’ outstanding spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.