|Name||Haytor View Community Primary School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Inspection Date||04 October 2012|
|Address||Queensway, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 4BD|
|Religious Character||Does not apply|
|Number of Pupils||209 (50% boys 50% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||17.0|
|Percentage Free School Meals||32.6%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||1.9%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||35.9%|
|Catchment Area Information Available||Yes, our catchment area data is FREE|
|Last Distance Offered Information Available||No|
Information about this school
This school is below average in size. Most pupils attending the school are of White British heritage and few pupils speak English as an additional language. The proportion of pupils joining or leaving the school at other than the normal times is above average. An above average proportion of pupils are eligible for free school meals. The proportion of pupils with special educational needs supported by school action is above average. The proportion supported by school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is also above the national average. The pupils’ needs relate mainly to speech and language difficulties. The proportion of pupils supported by pupil premium is above average. Children in the Early Years Foundation Stage are taught in a Nursery/Reception class and in a Reception/Year 1 class. All other classes through the school are mixed age classes. The school works in partnership with a separately funded children’s centre that jointly shares some of the school’s facilities; as it is managed independently, it was not part of this inspection. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set out the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a good school. Senior managers have successfully improved teaching and achievement since the previous inspection. Fully supported by all staff, leaders sustain a determined ability to continue this into the future. Assisted by high quality care tailored to each individual’s needs, pupils and their parents are welcomed into a vibrant school which raises aspirations and expectations of what pupils can achieve. As a result, the school has earned the respect of the community it serves, as seen in the pupils’ above average attendance and their evident enjoyment of school. Staff care for pupils very well and value their efforts. In response, the pupils’ positive attitudes to learning and good behaviour underpin good achievement. Senior leaders, including members of the governing body, rigorously monitor provision and encourage staff to reflect on how they can improve pupils’ learning further. Consequently, teaching is good with some especially strong features, notably in the Nursery and in upper Key Stage 2, where pupils are enabled to think for themselves about how to achieve their targets. It is not yet an outstanding school because : The development of pupils’ reading skills in Reception and Key Stage 1, though improving, is not yet as strong as it is in Key Stage 2. The level of challenge presented to the pupils in Reception and Key Stage 1 does not always extend their writing and number skills quickly enough.