Heaton St Barnabas’ CofE Aided Primary School


Name Heaton St Barnabas’ CofE Aided Primary School
Website http://www.hstb.co.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 15 July 2014
Address Rossefield Road, Heaton, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD9 4DA
Phone Number 01274545019
Type Primary
Age Range 5-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 400 (53% boys 47% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 20.5
Percentage Free School Meals 15.1%
Percentage English is Not First Language 44.2%

Information about this school

This is a larger-than-average sized school. The majority of pupils are from Pakistani backgrounds, with a few other cultural backgrounds represented in the school. A small minority of pupils are White British. Virtually none of the pupils are new to English. An above average proportion of pupils is supported by the pupil premium. The pupil premium is additional funding for those known to be eligible for free school meals and for pupils who are looked after by the local authority. An average proportion of pupils is supported through school action. The proportion supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is below average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which are the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress at the end of Year 6. There have been considerable changes in teaching staff since the previous inspection.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Children make good progress in the Early Years Foundation Stage. Good progress continues in Years 1 to 6 and standards in reading, writing and mathematics show an improving trend. The quality of teaching is good overall and sometimes it is outstanding. Expectations are high and pupils respond well to the challenges set for them. Pupils behave well and feel safe in school. They enjoy their learning and are keen to do well. School leaders, including governors, have overseen good improvement in key areas of the school’s work since the previous inspection. Good leadership of teaching and learning has raised the quality overall. This in turn has helped to speed up pupils’ progress. Leaders have worked productively with the local authority to bring about good improvement. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Standards in mathematics and grammar, punctuation and spelling could be higher at Key Stage 2. Pupils do not consistently check their writing for errors. They are not taught how to use mental arithmetic skills to speed up the solving of problems in mathematics. Their presentation of work could be better. Low-level behavioural issues of a small minority of older pupils are not managed as well as they could be. Attendance is below the national average.