Henbury Court Primary Academy

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About Henbury Court Primary Academy

Name Henbury Court Primary Academy
Ofsted Inspections
Associate Head Teacher Mr Jake Howarth-Brown
Address Trevelyan Walk, Henbury, Bristol, BS10 7NY
Phone Number 01173772196
Phase Academy
Type Academy sponsor led
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 302
Local Authority Bristol, City of
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The headteacher's determination and strong leadership, together with support from senior leaders and governors, ensure that every child is successful. Leaders have developed an effective staff team that is continually mindful of pupils' welfare. This is a highly inclusive school with tolerance and acceptance at the forefront.

Teaching is good, although, too often, teachers' expectations of what pupils can achieve in mathematics are not high enough. The school offers an interesting and varied curriculum. However, in some subjects, teachers do not plan sequences of learning that enable pupils to secure a depth of knowledge and understanding.
.../>Pupils are given clear guidance on what they need to do to improve their work. As a result, they make good progress. Their written work is well presented.

Pupils make good progress in learning phonics and developing their early reading skills. A relentless focus on reading has ensured that pupils can fully access the curriculum. Pupils behave well and conduct themselves well at all times of the school day.

They are polite, respectful and have good manners. The school's work to promote pupils' personal development and welfare is a strength. Pupils feel safe and are safe.

Teachers have instilled a thirst for learning and pupils are eager to learn. They are well prepared for their next stage of education. The teaching of writing is a strength.

Teachers plan purposeful activities that motivate pupils to write to a high standard. Pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) are well supported. These pupils, including those who attend the hearing resource base, make strong progress.

Disadvantaged pupils make good progress across the school. Children in the early years get off to a flying start with their school life. The proportion of children achieving a good level of development has steadily increased over the last three years and is now close to the national average.

Leaders place a high priority on keeping pupils safe. The vast majority of parents and carers are fully supportive of the work of the school.

Information about this school

The school is larger than the average-sized primary school.

The school is sponsored by Endeavour Academy Trust. The trust comprises four primary schools. The majority of pupils are of White British background.

The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is below the national average. The proportion of pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals is well above the national average. The proportion of pupils with SEND is in line with the national average.

The proportion of pupils with education, health and care plans is also above the national average. There is a hearing resource base at the school, which 11 pupils attend. These are mostly integrated into mainstream classes.

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