|Name||Hermitage Primary School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Inspection Date||02 July 2014|
|Address||Belmont Road, Uxbridge, Middlesex, UB8 1RB|
|Religious Character||Does not apply|
|Number of Pupils||456 (51% boys 49% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||21.1|
|Percentage Free School Meals||11.8%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||32.5%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||6.4%|
|Catchment Area Information Available||Yes, our catchment area data is FREE|
|Last Distance Offered Information Available||Yes|
Information about this school
This school is an average-sized primary school. The school has a nursery, which 30 children attend. The school is expanding from a one-form entry to a two-form entry primary. There is an extensive building programme on the school site to provide a brand-new building for the school. Staff and pupils have recently moved into a new teaching block that has been completed. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for pupil premium funding is below average. This is additional funding provided by the government for pupils who are eligible for free school meals or who are looked after by the local authority. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported through school action is below the national average, as is the proportion supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic backgrounds is above average. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is higher than the national average. The school meets the government’s floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in reading, writing and mathematics. Breakfast and after-school clubs are provided by the school.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a good school. Pupils make good progress and achieve well throughout the school. By the end of Year 6, pupils’ standards in English and mathematics are generally above average. Teaching is good. Pupils find activities interesting. This helps them to concentrate and learn well. Pupils who receive additional support generally make good progress because this is effective. Behaviour is good. Pupils behave very well in lessons and around the school. They show enthusiasm for their learning and try hard. The school is a calm place for them to learn in. Pupils say they feel safe and secure and learn how to keep themselves safe. Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is well promoted in all aspects of school life. Pupils take on responsibilities willingly and are extremely polite and welcoming. The school is well led and managed. Senior leaders, including governors, have an accurate view of the school’s strengths and where further development is needed. This has ensured that teaching and achievement have improved. The governing body is effective and members use their skills and expertise well to provide appropriate challenge and support to the school leaders. Almost all parents are complimentary about the school. They say their children are happy at school and achieve well. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Pupils do not have enough opportunities to practise and improve their writing and mathematical skills in a range of subjects. Teachers do not consistently make full use of marking to ensure that pupils know how to improve their own work. While the school’s plans for improvement identify appropriate actions, they do not include outcomes that are focused precisely on the progress that pupils should make.