Heron Primary School

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About Heron Primary School

Name Heron Primary School
Website http://www.heronprimaryschool.co.uk
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Mrs Claire Brookes
Address Heron Way, Abbeydale, Gloucester, GL4 4BN
Phone Number 01452415105
Phase Primary
Type Foundation school
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character None
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 413
Local Authority Gloucestershire
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Key findings

This is a good school.

Pupils' achievement is improving rapidly, especially in mathematics. This is not yet an outstanding school because teaching is not always good or better. Occasionally, planned activities are not sufficiently interesting and the pace of teaching is a little too slow to accelerate pupils' learning beyond a satisfactory rate.

Achievement is good. Rates of progress for all groups of pupils, regardless of their starting points, are good and improving. Pupils make good use of key literacy, mathematical and technical skills in other subjects.

The school successfully increases the proportion of higher-attaining pupils as they move through the school. Teaching is good. T...eaching seen during the inspection was mostly good or better and in a third of lessons it was outstanding, which reflects parents' and carers' positive views of teaching.

Teachers are particularly good at matching work to the different abilities in the class. Pupils maintain an extremely high standard of behaviour in lessons and around school. They express a 'zero tolerance' towards any form of bullying and demonstrate high expectations of themselves and others throughout the school day.

Their enthusiasm for learning is apparent in the care they take with their work and their mature approach when working independently of an adult. Attendance rates are high. Leaders at all levels share an accurate understanding of the school's strengths and priorities for development.

Effective leadership and performance management is increasing the proportion of good and outstanding teaching in the school, although senior staff do not always give teachers feedback that specifies what pupils have learned during their lesson. Staff are ambitious for their pupils and actively contribute to the school's continuing development.

Information about the school

This is a larger than average-sized primary school.

There are two classes for each year group and most children join the school in the Reception Year. Most pupils are White British. Far fewer pupils speak English as an additional language than is typical nationally.

The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for free school meals is below average. The percentage of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs (with a statement or supported by school action plus) is below average. The school meets current government floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils' attainment and progress.

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