Heygreen Primary School

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About Heygreen Primary School

Name Heygreen Primary School
Website http://www.heygreenblogs.net
Ofsted Inspections
Mrs Nicola Rutter
Address Taunton Street, Wavertree, Liverpool, L15 4ND
Phone Number 01517331719
Phase Academy
Type Academy sponsor led
Age Range 2-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 244
Local Authority Liverpool
Highlights from Latest Inspection


There has been no change to this school's overall judgement of good as a result of this ungraded (section 8) inspection. However, the evidence gathered suggests that the inspection grade might be outstanding if a graded (section 5) inspection were carried out now.

The school's next inspection will be a graded inspection.

The headteacher of this school is Nicola Rutter. This school is part of the Rainbow Education Multi-Academy Trust, which means other people in the trust also have responsibility for running the school.

The trust is run by the chief executive officer (CEO), Gina Donaldson, and overseen by a board of trustees, chaired by David Cadwallader.

What is it like to atte...nd this school?

Pupils are proud to attend this warm and welcoming school. They model the school's values consistently well.

Pupils are extremely polite and articulate. Their positive conduct helps to create a purposeful, calm and orderly environment.

Staff have consistently high expectations for pupils' achievement.

Pupils rise to these expectations and demonstrate very positive attitudes to their education. They know that they are expected to be the best that they can be. Pupils, including those with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), achieve well across the curriculum.

Pupils are happy in school. Older pupils relish the many opportunities to take on leadership responsibilities. For example, pupils in key stage 2 who act as playtime pals model positive behaviour to younger pupils.

This helps pupils to develop pupils' social skills and teamwork.

Pupils benefit from a wide and rich set of experiences to develop their understanding of the needs and feelings of others. They make a difference to their local community.

For example, pupils regularly raise money for charities as well as the local hospital. Pupils take an active role in raising awareness of the rights of refugee families. They welcome pupils who are new to this country into the school with open arms.

Pupils participate in the many clubs that are available to them with gusto. This helps them to develop their talents and interests in activities such as football, art, judo and tennis.

What does the school do well and what does it need to do better?

The school has skilfully designed its curriculum to meet the specific needs and interests of its pupils, including pupils with SEND.

For example, it has thought carefully about how to include the local area, such as key landmarks and significant people from the past, in its curriculum content. The school has clearly set out the knowledge and understanding that they want pupils to gain from the start of the early years to the end of Year 6.

Teachers are adept at checking that pupils have remembered important knowledge.

They provide regular opportunities for pupils to recap and revisit learning throughout lessons as well as at the end of each unit of work. Teachers regularly check that pupils have mastered specific knowledge before moving them on to new learning.

Teachers use appropriate questioning to ensure that pupils' knowledge builds securely over time.

For example, in subjects such as mathematics, the school ensures that pupils have opportunities to repeatedly practise number facts and times tables before being introduced to more complex ideas. Pupils achieve very well. They are remarkably well prepared for their next stage of education.

The school identifies the additional needs of pupils with SEND quickly and accurately. It ensures that pupils with SEND benefit from effective support so that they can successfully access the full curriculum alongside their classmates. The school regularly reviews this support and makes any necessary changes to ensure that pupils with SEND achieve very well.

Children in the early years make a strong start to school life. They quickly become independent and confident in the school environment. Children sustain their concentration when they participate in learning activities.

Older pupils build securely on these strong beginnings. They follow well-established routines diligently. Pupils display high levels of self-control and self-regulation.

They are highly motivated to learn.

The school places a high priority on teaching pupils to read. Staff in the provision for two-year-olds and in the Nursery class place a sharp focus on developing children's communication and language skills.

They help children to build their vocabulary knowledge well. Children thoroughly enjoy singing nursery rhymes and sharing books with adults. This prepares children well for the phonics programme as soon as they enter the Reception Year.

Staff are experts in teaching early reading. This means that pupils in key stage 1 learn to read with increasing accuracy and fluency. Highly skilled staff support a few pupils who need to catch up with reading in Years 2 and 3.

Staff work closely with parents and carers to encourage them to read with their children at home. Pupils make good use of the well-stocked class libraries. Consequently, pupils become enthusiastic, confident and competent readers.

Pupils have an excellent understanding of equality and diversity. They know about important issues such as healthy relationships, consent and staying safe. Pupils also learn about risks in their local community, such as knife crime.

Pupils are cared for well. For example, staff provide nurture and support for pupils with mental health or well-being needs.

The school inspires pupils to think positively about their futures.

For instance, a recent trip to a university has inspired many to think about possible career choices, including careers in medicine, writing and architecture. Pupils attend school regularly so that they can take full advantage of all that is on offer.

Trustees, along with members of the local academy council (LAC), recognise the strengths of the school.

Working with the trust, the school offers staff a range of opportunities to enhance their subject knowledge and expertise. This means that staff are well supported to deliver a high-quality education. The school ensures that staff's well-being and workload are carefully considered before any new changes are introduced.

Staff feel valued as a result.


The arrangements for safeguarding are effective.


When we have judged a school to be good, we will then normally go into the school about once every four years to confirm that the school remains good.

This is called an ungraded inspection, and it is carried out under section 8 of the Education Act 2005. We do not give graded judgements on an ungraded inspection. However, if we find evidence that a school would now receive a higher or lower grade, then the next inspection will be a graded inspection, which is carried out under section 5 of the Act.

Usually this is within one to two years of the date of the ungraded inspection. If we have serious concerns about safeguarding, behaviour or the quality of education, we will deem the ungraded inspection a graded inspection immediately.

This is the first ungraded inspection since we judged the school to be good in October 2018.

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