High Beeches Primary School

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About High Beeches Primary School

Name High Beeches Primary School
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Mr Jonathan Walker
Address Aldwickbury Crescent, Harpenden, AL5 5SD
Phone Number 01582767966
Phase Primary
Type Community school
Age Range 5-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 415
Local Authority Hertfordshire
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school The headteacher ensures that her high expectations for equality of opportunity and achievement are shared and upheld by all. The quality of teaching, learning and assessment is outstanding.

As a result, outcomes for pupils, especially for the most able, have improved since the previous inspection so that they are now outstanding. Learning time is used to the full. Lessons are extremely interesting and pupils are eager to learn.

Staff make accurate assessment of pupils' needs. They use their excellent subject knowledge to deepen pupils' understanding and correct misconceptions. Teachers understand how pupils learn.

They us...e this well to ensure that all pupils have an equal chance to succeed. Additional funding for pupils who are disadvantaged and those who have special educational needs and/or disabilities is used very well. As a result, pupils make rapid progress.

Leaders and governors ensure that the arrangements for safeguarding are very effective and well implemented by staff. Parents are very supportive of the work of the school and express confidence in its leadership. Pupils are extremely well prepared for secondary education.

They are taught how to ask probing questions for themselves. Pupils' behaviour is outstanding. From a very young age children understand why it is important to behave well.

The rich curriculum and the outstanding provision for pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development contribute to pupils' excellent personal development. The school prepares pupils exceptionally well for their future lives as British citizens. Governors understand the work of the school.

They challenge leaders effectively so that provision and achievement are the best they can be. Early years provision is not yet outstanding because assessment is not used well enough to accelerate children's progress. The learning environment is not exploited fully.

Nonetheless, teaching is good and children are well prepared for Year 1. The coordinator ensures that parents are involved with their children's learning. Phase leaders and some subject leaders are new to their role.

The way they evaluate their areas of responsibility and support senior leaders require some consolidation.

Information about this school

High Beeches School is expanding from a one-form- to a two-form entry primary school for pupils aged five to 11. It is due to be at its full capacity by September 2019.

The size of the school will then be above average. The number of pupils who are supported through the pupil premium funding is below average. Most pupils are White British.

Just over one fifth of pupils come from a range of different ethnic backgrounds. The vast majority of pupils speak English as their first language. The proportion of pupils who have support for special educational needs and/or disabilities is average.

In the early years, children attend Reception full time. Almost all children have experience of pre-school education in local nurseries and other pre-school settings. The school meets the government's current floor standards, which are the minimum expectations for attainment and progress in reading, writing and mathematics by the end of Year 6.

The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website. There have been significant changes in staffing and leadership since the previous inspection. The previous headteacher left in July 2015 to lead another school.

The current headteacher joined the school in September 2015. Leadership roles and responsibilities have been reallocated and some leaders are new to their role. A new chair of the governing body took up post in September 2016.

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