High View Primary Learning Centre

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High View Primary Learning Centre


Name High View Primary Learning Centre
Website http://www.highviewprimary.co.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
This inspection rating relates to a predecessor school. When a school, converts to an academy, is taken over or closes and reopens as a new school a formal link is created between the new school and the old school, by the Department for Education. Where the new school has not yet been inspected, we show the inspection history of the predecessor school, as we believe it still has significance.
Address Newsome Avenue, Wombwell, Barnsley, S73 8QS
Phone Number 01226273220
Type Academy
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 462 (49.6% boys 50.4% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 21.2
Academy Sponsor Every Child Matters Academy Trust
Local Authority Barnsley
Percentage Free School Meals 24.1%
Percentage English is Not First Language 2.8%
Persistent Absence 15.6%
Pupils with SEN Support 11.6%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (18 June 2012)
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This inspection rating relates to a predecessor school. When a school, converts to an academy, is taken over or closes and reopens as a new school a formal link is created between the new school and the old school, by the Department for Education. Where the new school has not yet been inspected, we show the inspection history of the predecessor school, as we believe it still has significance.

Information about the school

High View Primary Learning Centre is a larger than average size primary school. The percentage of pupils from minority ethnic groups or who speak English as an additional language is very small. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for free school meals is above average. The proportion of pupils who are supported by School Action Plus or have a statement of special educational needs is broadly average. The school meets the floor standards which set the government’s minimum expectations for attainment and progress. The school has achieved the National Quality Mark, Healthy School status, the Arts Council Gold Award and the International School Award. There is a ‘Cheeky Monkeys’ breakfast-club on site organised by a local private company, which is inspected separately and the report is available on the Ofsted website. Inspection grades: 1 is outstanding, 2 is good, 3 is satisfactory and 4 is inadequate Please turn to the glossary for a description of the grades and inspection terms

Key Findings

High View is an outstanding school. Its many strengths are harnessed very effectively by the inspiring headteacher. School leaders at every level collectively ensure that the clear vision for the school, centred on driving up standards through a relentless pursuit of excellence, is kept at the heart of all school activities. Children in the Early Years Foundation Stage enter with skills and knowledge that are well below those expected for their age. By the time they join Year 1, they are much closer to expected levels owing to the excellent provision. Pupils make outstanding progress through Key Stages 1 and 2 so that attainment in English and mathematics is significantly above average by the end of Year 6. However, attainment is lower in writing than in reading and mathematics, particularly among boys. The overwhelming majority of parents and carers appreciates the high level of provision their children receive. Pupils’ behaviour is excellent and pupils make a very strong contribution in classes through their positive attitudes and willingness to take responsibility for their own learning. Pupils feel safe. On the rare occasion when bullying does occur, it is dealt with quickly and efficiently. Attendance has improved rapidly and securely and is now above average. Teaching is outstanding overall. The school has a comprehensive range of data on pupils’ attainment levels and the progress they make. This is used very effectively to plan lessons to challenge pupils of all abilities and to check regularly that all pupils are achieving the best they can. All teachers with management responsibilities and the very active governing body make significant contributions to self-evaluation. This ensures that the school is in a strong position to maintain further improvement. The leadership of teaching and the management of performance are well-planned and effective.