Highgate Primary Academy

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About Highgate Primary Academy

Name Highgate Primary Academy
Website http://www.astreahighgate.org
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Mr Devinder Riat
Address Nicholas Lane, Goldthorpe, Rotherham, S63 9AS
Phone Number 01709892160
Phase Academy
Type Academy converter
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 351
Local Authority Barnsley
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Consistently good teaching and higher expectations have improved pupils' quality of learning and their progress in reading, writing and mathematics. From the Nursery Year through to the end of Year 6, progress is good.

The school has seen a rise in standards in reading, writing and mathematics across the school and improvement continues. Teachers have been busy developing better ways for pupils to learn and make progress. They all expect the very best from pupils and are not disappointed by the response.

Teachers and their assistants work hard and use their good skills to help every pupil to do their best. Pupils enjoy school and are kee...n to do well in every lesson. They feel safe and make friends easily, show good regard for each other and staff and are very happy to be helpful around school.

The Principal and senior leadership team have brought many improvements to the way the school works and they continue to drive improvement relentlessly. Their close checks on every part of the school's operation and on the quality of teaching, and pupils' progress in particular, has had an immediate effect on better outcomes for all pupils. It is not yet an outstanding school because : The quality of teaching is not yet outstanding because there is not always a high level of challenge and fast pace of learning in lessons.

The provision for teaching the use of information and communication technology (ICT) is not as well developed as most other parts of the curriculum. The school lacks some up-to-date equipment to do so. Pupils' progress is slower in this subject as a result.

A small number of pupils are frequently late for school and miss part of the reading and writing lessons and this slows their progress.

Information about this school

The school is larger than the average-sized primary school. The very large majority of pupils are White British.

The proportion of pupils being supported with additional funding provided through the pupil premium is above average. The proportion of pupils supported through school action is average and the proportion supported through school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is also average. The school meets the government's current floor standard, which set the minimum expectations for pupils' attainment in English and mathematics.

The Principal was appointed in September 2011. The school converted to become an academy in September 2012. Its sponsor is the Navigate Academies Trust.

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