Hill Top Academy

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Name Hill Top Academy
Website http://www.hilltop-primary.co.uk/
Inspections
Ofsted Inspections
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.
Executive Principal Mrs Rachael Macleod
Address Edlington Lane, Edlington, Doncaster, DN12 1PL
Phone Number 01709863273
Phase Academy
Type Academy converter
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 394
Local Authority Doncaster
Highlights from Latest Inspection
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.

Main findings

This is an outstanding school.

It truly lives up to its motto 'Every Child, Every Chance, Every Day' and ensures that equality of opportunity is promoted extremely well. All groups of pupils make outstanding progress, reaching high attainment by the end of Year 6 from starting points that are generally well below those typical for their age when they join the nursery. Many impressive strengths underpin pupils' outstanding achievement.

The most significant of these are: the excellent and relentless leadership of the headteacher and senior leaders; the outstanding Early Years Foundation Stage, which lays strong foundations and inspires both self-discipline and curiosity in the very youngest chi...ldren; an excellent curriculum which provides a host of memorable experiences to widen horizons, raise aspirations and inspire ambition, and an excellent system of care, guidance and support which ensures that all pupils overcome any uncertainties and difficulties. All these factors, together with teaching that is good overall and sometimes outstanding, ensure that outcomes for pupils are outstanding overall and that the school gives outstanding value for money. Procedures for safeguarding pupils are excellent and contribute to a safe, harmonious, and exciting environment for learning.

Pupils report that they enjoy coming to school because, 'we learn so much stuff about different things'. Their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is outstanding. This is reflected in their excellent behaviour, their politeness and good manners.

The pupils' understanding of how to live safely and healthily is outstanding and they make an excellent contribution to their community. Preparation for their next stage of education is first class. The quality of teaching is good with some outstanding features.

Excellent relationships between adults and pupils are a clear feature of all lessons. Pupils often share their thoughts to sharpen and clarify understanding for all. However, not all lessons yet reach the highest standard.

Occasionally, in a small number of lessons, teachers either talk for too long or set tasks that are not matched closely enough to individual pupils' needs. In these few lessons, progress is not as rapid. The excellent engagement of parents and carers in their children's education and outstanding partnerships with others agencies benefit learning enormously.

School self-evaluation is rigorous and accurate. Leaders, including the governing body, have a very clear picture of what the school does well and where further improvement might be made. They are aware that middle leaders are not yet playing a full role in monitoring and evaluating learning in lessons.

Nonetheless, the very successful actions leaders have taken to ensure marked improvement in attainment and achievement since the last inspection, together with many strengths in management and provision, show that the school has outstanding capacity to improve further.

Information about the school

This is a larger than average size primary school serving a small town community. The number of pupils on roll has risen since the last inspection.

The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for free school meals is above average. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic heritages is well below average. All pupils speak English at home.

The proportion of pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities, including those with a statement of special educational needs, is broadly average. A greater proportion of pupils than is usual joins or leaves the school during term time. A small pre-school and large after-school clubs operate on the premises under the responsibility of the governing body.

The school holds several awards, including Healthy School status and the Artsmark. The governing body has management responsibility for a children's centre within the school's grounds. This provision is subject to a separate inspection.

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

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