Hillingdon Primary School

Name Hillingdon Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Address Uxbridge Road, Hillingdon, Uxbridge, UB10 0PH
Phone Number 01895 671970
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Not applicable
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 540
Local Authority Hillingdon
Catchment Area Information Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Information Available No
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Information about this school

Hillingdon Primary is larger than the average primary school. It has opened a third class in the Reception year as part of its move to become a school with three forms in every year. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic backgrounds who speak English as an additional language is much higher than average. The majority of these pupils are of Asian heritage. The proportion of pupils eligible for the pupil premium, which provides additional funding for children in the care of the local authority and for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals, is above average. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs is broadly in line with national averages as is the proportion supported by school action or with a statement of special educational needs. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. The school has a breakfast club which is managed by the school and was included in this inspection. From September 2012 the leadership team has been restructured. The headteacher has been designated as executive headteacher and is currently working part time. The deputy headteachers have become heads of school and two assistant headteachers have been appointed.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school. Pupils make outstanding progress from starting points which are generally below average, especially in mathematics. The youngest children have an excellent start in the Early Years Foundation Stage. The school is exceptionally good at supporting disabled pupils, those with special educational needs and those entitled to free school meals. All these pupils make outstanding progress. Teachers’ lesson planning is detailed and pupils are set work that is well matched to their abilities. The marking of pupils’ work is a significant strength and pupils are given opportunities to respond and correct their work. Pupils have overwhelmingly positive attitudes to learning and this contributes to their excellent progress. They behave consistently well around the school and towards each other. Senior leaders and the governing body have a very thorough understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of the school. Together they form a very strong force for continued improvement. Their rigorous evaluation of the quality of teaching, followed by well-planned, professional training, has led to a significant increase in the number of outstanding teachers.