Hobbs Hill Wood Primary School

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About Hobbs Hill Wood Primary School

Name Hobbs Hill Wood Primary School
Website http://www.hobbshillwood.herts.sch.uk
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Mr Richard Haynes
Address Peascroft Road, Hemel Hempstead, HP3 8ER
Phone Number 01442401222
Phase Primary
Type Community school
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 455
Local Authority Hertfordshire
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. The headteacher, working closely with senior leaders, is bringing about improvements in teaching and pupils' achievement. Pupils' reading and writing skills are rapidly improving, particularly those of older pupils.

Disabled pupils, those with special educational needs and those whose first language is not English make good progress. In Year 6 standards in reading, writing and mathematics are above average. Teaching is good.

There is some highly effective practice. Pupils have a good understanding of how to keep themselves safe, enjoy school and behave well. Pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is promoted effectivel...y.

Governors are supportive of the school and have set challenging targets for the senior leadership team. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Over time, too few pupils have reached the age-related expectations in the Year 1 phonics checks. The outdoor area in the Early Years Foundation Stage is not used well enough to promote children's learning in mathematics.

Pupils in Key Stage 1 do not understand or use a wide range of mathematical terminology. Teachers do not always provide younger pupils, including the more-able, with sufficient challenge in mathematics or offer them clear guidance on how they can improve. The measures used to assess the impact of the actions set out in the school improvement plan are not sufficiently precise.

Information about this school

Hobbs Hill Wood Primary is much larger than the average primary school. The large majority of the pupils are of White British origin. The remainder come from a number of different minority ethnic backgrounds.

The largest group is of Pakistani heritage. The proportion of pupils speaking English as an additional language is broadly average. Very few are at the early stages of learning English.

The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported through school action is average. The proportion identified for additional support through school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is average. Most of these pupils have speech, language and communication needs.

The proportion of pupils supported through the pupil premium is below average. This is additional government funding for pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals, and those who are looked after by the local authority. In 2013, the school met the government's current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils' attainment and progress.

Not all of the nursery children move into the Reception classes. Those that do are joined by a sizeable number, most of whom have attended other settings. The privately run on-site breakfast and after-school clubs did not form part of this inspection.

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