Hollyfast Primary School


Name Hollyfast Primary School
Website http://www.hollyfast.com
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Address Hollyfast Road, Coundon, Coventry, CV6 2AH
Phone Number 02476332521
Type Primary
Age Range 5-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 603 (51.9% boys 48.1% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 23.2
Local Authority Coventry
Percentage Free School Meals 6.1%
Percentage English is Not First Language 5.9%
Persisitent Absence 4.5%
Pupils with SEN Support 14.2%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (20 November 2013)
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Information about this school

Hollyfast Primary School is larger than the average-sized primary school. Most pupils are White British. A small proportion come from minority ethnic groups. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for free school meals or in the care of the local authority, for which the school receives additional funding from the government (the pupil premium), is below average. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported through school action is below average. An above-average proportion is supported through school action plus 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 headteacher is a local leader of education and the school business manager is a specialist leader of education.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Children in Reception classes make good progress and pupils reach high standards in English and mathematics by the end of Key Stage 1. In Key Stage 2, pupils continue to reach above-average standards in English and mathematics. Teaching is typically good and a growing proportion is outstanding. Teachers and other adults have high expectations of what pupils can achieve. Attendance is above average because pupils enjoy coming to school. They feel safe, behave exceptionally well and are very proud of their school. Pupils have many enjoyable and memorable learning experiences and opportunities which prepare them well for their future. Parents and carers are fully involved in their children’s education and speak highly of the school. School leaders frequently check the quality of teaching and learning. They have an accurate view of strengths and areas to be developed further. The school provides effective training and support for its staff, which is resulting in the rising level of achievement throughout the school. The headteacher is a highly effective leader with a clear plan for the school’s future. There is a strong team approach. Senior and subject leaders are effective and, along with all staff, support her fully. Governors are knowledgeable, involve themselves fully in the life of the school, provide support and ask challenging questions. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Not enough teaching is outstanding. Pupils are not always given more challenging work quickly enough. Until recently, progress across Key Stage 2 has not been as consistently strong as it has in Key Stage 1.