Hook Norton Church of England Primary School

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Hook Norton Church of England Primary School


Name Hook Norton Church of England Primary School
Website http://www.hook-norton.oxon.sch.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Address Sibford Road, Hook Norton, Banbury, OX15 5JS
Phone Number 01608737379
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 271 (50.6% boys 49.4% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 20.1
Local Authority Oxfordshire
Percentage Free School Meals 10.6%
Percentage English is Not First Language 1.2%
Persistent Absence 3%
Pupils with SEN Support 12.4%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (16 April 2013)
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Information about this school

Hook Norton Church of England Primary School is an average-sized primary school. Most pupils are from a White British background. The proportion of pupils for whom the school receives the pupil premium (additional government funding for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals, children who are looked after by the local; authority and the children of service families) is below the national average. The proportion of pupils with special educational needs supported through school action is below average. The proportion supported through school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is also below average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. The school has an Early Years Foundation Stage unit for Nursery and Reception-aged children. The school runs a breakfast club and afterschool clubs for its pupils. There are no pupils taught in off-site provision.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. The headteacher’s good leadership of teaching and learning, together with effective management of teachers’ performance, has ensured that teaching is at least good and some is outstanding. Consistently good teaching ensures that all pupils make at least good progress. Pupils eligible for extra funding (pupil premium) make consistently good progress in reading, writing and mathematics because of the effective support they receive. Pupils have a well-developed understanding of how people live in different parts of the world, through long-established links with a school in Sweden and also links with France, Spain and Kenya. Members of the governing body play a significant part in making important decisions which drive the school forward. Outstanding spiritual, moral social and cultural development underpins pupils’outstanding behaviour. It is not yet an outstanding school because : The proportion of teaching which is outstanding is not high enough to ensure all pupils learn exceptionally well. Evaluations of pupils’ learning at the end of Key Stage 1 are not as accurate as they should be. Some pupils are rushed too quickly through topics in mathematics and their basic skills are not as secure as they should be. This makes it difficult for them to use and apply those skills when they come to solve problems.