Hunningley Primary School


Name Hunningley Primary School
Website http://www.hunningley.org.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
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.
Address Hunningley Lane, Barnsley, S70 3DT
Phone Number 01226284867
Type Academy
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 396 (50.8% boys 49.2% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 23.5
Academy Sponsor United Learning Trust
Local Authority Barnsley
Percentage Free School Meals 45.9%
Percentage English is Not First Language 12.6%
Persistent Absence 10.5%
Pupils with SEN Support 19.4%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (08 July 2014)
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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.

Information about this school

The school is larger than the average-sized primary school. Most pupils are of White British heritage. The proportion of pupils eligible for support through the pupil premium is much larger than that found nationally. The pupil premium is additional funding for pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals and those who are looked after by the local authority. The proportion of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs supported at school action is above average. The proportion supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is broadly average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which are the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in English and mathematics by the end of Year 6. The school has entered into a partnership with another school in the locality under the leadership of the Executive Headteacher. A significant number of the teaching staff and middle leaders have changed since the previous inspection. The headteacher of the school was appointed in April 2014.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. The Executive Headteacher provides strong aspirational leadership and has been fundamental to the significant improvements made since the previous inspection. Attainment is rising throughout school and pupils achieve well in reading, writing and mathematics. Most teaching is good and some is outstanding. This is due to the strong leadership of teaching and learning. Pupils behave well. Classrooms are calm and orderly and most pupils work hard. The school’s work to keep pupils safe and secure is outstanding. Pupils say they feel very safe in school and know who to turn to if they have any problems. The school’s leadership has been significantly strengthened by its developing practice with its partner school. The school has adopted some well-established systems and procedures and has benefited from the sharing of expertise in many key areas. The Executive Headteacher has successfully developed the leadership skills of other leaders. Senior leaders and governors have a clear view of how well the school is doing. They set high expectations and give the school very clear direction for the future. Pupils are very proud of their school. One group of pupils agreed that: ‘Hunningley is the best school in England!’ It is not yet an outstanding school because : Teaching is not yet outstanding and most pupils do not yet make rapid progress. Pupils’ written work in other subjects is not always as good as it is in English lessons. Occasionally lessons do not interest, challenge or inspire pupils to produce their very best work and reach their full potential.