Mount Hawke Academy

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About Mount Hawke Academy

Name Mount Hawke Academy
Ofsted Inspections
Principal Miss Catherine Biddick
Address Rodda’s Road, Mount Hawke, Truro, TR4 8BA
Phone Number 01209890230
Phase Academy
Type Academy converter
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 296
Local Authority Cornwall
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school Since becoming an academy, the school has maintained very high standards of attainment.

Pupils leave Year 6 having made outstanding progress and achieve well above expectations for their age in a range of subjects, and especially in mathematics. The headteacher and senior leadership team provide determined and focused direction and all staff work extremely well together as a team to maintain high standards in all aspects of the school's work. The quality of teaching is consistently good and much of it is outstanding Children thrive in this supportive, exciting and welcoming atmosphere.

Staff are very skilled at engaging pupils, de...veloping their spoken language skills and stimulating their curiosity. Governance is a strength of the academy and governors use their experience and expertise to ask searching questions about how well the school is doing. This level of challenge contributes to the excellent capacity demonstrated for ongoing improvement.

Behaviour is exemplary in lessons and around school. Pupils are very proud to be at Mount Hawke and are excellent ambassadors for their academy, with a passion for learning. They are polite, inquisitive and fun.

Pupils are given a wide range of responsibilities which they take very seriously. The school council and parliament provide excellent opportunities for the pupils to play a very proactive role in the life of the school. The curriculum provides a wide variety of learning experiences and opportunities for all age groups and contributes extremely successfully to the spiritual, moral, cultural and social development of the pupils.

The vast majority of parents who spoke to the inspection team or responded to the online survey expressed a very high degree of confidence and trust in the academy and in the teachers. The school uses national and local data extremely effectively to check on pupil progress and address any underperformance.

Information about this school

Mount Hawke is an average-sized primary school located near Redruth and Truro.

Children are taught in single year groups of approximately 30 pupils. There is one combined Year 1 and Reception class. The vast majority of pupils at Mount Hawke (95%) come from White British backgrounds.

The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium, which provides additional funding for children in local authority care, children with a parent in the armed services and pupils known to be eligible for free school meals, is below the national average. There are currently no children in local authority care and four children with a parent in the armed services on the school roll. The proportion of pupils who are disabled or have special educational needs supported at school action is in line with the national average.

The proportion of children supported at school action plus or through statements of special educational need is significantly below the national average. The school has met the government's floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils' attainment and progress. The school operates a breakfast club and an after-school club which operate on the school site.

Mount Hawke became an academy in April 2011 and will be joining T.C.A.

T. (The Cornwall Academy Trust) in September 2013. At the end of Year 6, almost all pupils transfer onto Richard Lander School, which is situated in Truro.

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