Newton Hill Community School

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About Newton Hill Community School

Name Newton Hill Community School
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Mrs Caroline Wheatley
Address Leeds Road, Newton Hill, Wakefield, WF1 2HR
Phone Number 01924303680
Phase Primary
Type Community school
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 277
Local Authority Wakefield
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The headteacher has secured and developed a stable leadership team. Together with governors, the leadership team are continuing to improve pupils' education and achievement.

Governors are highly experienced and effective in their roles. Because of this, they provide both support and challenge to school leaders. Subject leaders have successfully developed the curriculum.

However, pupils' progress information is not currently used well to identify priorities across the wider curriculum. Current pupils are making strong progress across the curriculum. Over time, pupils in key stage 1 achieve well and continue to do so.

Children in e...arly years make a good start to their learning and are well prepared for Year 1. On rare occasions, adults do not provide children with enough opportunities to be engaged in child-initiated activities. The curriculum, supplemented by both visits and visitors, provides pupils with rich and memorable experiences.

Because of this, pupils have positive attitudes to learning. Teachers and teaching assistants have secure subject knowledge. This contributes to the quality of teaching, which is strong across the school.

However, at times, there is lack of challenge for the most able pupils. There is a strong safeguarding culture across the school. Child protection and safeguarding procedures are a strength.

Pupils are kept safe. Pupils are very friendly and polite. Leaders have effective systems to track pupils' attendance.

Over time, persistent absence for all pupils has reduced and is now below the national average. The development of pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural understanding is a strength of the school. Pupils are well prepared for life in modern Britain.

The school works in an effective partnership with parents and carers. The vast majority of parents are positive in their views.

Information about this school

The school is smaller than the average-sized primary school.

The proportion of disadvantaged pupils (those known to be eligible for support through pupil premium funding) is below average. Currently no children in early years are eligible for support through pupil premium funding. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is below the national average.

The proportion of pupils identified with SEND is below the national average and above the national average for those who have an education, health and care plan. The school offers a breakfast club before school and an after-school club. The local authority and a national leader of education have supported the school.

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