Park Hill Primary School

Name Park Hill Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Address Lower Eastern Green Lane, Eastern Green, Coventry, CV5 7LR
Phone Number 02476466669
Type Primary
Age Range 2-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 461 (52.3% boys 47.7% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 20.2
Local Authority Coventry
Percentage Free School Meals 5.1%
Percentage English is Not First Language 5.1%
Persisitent Absence 5.8%
Pupils with SEN Support 9.3%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (13 March 2014)
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Information about this school

Park Hill is larger than the average-sized primary school. The majority of pupils are from White British backgrounds. The remainder are from a number of different minority ethnic backgrounds. A smaller than average proportion of pupils speak English as an additional language. The proportion of pupils who are eligible for additional funding through the pupil premium is below average. This is additional funding for pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals, pupils who are looked after by the local authority and those from service families. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported through school action is well below average. The proportion supported at school action plus or through a statement of special educational needs is average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in reading, writing and mathematics. The on-site before and after school clubs are managed by the governing body. The current headteacher has been in post since September 2012. The school is currently undergoing building work in order to increase its capacity.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Pupils’ achievement is improving. They make good progress and leave school with standards in reading, writing and mathematics that are well above average. The progress made by different groups of pupils is good, including those who benefit from extra funding, disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs. Teaching is good. Pupils enjoy a wide range of stimulating activities which encourage them to find out things for themselves. Pupils feel safe in the school. Behaviour is good and sometimes outstanding, and this contributes well to pupils’ learning. Relationships and the level of respect across all groups are good. The inspirational headteacher is supported very well by other leaders, staff and governors, who have taken firm steps to improve the quality of teaching and pupils’ achievement. The school continues to get better. Leaders strongly promote pupils’ spiritual, moral and cultural development through a wide range of subjects and out-of-school activities. Parents have very positive views of the school and what its leaders and staff are doing for their children to keep them happy and safe and to help them to learn well. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Pupils do not learn about phonics (the sounds letters make) as well as other aspects of English.