The Hayes Primary School

Name The Hayes Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Address Hayes Lane, Kenley, CR8 5JN
Phone Number 02086604863
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 412 (54.9% boys 45.1% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 21.3
Local Authority Croydon
Percentage Free School Meals 8.7%
Percentage English is Not First Language 7.6%
Persisitent Absence 3.9%
Pupils with SEN Support 7.8%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (27 November 2013)
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Information about this school

The Hayes Primary is larger than the average-sized primary school. The proportion of pupils who are supported through school action is below average. An above average proportion are supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs. The proportion of pupils for whom the school receives the pupil premium (additional government funding for looked after children, pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and the children of service families) is below average. There are currently no looked after children or children of service families at the school. Children in the Early Years Foundation Stage are taught in two Reception classes. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for children’s attainment and progress. Since the previous inspection the school has increased the number of pupils on roll and undergone a substantial amount of building development. The headteacher joined the school in September 2013.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Pupils enjoy their lessons and are keen to learn. They achieve well because the quality of teaching is good. Pupils’ attainment is above average. Teachers make lessons enjoyable and plan activities that capture pupils’ interest and motivate them to want to work hard and do well. Teachers mark pupils’ work regularly and make clear what they might do to move up to the next level. Older pupils develop a good awareness of how to edit and improve their own writing when they review one another’s written work. Pupils’ behaviour in lessons and around the school is good. They are polite and friendly. They attend school regularly. Pupils develop a good awareness of how to keep safe from harm. All the parents and carers who responded to the online survey confirmed their child is happy and feels safe at the school. Leaders, managers and governors work closely together as a strong team. They have successfully maintained good quality teaching and pupils’ good achievement since the previous inspection. It is not yet an outstanding school because: Teaching is not yet outstanding. Teachers’ planning does not always make clear how additional adults should support pupils’ learning in lessons. Occasionally, information on pupils’ progress is not used to plan tasks that challenge pupils to move on even more quickly in their learning. School leaders have not always checked the information on pupils’ progress sharply enough to identify quickly where even further improvements can be made.