West Park Primary School

Name West Park Primary School
Website http://www.westpark.hartlepool.sch.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 07 November 2018
Address Coniscliffe Road, Hartlepool, Cleveland, TS26 0BU
Phone Number 01429282090
Type Academy
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 333 (52% boys 48% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 26.0
Academy Sponsor Ad Astra Academy Trust
Local Authority Hartlepool
Percentage Free School Meals 2.9%
Percentage English is Not First Language 0.9%
Persisitent Absence 4%
Pupils with SEN Support 4.2%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

The school is larger than the average-sized primary school. The vast majority of pupils are of White British heritage. The school is part of the AdAstra Academy trust. The proportion of pupils who are known to be eligible for support from the pupil premium is well below average. The proportion of pupils with SEND is well below average. The school’s part-time provision for Nursery children operates in the morning and afternoon. Reception children attend on a full-time basis.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Under the skilled and tenacious leadership of the headteacher, the whole school community has pulled together to try to provide the best possible opportunities and experiences for all pupils. Leaders are determined to eradicate anything that is second best. Leaders’ effective evaluation ensures that they know the school inside out. As a result, school development planning is incisive, detailed and actions are evaluated regularly. Governors provide effective challenge and high-quality support for the school. They too are committed to providing the best possible experiences and resources for pupils such as seen in the recent investment in the early years outdoor environment. This resource is yet to be used to its full potential by teachers. Children in the early years make good progress. An above-average proportion of children reach a good level of development by the time they leave the Reception class. They are well prepared to start Year 1. Pupils’ personal development and welfare are outstanding. Their behaviour is exemplary, rooted in the respect and care they have for each other. Pupils listen to each other attentively, display excellent manners and clearly love being at school. Over time, the attainment of pupils in key stages 1 and 2 has been above average, and current pupils are making good progress from their individual starting points. In the last two years, pupils have made weaker progress across key stage 2 in reading and mathematics. Leaders’ continuing actions to improve teaching even further are bearing fruit. As a result of consistently good teaching, pupils are learning quickly. Teachers and teaching assistants alike are skilled at supporting pupils’ learning. Ongoing strategies to further improve teaching are not yet consistently seen in every year group. Teachers generally match work accurately to pupils’ varying abilities. However, further work is needed to develop pupils’ reasoning skills in mathematics. The leadership of the well-planned curriculum ensures that pupils are enthusiastic and engaged in their learning. Subject-specific skills are effectively planned and taught.