Westfield School

Name Westfield School
Website http://westfield.e-sussex.sch.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 27 February 2014
Address Main Road, Westfield, Hastings, TN35 4QE
Phone Number 01424751404
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 209 (48% boys 52% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 21.8
Local Authority East Sussex
Percentage Free School Meals 16.7%
Percentage English is Not First Language 0%
Persisitent Absence 3.2%
Pupils with SEN Support 10%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No
Highlights from Latest Inspection:

Information about this school

Westfield is smaller than the average-sized primary school. The proportion of pupils who are known to be eligible for the pupil premium in this school is below the national average. Pupil premium is additional funding provided by the government to support pupils known to be eligible for free school meals, children who are looked after by the local authority and the children of service families. The vast majority of pupils are White British. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported through school action is above the national average. The proportion supported through school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is above average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. The school has a breakfast club and an after-school club, both of which are managed by the school and were included in this inspection. The headteacher is a Local Leader in Education (LLE). He is currently supporting Northiam Church of England Primary School for two days a week as executive headteacher.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Westfield School is a highly cohesive and positive community in which all pupils and adults are valued for the part they play. Pupils make good progress in reading, writing and mathematics to attain average levels of attainment by the end of Year 6. Teaching is good and some is outstanding. Pupils’ progress is accelerating because of ongoing improvements in the quality of teaching. Pupils eligible to benefit from additional government funding make the same good progress as their classmates. The headteacher and deputy headteacher work extremely well together. They provide excellent role models and strong leadership. The experienced and enthusiastic governing body plays an effective part in the school’s development. Pupils behave well and feel extremely safe in school. They work together sensibly and are respectful towards adults, from the youngest children in the school to those in Year 6. The range of subjects and opportunities is lively, stimulating and relevant so that pupils enjoy learning and are motivated to find out more. It is not yet an outstanding school because: There is not enough outstanding teaching to raise achievement to the highest levels. In some year groups, more-able pupils’ progress is not as rapid as their classmates’ because the work set is not always hard enough. Occasionally pupils, particularly the more able, are not aware of how they can improve their work.