Hazlemere Church of England Combined School

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Hazlemere Church of England Combined School

Name Hazlemere Church of England Combined School
Website http://www.hazlemereschool.co.uk/
Ofsted Inspections
Address Amersham Road, Hazlemere, High Wycombe, HP15 7PZ
Phone Number 01494521420
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 202 (49% boys 51% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 20.3
Local Authority Buckinghamshire
Percentage Free School Meals 7.7%
Percentage English is Not First Language 11.4%
Persistent Absence 12.8%
Pupils with SEN Support 5.9%%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Information about this school

Hazlemere Church of England Combined School is an average-sized primary school. The school has undergone a change in leadership since the previous inspection, and a new headteacher was appointed in September 2017. The early years setting incorporates Nursery provision for three- to four-year-old children, and a Reception class for four- and five-year-old children.

The proportion of disadvantaged pupils is below the national average. The proportion of pupils who have SEN and/or disabilities is below the national average. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is below the national average.

The school meets the government’s current floor standards. These standards set the minimum expectations for pupils’ outcomes in reading, writing and mathematics by the end of Year 6. The school provides a childcare breakfast club and after-school club on its site.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a school that requires improvement In recent years, standards across the school have been declining. There is still too much variability in the quality of teaching and learning across the school. Leaders, including in early years, do not use assessment information effectively to monitor the impact of their actions.

Middle leaders are too reliant on the new headteacher in driving improvements and raising standards in their subjects. Until recently, governors have not held school leaders to account robustly enough. Some learning is not planned effectively enough to meet the needs of pupils.

At times, the work planned is not challenging enough. Pupils in key stage 2 are not making good enough progress and are not achieving the standards of which they are capable. Pupils in key stage 2 do not demonstrate consistently positive attitudes to their learning.

The attendance of disadvantaged pupils and pupils who have special educational needs (SEN) and/or disabilities is low. Leaders and teachers do not provide enough information to parents and carers on the progress that pupils and children are making. The school has the following strengths The new headteacher has set aspirational targets for school improvement.

She has taken effective action to address some underperformance in teaching. Pupils are very polite, friendly and welcoming. They are kind and caring towards one another and bullying is rare.

Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development is promoted well. As a result of strong teaching and nurturing relationships, children get off to a very good start in Nursery. Effective teaching in key stage 1 enables pupils to make strong progress.

Physical education (PE) is taught well. Pupils make good progress in developing key skills. Safeguarding is effective.