Park Primary School

Name Park Primary School
Ofsted Inspections
Address Gloucester Road, Aldershot, GU11 3SL
Phone Number 01252324159
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 209 (51.7% boys 48.3% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 16.4
Local Authority Hampshire
Percentage Free School Meals 30.6%
Percentage English is Not First Language 16.7%
Persistent Absence 11.1%
Pupils with SEN Support 19.6%%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Information about this school

Park Primary School is smaller than the average-sized primary school. At the time of inspection, the school had one Reception class, three key stage 1 classes and five key stage 2 classes.

The majority of pupils are White British. An average number of pupils speak English as an additional language. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for support through the pupil premium is above average.

The proportion of pupils with SEND is average.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school School leaders and governors are ambitious for the school’s future. As a team, they work well together to ensure that the school is successful.

The headteacher has worked tirelessly to improve many aspects of the school. She has an accurate understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of the school. Consequently, her actions have led to improvements in identified areas for development.

The quality of teaching and learning is good. Teachers and staff have high expectations and know their pupils well; they provide engaging learning opportunities for all pupils. Phonics teaching is strong.

Teachers use a consistent approach to develop pupils’ reading and writing skills. As a result, a high proportion of pupils reach the expected standard in the Year 1 phonics screening check. In mathematics, pupils’ overall progress and attainment have improved.

However, the most able pupils are not challenged sufficiently to reach the higher standards that they are capable of. Leaders’ actions to improve attendance have had a positive impact, but this still remains a priority for the school. Attendance of disadvantaged pupils needs to improve.

Parents and carers feel that the school ensures that their children are safe. They are complimentary about the pastoral care given to their children by the school. Pupils are well behaved in class and around the school.

They know the importance of school rules and want to do their best. The early years provision is good. Children receive high-quality teaching from skilled staff.

The proportion reaching a good level of development has improved and is now above the national average. Leaders of foundation subjects (subjects other than English and mathematics) are enthusiastic and have made a positive start to monitoring and improving the broader range of subjects. They have yet to develop the progression of knowledge and skills in these subjects fully across the school.