Hampton Hargate Primary is officially outstanding

Teachers and pupils are celebrating at Hampton Hargate Primary School after being rated outstanding in every aspect by Ofsted.

It's the school's first ever outstanding Ofsted inspection after previously being rated as good.

The school opened in 2000 and now teaches 630 pupils after being expanded to increase capacity in 2011.

Ofsted inspectors gave the school a glowing report card stating that:

  • Pupils' achievement is outstanding across all Key Stages and attainment is well above average in all subjects at the end of Key Stage 1 & 2
  • Pupils in Early Years acquire new skills quickly and are well prepared for starting Key Stage 1
  • Senior staff have created a culture that strives for and delivers exceptionally high standards for the pupils
  • Pupils conduct themselves very well and have excellent attitudes to learning

Headteacher Andy Lyons said; "To be rated as outstanding in every aspect of the inspection is a wonderful achievement for the school. This is due to the hard work, dedication and determination of all our staff, the governors and of course the pupils and their families. The teachers strive to provide the pupils with engaging and exciting learning opportunities and this impacts on pupil progress and enjoyment in their learning.

"Together, we have moved the school forward from satisfactory to good and now to outstanding which all staff deserve to be proud of. Hampton Hargate is a community school and we intend to continue providing the very best education for our pupils."

Leaders were also praised for their use of pupil premium funding which has led to disadvantaged pupils achieving exceptional results.

Council leader and cabinet member for education, skills and university, Councillor John Holdich, said; "This is fantastic result for a fantastic school. The senior leadership team has ensured that Hampton Hargate has continued to improve as well as making the school a very happy, safe and secure place for pupils and staff.

"We invest in our schools to ensure we keep up with the demand for primary school places in the city. But we also make sure we employ good teachers and create outstanding facilities for pupils. More than 80 per cent of schools in the city are now rated good or better by Ofsted. It's very pleasing to have yet another outstanding school in Peterborough."

Jonathan Lewis, service director for education said; "In recent weeks we have seen both Hampton Hargate Primary and City of Peterborough Academy rated as outstanding in every single aspect by Ofsted. Highlees Primary has also been removed from special measures and is now rated good by Ofsted.

"Our school improvement work has been judged by Ofsted as being effective and we are committed to providing every child with the best start in life by investing in our schools so they offer a modern environment with up to date equipment."

The full report can be found on the Ofsted website

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