Ofsted Inspection

Bandon Hill Primary School was last inspected in March 2015.

The school is much larger than the average-sized primary school. Since the previous inspection it has expanded in size and the accommodation is now situated on two separate sites. Currently, there are two forms of entry for pupils aged 3 to 11 on the Meadow Field site and four forms of entry for pupils aged four to six on the Wood Field site. The school is set to become a six-form entry primary school by September 2019. There is a unit for 22 autistic pupils aged four to eight in the Oak Field base, situated on the Wood Field site. This unit will increase in size to take 56 pupils aged 4 to 11 by September 2017.

The school is led by an executive headteacher and each of the three ‘bases’ has its own dedicated head of school.

There is provision for children in the early years in the Nursery situated on the Meadow Field site. These children attend part-time. Children in the Reception classes attend full-time on both the Meadow Field and Wood Field site.

The proportion of pupils supported by pupil premium funding is lower than average. The pupil premium is additional funding provided by the government to support those pupils who, in this school, are eligible for free school meals or who are looked after. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs is broadly average.

About 40% of pupils are from a variety of minority ethnic backgrounds. This is above average. The proportion who speak English as an additional language is broadly average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards. These set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress.

The executive headteacher is a National Leader of Education and provides support to schools within the local authority and to other schools nationally. The school is an accredited National Support School.

There is a breakfast club and an after-school club situated on the Meadow Field site. These are run by a private provider, and were not included in this inspection.

Click here to view Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

Click here to view the Bandon Hill OFSTED Reports.