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Goldsmith Hall

New York, NY 90210

07:30 - 19:00

Monday to Friday

Ofsted

We moved to the area mid-year and were really impressed with how the school team supported our two children to fit in.

Parent of 2 children new to the area

2017-05-12T13:39:20+00:00

Parent of 2 children new to the area

Lunch staff know the kids so well, my kids are much more adventurous food wise thanks to them

Parent of 2 children

2019-07-30T20:47:29+00:00

Parent of 2 children

The school’s warm and nurturing atmosphere enables each child to develop confidence in their own individual voice/identity.

Parent of year 2 child

2019-07-30T20:45:57+00:00

Parent of year 2 child

Sport is very inclusive, all about taking part & enjoying it

parent of 2 children

2019-07-30T20:50:01+00:00

parent of 2 children

Excellent extra-curricular activities – books at bedtime with your teddy & hot chocolate – brilliant idea!

Parent of 2 children

2019-07-30T20:49:38+00:00

Parent of 2 children

Our most recent OFSTED inspection took place in September 2019; the school was judged to ‘Require Improvement’. This judgement was in line with school’s own self-evaluation meaning we had accurately identified the next steps required to ensure the school is ‘Good’. The inspection was fair and accurate, outlining the strengths of the school and some of our next steps.

The report says that our strengths are as follows:

  • “Pupils enjoy their time at Hawkesbury Primary School.”
  • “Pupils say that bullying is very rare.”
  • “They have a good understanding of different cultures and the religious beliefs that people have.”
  • “In the Reception class, children get off to a flying start.”
  • “The teaching of mathematics has improved over the past year.”
  • “Leaders are swift to identify pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND). They put a wide range of support in place for them.”
  • “The arrangements for safeguarding are effective.”
  • “Pupils know how to keep themselves safe, including when they are online.”

It also recognises that we need to improve the following:

  • Governors should ensure that leadership systems are suitably robust and that plans are suitably precise to ensure that the school offers a consistently good quality of education.
  • In reading, leaders need to ensure that teachers’ plans are better matched to the needs of pupils.
  • Leaders must make sure that learning is carefully planned and taught to ensure that pupils are able to know more and remember more.
  • Teachers should consider how visits and events can be used to maximise their impact on pupils’ learning.

Work is well under way and improvements over the past 12 months can clearly be seen. Over the course of the 2019-2020 academic year we will be receiving support from the local authority to rapidly improve our reading curriculum and to continue to develop the way we teach maths and support children with Special Educational Needs. We have exciting plans to ensure our curriculum is as strong as it needs to be.

The school is moving forward. We feel positive about the future. We are working hard to ensure all children receive the best possible education.

Please contact us if you would like to find out more, or visit our Ofsted page here.

Mike Riches

Executive Headteacher