Heathfield Primary School

Primary
Heathfield Primary School, Bolton logo
Henniker Road
Bolton
Lancashire
BL3 3TP

Head:  Ms Joanna Lindon


Pupils: 278

Gender: Mixed

Ages: 2 to 11

Type: Community school

Boarding: No

Religion: Does not apply

School Description by Ofsted


Ofsted
Piccadilly Gate

Store Street

Manchester
T 0300 123 4234
M1 2WD
www.gov.uk/ofsted



3 February 2017

Ms Joanna Lindon
Headteacher
Heathfield Primary School
Henniker Road
Bolton
Lancashire
BL3 3TP

Dear Ms Lindon

Short inspection of Heathfield Primary School

Following my visit to the school on 24 January 2017, I write on behalf of Her
Majesty's Chief Inspector of Education, Children's Services and Skills to report the
inspection findings. The visit was the first short inspection carried out since the
school was judged to be good in February 2013.

This school continues to be good.

The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school
since the last inspection. Under your leadership the school has gone from strength
to strength. You are passionate in your ambition that all children achieve their full
potential, not only academically but also in becoming well-rounded, responsible and
confident citizens. You, and all staff, have created a strong sense of care and
nurture for the whole school community. As a result, pupils radiate a sense of
fairness, compassion and equality. They talk proudly about their school logo being a
rainbow, symbolising and celebrating `differences coming together'.

Most parents who spoke to me, or responded to Parent View, Ofsted's online
questionnaire, are very positive about the school and would recommend it to
others. A number of parents particularly appreciate that you and your staff make
`everyone feel welcome' and say that their child `loves school'. Comments from
parents such as `they are always there to help' are typical. It is clear from my short
time with you that this is a caring, thriving school.

All staff who responded to Ofsted's online questionnaire are proud to be part of
Heathfield, and say that the school is well led and they feel well supported. Your
newly appointed acting deputy headteacher has grown very quickly into the role.
Staff share your vision and aspirations and there is a strong sense of them working
together to drive the school's continued improvement.

You have tackled the recommendations from the last inspection successfully. For





Progress 8 Score - Reading

-1.1
NATIONAL AVERAGE
Confidence interval is -3.6 to 1.4

Progress 8 Score - Writing

-0.8
NATIONAL AVERAGE
Confidence interval is -3.2 to 1.6

Progress 8 Score -
Maths

1.9
NATIONAL AVERAGE
Confidence interval is -0.4 to 4.2

SATS

57%
ABOVE NATIONAL AVERAGE (50%)

Percentage of pupils reaching the expected standard in reading, writing and maths

SATS HIGH SCORE

13%
ABOVE NATIONAL AVERAGE (5%)

Percentage of pupils achieving a high score in reading and maths and working at greater depth in writing

Reading

60%
ABOVE NATIONAL AVERAGE (53%)

Percentage of pupils reaching the expected standard in reading

Reading

83%
BELOW NATIONAL AVERAGE (99.4)

Percentage of pupils reaching the expected standard in reading

% Pupils first language not English

34.5

Percentage of pupils with English not as first language (EAL)

% Pupils eligible for FSM

29.3

Percentage of pupils eligible for Free School Meals at any time during the past 6 years


Average Salary

£35,401

Pupil Teacher Ratio

20.7

Number of Teachers

12

Full-time Equiv Teachers

11.1

Teaching Assistants

14

Teaching Assistants Equiv

10.2

No Vacancies.

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