Victoria Primary Academy


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Finedon Road
4 - 11
Academy sponsor led mainstream
4 1 1 2 3 4
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% pupils meeting the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics
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The school is an academy, sponsored by The Hatton Academies Trust. Victoria Primary Academy is larger than the average-sized primary school. Six teachers have joined the school since September 2018; three of these joined midyear. There are currently five newly qualified teachers. The school is in the process of recruiting two more teachers for September 2019. A third of pupils are White British, with the remainder coming from a wide range of minority ethnic groups. Just over half of the pupils speak English as an additional language. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils is slightly below average. However, the school is in the highest 40% nationally for deprivation. The school has a higher rate of pupil mobility than is typical nationally, including a number of pupils who are new to the country. The proportion of pupils with SEND is above the national average. Inspection report: Victoria Primary Academy, 8–9 May 2019 Page 9 of 11 Information about this inspection Inspectors observed learning across all year groups and phases and visited most classes more than once – 40 visits in total. A large proportion of observations were carried out jointly with the principal and other senior leaders. Inspectors listened to pupils read from Years 2, 3, 5 and 6. The inspectors talked with pupils about their school and looked at pupils’ books while visiting lessons. The team scrutinised a large sample of pupils’ work jointly with the principal and other leaders to gain a view of the impact of teaching over time. Inspectors held meetings with the principal and other leaders, including leaders responsible for the provision for pupils with SEND, inclusion, English, mathematics, the early years and age phases. A meeting was held with representatives of the board of trustees, including the chair and the acting CEO. Inspectors spoke with parents informally at the start of the school day and considered the 40 responses to Ofsted’s online parent questionnaire, Parent View, and the freetext service for parents. Inspectors considered responses from 26 staff to the Ofsted online questionnaire. There were no responses to the online pupil questionnaire. However, inspectors considered the 100 responses to a recent internal pupil questionnaire. The inspectors observed pupils across the school day, including at breaktimes and lunchtimes. The inspectors looked at a range of documentation, including the school’s selfevaluation, the school improvement plans, academy sponsor reviews, the school’s most recent information on pupils’ achievement, information related to safeguarding, behaviour and attendance, and the information published on the school’s website. Inspection team Mandy Wilding, lead inspector Ofsted Inspector Michael Wilson Ofsted Inspector Rebecca King Ofsted Inspector Inspection report: Victoria Primary Academy, 8–9 May 2019 Page 10 of 11 Any complaints about the inspection or the report should be made following the procedures set out in the guidance 'Raising concerns and making a complaint about Ofsted', which is available from Ofsted's website: If you would like Ofsted to send you a copy of the guidance, please telephone 0300 123 4234, or email [email protected]

Victoria Primary Academy Catchment Area Map

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