Hareside Primary School


In our most recent Ofsted inspection of November 2015, some of the following strengths of the school were recognised:

"Pupils, including disadvantaged pupils, make good progress in Key Stage 2 to reach standards in reading, writing and mathematics which are significantly above the national average."

"Pupils are happy to attend Hareside Primary School because they are well cared for and feel safe and secure."

"Pupils are courteous and polite. They are wonderful ambassadors for their caring and harmonious school."

"Senior leaders have high expectations of pupils' behaviour and the pupils work hard to live up to their expectations."

"Pupils are safe in school. The school’s work to ensure pupils are safe online is outstanding. The pupils’ knowledge of this aspect of safety is exceptional."

"The curriculum is broad and balanced. It is underpinned by Hareside’s ten attributes."

"Exciting activities ensure pupils make good progress in subjects other than English and maths."

"Parents are overwhelmingly positive about the school. This comment is typical of many: ‘My child is very happy at school, he mentions lots of aspects like the friendliness of staff and the things he has learnt when he comes home."

"Teachers have created a warm and welcoming environment for learning in the early years classrooms. The children are safe and secure."

 Ofsted Nov 2015


Ofsted highlights what it considers to be our key strengths and weaknesses in our inspection dashboard from October 2015:

Please note that in our one weakness highlighted in the dashboard above the apparently poorer progress of this group of 5 SEN children is when compared with non-SEN pupils nationally.


HMI monitoring letter May 2016

Full Ofsted report November 2015

Link to the Hareside page on Ofsted's website

Ofsted's Parent View website for Hareside