Hawkedon Primary School

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Hawkedon Way
Lower Earley
Reading
RG6 3AP
01189667444
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Pupils
627
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Ages
4 - 11
Gender
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Mixed
Building
Type
Community school
Mr ofsted
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.05
Ofsted Report
(26/9/18)
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86%
NATIONAL AVG. 65%
% pupils meeting the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics
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Hawkedon is larger than an average primary school. There are three classes in each year group from Reception to Year 6. All children attend full time in the Early Years Foundation Stage. The school also runs a family centre and there is a pre-school group that rents part of the school buildings. These were not part of this inspection. Almost 60 per cent of pupils come from a White British background and around 20 per cent have Indian heritage. There are more pupils than average, around a third, who speak English as an additional language. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils supported by the pupil premium (extra government funding for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals or in children who are looked after) is around seven per cent and below the national average. Almost 10 per cent of pupils who are disabled or have special educational needs, similar to the national average, are supported through school action. Around five per cent are supported through school action plus or a statement of special educational needs, which is below the national average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. A new headteacher took up his post in September 2014. Major building work last year to house the school’s growing number of pupils was completed for the start of the academic year. The school runs a breakfast and after-school club.

Hawkedon Primary School Catchment Area Map

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Our heat maps use groups of postcodes, not individual postcodes, and have naturally soft edges. All pupils are included in the mapping (i.e. children with siblings already at the school, high priority pupils and selective and/or religious admissions) but we may have removed statistical ‘outliers’ with more remote postcodes that do not reflect majority admissions.

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This information is provided as a guide only. The areas from which pupils are admitted to a school can change from year to year to reflect the number of siblings and pupils admitted under high priority admissions criteria.

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  3. On each school page, use the link to visit the school website and find information on individual school admissions criteria. Geographical criteria are only applied after pupils have been admitted on higher priority criteria such as Looked After Children, SEN, siblings, etc.

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