Hilldene Primary School
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Grange Road
3 - 11
Community school
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% pupils meeting the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics
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School Description

This is a much larger than average-sized primary school, with a similar number of boys and girls. Pupils can join the school at age three in the Nursery or at age four in Reception. If there are places available, the school also admits children into the Nursery when they are ‘rising’ three’s, that is when they will be three years of age in the preceding term to starting school. In January, 12 ‘rising threes’ joined the school, so they were in their third term in Nursery at the time of this inspection. The Nursery runs two half-day sessions, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Children are enrolled on one or the other session. Pupils represent 18 ethnic groups, the largest of which is the White British, which makes up over two thirds of pupils on roll. Other White pupils represent about one tenth of the roll and Africans about one twentieth. Other groups are very small. One fifth of pupils speak English as an additional language. This is below the national average for similar schools. Nearly half of the pupils are in receipt of the government’s pupil premium grant. This proportion is much larger than the national average. In this school the funding is used to provide support for disadvantaged pupils, those in receipt of free school meals and children looked after by the local authority. The number of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs is above average. Mobility is quite high. In 2013/14, 10 pupils joined the school for the first time during Year 6. The school meets the government’s floor standards which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in mathematics, reading and writing. The Havering Learning Support Group for children is based at Hilldene Primary School. It is a local authority resource for primary pupils in Havering with behavioural, emotional and social needs. It is managed as an integral part of the school provision and is line managed by the school’s leadership team. The aim is to enable a successful transition to secondary school. The school is also a member of the Harold Hill Cluster of primary and secondary schools who work in partnership to provide joint curriculum events including those for the more able, for example the annual Spelling Bee competition. In addition, the cluster provides training opportunities for Newly Qualified Teachers and holds joint staff and leadership training events. The headteacher position is shared by two co-headteachers: the previous full-time headteacher now working part time and the former deputy headteacher. This co-headship arrangement was secured by the governing body in September 2013 to respond to an emergency situation. The governing body is actively seeking to recruit a substantive headteacher to assume the full-time position from April/September 2015.

Hilldene Primary School Catchment Area Map

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This School Guide heat map has been plotted using official pupil data taken from the last School Census collected by the Department for Education. It is a visualisation of where pupils lived at the time of the annual School Census.

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.

For some schools, the heat map may be a useful indicator of the catchment area but our heat maps are not the same as catchment area maps. Catchment area maps, published by the school or local authority, are based on geographical admissions criteria and show actual cut-off distances and pre-defined catchment areas for a single admission year.

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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  1. Look at our school catchment area guide for more information on heat maps. They give a useful indicator of the general areas that admit pupils to the school. This visualisation is based on all attending pupils present at the time of the annual School Census.
  2. Use the link to the Local Authority Contact (above) to find catchment area information based on a single admission year. This is very important if you are considering applying to a school.
  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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