Oakhurst Community Primary School


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Pioneer Road
SN25 2HY
01793 734754
4 - 11
Community School
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4 1 1 2 3 4
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% pupils meeting the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics
% pupils achieving the higher standard in reading, writing and mathematics
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Primary Data 2016
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Teacher 22.0:1
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School language
Pupils first language
not English
Pupils registered for free school meals

School Description

Oakhurst Community Primary School is much larger than the average-sized primary school. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium funding (those eligible for free school meals, those in local authority care and those with a parent or carer in the armed services) is broadly average. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported through school action is much higher than the national average. The proportion supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is slightly lower than average. The proportion of pupils who join the school at different points in the school year is much higher than average. The school meets the government’s floor standards, which are the minimum standards set for pupils’ attainment and progress.

Catchment information

01793 445 500

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Parent reviews

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“Could not be happier with this school”
Brilliant School. Had a few issues recently but seem to have been sorted. My children love going to school. I could not be happier with their teachers and their progress.
A wonderful school. The attitudes, behaviour and results of the children are very good indeed and the staff are caring and dedicated. I recently attended a maths class that involved parents with their children and I came away thinking how I wished my primary school was like this. There have been recent changes in staff which is natural when a leader leaves. This happens at schools, businesses and all organisations. There was a transition but things have settled down and I'm appreciating the new leadership and the refreshed perspective and brand that the school brings. If anything, I have observed the higher level of professionalism in running the school since the new leadership. Thank you Oakhurst Community Primary School.
“Superb community school”
Wonderful school, high quality of Maths and English education especially. Super safe environment, our children adored their time here. Great sporting education too.
“Fantastic school - don't listen to the minority of parents”
Fantastic school providing a hollistic, caring, high standard of teaching and guidance to the children. Unfortunately there are some very vocal negative parents who seem determined to drag the school down. In my experience as a current parent, staff are approachable and have a clear, deep understanding of how to deliver the curriculum to the benefit of all children – no matter what their ability. The figures speak for themselves in terms of achievements by the children and staff. Children with challenging educational needs are encouraged and nurtured well in my opinion. Every child in this school is taught to "be the best you can be". Thank you to all at Oakhurst Primary school.
“Suberb School.”
This is a wonderful school with results that are improving drastically on previous years. A small minority of disgruntled parents are missing the flair and exuberance of a previous head, whilst ignoring the fact that his academic results were very poor. Our child is doing far better than their sibling of previous years. Keep up the good work Oakhurst, the maths and English teaching is far superior now the school is spending less time on putting on shows and events.
“Not happy”
Oakhurst primary was once THE school that most local parents wanted their children to attend. The culture was one of positiveness and achievement. It was a happy place. The previous head teacher (who left last year) was extremely popular with students and parents alike. Now things are very different. It feels like a rudderless establishment. Uncertainty reigns. As a parent, I cannot believe that so much has changed so quickly. Maybe the new head is facing pressure to improve standards and possibly (like many schools) on an ever decreasing budget. If that's the case, most parents would like to know that. It's our children's future and we want to be involved. I sincerely hope things improve.
“This is not the School it once was”
Oakhurst School was the school that all the local children wanted to attend and where you knew your children would be safe and happy. Since the new Head started in September 2016, it feels very different. Communication is limited and sometimes even inaccurate and some staff, including the SENCos, have left. In my experience, all the new staff appear to be temporary so our children will have another change of teacher for next September. I am very concerned.
“School in Decline”
This school was very well respected in our area but sadly not anymore. In my experience, children and teachers are transferring to other local schools. I have transferred out my Year 6 daughter and we are desperately waiting for a space in an alternate setting for our younger daughter. Check out the parent's feedback on Ofsted. It speaks for itself.
“High staff turnover a real concern”
This school has been a huge part of the local community since it opened in 2009 with dedicated and well respected members of staff and leadership team. In my experience, since the appointment of a new head teacher in September 2016, staff turnover and sickness levels have risen dramatically and the morale of staff and community engagement has gone down. I am deeply concerned.
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