‘Good’ Northampton primary school praised for setting ‘high expectations’ for pupils

Hopping Hill Primary School in Northampton has been rated 'good' by Ofsted Picture: Google Images
Hopping Hill Primary School in Northampton has been rated 'good' by Ofsted Picture: Google Images

A primary school in Northampton has been praised by Ofsted inspectors for setting high expectations for pupils and maintaining “excellent classroom routines”.

Representatives from the Government’s education watchdog visited Hopping Hill Primary School in Duston last month and concluded the school was good with outstanding early years provision and pupil behaviour.

A report of the visit states: “The headteacher and the governing body provide good leadership. They are passionate about serving their community and ensure that almost all pupils make good progress.

“Teachers have high expectations and excellent classroom routines that help to ensure pupils’ safety and well-being. As a result, pupils’ behaviour is outstanding and their conduct around school exemplary.

“Outstanding leadership and management of the early years have ensured the provision of an outstanding learning environment, a rich curriculum and high-quality teaching. As a result, more children achieve a good level of development at the end of Reception than nationally.”

Headteacher Sam Phillips said she was delighted with the recent Ofsted report.

She said: “The report recognises how hard our pupils work and their enjoyment of school.

“It also identifies how staff and governors strive for the very best outcomes for all, none of which is possible without our continued parental support.

“We are now looking forward to future successes.”