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REVEALED: ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted rated primary schools in Hart

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REVEALED: ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted rated primary schools in Hart

Published at 10:06am 28th April 2017.

After parents across Surrey and Hampshire found out if their child got a place at their preferred primary schools earlier this month, we’ve been looking into which schools in Hart have received an ‘Outstanding’ rating from Ofsted.

What is Ofsted?

Ofsted (Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills) is a government department that inspects and regulates state schools and colleges.

It publishes a public report based on each school’s performance, rating them on a four-point scale: Outstanding (1), Good (2), Requires improvement (3) and Inadequate (4). 

What does ‘Outstanding’ mean according to Ofsted?

“An outstanding school is highly effective in delivering outcomes that provide exceptionally well for all its pupils’ needs. This ensures that pupils are very well equipped for the next stage of their education, training or employment.”

In alphabetical order, here are the schools in the Hart area that provide primary education, listed on Ofsted’s website as having achieved an ‘Outstanding’ rating since 2010:


Name: Charles Kingsley's Church of England Primary School

Address: Glaston Hill Road, Hook, RG27 0LX

School type: Voluntary Aided School

Date of inspection: 3rd March 2011     

Inspector’s comment: “ You are lucky to go to such a unique and special school where you are helped to develop high standards, both academically and personally.”


Name: Church Crookham Junior School

Address: Tweseldown Road, Fleet, GU52 8BN

School type: Community School

Date of inspection: 10th March 2016    

Inspector’s comment: “ Substantial and sustained improvements in pupils’ progress since the previous inspection have had a significant effect on attainment, securing marked year-on-year increases in standards over the past three years.”


Name: Elvetham Heath Primary School

Address: The Key, Fleet, GU51 1DP

School type: Community School

Date of inspection: 11th March 2010     

Inspector’s comment: “You make outstanding progress and really try hard at all times. We were very impressed that you knew what to do to make your work even better.” 


Name: Heatherside Infant School

Address: Reading Road South, Fleet, GU52 7TH

School type: Community School

Date of inspection: 28th January 2015    

Inspector’s comment: “Pupils demonstrate a deep-seated love of learning. Their behaviour is very courteous and considerate.”


Name: Heatherside Junior School

Address: Reading Road South, Fleet, GU52 7TH

School type: Community School

Date of inspection: 7th November 2013    

Inspector’s comment: “The school’s dedication and commitment to equalities and securing the very best for all pupils, regardless of their abilities or circumstances, result in pupils’ excellent achievement.”


Name: Hook Infant School

Address: Church View, Hook, RG27 9NR

School type: Community School

Date of inspection: 12th March 2015    

Inspector’s comment: “The school’s very strong partnerships with parents contribute to the school’s success. Parents are very appreciative of all the school does for their children.”


Name: Westfields Junior School

Address: School Lane, Yateley, GU46 6NN

School type: Community School

Date of inspection: 14th September 2011    

Inspector’s comment: “ You are prepared very well for secondary school and are cared for well in other ways.”


How does a school achieve an ‘Outstanding’ rating?

The following are listed in Ofsted’s school inspection handbook as grade descriptors for the top rating:

  • The quality of teaching, learning and assessment is outstanding.
  • All other key judgements are likely to be outstanding. In exceptional circumstances one of the key judgements may be good, as long as there is convincing evidence that the school is improving this area rapidly and securely towards outstanding.
  • The school’s thoughtful and wide-ranging promotion of pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and their physical well-being enables pupils to thrive.
  • Safeguarding is effective.

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