Hunsbury Park Primary School, Northampton achieves the Inclusive School Award with Centre of Excellence status.
Hunsbury Park Primary School is a smaller than average primary school for pupils from 4 to 11. It is currently 2 form entry but due to falling numbers will be moving to 1.5 entry from September 2021. This will be managed by having 3 mixed age classes in each year group: Year 1-2, Year 3-4, Year 5-6. This model will ensure that provision for all pupils remains consistent. The school also has a 10-place resourced provision for SEMH pupils.
Bright and Accessible Environment
The environment in school is fully accessible to all pupils and adjustments have been made to support a child with a visual disability including painting door posts yellow to aid movement around the school. The building is all on one level and pupils and staff are able to access all areas, regardless of any physical disability.
Classroom expectations are consistent across the school ensuring support for learning is mirrored across year groups.
Hunsbury Park serves a diverse community with above national SEND numbers (31% EHCP or SEND), 32% EAL with a growing number of pupils arriving new to the country with little or no English. 50% of children are from minority ethnic backgrounds, predominantly from Eastern Europe. Pupil Premium numbers are above national average at 32%.
‘Be Ready, Be Responsible, Be Safe’
The school prides itself on having inclusion at the heart of everything it does. Expectations of pupils and staff are clear, and the school behaviour values; ‘Be Ready, Be Responsible and Be Safe’ are clear and evident across the school, visible in public areas and classrooms and clearly understood and followed by all. All staff treat pupils as individuals and clearly articulate the importance of managing pupils according to their particular needs, identifying how to support and enable children with particular needs to access and succeed in school. A focus on identifying and managing children’s anxieties is clearly evident, enabling ASD and ADHD pupils to be managed highly effectively. Despite these children having complex issues, individual behaviour in class was exemplary during the assessment visit. It was a pleasure to witness leaders’ passion and sense of purpose and to observe the pupils engaged in and enjoying their learning at Hunsbury Park.
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