We hope you enjoy your visit and find that the site enables you to find out all about our school. We are a thriving primary school situated in Worcester. Our aim is to serve the local community by providing an education of the highest quality for all our pupils. Our most recent Ofsted, in December 2017, highlighted the following strengths.
The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection.
You have high expectations of all members of the school community. You ensure that the school’s values, including ‘showing respect to all cultures and beliefs’, and ‘making sure the school is a happy, friendly place where everyone has the chance to learn and achieve to their best’ are shared and promoted by all members of staff. As a result, relationships between adults and pupils are strong and productive and pupils are well prepared for life in modern Britain.
Parents are extremely positive about the work of the school and appreciate what it provides for them and their children. The overwhelming majority of parents who responded to the Parent View survey would recommend Red Hill CofE Primary School to another parent. A parent’s comment that, ‘the headteacher is extremely visible and knows each child as an individual’ was representative of nearly all of the views submitted through the online survey.
Pupils are well-behaved, polite and considerate. They show pride in their school and value what it offers them. They appreciate the opportunities that you and other members of staff create for them to take on responsibility and to help to shape the development of the school.
You, together with governors, have taken a measured and highly considered approach to the expansion of the school. This includes making sure that the additional new buildings offer the same extremely high quality learning environment as the existing classrooms and help to preserve the opportunities for pupils to feel part of a caring and united community. Governors are highly ambitious for the pupils and provide good levels of support and challenge.
You have successfully addressed the areas for improvement identified at the last inspection. You have ensured that professional development has been carefully matched to the needs of staff and this has helped to improve the quality of teaching further. As a result pupils’ outcomes have continued to improve.
To access the full report, please visit the key information section of our website.
As a Church of England school, we also undergo a Statutory Inspection of Anglican, Methodist and ecumenical Schools (SIAMS). Our latest visit, in 2016 highlighted;
The school strives 'to treat every pupil as unique in the sight of God' and this is evident in the way all children are nurtured so that they achieve good academic standards and reach high levels of personal development. As one member of staff said of the values, "They are not just words on the wall. It is how we do things here at Red Hill." Another said, "We strive to get the best for every child here". One child said, "Because of the values, it makes us a way better school. Everyone wants to come to this school".
Red Hill prides itself on being a vibrant community where children are challenged to do their best and offered a wide variety of experiences from residential visits to singing in our school Glee Club or playing in one of our many sports teams. Please do not hesitate to visit us and find out more; make an appointment at the school office on (01905) 352524, so we can personally show you what makes us special. We look forward to meeting you and showing you around our school!
At Red Hill CE Primary School, we teach and encourage the transferable skills for independent, life-long learning. We shape our curriculum to reflect the ethos, aims and values of our school.
In every year group throughout the school our teachers plan a series of topic-based approaches to learning which reflect the National Curriculum and are firmly rooted upon a set of skills that are progressive.
Wherever possible, the topic is used to link core and foundation subjects together such as literacy and history, science and mathematics allowing further opportunity for Mastery. We also build in curriculum enrichment opportunities where we can focus on one aspect of learning or subject area or a social and emotional wellbeing focus.
We place a strong emphasis on developing creativity in all areas of a broad and rich curriculum and encourage independence in learning allowing all our children to make their own choices, as well as supporting each other. Our children should be excited by their learning and able to develop a wide range of skills that they will be able to carry with them throughout life:
Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) Development at Red Hill including the promotion of fundamental British values is an important aspect of learning. Whether through sport, music, clubs, collective worship and celebrations or through specific curriculum links such as RE and History, SMSC Development is part of every school day.
Our identified Christian values have an impact on everything we do, we believe that these values are important to our whole school community regardless of our different Faiths and beliefs. These values inform our policies, procedures and practice. Whether through our behaviour policy and systems of pastoral support where we focus on responsibility and reparation, or our dedicated approach to Inclusion at Red Hill, we are committed to an ethos of respect and care; we provide high levels of support but have high expectations too.
Every unique individual is valued and appropriately challenged. All are aware of our Christian values and opportunities are created to explore and understand how the values link to school life.