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  • Holtspur School & Pre-School
    Cherry Tree Road
    Holtspur
    Beaconsfield
    Buckinghamshire
    HP9 1BH
  • Head: Ms Fiona O'Reilly
  • T 01494 674325
  • F 01494 674 325
  • E office@holtspur.bucks.sch.uk
  • W www.holtspursch.co.uk
  • A state school for boys and girls aged from 4 to 11.
  • Boarding: No
  • Local authority: Buckinghamshire
  • Pupils: 230
  • Religion: Does not apply
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Good 1
      • Early years provision 2
      • Outcomes for children and learners Good 2
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Good 2
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 2
    • 1 Short inspection 6th October 2016
    • 2 Full inspection 31st May 2012

    Short inspection reports only give an overall grade; you have to read the report itself to gauge whether the detailed grading from the earlier full inspection still stands.

  • Previous Ofsted grade: Satisfactory on 1st October 2008
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What the parents say...

We have 2 children at Holtspur and we're very glad we sent them there. From the moment I walked in on our open day, I had a strong impression of the school's atmosphere - warm, friendly and nurturing - and that hasn't changed in the 4 years we've been there. The headmistress is excellent: she has a tough, professional exterior, but the children adore her. Her ethos is that every child should leave Holtspur knowing what they are good at. The staff are kind and hard-working. The pupils are streamed very effectively in the core subjects so that those who need extra support receive it, while those who need to be stretched will be adequately challenged. My children are particularly benefitting from the strong musical and sports offerings. There's a lovely 'buddy' system where Reception children are paired with Year 5's to help them with various aspects of school life - this then continues in Year 1/Year 6. Generally the year groups are well integrated, which creates a real sense of community. This is helped by it being a one form entry school. Overall, it is a fantastic school where our children are thriving academically and socially.

Commented on 11th Nov 2011

Holtspur School is a small one-form entry school on the outskirts of Beaconsfield that provides a fabulous learning experience for every child. Often discounted because its SATS results are skewed by having to include children with statements who cannot access the tests, the school actually provides a wonderful an environment where every child can flourish regardless of their abilities. From the very first moment you contact the school you will experience the friendliness that is a real feature of every activity. Walk inside and you will be astonished by the huge range of art, sport and music activity that the staff and children seem to cram into every part of every day. There are masses of lunchtime and after school clubs from cooking and lego to football and racket sports for every age group, swimming lessons, tag rugby, netball, cross country and athletics. And if there is a competition of some description anywhere in the county you can bet the school will have a team, even if they have to use younger age groups to make up for a lack of numbers. The music provision is phenomenal. lots of guitar lessons, an award winning choir and lots of peripatetic lessons in violin, piano, brass, woodwind and the children's favourite - drums. It's a a school where any parent would be happy to send their child and I heartily recommend it.

Commented on 7th Nov 2011

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Special Education Needs

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers
Aspergers Syndrome [archived]
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
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HI - Hearing Impairment
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MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty
MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment
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Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
PD - Physical Disability
PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health
SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication Y
SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty
Special facilities for Visually Impaired
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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