We are an inclusive school who pride ourselves on promoting the best possible outcomes for all pupils. Our vision 'Excellence achieved through care, creativity and challenge' is at the heart of everything we do. Every child really does matter to us and we take the time to get to know each and every one within our school.
We are 2 schools (Nursery and Primary) which are federated under one Governing Body. We have a 104 place Nursery with an additional 24 two year old places, and a 2 form entry primary school. In addition, the federation runs projects alongside the Nursery. So To Speak2 works with Nursery, and funded2 year olds with Speech and Language delay and is partly funded by the National Lottery.
The most recent Nursery Ofsted (March 2023) graded the school as good. This matches the Primary Ofsted judgement of good in January 2019.
We have a higher than National number of children with Special Educational Needs (SEN).
At King's Hedges, the most common SEN need includes language and communication and social and emotional mental health. Attainment on entry to our schools is generally below average particularly in terms of communication, language and personal and social emotional development.
Pupils who receive free school meals (FSM) above average
Pupil premium funding above average
English as an additional language (EAL) above average
Highest language spoken after English: Polish
There are over 43 different languages spoken in the school.
'Leaders and governors ensure that the primary physical education (PE) and sport premium increases pupils’ participation in physical education and sporting activities. Pupils have recently taken part in a cross-country running competition between school houses. Pupils benefit from extra-curricular sports at lunchtime and after school as well as attendance at inter-school sports events.'
'Leaders use the pupil premium appropriately to help pupils overcome barriers to learning. Most disadvantaged pupils make strong progress from their starting points.'