Ofsted & Performance Data

Hockliffe Lower School was last inspected by Ofsted in May 2010 and was judged to be outstanding. The inspectors commented that ‘This outstanding school has many important strengths’ and that ‘The school has an excellent ambition and purpose that is shared with all and is continually aimed at raising pupils’ standards still further.’

Of Hockliffe’s staff, the inspectors said that they ‘look beyond the limitations imposed by the small size of the school to extend all pupils’ horizons and to support their excellent progress.’ In particular in early years, the Inspectors reported that ‘The staff are particularly effective at creating a calm and relaxed ethos where children feel safe and secure in exploring their world.’

One parent commented ‘In short, it is a small school with a big outlook and the kids love it.’

Hockliffe constantly monitors and evaluates the school to ensure it continues to be outstanding.

Hockliffe Lower School Ofsted Report 2010

Performance Data


Reception Early Learning Goals 75%

Year 1 

Year 1 Phonics - Percentage of pupils meeting phonics threshold 75%

Year 2 

Year 2 Reading – Percentage of pupils “working at expected” 54%

Year 2 Writing - Percentage of pupils “working at expected” 46%

Year 2 Maths - Percentage of pupils “working at expected” 77%

Hockliffe Lower School Performance Data