Academy Information

Withernsea Primary School is part of the HCAT Academy Trust.

HCAT is a Teaching Academy and an Accredited Sponsor, we work with a number of partners to provide the highest quality education for all children within our schools and children in schools we support. The focus of HCAT is our children and we strive to ensure that every child within the Trust receives outstanding teaching and learning opportunities through collaboration and school improvement.

All our Academies are within the boundary of East Yorkshire. They are a family of schools who collaborate and support each other and aim to be outstanding in the teaching, learning and aspiration of children in our schools.

Our children come from a wide variety of backgrounds and we strive to nurture all their talents and help them achieve a happy, rewarding and successful time in our schools.

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‘Leaders have made significant improvements to early years provision. As a result, children
are making a strong start in building their skills in reading, writing and mathematics.’

Ofsted comments

‘I love school’ …

Children's comments

‘thank you for keeping me safe’

Children's comments

‘You have all been amazing. I hope all you teachers are proud of yourselves for the way you have conducted things throughout this pandemic. Proud to say my children are students at Withernsea Primary School’

Parent's comments

‘Leaders, including governors, understand the strengths and weaknesses of the school’s work.
They take decisive action to secure improvement. Consequently, the gaps in the progress made by different groups of pupils are diminishing.’

Ofsted comments

‘Pupils who are experiencing significant turbulence in their lives are well supported. As a result, they stay engaged in their learning.’

Ofsted comments

‘ I would just like to say what a great help all the teachers and staff at Withernsea Primary School have been to parents/grandparents and carers during these very strange last months. Thank you’

Parent's comments

‘The curriculum supports pupils in developing positive attitudes to learning. Leaders have linked activities closely to pupils’ interests and aspirations. This has been particularly successful in engaging boys.’

Ofsted comments

‘I love school, its a good place to learn’…

Children's comments

‘Most-able pupils and those who have special educational needs (SEN) and/or disabilities generally make good progress because teachers match tasks carefully to their needs.’

Ofsted comments

‘Teaching is improving. Teachers are successful in keeping pupils on task. They offer pupils activities which catch their imagination and motivate them to do well.’

Ofsted comments

Pupils are making good progress in improving their reading, writing and mathematical skills. Pupils’ progress in key stage 1 is particularly strong. Pupils are developing a range of exciting vocabulary in their writing. Pupils’ handwriting and spelling are weaker.

Ofsted comments

‘the teachers explain really well’

Children's comments

‘its really fun, it makes learning fun’

Children's comments

‘I would like to say thank you to everyone at Withernsea Primary School for everything you have done…..you have all been amazing’

Parent's comments

‘Pupils behave well in the classroom and around the school. Teachers support pupils with
identified behaviour difficulties well.’

Ofsted comments

‘I love school, its amazing, its like a second home’

Children's comments