Ofsted

“This is a good school.  The school’s systems and procedures for safeguarding pupils and for providing care, guidance and support are outstanding. Pupils, parents and carers recognise these excellent qualities. They lead directly to pupils’ high attendance, outstanding behaviour and excellent understanding of how to lead a healthy life. Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is good, their moral and social development being particularly noteworthy. All groups of pupils make good progress and some make outstanding progress. There is no underachievement by any group of pupils.”

From our last inspection in November 2011

Please use the link below to read our report.

Since our last inspection, everyone in school has been on a relentless mission to achieve the targets set, together with raising standards of achievement (attainment and progress) across school.  We want to ensure the best outcomes for all our pupils.

Our key priorities for 2015-16 included:

  • Increase the number of pupils achieving the expected standard and the mastery standard (Greater Depth) in Maths, Reading and Writing in each cohort

Y6: 91% Expected+ in all subjects

Greater Depth: Reading - 55%; Writing - 27%; Maths - 18% (36% teacher assessment)

Y2: Reading – 100% Expected+; 38% Greater Depth

Writing – 62% Expected+; 15% Greater Depth

Maths – 85% Expected+; 23% Greater Depth

Other cohorts:  Reading and Maths – almost all year groups increased the number of pupils working at Greater Depth and Expected. We are still working on the transition in Maths from Foundation Stage to Year 1.

Writing: Years 5 & 6 increased the number of children at these levels, however other year groups varied as the curriculum has become more challenging.

  • Improve spelling throughout the school

Each cohort made between 71%+ and 93%+ more progress than expected in spelling.

The number of children gaining a spelling age above their chronological age is increasing in each year group, although we are still working on spelling with some children.

  • Improve handwriting throughout KS1 and Lower KS2

Presentation is greatly improved throughout school.

  • Ensure that the Early Years results remain above the national average

73% of pupils achieved a Good Level of Development compared with 69% nationally.

More children achieved the exceeding judgements than nationally.

Girls were well above the national average but boys were below in some areas.  This related to some boys with specific issues.

  • Ensure Maths marking is consistent and effective and that time is planned to evaluate and improve learning, showing pupils what they need to do to improve

Maths marking identifies common misconceptions and challenges children with next steps.  Red pen correction and challenge work is evident in books.

  • Continue to develop the teaching of PE and Computing throughout school

Observed PE lessons were very good, showing a range of skills and active children.

88% of children have attended an after school or lunchtime sports club and 86% of children have attended a sports competition.

We have continued to achieve Youth Sports Trust silver award.

Computing is becoming embedded using the new scheme, although it is more developed in KS2 than KS1.

  • Continue to develop our assessment and moderating systems in light of the new curriculum, end of Key Stage tests and changes to the Foundation Stage baseline

Clear assessment systems have been set up which track attainment and progress, giving staff useful information to plan next steps.

New Early Years baseline was completed.

KS1 teacher became a KS1 moderator for the Local Authority.

  • Plan for opportunities to continue to increase pupil voice through play leaders and the sports council

96% of children attended an after school/ lunchtime club with 92% (FS not included) representing school outside the school day.

Pupil voice is immense, creating confident and organised pupils.

The positions of Head Boy and Girl have been extremely effective in leading initiatives in the school forward.

  • Continue to develop Co-ordinator roles by ensuring they are familiar with the expected and mastery levels of the new curriculum and assist in through school and between school moderation

Co-ordinators have continued to be more proactive with an increasing understanding of the expectations of the new curriculum and the end of Key Stage tests.

Whole school, pyramid and LA moderation have assisted Co-ordinators and staff in making accurate judgements.

  • Continue to develop the monitoring of governors to ensure that governors are proactive in monitoring school development and assisting in leading the school forward

The Governor Development Plan has provided governors with a clear focus for monitoring school developments.

Review of governance showed an effective governing body.

  • Further develop partnerships with parents regarding the new curriculum and homework

87% of parents agreed or strongly agreed that homework was appropriate in April 2016.

Meetings have been held with parents about the new curriculum.

School Improvement Plan 2016-17 (Summary of Priorities)
Ofsted: inspection reports
Ofsted: school performance tables

Please note, the Department for Education does not publish figures if there are fewer than ten children in a year group.

Ofsted: Parent View

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