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Ofsted Report 2014

Inspection dates

8-9 May 2014

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school.  

  • Pupils achieve well because teaching is good and sometimes outstanding.  
  • Pupils make good progress in reading, writing and mathematics.
  • Pupils’ attainment at the end of Year 6 has been much higher than the national average and rising for the past three years. 
  • The most-able pupils make good progress and achieve well. In 2013, the proportion of pupils attaining the highest levels was well above the national average in reading, writing and mathematics by the end of Year 6. 
  • Pupils eligible for support from additional government funding make good progress and achieve well.  
  • School leaders, including governors, have secured substantial improvements in pupils’ achievement over the past three years. 
  • Leaders’ use of information about pupils’ progress has improved. As a result, they have an accurate view of pupils’ achievement in different years and classes.
  • Governors are well informed and provide effective levels of challenge for school leaders.  
  • Pupils enjoy school, behave well and feel very safe. 

It is not yet an outstanding school because: 

  • In the past, pupils have made slightly slower progress in a small number of classes in Key Stage 1. This has caused fluctuations in pupils’ attainment at the end of Year 2 over the past three years. 
  • There is not enough outstanding teaching to secure pupils’ outstanding achievement.  
  • Occasionally, teachers’ expectations of pupils are not high enough.  
  • Information about pupils’ progress is not used rigorously enough by all teachers to ensure that the work set for groups of pupils is at the right level of difficulty.
  • The quality of the school’s communication with parents and carers is not good enough. 

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