Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a GOOD school.
- Increasing number of pupils join the school with below age-related expectations in literacy and numeracy skills. Due to good teaching, they achieve well and reach average levels by the end of reception.
- The progress made by pupils in English and mathematics has been slightly above the national average in recent years. Teacher assessment shows that increasing proportions of pupils are now making better progress and achieving well in Key Stage 2.
- Pupils are enthusiastic about topics they study enlivened with visits and role play. Older pupils also undertake significant responsibilities running lunchtime clubs.
- Pupils speak very positively about their school and their enjoyment of lessons. They behave well and treat adults and each other with courtesy. They rightly believe that the school is a safe and secure environment.
- The headteacher and assistant headteachers have a good understanding of what needs to be done and to further improve the school. Monitoring the quality of teaching and tracking pupils’ progress are their top priorities. Staff and governors share their vision and ambition.
- Teaching over time is good because activities are carefully planned to meet most pupils’ needs.