Abbas and Templecombe Church of England Primary School


Name Abbas and Templecombe Church of England Primary School
Website http://www.abbastemplecombe.weebly.com/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 05 June 2019
Address School Lane, Templecombe, Somerset, BA8 0HP
Phone Number 01963370481
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 119 (43% boys 57% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 19.6
Local Authority Somerset
Percentage Free School Meals 16%
Percentage English is Not First Language 2.5%

Information about this school

This school is a smaller than average-sized primary school. Pupils are organised in four mixed-age classes. The proportion of pupils with SEND is above average and in the top 20% of schools nationally. The current Year 6 class has 33% of pupils with SEND. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils is higher than the national average. The school manages a breakfast club each day.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Leaders have addressed effectively the areas for improvement following the previous inspection. This has led to significant improvements over the past two years, ensuring that teaching is good and pupils achieve well. Leaders carefully monitor the quality of teaching and its impact on the progress made by different groups of pupils. They have an accurate understanding of school strengths and areas for improvement. Governors receive detailed reports from leaders about pupils’ achievements. Their thorough knowledge of the school enables them to hold leaders to account effectively. The proportion of Year 6 pupils achieving the higher standard in mathematics fell from above the national average in 2017 to below in 2018. Leaders are focusing on addressing this and improving pupils’ recall of mathematical facts appropriate for their ages. Teachers and support staff say that they are proud to work at the school. They feel respected by leaders and the community. Overall, pupils take pride in how they present their work. However, there is some inconsistency seen in pupils’ handwriting. The curriculum is broad and exciting. Pupils’ learning is enhanced by a wide variety of learning opportunities that promote their spiritual, moral, social and cultural skills well. Leaders make sure that the needs of disadvantaged pupils are met. As a result, disadvantaged pupils make good and sometimes better progress than their peers. Pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) make good progress because they receive effective, well-planned support. Pupils behave well and feel safe in school. They are polite, caring and they show respect for each other and for adults. Children in the early years enjoy an exciting curriculum that encourages them to make good progress. Parents are pleased with how well the school meets the specific needs of pupils.