|Name||Albury Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Inspection Date||09 September 2014|
|Address||Church End, Albury, Hertfordshire, SG11 2JQ|
|Religious Character||Church of England|
|Number of Pupils||46 (65% boys 35% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||10.9|
|Percentage Free School Meals||7.9%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||4.3%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||26.1%|
|Catchment Area Information Available||Yes, our catchment area data is FREE|
|Last Distance Offered Information Available||No|
Information about this school
This is a much smaller than average-sized primary school. Most pupils are taught in mixed-age classes. Most of the pupils are White British. A small number of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs have a statement of special educational needs, or an education, health and care plan. A below average proportion of pupils are supported by the pupil premium, which provides additional funding for pupils in local authority care and those known to be eligible for free school meals. The school meets the current government floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in reading, writing and mathematics. The proportion of pupils who join and leave the school part way through the year is higher than normal. The headteacher took up the post in September 2013.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a good school. The headteacher, staff and governors are successfully promoting effective teaching and good achievement for pupils. Teamwork among the staff and governors is strong and this has a positive impact on bringing about improvement. There is a very positive and welcoming school atmosphere where pupils learn and thrive. Pupils show considerable enthusiasm for learning and their outstanding behaviour supports their academic achievement. The school promotes pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development extremely well and has good links with the church. There are highly effective procedures to ensure that pupils are safe. Pupils feel safe and very well looked after by staff. Good teaching successfully engages pupils and promotes good progress. Some teaching is outstanding. Marking and feedback are strengths of the teaching. Disabled pupils and those with special educational needs receive effective support from learning support assistants. Children in Nursery and Reception achieve well. They make a good start to their school life. Pupils continue to make good progress through Key Stages 1 and 2. Attainment by the end of Year 6 is usually above average in reading, writing and mathematics. Parents are very pleased with the care and education provided for their children. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Occasionally, work is not set at the right level of difficulty for pupils. Pupils’ progress in mathematics is not as strong as in reading and writing.