Ampney Crucis Church of England Primary School

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About Ampney Crucis Church of England Primary School

Name Ampney Crucis Church of England Primary School
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Mrs Tana Wood
Address School Lane, Ampney Crucis, Cirencester, GL7 5SD
Phone Number 01285851440
Phase Primary
Type Voluntary aided school
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 93
Local Authority Gloucestershire
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school.

The school is exceptionally well led by the inspirational headteacher. Together with senior leaders, she has established a highly successful, shared vision that leads to excellent teaching and high standards in reading, writing and mathematics. The quality of teaching is outstanding.

Teachers have excellent subject knowledge and plan for the needs of all their pupils very well. Consequently, pupils are highly engaged in their learning. Pupils' behaviour is outstanding.

They love learning and behave exceptionally well, both in lessons and around the school. Their exemplary behaviour makes a strong contribution to their le...arning and excellent achievement. Pupils who receive extra support through additional government funding make the same rapid progress as their classmates.

These pupils achieve exceptionally well. Teachers regularly and accurately assess pupils' work. Pupils know what they need to do to improve.

Pupils feel completely safe at school; a view that is totally endorsed by their parents. The school's work to promote pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is excellent. Pupils have an impressive knowledge of Christianity and of other different faiths and cultures.

Pupils enjoy an extensive range of exciting learning topics and themes. The headteacher is relentless in her determination to bring about sustained improvements to the school. In this endeavour she is ably supported by a very strong governing body.

Leaders have used performance procedures exceptionally well to bring about significant and sustained improvements to teaching and pupils' achievement since the last inspection. The effectiveness of the early years is outstanding. Children are very well prepared for the next stage in their learning.

Information about this school

Ampney Crucis Church of England Primary School is smaller than the average-sized primary school. The school is very popular and is oversubscribed. Numbers on role have steadily increased from 58 in 2007 to the current level of 92.

There are just four classes in the school. All pupils are taught in mixed-age groups. Early years Reception children attend full time and are taught in a class shared with Year 1 pupils.

The proportion of pupils eligible for the pupil premium is well below average, at around 5%. This premium is additional government funding which supports pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and those in local authority care. The school meets the government's floor targets which set the minimum expectations for pupils' attainment in English and mathematics.

At around 7%, the proportion of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs is below the national average. The majority of pupils are of White British heritage. Six per cent of pupils have parents who speak English as an additional language which is well below the national average.

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