Aveley Primary School

Name Aveley Primary School
Ofsted Inspections
Address Stifford Road, Aveley, South Ockendon, RM15 4AA
Phone Number 01708865868
Type Academy
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 458 (50.4% boys 49.6% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 18.8
Academy Sponsor Catalyst Academies Trust
Local Authority Thurrock
Percentage Free School Meals 25.5%
Percentage English is Not First Language 17.9%
Persistent Absence 16.9%
Pupils with SEN Support 10.7%%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Information about this school

The school does not meet requirements on the publication of information about the curriculum on its website. This is a larger than average primary school. In 2016 the school expanded its early years provision to include part-time nursery education.

The proportion of pupils who are eligible for pupil premium is higher than the national average. The proportion of pupils who have SEN and/or disabilities has been below the national average. However, the proportion of pupils who have SEN and/or disabilities has significantly increased since the published information in 2017.

The number of pupils who have an education, health and care plan or statement of special educational needs is in line with the national average. Currently, the school has more pupils who have an education, health and care plan than were reported in 2017. The school meets the current government floor standards, which set minimum expectations for pupils.

attainment and progress.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a school that requires improvement Leaders. view of the school.

s performance is too generous. They do not have clear strategies to ensure that groups of pupils make strong progress for the school to remain good. Governors do not possess enough information to enable them to hold school leaders firmly to account for the quality of education and how well groups of pupils achieve.

Since the previous inspection, pupils. progress in mathematics has been too slow. In 2017, Year 6 pupils made significantly less progress than others nationally.

Adults. expectations of pupils are, at times too low. The most able pupils are not provided with sufficiently challenging or stimulating work for them to excel.

Disadvantaged pupils make slow progress. Leaders have not allocated funds well. Boys do not achieve as well as they should in Reception.

Too many boys make less progress than the girls in many areas of learning. Since the previous inspection, the proportion of pupils reaching the required standard in the Year 1 phonic screening check has been below the national average every year. Pupils in key stage 1, especially boys, do not achieve as well as they should.

Teachers do not use assessment or adapt the curriculum well enough to meet the needs of different groups of pupils in their class. For some pupils the work is too easy and for others it is too hard. Teachers do not deploy additional adults effectively enough to accelerate the progress pupils make in class.

The school has the following strengths Pupils are safe, happy and well cared for. Leaders take great care in ensuring pupils. safety.

Most parents wholeheartedly agree. Older pupils relish the appropriate challenge they receive in Year 6 and make better progress as a result. Children settle well into the Nursery class.

They enjoy their learning. Pupils are polite, courteous and articulate. They conduct themselves well in class and at playtimes.

Staff are proud to work at the school. Leaders support newly qualified teachers well. The needs of pupils who have special educational needs (SEN) and/or disabilities are increasingly well catered for.