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This is a good school Leaders and governors know their school well.
Over time, their work to improve provision has successfully raised standards and ensures that pupils achieve well. The headteacher leads a supportive staff team whose members work together well and are proud to be members of the school. Leaders have improved teaching, learning and assessment effectively, which has brought about greater consistency and better outcomes for pupils.
In 2018, pupils' attainment at the end of key stage 2 was significantly above the national average in reading, writing and mathematics at both expected level and the higher standard and/or greater depth. In 2018, pupil...s at the end of key stage 2 made progress well above the national average in writing. This is because the teaching of writing is very effective.
The early years setting is a strength of the school. Children in both Nursery and Reception get off to an excellent start, due to the engaging curriculum and highly effective teaching. Pupils' behaviour in lessons and conduct around the school is good, due to the high expectations of staff.
Confidence and self-esteem are promoted well because of the strong emphasis on pupil's emotional well-being. Pupils are proud of their school and enjoy taking part in a range of subjects across the curriculum and extra-curricular activities. The majority of parents would recommend the school.
They agree that their child is happy, well looked after and feels safe at the school. Pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) are making good progress in reading, writing and mathematics, because of the well-tailored, effective support they receive. In 2018, disadvantaged pupils in key stage 2 made good progress.
However, not all disadvantaged pupils, particularly the most able disadvantaged, are making consistently good progress. Improvements in the teaching of mathematics ensure that pupils made stronger progress in 2018 than previously. There is a noticeable difference between the progress girls and boys make, with boys making more favourable progress.
Attendance is improving and is now in line with the national average. However, despite leaders' efforts, some pupils are often late when arriving to school.
Information about this school
This is a larger-than-average primary school.
The school runs two nursery classes, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. There are two reception classes, which operate together in one large room. In key stage 1, there are two single-age classes and one mixed-age class.
In key stage 2, there are three single-age classes and two mixed-age classes. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils is above the national average. Levels of deprivation are also above those seen nationally.
The majority of pupils are White British. There are several groups of pupils from a range of ethnic minorities. The proportion of pupils for whom English is an additional language is below the national average.
The proportion of pupils with SEND is below that seen in other schools across the country. The proportion of pupils who have an education, health and care plan is also below the national average. The school operates a breakfast club.
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